GTX 680 Owners Check-In

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce' started by Xtreme1979, Mar 24, 2012.

  1. OneEyedBob

    OneEyedBob Member Guru

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    This is actually pretty normal, on stock settings mine also only reaches 1071 max boost.

    Nvidia state that every GTX680 will have a minimum Boost Clock of 1058MHz but as has been the case in the past each card will vary. GPU boost on stock settings will increase the clock speed of the card in 13MHz increments between 1058 and 1110MHz, so your boost clock on stock settings will be 1058, 1071, 1084, 1097 or 1110MHz.

    I saw on here that Darren's card can reach 1137 on stock settings which is the highest I've seen and exceeds Nvidia's theoretical numbers but 1110 seems pretty common.

    Also, try and keep your temps below 70, above this point GPU boost will start to throttle your clocks and voltage, but may also do this as a result of exceeding any set power target, so increasing power target may help but only once you have temps under control.
     
  2. Frohman0905

    Frohman0905 Master Guru

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    Thanks OneEyedBob! I've been thinking about configuring a custom fan profile in Afterburner. That should keep the temps down. It's still rather strange that temps above 70°C are "bad", my 8800gtx sometimes reached more than 90°C during heavy gaming. Any ideas on a custom fan profile? Do you think it will boost higher clocks if the temps are lower? I'm not 100% sure but I think the fan speed is currently running at 50% while gaming. I'm at work right now so I can't check it.
     
  3. OneEyedBob

    OneEyedBob Member Guru

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    The thermal limit for this card is 98 degrees, it's just that at 70 and up to that point is where the protection mechanisms start kicking in in a ramped fashion.

    Check out the clock & temperature graph near the bottom here:- http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/NVIDIA/GeForce_GTX_680/30.html

    I use a 1:1 fan profile that works well, so just set 30% at 30 degrees and 85% at 85degrees, or you could go more aggressive for 85% at 70 degrees but I don't find that necessary.

    It may not necessarily boost clocks if the temps are lower as it also depends upon power target and gpu utilisation, but if temps are the issue then it should, but only up to the limit of your particular card on stock settings.

    Mine on stock is also 1071 as I said, but I can run stable at 1228 without issue and may be able to go higher.
     
  4. Frohman0905

    Frohman0905 Master Guru

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    Hmm interesting... I'll try it when I get home from work. Currently, my gpu utilisation in BF3 MP hovers between 95 and 99%. So if I can lower the temps, I think it can squeeze out some extra mhz on the core. It was actually running stable at 1084 but as soon as it hit 75°C (few seconds after the boost), it went back down to 1071.

    Thanks for the advice!
     

  5. Xtreme1979

    Xtreme1979 Maha Guru

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    1127 is my top GPU boost at stock settings. With a +100mhz offset I get 1228 constant until I hit 70c. Put on my high flow bracket and adjusted the fan profile to keep my temps below 70c and I am having good results. 67-68c with a fan speed of 75% at 1228mhz. Not the quietest but not obnoxious either. I am most certainly impressed with Kepler. :)
     
  6. Frohman0905

    Frohman0905 Master Guru

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    I've just tried the 1:1 fan profile so when it hits 50°C it ramps up to 50%. My temps lowered significantly. It went from 75°C to 63°C max! The core clock however doesn't go beyond 1071mhz.
     
  7. OneEyedBob

    OneEyedBob Member Guru

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    Same as mine then, quite normal, you can use gpu clock offset to get it higher of course.
     
  8. tyRant.594

    tyRant.594 Master Guru

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    so should i change in any settings in driver? tweaks to get even more performance? just curious, this is my first nvidia card since.. um.. 8800gt
     
  9. Darren Hodgson

    Darren Hodgson Ancient Guru

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    That is correct.

    I saw 1,137 MHz in Alan Wake and a few other games when I tested my GTX 680 after I'd installed it and without altering any settings. With a +135 MHz offset on the GPU clock, my GTX 680 can hit 1,287 MHz in some games. I use a custom fan profile that keeps the temps below 75 C.

    It seems that I have a good overclocker on the GPU but not so great on the memory as I can't push it above 6.9 GHz without getting polygon glitches (which I saw while running Lost Planet 2's DX11 benchmarks) and at 7 GHz I get "driver not responding" errors. 6.8 GHz seems to be the limit on mine, not that I'm disappointed as the GPU and memory overclocks are still exceptional by GTX 580 standards. :banana:
     
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  11. swecarl

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    I couldnt resist, ordered another gtx 680 to run sli :) The shop wouldnt get them in stock untill 1.5 week, so argh waiting... :)
     
  12. anth_15

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    Here is mine!

    Accelero Twin Turbo II installed on my GTX 680. :)


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  13. pimp_gimp

    pimp_gimp Ancient Guru

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    How many slots are taken up in total? 2 2 1/2? or 3?
     
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  14. anth_15

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    It takes up to 3 slots.
     
  15. pimp_gimp

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    Alright, thanks for the info. Sucks as it would cramp my sound card if I were to use it.
     

  16. Shataan

    Shataan Maha Guru

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    Just joined the Club. Hope it rocks.


    addendum:

    spoke too soon. I played AVP 2010, and experienced lockups. And tried the Heaven 3.0 , and get this error

    d3d11AppWindow::swap_window:device removed

    always about 30 seconds into the bench. So, back to the Store this card goes. Aaaah well. The 590 got too freaking hot, and now this error with the 680. It figures.
     
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  17. Russ369

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    Why would u return the card because of a couple errors in which you arent necessarily sure its the GPU itself... Might as well wait it out or try to fix it, or sell it to someone make some cash off it... weird move bro :3eyes:
     
  18. Russ369

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    Guys, I have a weird issue with my memory o/c... Whenever I try and push it past around +350 I get artifacts in 3dmark and Skyrim... I can push the core to around +150/200 but whenever I touch the memory it messes up... Faulty memory chips perhaps or something else?
     
  19. Agent-A01

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    just an extra step in mhz causes artifacts? if so, try adding voltage and see if it still does it
     
  20. tyRant.594

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    its the drivers right now. They are quite crap... im hoping to god for a nice stable Official soon.
     

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