GTX 680 power limit, and card's weird functionality to it

Discussion in 'MSI AfterBurner Overclock Application Discussion' started by tursas, Oct 27, 2014.

  1. tursas

    tursas New Member

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    Hi,

    I used to think for years that my reference PALIT GTX680 couldn't be upped from 100% power, until today running Furmark due to separate problem solving event I noticed that the power suddenly was hovering at 120-125%.

    I went to solving why it suddenly worked, and noticed, that if I set any antialiasing at all, the power stays at maximum 100%. Is this a normal(google as I might couldn't find anything on it), or is something weird with the reference design, or is it a PALIT related problem?

    My system(it was the same thing in windows 7 pro as well):
    Windows 8.1 Pro
    Asus P8P67 Pro rev.3.1
    i7 2600k
    Palit Geforce GTX 680
    4x4g 1600mhz kingston hyperx
    120g&240g SSDs(kingston hyperx+ocz)
    3x1tb HDD
    As of posting:
    Latest MSI Afterburner
    Latest Nvidia drivers
     
  2. EdKiefer

    EdKiefer Ancient Guru

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    yes, IMO it can be normal ,run heven or valley with no FAAA, you will find your fps go way higher and power will also go up .
    I get lower power % with AA=8x than none .
    In my cause its about 10% maybe but that might depend on res too .
     
  3. tursas

    tursas New Member

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    OK, thanks, good to know I'm not the only one, pretty weird behaviour. Makes me wonder what causes that seemingly artificial cap.
     

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