GTX 980 Club - Overclocking - Benchmarks!

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  1. moparbjt

    moparbjt Active Member

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    TJ Is Right

    TJ IS Right that's a lot of money to go to x 99 system
    I got over a 1000$ in the M/B Memory, And CPU
    Plus another 1150$ On the Evga ref GtX980's
    And to tell the truth the 2 MSI GTX970 Golden Series Cards
    Play my Games just as good How ever if you want to have high
    Bench Marks then you go with the 980's
    I almost went with the 8 core but did not justify the extra 500$ just for higher benchmarking Like I said can't see much if any difference in gaming:)

    http://www.3dmark.com/fs/3836091
     
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  2. shafat777

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    If your coming from gtx 580, then a gtx 980 will be an excellent upgrade. I too upgraded from sli gtx 580 to SLI 980s and the results are night and day. Not only the 980s are faster by a lot, they also run cool and use less power.

    The big brother gm200 is yet to be revealed and god knows how much its gonna cost (assuming around $650-$700 at least when its arrives). Sure you can always wait longer for the next gen but you dont know how long you may to wait for. I say, pull the trigger on some EVGA gtx SC acx (if you wanna go Liquid cooling as they are reference cards) or a EVga gtx 980 FTW if you want the best air cooled 980s out there. Oc that sucker or use custom bios (mine runs at 1.6ghz) and enjoying gaming like the old days when our 580s ran supreme.

    Hope this helps and happy hunting.......:)
     
  3. bigcid1

    bigcid1 Master Guru

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  4. fantaskarsef

    fantaskarsef Ancient Guru

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    Well selling gpus, I never did that before. The question is, couldn't I sell two? And I'm aiming for a 120+Hz monitor and want to go with 100+fps on BF4, so I thought it to be a good idea to go SLI. I'm not sure the Titan2 could do me such a favor easily, and I'd rather not have two of them...


    Oh no I'm not benchmarking, it's merely for 120+Hz / fps.

    Hehe thanks for your advice guys, but stuff is already coming in. I could technically send one back as long as I don't open the box. I'd opt for the Titan2, but I guess I'll rather stick with my 980 SLI for now and see what Pascal's big daddy will offer. I'm not even sure putting a single 980 under water would bring much gains. And I'm not sure I should bother with just putting the cpu under water then... completely cutting on half the project :D

    As I said before, I really wanted to go with big daddy maxwell, but it's just taking it's time... I think it might be released before the next red team gpus, but I don't think this will be any sooner than May, and the wc blocks for them probably arriving in June then... and to be honest, I don't see it performing that much better than 980sli except on 4K when the bandwith will kick in.

    But just to let you know, I'm aware it might not be the smartest buy or time to upgrade now. But there's little more than rumors out and speculation about the gm200, and from my personal point of view, there's not enough of evidence available to make me wait for it plus it's watercooling sollution. I really wanted to get that titan in my rig, but I guess I was naive to think it might be around sometime after christmas...
     
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  5. 256k

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    Seems like my new 980 G1 is pure gold

    Voltage +87
    Power limit 122
    Core clock +185
    Memory clock +500

    No more than 70º on Uniengine Valley at extreme, clocks are 1657 and 4004, its just so ****ing amazing, i've doing the benchmark for 1h, didnt see any artifact, so i suppose its stable
     
  6. Extraordinary

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    Try Unigine Heaven instead of Valley
     
  7. 256k

    256k Member Guru

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    Still ok, i'll make longer benchmarks on saturday, maybe then i need to low it a bit (cause my god, 1650 with boost)
     
  8. GhostXL

    GhostXL Ancient Guru

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    Hey peeps, just wanting to know if anybody here has watercooled GTX 980's in SLI, and what brand of components were used.

    I'm looking into it but not 100% sure on what I want yet.

    Any specifics would help. Overclock reached, brand names and cost etc.

    Thanks!
     
  9. -Tj-

    -Tj- Ancient Guru

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    Try 3dmark2011 or 3dmark vantage or 3dmark 06 PS3.0 test or ResidentEvil6 benchmark if its still stable.

    These 4 will really push gpu stability to the limit.
     
  10. fantaskarsef

    fantaskarsef Ancient Guru

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    Well I'll be getting two 980 Strix cards, and I will probably go for the EKWB Strix blocks. But I'm still looking into watercooling, since it'll be my first project, so I'm more or less in the same situation as you :)
     

  11. BUFDUP

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    hey dude. i'm runnning 980's in SLI and they are water cooled.

    water blocks, rads and pumps are from EK

    GPU water blocks = 2 x EK-FC980 GTX - Nickel (these are for reference 980's. they were the first blocks out and i got the ref models)
    http://www.ekwb.com/shop/blocks/vga...-9x0-series/ek-fc980-gtx-nickel-orig-csq.html

    Radiators = EK-CoolStream RAD XTX (360) 64mm thickness
    http://www.ekwb.com/shop/radiators-...eam-xtx-series/ek-coolstream-rad-xtx-360.html
    EK-CoolStream RAD XTX (480) 38mm thickness
    http://www.ekwb.com/shop/radiators-.../coolstream-pe/ek-coolstream-pe-480-quad.html

    Pump = EK-XTOP D5 Vario - Plexi (incl. pump)
    http://www.ekwb.com/shop/pumps-and-...es-pump/ek-xtop-d5-vario-plexi-incl-pump.html

    CPU Block = EK-Supremacy Clean CSQ - Gold - It's not on their site anymore.

    I bought many angled fittings, compression fittings, tubing (primochill).
    I use distilled water. U can use biocides, silver coil.

    Pretty much what i have in atm.
    my last 2 GPU's was MSI GTX 770 Lightnings also watercooled. I bought the blocks from EKWB as well.

    You will also need a Bridge to connect both cards so the water can flow through. it depends on ur mobo layout. u need to check which one u need for ur mobo.

    OC reached.

    CPU = 3930K OC @ 4.7Ghz, 1.39v. Max temps stressed 58c - 62c
    GPU = GTX 980 SLI OC @ 1541Mhz, Mem 8000Mhz.
    Max temps = 45c- 50c. I have all my fans at under 1000rpm for silent operation. If i max them out, around 40c or so.

    Fans: 10 x Corsair SP120 High Performance Fans. ( 360mm rad has 6 fans for Push/Pull config and 480 just 4 fns for push config)
    1 x Corsair SP140 for the Rear exhaust.
    Fan Controller: 2 x Scythe Kaze Master Ace 5.25" Black Fan Controller
    If ur going to have 2 decent size rads, u need a big case. I use a Corssair Obsidian 900D.

    Here is a photo of my RIG

    [​IMG]
     
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  12. Agent-A01

    Agent-A01 Ancient Guru

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    These cards dont respond to cold that much, you wont get much extra OC out of it if thats what youre looking for..(unless you apply a ton more voltage)
     
  13. BUFDUP

    BUFDUP Guest

    i should of waited and got the 980 strix, too impatient. My ref ones OC pretty good anyways.
     
  14. fantaskarsef

    fantaskarsef Ancient Guru

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    Well, if I'd be patient, I'd wait for the Titan and matching waterblocks, while being happy with minimum detail at 1080p with my 580 ;)

    Nice pic of your rig btw, I guess mine will look similar, more or less. Is that a monsta rad up front? Looks pretty deep...
     
  15. BUFDUP

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    I've heard of monster radiators. The front one is 64mm thick, does that count as one? I'm not really sure lol.
    Yeah your X99 will be similar, but more powerful
    I'll be jelly =D.
    What components have you ordered if you don't mind me asking?
     

  16. fantaskarsef

    fantaskarsef Ancient Guru

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    Oh, I mistook it for something like this: http://www.alphacool.com/product_info.php/info/p1029_Alphacool-NexXxoS-Monsta-240.html

    I'm going with the R5E, 5930K, 4x4 3000MHz Vengeance LPX, 980 Strix in SLI. SSDs for system drive and games drive added, and after I verified this thing runs like it should and I haven't got total lemons on the cpu / gpus, I'll put everything under water.

    But I'm not sure this rig will be perceptably more powerful atm, probably as time passes it might prove so, but that's some time away still.
     
  17. FarCryDX

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    I will be a part of this club tomorrow :nerd:
     
  18. DStealth

    DStealth Master Guru

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    Highly doubt those 1657 clocks, if you're staring at valley and boost clocks these readings are totally off.
    Show some results with them at 1657 core you should easily overcome 90fps. Also run some 3dmark for reference.

    Here's my old G1 card on AIR with new drivers and lower OC then previos ones in the beginning of the thread...Wow at the new drivers +200-250points boost at least:
    17166 GPU @ 1606/8500
    [​IMG]
     
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  19. FarCryDX

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    I am now finally a part of this club. :)

    Edit: I don't really see much of a gain overclocking the memory on my end.. what does it really benefit?

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  20. TweakFreak

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    *Edit* Just broke 20k on Fire Strike :banana:

    20,172
    http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/5752337

    Here are my specs.

    CM Storm Stryker case
    EVGA 850 G2 -Gold PSU
    Asus Maximus Hero VII -Z97
    Intel 4790K -@4.8 GHz
    16 GB Corsair DDR3-2400
    Corsair H100i -watercooling
    (1) 1 TB Samsung Evo 850 SSD- OS & Media partition
    (2) 500GB Evo 840 SSD's- RAID 0 Games
    (1) 4 TB WD Black
    (2) MSI GTX 980 OC -SLI @ 1506/1903
    LG Bluray writer
    ASUS DVDRW
    (1) LG 40" 1920x1080
    (2) Sony 32" 1920x1080
    3DMark -Fire Strike results: 19,665/19,745
    http://www.3dmark.com/fs/3956933
    http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/5742047

    Fire Strike Ultra 4K- 6,407
    http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/5742891

    Here is a link to my pics. Can't seem to get them to post correctly on this forum. The forum FAQ say you can attach files, but couldn't find that feature.

    Click on the picture in dropbox and right click and "show original" to see pic in full size.

    https://www.dropbox.com/sh/bvzg6bky7udbx2r/AABOyAlDAhUjwkf4vip3pofNa?dl=0
     
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