GTX 980 Club - Overclocking - Benchmarks!

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  1. SSJBillClinton

    SSJBillClinton Master Guru

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    Ok so, got it running seemingly stable at 1490MHz on core, 3856MHz on memory. Not going to go any further for now, but very happy with the 64c maximum temp on a ref cooler!
     
  2. Darren Hodgson

    Darren Hodgson Ancient Guru

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    This is interesting...I've just switched my GTX 980 so both PCI-e connectors are running off one cable (I was using two cables previously and for my GTX 780) and, while I've been typing some posts, I have left Unigine Heaven 4.0 running in the background in demo mode with GPU-Z v0.7.9 open (using Windows 8 compatibility mode, otherwise it crashes on loading!).

    What I've noticed is that the card is boosting to 1,366 MHz on the core, which is nice, and temperatues are at 66 degrees C after 20 minutes using my more aggressive fan profile. The really interesting thing is though that the power consumption (TDP) is often going above 100%!!! That's on the default SC clocks. Is that correct?

    Now I do have the Power setting ramped up from 100% to 125% so is that why it is going above 100%? Or would the driver crash if I had not done that? If I lowered the Power back down to 100% would the usage always remain below that?

    I realise that a card cannot draw more power than what is available but I was just trying to find out the reason for my two driver crashes ("Driver has stopped responding and recovered" errors) and thought it might be due to a lack of power, hence why I raised the setting in Afterburner in the first place.
     
  3. Darren Hodgson

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    ASIC Quality of my card is 68.3% according to GPU-Z. Is that good or bad for an SC model?
     
  4. SSJBillClinton

    SSJBillClinton Master Guru

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    77% ASIC here, and I've not seen a crash at 1571MHz yet. But also not seen any performance increase from 1490MHz to 1571MHz (maybe 1fps?). :s

    Also I lied about stopping, OCing GPU's > playing games.
     

  5. Headless Knight

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    That's only a 5% OC, so don't expect a night and day difference between 1490 & 1571 . 1-3 fps is about right increase :) .
     
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    With the decreased power consumption, would two of these play nicely-ish with a 750W PSU?
     
  7. SSJBillClinton

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    Aye, I ran some other tests and it was a bit more noticeable at least.
    Anyway, I seem to have hit my limit now! 1511MHz Core, 3903MHz memory. Not touched voltage yet.

    Edit: Here's a Heaven Extreme preset bench. http://puu.sh/bI2u0/c52aec5284.html

    At least I think that's Extreme? It says custom but I definitely picked Extreme so I dunno...
     
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  8. Veteran

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    Classified mid-late Oct.

    The Classified has a beefed up multiples phases for the core vrm and multiple phases memory vrm with unlocked voltages via Classified voltage tool allowing much higher and stable overclocks.

    Bit of a wait i suppose but worth it.
     
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  9. Darren Hodgson

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    I played Dead Rising 3 for about an hour on 1920x1200 maxed out settings...then it crashed with this error using these new v344.16 beta drivers on my GTX 980! :(

    Faulting application name: deadrising3.exe, version: 1.0.0.0, time stamp: 0x5410faba
    Faulting module name: deadrising3.exe, version: 1.0.0.0, time stamp: 0x5410faba
    Exception code: 0xc0000005
    Fault offset: 0x00000000008e87f5
    Faulting process ID: 0x1780
    Faulting application start time: 0x01cfd5b15b6b2864
    Faulting application path: D:\Steam\steamapps\common\deadrising3\deadrising3.exe
    Faulting module path: D:\Steam\steamapps\common\deadrising3\deadrising3.exe
    Report ID: d0889401-41aa-11e4-82cb-6c71d9497605
    Faulting package full name:
    Faulting package-relative application ID:


    Throughout the game, my card was running at 1,367 MHz on the core (it is an EVGA SC model clocked at 1,240 MHz) and temperatures were around 67 degrees C as I'm using a custom fan profile.

    I guess the crashing issue is not quite fixed with this game after all, or maybe the boost was unstable...? However, this was not a driver crash as there's no entry in the Event log, the game just bombed back to the desktop.

    What was impressive though...before the game crashed anyway...was how well the game held 50-60 fps even in the middle of a mass of dozens and dozens zombies. The game still doesn't feel as smooth as it should do at that framerate but it is very playable, more so than on my GTX 780 which tended to hover around the 40-45 fps mark.
     
  10. D4rKy21

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    Did it showed a BSOD or just a crash to desktop ?
     

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    So what, GhostXL said its ok on his 780GTX now, end of. :p
     
  12. ---TK---

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    You quoted where he said it bombed to desktop.
     
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  14. Darren Hodgson

    Darren Hodgson Ancient Guru

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    Another benchmark to bump this thread ahead of all those GTX 970 owners "peasants"! :p

    Just Cause 2 (DX10, 8xMSAA, All Exclusive NVIDIA Effects On)

    Dark Tower

    GTX 780 - 82.37 fps
    GTX 980 - 125.21 fps

    Desert Sunrise

    GTX 780 - 109.01 fps
    GTX 980 - 118.80 fps

    Concrete Jungle

    GTX 780 - 68.47 fps
    GTX 980 - 93.60 fps


    GTX 780 tested with v344.11 drivers. GTX 980 tested with v344.16 betas.
     
  15. Darren Hodgson

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    No, it just crashed to the desktop with the usual "This application has stopped working" blah blah blah. I did actually say that if you read all of my post. ;)
     

  16. -Tj-

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    Darren do you OC gpu vram too, or is it auto OC'ed by default?

    Sometimes these 0xC0000005 crashes are vram OC depended or sometimes even cause of bad system ram, I see you don't OC yours, but some Corsair rams are a bit so so, compatibility issues with Asus mobos, seen it before..

    Are they 1.5v or 1.65v rated?

    Well I also saw them on my old X48 Gigabyte mobo if I OC'ed system ram a bit, when I bought Kingston I didnt see it since, also could OC system ram again and further then with Corsair Dominator sticks.
     
  17. Seithan

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    Hello, congrats to the people with the new 980s.

    My question is, is it worth having a 980 as the main gpu and a 670 as physiX dedicated?

    Also, will my 750watt supply hold both em, along with a 2500k @ 4k?
     
  18. Darren Hodgson

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    No, I have not overclocked my GTX 980 at all and at the moment have no plans to as it is already more than fast enough!

    The EVGA SC model comes with an overclocked core of 1,240 MHz (and the memory left at 7 GHz), which I've found boosts to 1,367 MHz in many games and, because I'm using a more aggressive fan profile, stays there as temperatures are around 65-70 C in most of the benchmarks I've ran. That is without v-sync but I play my games with v-sync on so temps are going to be even lower.

    At some point, I may consider buying a 120/144 Hz 1920x1200 monitor (if I can find one that doesn't use those horrid TN panels) or even upgrade to a 2560x1440/2560x1600 IPS one but not until next year at the earliest.

    I've also discovered why I was having problems disabling v-sync in some games like Total War: Rome II...turned out to be D3DOverrider, which seems to causing more and more issues these days with games. Once I removed the profiles from D3DOverrider then I could change the settings in all the games as expected.

    And the TW:RII benchmark returned a stunning results too...59.8 FPS, which is about 40% higher than what I got on my GTX 780.
     
  19. Emille

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    Hello all,

    I bought a Gigabyte 980 reference.

    Added +250 core and +400 memory in MSI Afterburner

    Here are some benches vs my GTX780 with +120 core and +240 memory.


    Tomb Raider

    Ultimate settings, 1080p, 4SSAA normal hair

    GTX780 +120core +240mem

    40 min
    70 max
    54 average

    #PS I have no idea why all 3 values were exact whole numbers...can post pic if in doubt.

    GTX 980 +250core +400mem

    56 min
    98 max
    75.6 average


    Unigine Heaven 4.0

    1080p custom preset, ultra quality, extreme tessellation, 8MSAA, DX11

    780 +120core +240mem

    FPS:
    57.0
    Score:
    1437
    Min FPS:
    32.4
    Max FPS:
    118.6


    980 +250core +400mem

    FPS:
    74.4
    Score:
    1875
    Min FPS:
    35.1
    Max FPS:
    156.3


    980 @ stock

    FPS:
    64.1
    Score:
    1616
    Min FPS:
    29.4
    Max FPS:
    132.5


    I didn't even have to set a fan profile, even with the heaven bench with auto fan it didn't go higher than 71c.
     
  20. laststop

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    Well according to anandtech the reference cooler of the gtx 980 is causing problems with heavy loads. The card cannot sustain high boost clocks and drops as low as into the 900's for some games. They removed the vapor chamber of the titan cooler and replaced it with regular heat pipes which is causing the card to hit the 80C limit and throttle under heavy use.

    I feel like everyone that rushed and got reference versions basically screwed themselves out of a lot of mhz possibly up to 600mhz difference once under intense load and fully oc'd compared to a well designed custom cooled card. Shoulda been patient guys.

    I'm going with a MSI gaming with twin frozr V cooling for my gtx 980. Finally replacing my old but trusty sapphire toxic 5870 which has served me well. I was going to upgrade the whole PC but that 55" LG oled for 3000 is calling my name.

    Looks like i'll be sticking with x58 till skylake-e and pcie-4.0 is released which is fine the i7-980x at 4.2ghz still is fast enough for anything I do miss many of the features not found on x58 natively like pci-e 3.0, sata III, USB 3.0 but controllers help with some of that. Guess I'll be skipping over pci-e 3.0 entirely. pci-e 2.0 x16 is still plenty fast for any gpu and causes no problems and I dont use SLI or xfire but id get 16x/16x if i did anyways. So 2-3 more years before the whole PC get's an overhaul. GPU is fine for now. Not bad getting a good 6-7 years of top tier performance from my build, was worth every penny.
     
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