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How to force full power on 1080Ti?

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce' started by Danny_G13, May 26, 2019.

  1. Danny_G13

    Danny_G13 Master Guru

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    So, I know there's 'maximum performance' power mode in the NCP (and in windows itself), but even with that on, in some games the power/usage dips.

    I know this is to do with the April update which apparently ruined this feature, but is there any way to force the GPU to use full power at all times in a game, rather than fluctuating in some like it does in Wildlands or Anthem?

    I noticed this is a huge issue with freesync on - it's fine with it off, but with it on, the usage can go to 50% at times. Then randomly bounce back to full.

    Where can I force the power on full at all times?
     
  2. HeavyHemi

    HeavyHemi Ancient Guru

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    How did an 'April Update' affect GPU Boost? The only way to do what you'd like is lock the clocks, and you know this already having participated in an earlier thread regarding this.
     
  3. A M D BugBear

    A M D BugBear Ancient Guru

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    I know 1080ti is only like mere 275w, Very very low for these cards.

    Gpu Throttles down every single time, moment I use XOC bios, Everything changed, huge game changer but make sure you get very well quality psu, xoc bios is known to eat 550w, just the card itself.

    I would start slowly through cmd feature on changing the power draw then work yourself up, XOC bios is like last resort.

    And I would ONLY recommend using this bios with AIO or custom watercooling setup, other then that, I would strongly recommend against using this bios, No joke.
     
  4. HARDRESET

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    Very happy with my 1080Ti, insider build 18898, latest oc scanner, GPU Boost now at 2000 ,from 1987, but core is down from 1632 to 1615.
    Card Power Limit Watts

    EVGA FTW3 Ultra 150% (250w base) 373w

    MSI Duke 111% (300w base) 333w

    EVGA XC Ultra 130% (250w base) 325w-330w

    MSI Trio 110% (300w base) 330w

    ASUS Strix 125% (250w base) 315w

    Nvidia FE 123% (250w base) 307w

    GIGABYTE Cards 122% (250w base) 305w

    Zotac AMP 115% (260w base) 299w
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  5. A M D BugBear

    A M D BugBear Ancient Guru

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    Very good.

    Like before, only problem is that gpu speed constantly throttles up and down, all due to the power output of these cards are low. Although the evga 330w bios will help, it didn't help me that much, I knew before I went to use xoc bios, I was well aware of the dangers, in the end, I couldn't even be more happier, constant 2038-2050mhz at ALL times, never throttles down, if it does, it will go down one notch, all due to temps, other then that, Rock Solid and perfectly stable and cool as hell to boot.

    Only one major problem, when I had 2 of these bad boys, My 1200w single rail seasonic gold gave up, so I put a secondary psu, night and day difference, ROCK SOLID STABLE.

    2 evga SC2 1080ti AIO version.

    Temps is like upper 30's into the low 40c's, but I havent used the 1080ti in several months because I been very busy with my 4 gtx 9xx and making it to work. always wanted to do 4 way, so far so good.

    Temp will defin't be higher due to summer right around the corner, so I suspect in the upper 40's at least and into the very low 50's.

    But this is with 2 scythe fan @ 110cfm in a push and pull configuration on each gpu/radiator, running at Full 12v speed @ all times.
     
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  6. ngoni615

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    My gpu booost to 2050 and is locked there palit super jetsream 1080ti. It boosts to 2000mhz by itself i have it overclocked and it maintains 2050mhz in gaming and memory is solid at 12640mhz
    https://snag.gy/GSUQht.jpg
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  7. ngoni615

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    You should set your temp and volts to max like i did there. And it should boost to the max provided you are not temperature throttling. The from there u can start overclocking and enabling max performance on the NCP
     
  8. HeavyHemi

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    Yeah...no, unless you're volt modding you're not pulling anywhere near 500 watts per GPU. Secondarily, stock FE BIOS on a stock EVGA FE card with a Hybrid installed: 2050 all day under 50C UNDERVOLTED at 1.012 volts. So meh, you're doing it wrong.
     
  9. A M D BugBear

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    Lol, probably was looking at total system wattage with only one gpu, but I did remembering seeing over 550w.

    I will check with kill-a-watt next time I test.

    If I remembered correctly, 300+w but cant remember, been quite sometime.
     
  10. jura11

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    Hi there

    I assuming you are updated yours motherboard drivers and BIOS etc

    You are really don't need XOC BIOS on GTX1080Ti, there are several good BIOS, I still running stock FE BIOS on my GTX1080's and GTX1080Ti as well and no issues, there are only few games where I have seen higher power usage than 110% and my GTX1080Ti doing easy 2113MHz at 1.07v or 2139MHz with 1.093v with +400MHz OC on VRAM

    To OP try check if you are hitting any power or voltage limit on yours GPU, do few benchmarks on CPU if its running at yours OC, some updates can screw OC this has happened to me with Win 10 latest update where everything has been on first sight OK but in reality my CPU has run normal stock clocks not 4.7GHz OC

    Hope this helps

    Thanks, Jura
     

  11. H83

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    I think it´s normal for any modern GPU to have power/performance changes according to the performance required by the games being played. Anyway you can use afterburner and set the power and temperature limits to the max so the GPU can reach higher speeds for longer periods.
     
  12. Danny_G13

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    Hi guys, thanks for all the replies. I'm trying to chew through this but I may have expressed this incorrectly in the first place.

    To clarify: when freesync is off, I get max power at all times in all games. 99% solid, no issues with performance. It's fine.

    When I turn it on, for 95% of games, same deal. Sorted - stable power and great performance - freesync works perfectly. But for that 5% of games (Wildlands, Anthem being the standouts), with freesync on (only on, off is fine), the power fluctuates down to 50%, then randomly up to full, then bounces back down to some low random number - and the performance goes choppy and unstable. I can stand still and it is butter smooth then a second later it's cr*pped out again.

    And this is why I'm asking if there's a power override to force the GPU to lock into full power and full performance.

    I use Afterburner and I've got the card overclocked (+150 +500) and stable - with power up at 120%.

    But, in reference to the first reply - my understanding is the big April Update changed something fundamentally, and this started becoming an issue. In just a few games.

    https://forums.guru3d.com/threads/freesync-and-dx11-12.426716/#post-5670833

    This reply is getting at what I'm on about.

    Hope this sheds light on what I'm whining about?
     
  13. Danny_G13

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    PS FYI I'm fully watercooled with an AIO EVGA cooler. It generally is about ~50C with light gaming and 70C under heavy load.
     
  14. Danny_G13

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    PS I tried the infamous XOC bios. Even THAT didn't work!?!
     
  15. Danny_G13

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    Ok, I boosted GPU core voltage to max and there was a massive improvement. Still happened but not as much. Definitely onto something now?
     

  16. Danny_G13

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    Yes, your post was very illuminating. Certainly the most useful info I think I've had yet. How do I know if I'm temperature throttling?
     
  17. A M D BugBear

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    70C, WTH???????

    I have gotten in the low 60's, Even then thats WAY WAY to hot.

    I then re-seated the Block and put new Thermal paste, temp went to low 60's to 40's, just re-seating the block.

    Cause When I saw going in the upper 50's then low 60's, I knew right then and there, something is wrong here.

    So I then try re-seating the waterblock, Made World of a difference, your not kiddin'.

    And ever since then, temps were like upper 30's, low 40's, but that was several months ago, busy messing with my 4 gtx 970's, so summer time is around the corner so rise in temps will be apparent.

    Cause If you lets say, carrying the darn unit, and you are hold the card on one hand, and the hose/rad on the other hand, lets then say you drop the card by accident on the other hand but still holding the hose on the other hand, the waterblock could be moved a bit, and temps could be greatly affected.

    So its very very important when holding the card, to take it real easy putting in the system and taking it out.
     
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  18. Danny_G13

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    Not seen those temperatures in the real world buddy - not with my overclock. I've seen quite a few benchmarks go into the 60s, and I find it hard to believe you're down at 40 if you're overclocking?

    Like right now my GPU is idling around 22C but I've not done anything much. Soon as I launch a game with this OC it'll hike.
     
  19. Danny_G13

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    This also makes a difference. You're creating more air - more fans. And that's more noise. For mine it's just the one fan. And my block is an AIO as well.
     
  20. A M D BugBear

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    Noise isnt all that bad. Used to it, :).
     

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