GTX 680 remove the restrictions
Nvidia, can you please remove or reduce the restrictions on these cards? 1.175 Volts is really low for these. I'm certainly enjoying the new card. However what has made nvidia great (the ability to overclock) Is being threatend by these out of box restrictions. Don't punish the owners who went out of there way to purchase your new card. If your not willing to give us total freedom over the voltage and the boost function. Atleast allow us 1.225v so we can test these cards further, and see how far we can go.
Nvidia, can you please remove or reduce the restrictions on these cards? 1.175 Volts is really low for these. I'm certainly enjoying the new card. However what has made nvidia great (the ability to overclock) Is being threatend by these out of box restrictions. Don't punish the owners who went out of there way to purchase your new card. If your not willing to give us total freedom over the voltage and the boost function. Atleast allow us 1.225v so we can test these cards further, and see how far we can go.

#1
Posted 03/29/2012 05:17 AM   
Interesting, they're capped at 1.175V? That is really low considering GTX 580s retailed at around 1.000-1.0875V, and could go up to 1.15V+, some as high as 1.23V. The Sapphire HD 7970 OC I just got can go up to 1.3V O_o I've only tested out 1.25V/1200MHz, but so far it's rock stable at those settings. Very odd the voltage cap is so low on the 680. What's the stock voltage I wonder?
Interesting, they're capped at 1.175V? That is really low considering GTX 580s retailed at around 1.000-1.0875V, and could go up to 1.15V+, some as high as 1.23V. The Sapphire HD 7970 OC I just got can go up to 1.3V O_o I've only tested out 1.25V/1200MHz, but so far it's rock stable at those settings. Very odd the voltage cap is so low on the 680. What's the stock voltage I wonder?

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#2
Posted 03/29/2012 07:29 AM   
Usually any voltage restrictions are done BIOS side and are user-changeable if you're comfortable modifying your card's BIOS. I am however unsure if any BIOS editing tools currently offer support for Kepler.
Usually any voltage restrictions are done BIOS side and are user-changeable if you're comfortable modifying your card's BIOS. I am however unsure if any BIOS editing tools currently offer support for Kepler.

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#3
Posted 03/29/2012 09:24 AM   
The problem is that the way the 680's "Turbo Mode" works, which is how the OC you apply works, doesn't always "Apply/Work" all the time during testing/gaming/etc. And we all know how inconsistiences in clocks/voltage can mess with how stable an OC is.
The problem is that the way the 680's "Turbo Mode" works, which is how the OC you apply works, doesn't always "Apply/Work" all the time during testing/gaming/etc. And we all know how inconsistiences in clocks/voltage can mess with how stable an OC is.

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#4
Posted 04/03/2012 01:58 AM   
I will not recommend playing around with the card's BIOS. You can try using MSI Afterburner and in a few minutes you can remove the restrictions.

The following link will provide you with the details > http://forums.overclockersclub.com/index.php?showtopic=182403\

Also, check the OC stability by Torture testing it for atleast 30 minutes to an hour on FurMark.Keep a tab on your temps as well.

Hope it helps.
I will not recommend playing around with the card's BIOS. You can try using MSI Afterburner and in a few minutes you can remove the restrictions.



The following link will provide you with the details > http://forums.overclockersclub.com/index.php?showtopic=182403\



Also, check the OC stability by Torture testing it for atleast 30 minutes to an hour on FurMark.Keep a tab on your temps as well.



Hope it helps.

#5
Posted 04/09/2012 03:27 AM   
Restrictions? surley not, a single GTX680 has just made a new world record! :)

[img]http://www.sweclockers.com/image/red/2012/04/10/Results.jpg?t=original&k=48a6c38e[/img]

[url="http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtopic=227150"]Forum Post on the New Record![/url]
Restrictions? surley not, a single GTX680 has just made a new world record! :)



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Forum Post on the New Record!

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#6
Posted 04/12/2012 12:12 PM   
[quote name='danny030808' date='12 April 2012 - 05:12 AM' timestamp='1334232725' post='1395278']
Restrictions? surley not, a single GTX680 has just made a new world record! :)

[img]http://www.sweclockers.com/image/red/2012/04/10/Results.jpg?t=original&k=48a6c38e[/img]

[url="http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtopic=227150"]Forum Post on the New Record![/url]
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That's misleading because they had to solder on an additional power board, modify the pcb, and put it under ln2 to reach that score.
[quote name='danny030808' date='12 April 2012 - 05:12 AM' timestamp='1334232725' post='1395278']

Restrictions? surley not, a single GTX680 has just made a new world record! :)



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Forum Post on the New Record!





That's misleading because they had to solder on an additional power board, modify the pcb, and put it under ln2 to reach that score.

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#7
Posted 04/30/2012 06:23 PM   
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