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Overclocked GTX 970 Extreme Overclock + Firestrike Score

Scored 13337 :D http://imgur.com/nPa4k1w

There was a little bit of artifacting, not a lot.. But I was able to play AC Unity with this OC just fine though, no artifacting. GTA V was a different story. Artifacting occurred even with much lighter OC. I suppose it depends on the game/application.

ASUS Strix GTX 970
+25mV
120% PowerLimit
+212MHz Core
+505MHz Memory

Is this at danger levels? Could that kind of OC damage my unit?
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  1. You should monitor the temperature.
    As it seems on the image, your GPU is cooled well.
    Another thing is when you overvolt, is to have VRM well cooled.
  2. MrN1ce9uy said:
    Scored 13337 :D http://imgur.com/nPa4k1w

    There was a little bit of artifacting, not a lot.. But I was able to play AC Unity with this OC just fine though, no artifacting. GTA V was a different story. Artifacting occurred even with much lighter OC. I suppose it depends on the game/application.

    ASUS Strix GTX 970
    +25mV
    120% PowerLimit
    +212MHz Core
    +505MHz Memory

    Is this at danger levels? Could that kind of OC damage my unit?


    No, there's no danger of harming that card with those clocks. However, you'll want to open GPUz to the sensors tab and watch the PerfCap Reason line. For two reasons:

    1. You're probably hitting the power limit. It'll show up as GREEN in the perfcap reason line. "PWR" when you cursor over it. That means your card is power limit throttling.

    2. You'll see that raising the voltage on the STRIX doesn't actually do anything. They're voltage locked to 1.212v, so raising the voltage on the slider doesn't do anything for you.

    Your firestrike score with those overclocks would indicate to me that there is either an instability in the overclock, OR, you're power limit throttling. I'd lean toward the latter.

    G'luck!
  3. What kind of Firestrike score should I be seeing with those clocks?

    I do see some green in perfacp reason line, also some yellow/blue. Lower power level limit creates more green. And you're right about the voltage, except mine is capped at 1.2v not 1.212v.

    http://imgur.com/WDkn3G5

    I recorded this gameplay right after that Firestrike score in my first post: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jiWrZtA18-M

    I noticed the pwr never went above 100% even though I had it set to 120% limit. I set to force constant voltage, but it still drops below 1.2v

    Not sure what I should be doing about the pwr limit throttling??
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    MrN1ce9uy said:
    What kind of Firestrike score should I be seeing with those clocks?

    I do see some green in perfacp reason line, also some yellow/blue. Lower power level limit creates more green. And you're right about the voltage, except mine is capped at 1.2v not 1.212v.

    http://imgur.com/WDkn3G5

    I recorded this gameplay right after that Firestrike score in my first post: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jiWrZtA18-M

    I noticed the pwr never went above 100% even though I had it set to 120% limit. I set to force constant voltage, but it still drops below 1.2v

    Not sure what I should be doing about the pwr limit throttling??


    Hard to tell...a lot of other factors can play into the graphics score. But, I'd guess around 13.5k graphics score somewhere.

    Keep the voltage as low as possible, and keep the power target slider set at it's maximum position. The other options are flashing to a custom bios, or hardware mod.
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