If you prefer some photos:
And related to this, we also decided to livestream overclocking and undervolting on Press beta6a drivers, demonstrating the following final results:
We ended up at 236W @ PCIe cables when undervolted +50% power, with a clock boost of +66MHz and a power reduction of -71W (from +50% with no undervolt). Pretty damn good, could be better if you spent more time than we did. This is 30-33W over stock, but with a higher clock-rate by roughly 50-70MHz, depending on which numbers you take. Keep in mind that clock reporting tools are questionable right now, so we're not sure how accurate they are.
As for the last 40 minutes of the video (or so), we ended up with:
- STOCK+50% power (no OC, no UV): +9.9% on stream, +12% in official review
- STOCK+50%+HBM @ 950MHz: +4.3% over the previous number (so +14.7% over stock)
- STOCK+HBM950+CORE at 9%: +2.6% over the previous HBM+50% number, +17.6% over stock
- STOCK+HBM980+Core at 9%: +19.9% over stock
Huge note: We have to validate these numbers in gaming. For now, we only stability tested in FireStrike for a few minutes -- so not final, and not conclusive. But this does give you an early look at performance, with all the pains and driver bugs along the way. The archive is below:
More to come.
Host/editorial: Steve Burke
Video: Andrew Coleman