News EVGA Releases Beta BIOS For RTX 3080 FTW3 Ultra: Increases Power Limit to 450W

g-unit1111

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Man I have an EVGA P2 850W and even that I think isn''t going to be enough for this card. I'm already looking at 1KW PSUs because this is the card that I'm planning on purchasing in a few months. Wow.
 

Phaaze88

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Hot-diggity! That's a lot of power!

Randon mention: Msi's 2080Ti Gaming X Trio has a bios that raises the power limit to 406w...

Should expect some threads on the FTW3 with black screens and restarts - and the user will fail to mention that they updated the Vbios...
 

helper800

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People saying that this BIOS is not for gaming, that it is for only for "extreme overclocking," or that it will fry their card dont seem to know how this works. If you get this BIOS and set the power limit to 118%, which I did, and then never touch the GPU clock or mem clock you will likely see a performance increase because the cards are so power limited for the boosting algorithm. This is free performance at the cost of minor heat increases. This BIOS allows my card to boost up to 2125mghz at 118% power limit vs 2010mghz at 105% power limit (stock OC BIOS). The only downside is that my card runs at 68-74c instead of 58-64c. Even if I were to OC it with this BIOS on the air cooler the cost-benefit would be balancing the added heat caused by gpu clock and mem clock increases due to it being able to get there with the added power. Also the card will basically never "fry itself" with this BIOS because the card will throttle itself long before it gets hot enough to do so.

100% power limit:

UserBenchmarks: Game 172%, Desk 98%, Work 196%
CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 3900X - 91.6%
GPU: Nvidia RTX 3080 - 188.7%
SSD: Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB - 306.6%
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 3200 C16 2x16GB - 108.2%
MBD: Asus ROG STRIX X570-F GAMING


Vs 118% power limit:

UserBenchmarks: Game 182%, Desk 98%, Work 208%
CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 3900X - 92%
GPU: Nvidia RTX 3080 - 199.3%
SSD: Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB - 352.2%
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 3200 C16 2x16GB - 110%
MBD: Asus ROG STRIX X570-F GAMING

Vs 118% power limit +180 core +1050 mem:

UserBenchmarks: Game 188%, Desk 99%, Work 216%
CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 3900X - 92.9%
GPU: Nvidia RTX 3080 - 204.7%
SSD: Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB - 350.2%
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 3200 C16 2x16GB - 110.9%
MBD: Asus ROG STRIX X570-F GAMING
 
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