Hey guys, I'm seeing quite a few other people with their GTX 1080's getting marked as below average and I am also having the issue. I'll put all my specs down. First here is my score.
- Ryzen 7 1800x @ 4.0ghz @ 1.39v - water cooled - good temps.
- ASRock x370 Taichi - BIOS = P4.70, Latest AMD All-in-one driver.
- 16GB GSkill Flare X (samsung b die) DDR4 @ 3333mhz, 14-14-14-34-48.
- Rosewill Glacier Series 700W 80PLUS Bronze PSU.
- Dell 144hz monitor through display port
-Windows 10 Pro - Latest updates
- VSYNC and GSYNC disabled
- Power set to PERFORMANCE in windows and NVIDIA control panel
- NVIDIA Driver 417.71 (latest as of 1/18/19)
-MSI GTX 1080 DUKE OC. The 1080 is already overclocked from factory. GPU @ 1709mhz/1848mhz (boost) w/ memory at 1264mhz. The temps are totally fine. Even if I overclock this card the score gains are marginal.
- Watched the sensors in GPU-Z during Novabench and I get Performance cap of "Vrel" meaning the card hits its voltage ceiling and throttles. I ran Afterburner and bumped it to 100% voltage and that solved that issue and gave me a small boost in score and no PerCap is listed in Novabench. However, when I now run Valley Benchmark My PerfCap is VRel and Pwr even though they are maxed in Afterburner as seen below.
The only thing I can think of is the card BIOS? I cannot find any BIOS updates for this card as it has been discontinued. I'm not super familiar with the power section of GPU-Z. I'm assuming the card is getting enough power?
Do you guys see anything in either of these screenshots that could indicated changes/improvements?