Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Kaapstad, Aug 21, 2018.
Thanks buddy can’t wait to open it, will be using it on air until the blocks are released!
I have a nzxt phantom case with a big side fan but I cant here anything lol brilliant card for temps have to admit...
Well looks like im going to have to return this EVGA Black edition card. Will not no matter what flash with another bios so i am limited to 112% or 280w maximum. Which limits the card heavily in terms of overclockability on core and memory. 1850mhz ish and it’s struggling.
Something to do with nvidia selling non binned chips which are slightly different A chips so essentially you cant overclock it, put different bios etc as it registers as a gpu mismatch. My old FE had a 380w bios on.
@Kaapstad may as well remove me from the list as the card will be going back shortly .
Luckily i haven't started stripping it down yet D:
Ah sorry to hear that m8, didn’t put the block on? I’ve just sent you an email!
No luckily not started taking it apart yet as been faffing trying to flash this card for the last 2 hours lol wondering whats going on as my old FE was a breeze. Real shame as is a good card otherwise but 280w is no good for me, wouldn't have ordered if i had known!
Just seen the email, however managed to get the last XC elsewhere . The evga are in stock on the US store but europe store they are all out of stock.
Im at work monday when this card will be going back tuesday/wed. So not too much of a loss either way. Just glad i decided to try flash first. XC should be here tuesday .
If it’s a ref board you can overwrite the mismatch with NVFlash64 just fine. Use the -6 switch when flashing it.
Worked for my Zotac AMP just fine. Reverted back to stock after playing around with it for weeks but I was curious about the cards limits.
Wont have it just comes up with GPU mismatch
Have tried -6 as well as a few other disable commands same error. Even tried the nvflash versions with certs disabled, ID disabled, patched version. Still get same error message.
Anything else i can try?
Tried -5 -6 ?
EDIT: You’re right about the non-A chip. BIOS locked according to a quick Google. Send it back if you want to play around with BIOS’s.
MSI Lightning Z Review :- https://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/msi_geforce_rtx_2080_ti_lightning_z_review,1.html
Just says "command format not recognised" with -5 -6
same with -4 -5 -6 :/
See the post 3 above this one. I’d give up and just send it back.
Ahh just seen it. I had no trouble flashing my old FE with the -6 command.
Never even thought they were doing dodgy chips or i wouldnt have bought it. Just guessed it was an inferior cooler and boost clocks to the XC line up hense the lower price as the card is for water so the cooler was a non issue.
Will get an XC instead for the price difference.
Wouldn’t call them dodgy, just lesser binned chips. Guess it’s how they sell them for less but they’re certainly not cheap.
Cheapest XC card is an A chip, should be fine for BIOS flashing.
Had my Zotac up from 260W to 360W+ and it clocked great but I couldn’t face the increased fan noise. Shouldn’t be a problem with you watercooling though.
Now back running stock BIOS and everything I throw at it still flies along at higher FPS than I need as I’m only after 4K/60.
Overpriced cards but nothing else realistically competes IMO. Glad I got mine even though it pained me to spend so much on one.
Certainly strange as they overclock just the same, still does 2000mhz+ before hitting power limits. I think its so vendors are locked to a certain power limit so the FE still pulls in front performance wise.
MSI Ventus is the same i beleive.
I know for a fact id kick myself when its under water and struggling with power limits, at least the XC has a 340w bios so hopefully shouldnt need reflashing. Had the 380w on my FE and that did 2120mhz 24/7. Regretfully sold it however .
Cancelled an order of the windforce too as i found out the EKWB block don't fit right. Only to find this wont reflash. Just my luck .
EVGA FTW3 Ultra on it’s way. Hopefully better than my Aorus Xtreme Waterforce AIO.
I have seen the Lightning Z and FTW3 Ultra , both in stock and the same price. Not sure what the warranty is like with msi , but evga is well known as you deal directly with them ?
EDIT : The Lightning Z just went up £100
So how much value will a 2080ti hold by the end of the year?
I reckon 800 quid for sh 2080ti by the end of the year
Not a chance.
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