That's Ncrapia for you, they over complicated the Pascal cards' BIOS's, so it is very likely that your card can't be overclocked without using Zotac's Firestorm OC tool to get more performance out of the card.MadManCK wrote:GTX1080 has better memory chips. Different type. Performance will be much better. But only interesting if you plan to get a 4K TV or something.
I'm under the impression that the Zotac GTX1070 Mini i have, does not go over 50 degrees somehow. Even if i raised max temps in Afterburner to 90. It downclocks to 1500 as soon® as it goes 51.
The power delivery is OK. It barely uses 40%. I only tried to reduce the mem clocks to see if more power went to the chip, which it did.
Power is also set to 110% in afterburner. Maybe i will have to use the Zotac tools instead, or the Nvidia driver is holding it back.
Something is holding it back and it is not the GFX card itself.
PS I like Nvidia, despite their recent driver fails and hasty work sometimes. But i do not discriminate AMD. I have had their CPU's and GPU's before. Last one was a 6950, which performed well in TDU2. When they start to make the better GPU's i will look to camp red.
But for now Nvidia still has the edge and Pascal rocks
EVGA did the same thing with PercisionXOC where it is only EVGA 10x0 card owners that have access to it, so it wouldn't surprise me if Zotac had something similar.
But then again you might have gotten a complete lemon of a chip, as Zotac is binning their top cards to have the best possible chips, so the worse chips have to go somewhere, and why not put them in a lowpowered card like yours, heck it is even called "Mini" and it is their lowest besides the Founders 1070 they offer so they clearly targeted the small for factor builders with it.
But i hope i'm wrong about it being a lemon.