GPU-Z ASIC Quality Thread

Discussion in 'Video Cards & Monitors' started by Linkin, Mar 24, 2012.

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What is your GPU's GPU-Z ASIC Quality?

  1. 100% +

    4 vote(s)
    4.9%
  2. 81-100%

    26 vote(s)
    32.1%
  3. 76-80%

    12 vote(s)
    14.8%
  4. 50-75%

    24 vote(s)
    29.6%
  5. 50% or lower

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Doesn't work on my GPU (specify in thread)

    10 vote(s)
    12.3%
  7. Candy

    6 vote(s)
    7.4%
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  1. Linkin

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    From my understanding of this, it gives your card a rating based on the cards' default voltage and gives insight into how far you can overclock it, compared to an expected model from the factory. Here's mine for the 560 Ti:

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    It appears my card is only 75% as good as it is supposed to be, based on the default voltage for the clocks it is at. :wired:

    What's yours like? To find out, open up GPU-Z, click the icon in the top left of the window (next to TechPowerUp GPU-Z writing in the window border) and click "Read ASIC Quality" - take a screenshot and post it.
     
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  2. self_slaughter

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    My XFX 7970 Black Edition scores 68.5%

    Been happily running max catalyst speeds of 1125Mhz GPU / 1575Mhz Mem since I've had it. Haven't had the need to jack it up higher and I've been holding off on pushing it until I get some water on it to make it seem more worth the $$ spent on going water cooled :D

    edit: just pushed it a little further to 1200 / 1600 default volts, stock cooling...

    Furmark 6288 Points @ 720P
    Furmark 4279 Points @ 1080P

    Got a little toasty but still not a bad effort... I wouldn't read too much into the ASIC quality :/

    edit 2: Didn't notice the bit about uploading a screenshot lmao... be interesting to hear how people went with overclocking to compare with your ASIC readings....

    [​IMG]
     
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  3. Jimba86

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    my GTX 460 in sig scores 74.6 so not bad but i wish it was higher..
     
  4. self_slaughter

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    I thought lower was meant to = better overclocking? (as long as you can keep it cool)
     
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    ASIC Quality reading not supported on this card. :mad:

    6970 1GB (6950 unlock).

    Interesting idea, though.
     
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    Nice. What does your voltage default to in MSI Afterburner?
     
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    Not supported on my 6870s either :(
     
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    Cant do it on the 8800GT :(

    I bet my cards would read >25% :Paranoid: not even joking.
     
  11. itsmydamnation

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    "ASIC quality" is such a dumb fucking name

    rules of semi conductor manufacturing:

    higher leakage part == high potential clock (x+y) and high voltage needed to reach "target clock" (x)
    lower leakage part == lower clock potential (x+y) and lower voltage needed to reach "target clock" (x)

    so how does "quality" come into it... it doesn't. but depending what you want the card for media PC or gaming rig it can make a difference.
     
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    Linkin

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    Quality is subjective. Quality overclocking (higher) or quality power consumption (lower) ?

    I think GPU-Z is focusing on power consumption as the basis of quality, due to the nature of PSU's (most are about 80% efficient, so higher stock voltage = even more power from the wall, and it will run hotter.)

    Not everything is about overclocking.
     
  13. self_slaughter

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    Blasphemy!
     
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    For the sake of this thread

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    Hi, its not supported by my amd Asus,Gigabyte and Msi 6970's...

    from the looks of things its only supported by Nvidia cards and the newer amd 79xx series ?

    Cheers Alan.
     
  16. mr626

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    Yup. Not supported on my card (Asus HD6950 DirectCU)
     
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    Out of interest, all of you who say it won't work, what version of GPU-Z are you using?
     
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    0.5.9, which as far as I know is the latest.
     
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    0.6.0 is latest.

    Click same place as this test and check for update.
     

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