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Monday, 15 November 2010 07:00

GPU-Z throttles the GTX 580 back up

Written by Slobodan Simic
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Wizzard conjures its magic

All of you have probably already heard and seen Nvidia's latest trick with which its GTX 580 card simply throttles down once it hits its power consumption peak. Nvidia's throttling came to a bitter end as Wizzard from TechpowerUp site has conjured up its new version of GPU-Z software that can go around Nvidia's throttling function.

With throttling, Nvidia made sure that the TDP remained pretty low as the clock speed throttling logic simply reduced the clock speeds once it hit the magic number. It has also prevented the card to work at its full potential and has prevented most of the review sites to use Furmark or OCCT in order to push it to its limits. Overclockers were keen to see how fast this card could go and now it's a simple matter of running the new GPU-Z with the "/GTX580OCP" command-line.

Of course, TechPowerup was quick to note that they are not responsible for any damage caused by this. They also ran Furmark test in order to see the "real" power consumption and guess what, it is really somewhere at 350W, at least when pushed by Furmark.

You can find out more here.


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+27 #1 DareDevil 2010-11-15 11:13
Those TPU! bastards! How could they expose nVidia in such an ugly way.
Furmark is crap and whoever uses it for comparison is an AMD fanboy with no life.
GTX580 rocks and is the best thing since sliced bread(read GTX480)!

nVidia can do what they want, they are above all and we clearly see they are above PCI-Express specifications so STFU and get yourself an nVidia card so you can be happy and warm in the winter seasons!

PS: Sarcasm used!
 
 
-30 #2 Tr0y 2010-11-15 11:41
So what? The 5970 needs over 300W too.

Question: When the GTX580 is unlocked to 350W - does it have the corresponding performance (in games, benchmarks, etc) ? Does it annihilate the 5970?
 
 
+8 #3 jonelsorel 2010-11-15 11:42
Eskimos should be pretty happy with this!

@ Slobodan Simic: so the card becomes 1.5 times faster too with this unlock ?
 
 
-47 #4 HiTechpro 2010-11-15 11:45
Quoting Tr0y:
So what? The 5970 needs over 300W too.

Question: When the GTX580 is unlocked to 350W - does it have the corresponding performance (in games, benchmarks, etc) ? Does it annihilate the 5970?


Yes it outperforms AMD5970 easy
nVidia is the clear winner this time :-)
 
 
+3 #5 stoneeh 2010-11-15 12:08
350w and it wont even beat a hd6970
 
 
+37 #6 eded333 2010-11-15 12:12
Quoting HiTechpro:
[quote name="Tr0y"]
Yes it outperforms AMD5970 easy
nVidia is the clear winner this time :-)


Man... you dont really see the picture here, dont you??
Did you read any review on this card?
Really?
Then you would know its fully unleashed on games, but autodetects some benchmarks and underclocks itself so not to show the real tdp...
This wont be usefull to you, its only informative, to show the real tdp of the card under max stress benchmarks.
Read http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-580-gf110-geforce-gtx-480,2781-15.html
there are much more.

For both of you troy and hitech... first read, inform yourselfs, and then comment.
The 580 is a grate card, but not magic.
 
 
+39 #7 R4ptor 2010-11-15 12:35
Adding that kind of protection was very stupid, Nvidia. Didn't you think that someone would eventually crack it? :-|

Oh wait, it wasn't protection...it was a wannabe cover up. Silly me. :-?

So, basically, it comes down to this:

5970: 1 year old, 300W TDP 14k in 3d mark vantage extreme
580: brand new, 350W TDP, 13k in 3dmark vantage extreme (practically the same performance in games as 5970)


...and 6970 and 6990 are on their way.

Oh man. 8)
 
 
+47 #8 spede 2010-11-15 12:43
Quoting Tr0y:
So what? The 5970 needs over 300W too.

Question: When the GTX580 is unlocked to 350W - does it have the corresponding performance (in games, benchmarks, etc) ? Does it annihilate the 5970?


Nvidia is cheating with the TDP numbers again to improve cards appeal. At least AMD is straight and gives the real TDP. Nvidia, the way to cheat people.
 
 
+17 #9 Tr0y 2010-11-15 12:54
Quoting spede:
Nvidia is cheating with the TDP numbers again to improve cards appeal. At least AMD is straight and gives the real TDP. Nvidia, the way to cheat people.


I agree. TDP for AMD means: max power consumption. TDP for Nvidia means: "typical" power consumption (what ever that may be in the real world!)
 
 
+26 #10 R4ptor 2010-11-15 13:35
No, it's not what "it means" for AMD/NVIDIA, it is what it stands for.

Quote from Wiki:
"The thermal design power (TDP), sometimes called thermal design point, represents the maximum amount of power the cooling system in a computer is required to dissipate."

You see. Not typical, MAXIMUM.

So, essentially, Nvidia IS cheating. Thinking people are dumb. Bravo Nvidia...that's a way to treat your customers.
 

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