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  1. #11
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    I have to agree with pegnose.

    We pay premium for a card and should deliver accordingly.

    I also have the Strix and I run +150MHZ core and +750MHZ memory and I'm happy with it. Running around 2100MHZ in games. Got lucky in the lottery but it was my second card. The first one I couldn't touch the memory at all.

    Pay premium for a good card. If not better return and pay less for a even better card.

  2. #12
    ROG Guru: Blue Belt Array mdzcpa PC Specs
    mdzcpa PC Specs
    MotherboardMaximus Hero XI
    Processor9900k @ 5.1Ghz All Core 1.315v AVX -2
    Memory (part number)Gskill GTZ 4133 C17 32GB (4x8GB)
    Graphics Card #1ROG Strix 2080 TI OC
    Sound CardOn Board
    MonitorROG PG348Q
    Storage #1Samsung 970 Pro M.2 512GB for OS & APPS
    Storage #2Samsung 970 Pro M.2 1TB for GAMES
    CPU CoolerROG Ryujin 360
    CasePhanteks Evolv X
    Power SupplySeasonic Prime 1000W Titanium
    Keyboard Corsair K70 LUX RGB
    Mouse Corsair M65 RGB
    Headset Corsaur VOID Pro
    Mouse Pad Corsair MM300 Wide Desk Mat
    OS WIN 10 Pro
    Network RouterLinksys VELOP
    Accessory #1 ROG 751JY Laptop for Moobile Gaming
    Accessory #2 Koolance EXC-800 Chiller
    Accessory #3 25+ years of overclocking

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    The only speeds that are guaranteed are the speeds printed in the specifications on the box. Strix 2080 Ti cards already run well above Nvidia's baseline speeds. Other brands with improved cooling have similarly offered products. Any speeds ABOVE what the advertised specifications are for the GPU are not guaranteed and are simply luck of the draw. Those of us in this hobby for some time know this. It's not a conspiracy.


    Yes, buying a good brand GPU with quality components and cooling may increase your odds of a higher clocking card. That's why these products sell. At a minimum, you will get the speeds advertised (or be eligible for an RMA). No offense to the OP here, but whether you get another Strix or another brand, it will still be a crap shoot.


    If you want improve your chances of winning the silicon lottery, buy your hardware from large retailers instead of going to boutique shops. This will reduce the possibility of having stock being "gone through" and having the best items already cherry picked out. Most GPUs come sealed though....so you see a lot less chip binning with GPUs versus CPUs from the boutiques.


    Funny side note, my current 9900k that does 5.2Ghz at 1.35v was bought retail from Newegg and completely outperforms the chip I had acquired from Silicon Lottery (which I subsequent sold). That's the lottery my friend.
    Last edited by mdzcpa; 01-30-2019 at 10:40 PM.

  3. #13
    Banned Array JustinThyme PC Specs
    JustinThyme PC Specs
    Laptop (Model)G752VY-DH72
    MotherboardRampage VI Extreme
    ProcessorI9 9940X
    Memory (part number)64GB DDR4 8x8 Corsair Dominator Platinum 3800 MHz @ C17
    Graphics Card #1ASUS Strix 2080Ti O11G @ 2.1GHz
    Graphics Card #2ASUS Strix 2080Ti O11G @ 2.1Ghz
    Graphics Card #3ROG Nvlink
    Graphics Card #4Have to feed animals
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    MonitorASUS PG348Q @ 100Hz
    Storage #1Intel 905P 480GB U2 flavor
    Storage #2Samsung 850 EVO 1TB X2 in RAID 0, 960 PRO 1TB DIMM.2_1
    CPU CoolerHeatKiller IV PRO and VRM blocks ,Dual D5 PWM serial, 2X 480, 1X 360 RADS
    CasePhanteks Enthoo Elite 8X LL120 PWM, 3X LL140 PWM, 12 SP120 PWM 1x AF140 PWM
    Power SupplyCorsair AX 1500i
    Keyboard ASUS Claymore
    Mouse ASUS Spatha, Logitech MX Master
    Headset Sennheiser HD 700
    Mouse Pad ASUS ROG Sheath
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    Thats the nature of the beast when it comes to overclocking and its only gotten worse. Back in the day there were steppings with production runs printed on the die or heat spreader. One could know just by looking whether or not the chip had a chance, not so any longer. Either pay for a bin from a place like SL or roll the dice that you are among 50 other people who are returning cards/chips in the same stockpile of 51. I was extremely lucky on this build to get a 9940X that does 4.8Ghz and two, not one but two, 2080Ti strix cards that do +150 no sweat. Last time around with the 1080 cards my luck was OK but not great. 1740 was it. With my tweo new cards and NVlink and +1800 I can get a solid unwavering 2050. I can clock it up a bit and hit power limit and get to 2100 peaks but whats the point when I can do 2050 and stay just under the power limit.

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