I am no fanboy of Apple, but the lightning connector was a step up from MicroUSB, but it is a step down from USB-C. USB-C should have been around a long time ago, I don't know why we needed fixed orientation connectors on USB for so long. Now lightning is the one behind, the exposed connectors...
That score is not bad at all dude.
My max on PBO with a lot of LLC wasn't much higher, and my chip hit high 80s in temp. (maybe 4-500 higher) so it looks like your chip is working just fine with PBO enabled.
Pretty sure that is with PBO. I'm 99.9 % sure it will use the CPUs stock TDP setting of 105w(unless you manually change it) which is very limiting for 16 cores. PBO extends those limits to a much higher # which allows the CPU to stretch its legs more.
Still not a low temp, regardless of what load it had on it. 97 hotspot is high.
On top of that 74 -> 97 is a 23 degree difference, which is big for a hotspot difference from core temp. That would point to medicore contact for the heatsink itself.
Well, technically your card is not overheating, you just don't like the noise it makes and were probably limiting it's fanspeed before.
Now no thermal pad contact on the VRM will not cause your card to overheat, but it could cause premature failure of the VRMs
Not sure what hair dryer you're using, but even modern quiet hair dryers are 60+ decibels. It's fine to not like the tone / pitch whatever sound profile. But it's another to say this card is loud, when it is not.
I mean it's quiet relative to OTHER 3080s and other video cards. Is it possible that your expectations are just not realistic? I've had 3 Asus TUF 3080s go through my hands, and none of them were close to as loud as a hair dryer at 70% fan.
I would do a driver clean as well, reset any settings on gpu tweak or after burner,.
Fan speed is based on temperature, not on load. So even if you are on 100% load, but temps are low, the fans will not spin up fast.
3090 FTW3 had a 500w+ bios
3090Ti FTW3 already hits close to 500W (450w stock) + 6% boost available.
These rumors are always funny. NV and AMD will not lose an opportunity by naming a card which out performs their previous generation by 30% a mainstream card... They will just give it an...
HMM With that CPU you may be cutting it close at 100% power, 70% would leave a lot of buffer.
The XC3 Ultra has a 340W stock power limit
The XC3 Black is 320W
If you use 100% you are looking at 640-680w of power on GPU alone, leaving you with about 300W for the cpu . Which is roughly what it...