- Feb 4, 2003
I know Asus voltage locked my 7970s at the time, DirectCU II. Kinda a bummer. I'd watchout for that.
Yes, the 980 and 980ti Strix ended up being the most voltage locked cards from any AIBs. Not sure what happened, but I'm guessing Nvidia forced them to change the hardware to block it for some reason. Note that these cards come with voltage reads point AND solder points explicitly for attaching variable resistors. I duly did all the soldering only to find the voltage controller had been hardwired to ignore this! vMem and vRref could be adjusted just fine, but not vGPU.
So yeah, I'm only biting on an Asus if and when Kingpin et al confirm the voltage isn't hard-locked this time!
I'm hoping the total lack of competition this round will mean nvidia won't be so motivated to clamp down on this since there's currently no higher product to protect.