- May 5, 2006
The first thing I did to my 3080 FTW3 was to manually create a voltage curve that was more sane. The card gets slightly higher clocks than stock at substantially less voltage. Win-win. It's 100% stable. All the video card makers are overvolting the 3000 series to hell and gone for no good reason. It is exactly the same concept as overclocking a Ryzen 5000 CPU. You call for less voltage and higher clocks at a given voltage.
Also, Nvidia CP has had a frame rate cap for a while now. Just USE it. It is functional on nearly every title and capping a few FPS below 120 (I use 116 or 117) does nothing but good things for GSYNC on practically every game. Set it and forget it.
You don't really have to worry after that, but it's still good practice to set the FPS limit in every game anyway... just in case. Some games have fixed numbers like 120, and then the Nvidia CP setting holds it below that anyway. If the game allows Fixing the frame rate a few under 120, just do that.
If the game is some kind of outlier that somehow bypasses all frame rate limits on the menus... that's pretty bad. Skip playing games that do that.
I've capped my frame rate for years using rtss though nvidia's version no longer has increased latency compared to rtss now so I can use that. From some reports that was NOT enough to prevent some of the cards bricking on some games though.
I haven't undervolted yet. I never had to on my 1080ti sc hybrids (AiOs) in sli. I just upgraded to an aorus 3090 recently. From what I've been reading I'll prob go with the undervolting route.