DJOxygene9Updated - 1080 FTW 2 Before After Says dual bios, but couldn't see bios switch - where is it?
cloiselle1Or could you guys bother to answer if it changes the timings or voltages of the vram to allow this higher clock rate?
TheShadowBrokerCan an EVGA technical support representative explain on a technical level why non-iCX 1080 SC, FTW, FTW Hybrid, and Hydro Copper 1080s are not compatible with these BIOS updates? What is it, specifically hardware wise, that the iCX cards have, that the aforementioned cards do not?Your reply would be greatly appreciated by those of us who do not own iCX cards and are interested in the potential overclocking headroom these updates may provide beyond the memory speed boost. My 1080 FTW non-iCX card already overclocks on the memory to 12000 Mhz (+1000). It earned me the highest 3DMark FireStrike score of any single 1080 GPU paired with an i5-4690K. The memory was overclocked to 12000 Mhz (+1000), the core to 1201 (+74), the i5-4690K to 4.8 GHz @1.425V with the uncore/cache at 4.6 Ghz @ 1.375V, and 32GB of DDR3 ram at 2400 Mhz at 10-12-12-31 timing. Proof here: w**.3dmark.com/fs/11996982 Thank you,-TheShadowBroker
bal3wolf Might not be much but i was able to get 26mhz more on my core on my hydrocopper 1080 running it at 2126 now, have not see any problems so far with using the bios other then if i load XOC it shows memory and some other temp as NA.
brkbeatjunkieIt's a bios update. Not a new card. Only the ti has new memoryEdit: sorry this was in response to someone asking for the new sku for the 'higher memory 1080 ftw2 cards'
Ark161Hang on guys, lets download all the VRAM while we are at it...
jsallen77brkbeatjunkieIt's a bios update. Not a new card. Only the ti has new memoryEdit: sorry this was in response to someone asking for the new sku for the 'higher memory 1080 ftw2 cards'Technically not true. They redesigned some of the design on the iCX cards. It's not a stretch to believe the "old" iCX cards also got the new memory. Why would EVGA redesign a good portion of a card and not use the new memory technology available at that time? I'm not saying they did this, just that it's plausible. To add credence to this argument, these "new" iCX cards with the new 11Gbps chips have the same part number as the "old" iCX cards from 2 months ago. It would be nice if someone from EVGA could shine a light on this subject so we can all stop guessing.
GTXJackBauerwhogpuWill flash SC2 version on my FE when I get home. YOLO.Not sure I would advise on doing that. Doesn't it already come with 11 by default? And you don't have a secondary BIOS AFAIK.
whogpuWill flash SC2 version on my FE when I get home. YOLO.
cloiselle1If they were new ram modules they wouldn't need a flash to run at 11gbps. My god.
DJOxygene9Says dual bios, but couldn't see bios switch - where is it?
dlbsystThey might. When these cards came out Nvidia had yet to announce their new 11Gbps 1080 cards. EVGA may have set the speed of these ICX cards to run at 10Gbps in the bios/firmware until now. The bios/firmware determines the speed of the RAM. This is all speculation on my part. Hopefully EVGA will chime in with more information.
cloiselle1Because they didn't go back and rewrite the bios for that model. That is the only reason. Go turn your gpu memory slider up to 500 MHZ yourself. Is it stable? Probably not. Did it give you better performance? Probable not.