This has to do with the way fan speed is calculated. The card can either run 30%, or off. (rough math, just an example) To achieve 10% it would have to turn off for 2 out of every 3 seconds, per minute.
For me I set my fan profile to 0% until ~50C at which point my actual fan curve comes into play.
Hi GIGABYTE - Matt I appreciate the information given above but I don't think we should steer away from the following point:
If the RTX 2080 Windforce OC ($789) is to be competitive in it's price range than it should be able to stand alongside other cards in it's price range such as the NVidia FE ($799), EVGA XC ($799), Zotac Gaming Card($769).
The main issue people are having is the power limits in the BIOS for the Windforce cards are lower than NVIDIA's Founder's Edition. The Windforce cards should theoretically be better than the Founder's Edition cards: they have the same PCB and power delivery but a beefier cooler than the Founder's Edition.
RTX 2080 Ti Windforce OC MSRP: $1,199 RTX 2080 Ti Gaming OC MSRP: $1,249 Delta: $50
1665 / 1650
50.2 x 286.5 x 114.5 mm
1635 / 1620
40.2 x 280.3 x 116.5 mm
So as you can see although the coolers look similar the Gaming OC is actually slightly larger length, width, and height. The warranty's are also difference, along with clocks and slot spacing. So saying its just a BIOS difference is over simplification.
Other key points when comparing cards is the power connectors: 2080's generally have 8+6 pin. This means the max theoretical power is 75w (PCIe slot) + 75w (6 Pin) + 150W (8 pin) = 300W. That's if you push to the max draw for each voltage path - Hence you will see wattage limits set lower than 300W.
2080 Ti's generally have 8+8, 75+150+150 = 375. That's why you see max around 373. Anyone with an 8+8 and running above 375W is very risky. You will be going over the rated power for either PCIe slot or an 8 pin power connector... Not a good idea.
Edit: I will also add that its generally a good idea, for day to day usage, to have a buffer between max theoretical spec and actual power draw. Power can spike and/or not be completely balanced. That is to say if you get too close to a theoretical maximum wattage you run the risk of overshooting the rated spec for a particular path - IE going over 75/150w through a 6/8 pin power connector under load.
I am only trying to provide information to make purchasing decisions clear for you guys. I would however put on my company hat and say comparing our base model (windforce OC) to a flagship of a competitor (at a delta of ~$200) is not apples to apples. AORUS cards are coming soon which will push the envelope. The argument that these cards base price is so high that +~$200 is nothing should wait for the true high end cards to come out before whipping out their credit card.
Again my goal here is just to arm you guys with the facts and let you decide for yourselves... The forums are a place to come, get informed, and make a decision that makes sense for your situation.
Just FYI the power limits are NVidia spec, and the windforce cards are our "base" model. Just so everyone has accurate information when making a purchasing decision: Right now there is no plan to raise the power limit on windforce cards. Its always possible we do somewhere down the road, but for right now we are sticking with the current VBios. That being said I encourage you to read reviews and ask other who have any of our cards how they are performing. A few tests (Tech Yes City in AU) actually got better OC's, with lower noise, than some competitors with the lower power limit still in place!
I updated the BIOS of my 2080 gaming oc last night. When I go to overclocking software, be it MSI, EVGA or GigaByte, I can change the power target to 122, but during use I never actually see it go beyond 104 or so.
Is anyone seeing similar things?
What are you testing and what are your temps? Did you raise the temp limit too? Moving both sliders and running firestrike should show higher scores.
Here is the original BIOS for windforce to flash the card back, although unless you forces something just running the previous BIOS files on a different card should do nothing because the checksums don't match, even though it says successful (that just means the program finished). You will notice when using the proper BIOS the command prompt will run through backup/flash/etc. If you use the wrong BIOS it will just open, hang for abit, then say successful. Anyways here is the original BIOS, hope it fixes your issue:
nick86 wrote: Jul 22, 2019 10:32:56 GMT -8 Hello everybody, I own a gigabyte AX370 gaming 5. Does anyone know where i can find the options for the Precision Boost Overdrive and XFR in the latest F41b bios? Thank you
olafks wrote: Jul 22, 2019 2:25:13 GMT -8 SIV, easytune and latest version of rgbfusion still not working with Z390 Aorus Ultra mb...
olafks wrote: Jul 22, 2019 2:24:17 GMT -8 Omito12 - had the same issue and managed to solve it - simply uninspall all gigabyte apps exept RGBfusion... Seems that this code is caused by easytune engine service.
anoecto wrote: Jul 21, 2019 14:48:11 GMT -8 hey omito12 looks like code 47 has to do with post memory init "Q code 47 is mostly related to memory; "Base 640K memory tested"" Maybe try removing all but 1 stick of RAM then try to boot, if that gives the same code then replace that with different one*
omito12 wrote: Jul 21, 2019 1:25:24 GMT -8 Hello everybody Since I flashed the new bios (F8) my Z390 Aorus Ultra gets the debug code 47. What does that mean?*
bbob wrote: Jul 20, 2019 14:42:30 GMT -8 I connected a speaker and tried again. No change!
anoecto wrote: Jul 20, 2019 14:29:32 GMT -8 bbob - I assume you don't hear any beep sounds? Have you ever heard beeps, you should have been hearing a single beep, called the post beep, you need a motherboard speaker cable installed so you can hear what beep code is being produced.
bbob wrote: Jul 20, 2019 11:13:36 GMT -8 Need some help. When try to start up mother board - nothing happen. Power supply has been checked all the plugs have been checked but nothing happens. Is the a circuit breaker type thing on this motherboard?
anoecto wrote: Jul 20, 2019 7:22:48 GMT -8 krakn3dfx - I don't know your board but if it's brand new then I would use it right away to make sure there are no defects with it. If you wait too long then you probably risk not being able to return it as defective from the site you purchased from*
dragonvalkyrie wrote: Jul 20, 2019 5:58:03 GMT -8 hi what is the motherboard post code 04 mean
kevina wrote: Jul 20, 2019 5:16:27 GMT -8 teej I posted to support about lack of installed software and was told to download everything and manually install. They really need to re-think that, great board but spending hours trying to get drivers loaded is not customer service
teej wrote: Jul 18, 2019 12:33:53 GMT -8 Hey y'all, looking for tips on installing drivers without on optical drive. I've got two thumb drives ready and have read guides but I'm not sure where to grab a bundled set of drivers for my new Z390 Aorus Ultra. Any help would be killer, thanks.
krakn3dfx wrote: Jul 18, 2019 8:08:26 GMT -8 Hey, new to the board, have an x470 Gaming Plus and a 3700x coming today in the mail. Wondering if I should just sit it on a shelf for a week or two until a bios update drops or if the latest from 2019-06-24 has any show stopper issues. Thanks!
shadow wrote: Jul 17, 2019 0:17:37 GMT -8 3800x on AX370 K7, seeing 4.35Ghz max & 4.150 all core. Cinebench 15 @ 1646 with max temp hitting 67c on air 212evo. A full 16-18% in game over the 1600. GPU Bound. Next BIOS will get us back to 4.4*
r4jakz wrote: Jul 16, 2019 23:19:53 GMT -8 f41c + x370 k7 + 3700X = 4275 max boost with crazy voltages, never goes idle >.< way too high temps so i set an allcore until the boosting problem gets fixed
ryancheung2001 wrote: Jul 16, 2019 17:38:43 GMT -8 After F41c, 3700x + x470 Gaming 7, I have the same problem that the highest clock is 4300, and mostly see 4250-4275*
reccedg wrote: Jul 16, 2019 17:25:39 GMT -8 GA-AB350M-D3H on F41a also appears to have weird boost clock issues. I'm glad to be able to run again and all, but I think there's more BIOS updates coming.