3DMark
das3erawsdas Mar 25, 2017 @ 10:00am
Brand 1080 ti (Stock) did not pass Fire Strike stress test
Stock everything. I plugged in the GPU straight from the box and I got a 94.7% score (97% is passing). Should I return the GPU or is this expected with the throttling that comes along with stock cooler trying to maintain 84 degrees?

screen:

https://s24.postimg.org/gxiixnh39/121212121.jpg

Beside that. In all games temps are the same and i have good performance without drops. I have good scores in all other tests. Can i trust this strees test or i must change card? thanks.
Also i tried update 3dmark and the same 95% not passed. All card is on stock settings. Case is open.

Ps:
My previous Gtx 1080 Xtreme gaming was passing test always. But now my 1080 ti reference not. Should i exchange card to another ? I bought card week ago. Thank you.
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Coovesinator Mar 26, 2017 @ 10:35am 
In reference only to your temperatures - your fan speed shows as 32% in tht picture - was that at the same time as the 84 degrees? If you're using the stock fan curve that will be the reason it's so high and therefore throttling.

My GTX1080 Founders (not Ti) would hit 85 degrees with the fan curve left at stock, (when gaming let alone during a stress test, albeit at 4k mind). If I set the fans to 80% it gets to about 73-75 degrees, and if I use 100% fan speed (loud!) then it stays around 63-65 degrees at most.
Last edited by Coovesinator; Mar 27, 2017 @ 12:01pm
UL_Jarnis  [developer] Mar 30, 2017 @ 10:42pm 
First thing to check is case ventilation - if you were running case open that can sometimes mess case cooling quite a bit. Try closed?

Also custom fan profiles can help. What the test is telling you that if you loop hard 3D load on the card for 10+ minutes, it throttles up to 5% in performance. Up to you and the card vendor if that is considered a defect or not - 3DMark is just a measuring tool uncovering the performance of the card under heavy load - and in this case it is up to 5% less than when the card is cold.

Last edited by UL_Jarnis; Mar 30, 2017 @ 10:43pm
das3erawsdas Apr 6, 2017 @ 9:16am 
My card is on stock , i dont oc. Only 3dmark Fire strike and Time Spy demo not passing 95% getting. So rma card or not? Also games running smooth.
My temps during Stress Test are expected for that card on stock fan settings,83-84C.
During test fan speed is 49-50%. Thanks for explanation.

Ah and i have case open.
Last edited by das3erawsdas; Apr 6, 2017 @ 9:17am
Spectral Apr 6, 2017 @ 5:18pm 
Originally posted by das3erawsdas:
My card is on stock , i dont oc. Only 3dmark Fire strike and Time Spy demo not passing 95% getting. So rma card or not? Also games running smooth.
My temps during Stress Test are expected for that card on stock fan settings,83-84C.
During test fan speed is 49-50%. Thanks for explanation.

Ah and i have case open.

Having the case open can reduce cooling. You need the airflow going through the case, guided over the hot components. Having the case open ruins the directional flow.
das3erawsdas Apr 7, 2017 @ 1:30pm 
But card is with blower fan, so its mean that putting hot air outside the case. And my temps are ok.
iNVy Oct 18, 2018 @ 7:26pm 
this is late but i think i can confirm what the dev had said.

by 2018-10 i have a asus rtx 2080, and the test is time spy stress test *20. All settings are default. My first run is with a setup which is case open and without any air flow nearby. The temperature is eventually at 80 celsius and all freq are normal, scored 95.6. The second is all the same but with a fan blowing at the card, temp steady at 72 celsius, scored 98.4, all freq are normal.

so i guess GPUs do throttle (maybe can't tell by freq) when you let the temp fly ... i guess that specific temp up limit is determined by OEM.

forgive my English.
Spectral Oct 19, 2018 @ 3:19am 
Originally posted by iNVy:
this is late but i think i can confirm what the dev had said.

by 2018-10 i have a asus rtx 2080, and the test is time spy stress test *20. All settings are default. My first run is with a setup which is case open and without any air flow nearby. The temperature is eventually at 80 celsius and all freq are normal, scored 95.6. The second is all the same but with a fan blowing at the card, temp steady at 72 celsius, scored 98.4, all freq are normal.

so i guess GPUs do throttle (maybe can't tell by freq) when you let the temp fly ... i guess that specific temp up limit is determined by OEM.

forgive my English.

It's not exactly throttling. The cards use GPU Boost to auto overclock, so all its doing is settling on a lower overclock once the temp hits its peak.

With regards to your English, if you hadn't mentioned it I would have not known it wasn't your native language. It's very good.
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Date Posted: Mar 25, 2017 @ 10:00am
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