What is the ASIC quality of your GPU?

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  1. TennesseeTony

    TennesseeTony Elite Member

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    I recently ebay'd a 1080 or two or three for an average of $428 US each, and was shocked at my ASIC quality as reported by GPUz. EDIT: Apparently GPUz can't accurately read the ASIC score from a 10-series card yet, so much of this is now void.

    I am accustomed to seeing ASIC quality in the 57-88% range, but my first Founder's edition was 97.6%! Then the second Founder's edition arrived, and it was 100%. :eek: Wow. The third card was not a Founder's edition, and it is :mad: 60.2%.

    1080s: 97.6% Dell/Alienware Founder's ed., 100%, EVGA Founder's ed., 60.2% EVGA base model.

    1070's: 60.2%, 60.2%, and 60.2%. Hmmm. All EVGA, one is "superclocked" so I expected better.

    R9-280X's: 57.1% and 57.9%. MSI brand.

    Note: The latest version of GPUz doesn't (or I haven't yet found out how to) show the ASIC quality, but version 0.8.5 does. Open it, and select the card (if you have multiple cards) then right click on the title bar and choose "read ASIC quality".

    So, purely out of curiosity, what is your ASIC score, card model, and what is the brand? Does it even matter? Supposedly the higher the score, the lower the power usage, and the closer the chip is to being a perfect sample.
     
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  3. crashtech

    crashtech Diamond Member

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    I thought that too high of quality also meant low leakage and lower OC-ability as well.

    XFX R9 280x is at 64.4%.

    Sapphire R9 290 is at 75.6%

    None of my 1060s support ASIC quality measurement, nor do the older AMD 5xxx cards.
     
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    GPU-Z 1.17 has got an ASIC Quality tab in "Settings". (Right-click on window title, or left-click on hamburger icon.) It doesn't show anything on Pascal though.

    But if ASIC Quality read-out of Pascal is explicitly disabled in newer GPU-Z, has it ever truly worked in older GPU-Z? According to TPU's release notes, GTX 1080 support was added in v0.8.8 (May 13th, 2016), and GTX 1070 support in v0.8.9 (June 20th, 2016). So, it is anyone's guess what v0.8.5 is reading from Pascal cards.

    Not sure whether posts #4 and #6 in this thread: https://www.techpowerup.com/forums/...-support-geforce-1080tis-asic-quality.231715/ talk about 1080Ti specifically, or Pascal generally.
     
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    iwajabitw Senior member

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    MSI GTX 980 70.1%
     
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    Kiska Senior member

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    Acer 940MX 68.9%
     
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    EVGA 760 - 82.6%

    Sapphire 7970 - 70.5%
     
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    Kiska Senior member

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    I think my Acer 840M that got RMA'd had a ASIC quality of 88.6%
     
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    VirtualLarry Lifer

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    Using silicon leakage binning fuse info to determine ASIC quality, is like using CPU Core Temps to measure heatsink efficiency.

    Ie. not very well.
     
  10. Pokey

    Pokey Platinum Member

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    Well, I learned something today......... so, old dogs can...........

    The one I have checked so far is, EVGA GTX 970 SC and it is 71.3%.

    I understand the edition of the card is supposed to be indicative of the ASIC score, so it might be helpful to also show the card edition.

    I don't OC so voltage and heat don't usually come in to play for me.

    Thanks Tony.............
     
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    I don't give a damn ... it either dies prematurely or it does not. Out of 10 gfx cards I bought, only one has died
     
  12. TennesseeTony

    TennesseeTony Elite Member

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    And you run them 365/24/7 at close to 100% load?
     
  13. StefanR5R

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    AMD Firepro W7000 - 78.1 %

    Higher ASIC quality/ lower leakage bin: (a) better OC without overvolting, (b) better undervolting capabilty?
    Lower ASIC quality (but not too low)/ higher leakage bin: (c) better OC with overvolting?

    Because... this ominous single percentage corresponds to just one point in the frequency(voltage,temperature) function, which is highly nonlinear?
     
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    Is there any other way?!
     
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    GTX 620 57.9%