980m vs 1060, What to go for?

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  1. Vasudev

    Vasudev Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Very true.
    @TheReciever You need high ASIC %age for 980M to OC very well even with Prema vBIOS. I can OC only max of 150-200MHz and 200-300MHz on memory with little overvolt and still hits TDP of 120W and throttles itself because of 58% ASIC quality.
     
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    Oof, that has to be one of the worst examples I’ve ever seen. Fortunately all my cards are 71-78%
     
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    The real value is just worse, I just put the rounded off values, precisely 57.3x% and only 3% people have it.
     
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    Overclocking is never worth it for gaming performance, just for benching.
    That being said, since you have one slot to use and also have the edp display, I would go 1060, and try your luck with MSI afterburner at overclocking + undervolting. Better still, I’d save for the Frankenstein 1070 using a Dell quadro Pxxxx board + 1070 core for 600$, that should do nicely for some time.
     
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  5. TheReciever

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    I plan to get the 1080 and experiment getting that working with external supplement power from the g65vr. Depends on if I can find the part I need or find someone that can fab it.

    So this is more of a stepping stone card just so I can get a little current. Many mods are being researched at the moment.

    That being said if I can't get the vortex 1080 working then yes I'll be using the 1070.
     
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    This is a precarious position to hold so confidently. There are many scenarios where it isn't going to hold true.
     
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    Increasing clocks on the 980M requires such a large increase in voltage, it turns it into a blast furnace. Even if you get +300mhz in the core, it might add 4-5 FPS TOPS, in ideal situations. Pascal doesn’t even overclock unless you have a custom unsigned bios and a programmer, otherwise all you can hope for is hitting higher clocks at lower voltages.

    Desktops are a different story.
     
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    I think my 980M died @ +320Mhz on core lol needed 1.2V I think.

    My 680M handles 1.2V fine. 980M was just crap.
     
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    Thanks to everyone for providing the details to give more context. I had only known that an OCed 980m could beat the 1060 but I didnt know that it required such voltage / modding to get there.

    I purchased a 1060 for the Ranger to hold me over until I attempt another GPU upgrade in the future.
     
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