Nvidia RTX is the next big thing from Nvidia and we talked about the OC scanner software that is going to help the mainstream user overclock these graphics cards. Tom Petersen talked about the utility tool and overclocking for the Nvidia RTX 2080 and 2080 Ti graphics cards. According to him, you should trust the utility tool because it has been developed by Nvidia and that the software is there to make things easier for the end user.
He also mentioned that the Nvidia RTX OC Scanner tool is non-destructive which means that you can max out the sliders and you will not void the warranty or anything like that and will be safe as well. Your graphics card will be in the safety limit.
Why Voltage Is Limited For Nvidia RTX Graphics Cards?
Something that the community has noticed about the recent Nvidia graphics cards is that the voltage is locked and that is something that Tom Petersen did not shy away from. He clearly mentioned that voltage is indeed restricted but he gave a reasonable explanation for why that is so. He mentioned that the community is upset because it thinks that Nvidia has locked it due to poor reasons but that does not seem to be the reason according to Tom Petersen.
He mentioned that the voltage has been restricted so that they can use these graphics cards for many many years to come. He mentioned that the aim is that the cards should last around 5 years and increasing the voltage reduced that time span. He said that it is Nvidia’s obligation to help gamers not blow up their cards and that s a valid reasoning from where I am sitting.
He mentioned that voltage is one thing that will blow up a graphics card and that is very accurate indeed. While your card might not blow into flames at that very moment, the GPU will degrade over time if you do not keep the voltage in check.
Boost 4.0 Vs Boost 3.0
The upcoming Nvidia RTX graphics cards are going to come with boost 4.0 technology and the main difference between the upgrade as compared to the Pascal series is that in the previous version, a max temperature is set and if the temperature hits that level then the card will ramp up its clock speed to the base clock in order to bring down the temperature.
When it comes to boosting 4.0, the clock speed will come down to the boost clock instead of the base clock. If the GPU still goes above the max temperature, only then will the clock speed fall to the base clock speed. This is very interesting indeed and will give you better performance for longer and the thermal throttling will not be as severe, not that was ever an issue with the Pascal series of graphics cards.
Let us know what you think about Nvidia RTX graphics cards and whether or not you are interested in getting one of these graphics cards when they come out later this month.