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Old 04-11-17, 09:15 AM
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Aorus 1080Ti stuttering at 70-80 FPS

I'm experiencing some really weird issues with a Gigabyte Aorus 1080Ti I have just purchased. I get stuttering at 70-80 FPS in any 3D app whether it's a test or a benchmark. It sometimes even stutters while watching YouTube videos. It does this both at stock speeds and when overclocked.

While in 3D mode, GPU-Z constantly indicates a Performance Cap due to VRel (reliabilty voltage). What do you think is wrong with it? Or is this normal?

I'm using NVidia's latest drivers 388.13 and the card came with the latest BIOS version from Gigabyte 86.02.39.00.9D.

Before this I had an identical Aorus 1080Ti in my rig that worked flawlessly. That one I was able to overclock to a base clock of 1771 Mhz on the GPU with the power limit set to 100%.

For this one I have to bump the power limit to at least 120% even at stock speeds as GPU-Z indicates a 119.3% max power usage while benchmarking or running 3D games.

Now the previous card may have come with the older BIOS version from Gigabyte. I don't know since I did not check as the old card worked perfectly and yielded amazing performance. As the release notes from Gigabyte say: default TGP has been reduced from 300W to 250W with the new BIOS version. If the old one did indeed come with the older version of BIOS do you think this could be the culprit of that PerfCap due to VRel?

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Old 07-01-18, 07:56 PM
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quick question on your problem are you using a pc monitor or do you have it playing on a tv ?

if pc monitor dont know the answer to your problem but if you are using a tv that ''might'' be it
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Old 08-01-18, 11:05 AM
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Are you updated fully in Windows? The Creators update did cause stuttering issues for a lot of us myself included I had it with the 1070 and briefly with the 1080Ti it hasn't done it since the last update though.
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Old 10-01-18, 07:51 AM
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Thank you all for replying.

@scubasteve I'm not using a TV. I have an Asus ROG Swift PG278Q Gaming Monitor that only connects on Display Port.

@Wraith Yes. I was fully updated on Windows. With Windows 10 it's really hard not to be as Windows pushes updates without asking you and you have pretty much no way of opting out.

I no longer require help on this matter as I've already RMA'd two of these cards and switched to an Asus Strix 1080Ti OC. Gigabyte has really disappointed me in general lately and in particular with these graphics cards. The latest version of Aorus cards are of extremely poor quality. With both Aorus cards I have experienced the following:
  • The card has a very thin aluminum shroud that usually gets squished on packaging, touches the fans and makes them unable to turn. So the first thing you have to do before installing the card is to unbend the shroud and make sure all fans can turn freely. (poor design choice)
  • With one of the cards, even one of the wires for the RGB lights was touching a fan and I had to bend it and try to reroute it in such a way that it would no longer touch the fan. I failed to do so though as when the card has started to heat up the wire softened and once again started touching the fan during operation.
  • The bracket and back plate were really poorly manufactured and mounted on the card giving me a hell of a time installing the card in my chassis. Overall the card felt made from very cheap materials, really poorly assembled.
  • The Aorus sticker on the fan shroud fell inside my chassis during operation.
  • Terrible coil whine that I could clearly hear in the room with my chassis closed. I have a Fractal Design R5 with padded side panels and all. Moreover the coil whine made its way into my headphones which was really bothersome when playing games at low volume.
  • Power consumption was always at 120% while in 3D mode even at stock speeds. That is most likely due to the fact that in the latest BIOS version for this graphics card, Gigabyte decided to reduce TDP from 300W to 250W.

All of the above came on top of the frame dropping and stuttering at 70-100 FPS that I mentioned when I started this thread. Thought I should let everyone know so you'd make an informed decision when buying your next graphics card.

I for one have decided to stop buying Gigabyte, even though I've been a Gigabyte fan for many years now. But the level of quality that Gigabyte provides with their latest graphics cards and motherboards is absolutely horrific, at least from my experience.
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Old 15-01-18, 11:20 AM
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From what I hear they are struggling. Hence, poor quality products. Shame, because their old GTX 480 were built like tanks.
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Old 15-01-18, 11:25 AM
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From what I hear they are struggling. Hence, poor quality products. Shame, because their old GTX 480 were built like tanks.
I wonder if their whole push on a new line of products aka AORUS have led to issues with a new manufacturer/supplier of theirs leading to bad QA etc.
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Old 15-01-18, 11:33 AM
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I wonder if their whole push on a new line of products aka AORUS have led to issues with a new manufacturer/supplier of theirs leading to bad QA etc.
That info I do not have access to, but their old stuff used to be built like a brick out house. The 4/580 SOC was a frikkin beast. Their X58 boards were also stuff of legend, and miles cheaper than the competition (the UD3 for example).

Those were the days where if you bought a GB board you would literally almost get the same board, only the more expensive ones had more USB ports and so on. But the underlying board was pretty much the same, with the same slots and the same power phases and cooling for them.

Now? wow, what a difference. Robbing boards of their phases on Rev versions (the old tablecloth trick, I HATE it when companies do that) and boards that like to pump volts etc.

Something has changed. Quite drastically too.
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Old 15-01-18, 11:55 AM
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That info I do not have access to, but their old stuff used to be built like a brick out house. The 4/580 SOC was a frikkin beast. Their X58 boards were also stuff of legend, and miles cheaper than the competition (the UD3 for example).

Those were the days where if you bought a GB board you would literally almost get the same board, only the more expensive ones had more USB ports and so on. But the underlying board was pretty much the same, with the same slots and the same power phases and cooling for them.

Now? wow, what a difference. Robbing boards of their phases on Rev versions (the old tablecloth trick, I HATE it when companies do that) and boards that like to pump volts etc.

Something has changed. Quite drastically too.
Well think about it... When you say "Those were the days" I only see Aorus being the problem. Before that, we had great boards and cards. My 980Ti cards were gigabyte powerhouses.

Their Sniper/Gaming G1 boards etc were fantastic. Its not that long ago. I feel its the introduction to their line change that has done the damage.
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Old 15-01-18, 12:08 PM
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I completely agree with previous Gigabyte products being awesome. I've been most pleased with my GTX970 graphics card and the P55-UD4 motherboard myself. They were absolutely bulletproof just like @AlienALX said. They have been working perfectly to this very day.

But my G1 Gaming7 motherboard is nothing to write home about. I've had a bunch of problems with that one. Probably the hardware itself is good. But its BIOS is the stuff of nightmares. With the F20 BIOS update it's started to heavily overvolt my CPU. Then with later versions they've added options which when turned on would render my computer unusable, having to reset CMOS and reconfigure the whole damn thing from scratch. Even now I'm having freezes and hard reboots once per day. For 2 months I've been trying to find the source of these two with no success.
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Old 15-01-18, 01:12 PM
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Well think about it... When you say "Those were the days" I only see Aorus being the problem. Before that, we had great boards and cards. My 980Ti cards were gigabyte powerhouses.

Their Sniper/Gaming G1 boards etc were fantastic. Its not that long ago. I feel its the introduction to their line change that has done the damage.
It all started going down the toilet on X79. That was when they became a laughing stock, with the Rev 1.0 UD3. It didn't even have enough phases for a 3930k to OC to 4ghz. They did fix that later (with the 1.2 that I have, 8 phase) but the damage was starting to be done. Lest we not forget the trick they pulled after that, either (releasing a decent board then releasing a rev 1.1 with awful fets and phases, the table cloth trick).

And it's just been gradually down hill from there. Having said that MSi have pretty much done the same thing. They too used to make some epic stuff (GTX 480L, BBXP etc) but lately they have been cheaping out on fets and so on.

I know some of their recent boards have been OK but they all go on the ethos of shoving lots of voltage in when it clearly isn't needed. Thus I would avoid them, as that scares me.
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