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Strange Switch Button with RX 570

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4 minutes ago, Nathiel Barros said:

But based on that article it means that if I switch it would overclock? I'm not planning on doing some crazy modifications with softwares to overclock, I just need to know what for that switch does besides Changing the BIOS? 

... It seems like all you need to know is that this thing is called a BIOS switch, and you shouldn't touch it.

I bought a RX 570 from PowerColor and I noticed a switch button on it and I think it is for overclock, the problem is, I can't find anything about it or how I should use, I only found about mining Crypto coins. This article talks about the RX 570 Red evil saying that :

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BIOS DIP switch that allows you to switch between ‘Ultra Overclock’ or ‘Silent Overclock’ mode. The Silent Overclock mode puts the core clock at 1270MHz and Ultra Overclock puts it at 1320MHz.

But I don't know about the Red Dragon, anyone that have this card could help me? Thanks.

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Every graphics card has a BIOS, the firmware that lets the driver know what to do with the hardware. It includes the GPU and memory clock settings, fan profiles, power limit, voltage control etc.

 

Having multiple BIOS chips and a switch to select which one to use means you can play with BIOS modding freely. Even if you bricked one of the BIOSes and the card stops running, you can flick the switch and it will work normally again. DO NOT BRICK BOTH BIOSES AT THE SAME TIME

CPU: i7-2600K 4751MHz 1.44V (software) --> 1.47V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 103.3MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 2133MHz 10-11-11-30 CR2, custom: 2203MHz 10-11-10-26 CR1 tRFC:230 tREFI:14000) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual (Super Jetstream vbios, +70(2025-2088MHz)/+400(8.8Gbps)) SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (150Hz max w/ DP, 121Hz max w/ HDMI) TN panel Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

 

Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV SA undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (+80/+450, 1650MHz~1750MHz 0.78V~0.85V) RAM: 8+8GB DDR4-2400 18-17-17-39 2T Storage: 1TB HP EX920 PCIe x4 M.2 SSD + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172), 128GB Toshiba PCIe x2 M.2 SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) gone cooking externally Monitor: 1080p 126Hz IPS G-sync

 

Desktop benching:

Cinebench R15 Single thread:168 Multi-thread: 833 

SuperPi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.100s 1M: 8.255s 32M: 7m 45.93s

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5 minutes ago, Jurrunio said:

Every graphics card has a BIOS, the firmware that lets the driver know what to do with the hardware. It includes the GPU and memory clock settings, fan profiles, power limit, voltage control etc.

 

Having multiple BIOS chips and a switch to select which one to use means you can play with BIOS modding freely. Even if you bricked one of the BIOSes and the card stops running, you can flick the switch and it will work normally again. DO NOT BRICK BOTH BIOSES AT THE SAME TIME

But based on that article it means that if I switch it would overclock? I'm not planning on doing some crazy modifications with softwares to overclock, I just need to know what for that switch does besides Changing the BIOS? 

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4 minutes ago, Nathiel Barros said:

But based on that article it means that if I switch it would overclock? I'm not planning on doing some crazy modifications with softwares to overclock, I just need to know what for that switch does besides Changing the BIOS? 

... It seems like all you need to know is that this thing is called a BIOS switch, and you shouldn't touch it.

CPU: i7-2600K 4751MHz 1.44V (software) --> 1.47V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 103.3MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 2133MHz 10-11-11-30 CR2, custom: 2203MHz 10-11-10-26 CR1 tRFC:230 tREFI:14000) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual (Super Jetstream vbios, +70(2025-2088MHz)/+400(8.8Gbps)) SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (150Hz max w/ DP, 121Hz max w/ HDMI) TN panel Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

 

Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV SA undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (+80/+450, 1650MHz~1750MHz 0.78V~0.85V) RAM: 8+8GB DDR4-2400 18-17-17-39 2T Storage: 1TB HP EX920 PCIe x4 M.2 SSD + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172), 128GB Toshiba PCIe x2 M.2 SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) gone cooking externally Monitor: 1080p 126Hz IPS G-sync

 

Desktop benching:

Cinebench R15 Single thread:168 Multi-thread: 833 

SuperPi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.100s 1M: 8.255s 32M: 7m 45.93s

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