GTX 1070 Voltage Lock Keeping Users From Overclocking The GPU
It has been over a month now since users have been complaining about the GTX 1070 voltage lock. This is keeping people from overclocking their GPUs more than 2000MHz and 2150MHz in most cases. The GTX 1070 voltage lock is limiting the voltage to 1.0930v. This has caused quite a bit of an uproar among users who have bought a GTX 1070 variant.
Due to this GTX 1070 voltage lock users are unable to overclock their hardware whether they are using air cooled or liquid cooled GTX 1070s. Users claim that even with air cooled 1070s, the GPUs do not overheat and stay in the safe temperature range. So this means that the hardware is powerful enough to withstand a higher overclock and it was only a matter of time before people discovered that it was Nvidia that had a GTX 1070 voltage lock on the GPUs.
Users are claiming that the hardware is robust enough to reach speeds similar to that of stock GTX 1080s. Users are also claiming that after benchmarks they found that the voltage actually dropped and so did the clock speeds. Voltage dropped from 1.0930v towards 1.0810v and hence clock speeds dropped from 2088MHz to 2050MHz.
This GTX 1070 voltage lock has turned out to be a big issue and a month is a long time to wait. Ample for Nvidia to react and come up with a solution for this issue. Silence I guess means that there will be no solution to this problem and that people will have to deal with this issue.
If you own a GTX 1070 let us know if you have found this to be true in your case as well. What do you think about this GTX 1070 voltage lock? Do you think that if this lock is removed the hardware is robust enough to perform similarly to a stock GTX 1080 GPU?