New Options for GPU Submissions: APower, EPower, GPower

To address a concern first raised by Hivizman in Midlifegamers.co.uk, we added the following product categories to the GPU information section of the submission form: ASUS A-Power, EVGA E-Power, GALAXY G-Power, and GIGABYTE G-Power. The product categories address the request from the general overclocking community to distinguish overclocking achievements using the PCB as provide by the manufacturer and those with re-engineered VRM.

The argument raised by Hivizman in the original post at Midlifegamers is an interesting one. Graphics cards fitted with a custom VRM such as the EVGA E-Power are not comparable to their retail counterparts. Especially on products targeted at overclocking, where the VRM are marketed at the enthusiast demographic, using a custom VRM paints a different picture. Simply put: a GTX Titan X with custom VRM will not achieve the same overclocking achievements as the same card with retail VRM.

In addition to the above argument, we also want to help overclockers who have the skill to modify the VRM to promote their skill. The technical know-how that is required to use an extermal VRM is astonishing and should certainly be highlighted.

With your help we can help fans to have a better understanding of the tools used for your overclocking achievement!


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France pepinorang says:

Nice option but MSI M-POWER ? We never produced any power board, ES or retail.
Maybe also add Zombie ? :)

Poland Xtreme Addict says:

I think HWBOT pushes MSI to create one based on Lightning PCB ;)

Belgium Massman says:

Maybe we should add revisions too. Anyone who can give me a list of the revisions for the different power cards?

pepinorang said: Nice option but MSI M-POWER ? We never produced any power board, ES or retail.
Maybe also had Zombie ? :)


Not sure what I should call this:


Poland Xtreme Addict says:

This is OC panel for Lightnings :D just to change voltages :)

Australia zeropluszero says:

That's a control panel, like evbot, it doesnt beef up VRM

France pepinorang says:

Massman said: Maybe we should add revisions too. Anyone who can give me a list of the revisions for the different power cards?



Not sure what I should call this:




That's MSI Volt Frozr controller for 780Ti Lightning MOA Edition, not powerboard. :)

Belgium Massman says:

I = confused -_-

GENiEBEN says:

Will be a blast for clockers that forget to input any info other than cpu/gpu name :)

United States xxbassplayerxx says:

Really wish we could start making more info mandatory. It takes half a second more to enter but makes searching so much easier.

Kazakhstan TerraRaptor says:

Need add it for mainboards also - I had s370, s478, s462 boards with epower)) Another point is to include handmade power boards - I know people were using vrms of 8800gtx / giga ud-series etc.

Sweden lanbonden says:

yea, should add "Zombie" or something as well as I guess thats the first contact with extra power most new overclockers get? :)

Belgium Massman says:

Added Zombie to the list.

Poland ivanov says:

Nice :) Also please add this feature to motherboards.

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