GPU Boost 2.0
Having acquired data from hundreds of thousands of end-users in the year following the GTX 680’s launch, NVIDIA’s engineers determined that GPU temperature was more commonly an inhibitor to performance than power consumption. As a result, they took GPU Boost technology and developed GPU Boost 2.0 for GTX 700 Series GPUs, which increases the Boost Clock until the graphics card hits a predetermined Temperature Target (80C on a GTX TITAN, for example). With this change, performance is increased by 3-7% over GPU Boost 1.0 at stock speeds, and by a larger degree on factory-overclocked models sold by our partners.
More Control, Less Noise
GPU Boost 2.0 also offers improved user-control to GTX TITAN and GTX 700 Series owners, who can tweak the Boost behavior by increasing or decreasing the Temperature Target with third-party software. This allows users to decrease the maximum temperature, speed, and noise output of a GPU when working or playing older games, and to ramp everything up to max when playing the likes of Metro: Last Light.
With a watercooling setup temperatures become irrelevant, allowing GPU Boost to maximize voltage and power usage, in turn cranking the Boost Clock way beyond the norm, wringing every last drop of performance from GTX 700 Series GPUs and the GTX TITAN.