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An unlocked BIOS would increase both power target and vcore as well as remove temp target limits, best of all worlds! That's what we need.Even if you see there is still couple of % available in power limit then all this nvidia boost is limiting max clock. Once you lower temps then card will start to boost higher, once you unlock additional power limit then card will boost higher.
At the end it can be like higher voltage = higher temps = lower boost ( depends on card and cooling )
An unlocked BIOS would increase both power target and vcore as well as remove temp target limits, best of all worlds! That's what we need.
I know some cards can do 2200, but not mine. I cant get more than +55 Mhz. on the slider, which is around 2050 Mhz. depending on what the card wants to boost to.
ASIC quality is listed as not supported in GPU-Z.
Actually all what you said is available in software when you have higher series graphics card. Many cards have +50% power limit and max voltage is the same on most of them. That's the point, except maybe 1-2 models on the market, all other cards will have the same max voltage and going past some power limit won't help in OC. Max voltage is hardware limited because of nvidia support agreements. You can have the same voltage on FE and some Extreme whatever series from Gigabyte, Zotac or MSI. Difference is in power delivery and cooling what may stabilize higher clocks ( or not depends on gpu quality ).
I don't know how it looks like right now but when I got GTX1070 FE then it was overclocking about the same as top series from ASUS, GB, MSI and EVGA, even though these cards had higher power limit etc.
Other thing is that FE is exactly the same for end user as maybe 80% of models on the market and only cooler is different. Like EVGA SC offers the same as FE but has better cooler. The same other brands. EVGA FTW has better power section and some more but in general it's overclocking the same and there is no higher max voltage available in software.
Paying for higher series GTX1070 you are receiving quiet work and higher guaranteed clocks. However if you know how to overclock and you want to change cooler then it doesn't matter what card you get.