TechPowerUp has created a new version of their popular GPU-Z utility, which allows users to disable the throttling mechanism on the new GeForce GTX 580 cards. The new development has been achieved by W1zzard, the lead geek at TechPowerUp.
NVIDIA took the tech world by storm last week when it released its single-GPU GeForce GTX 580 graphics card. Not only is the card the fastest single-GPU on the planet, but it also has some pretty unique features. While enthusiasts and overclockers are salivating over the overclocking possibilities on the card, NVIDIA it seems has quietly placed a clok speed throttling logic on the GPU. The logic places a restriction on the clock speeds soon as the card is exposed to an extremely demanding 3D application - read overclocking applicaiton.