The GPU power of the 970 is 145W not 165W, that'd be the 980. So in actual fact the Asus is the only one hitting 110%. I don't own a 970/980, so perhaps you could answer something, on the 970 was the default TDP limit set to 100% or above? The way I assumed it worked was that the card was defaulted to 100% TDP including it's boost clock, and that the TDP limit could be raised further by the user to enable higher overclocking. It just odd to me that they'd design a GPU to hit 145W and then it's boost break that limit. If you manually told it to surpass that amount, that's fine, but not otherwise imo.