Originally Posted by gatygun
ASIC means nothing tho, i had 2x 290's before my 970, and my 60 or so asci rated 290 overclocked better then mine 80 asci version.
My current 970 has 74,1% so nothing to bad, and runs stable at 1500/1800 ( didn't test any further yet ) as it's really all the performance i need in the games i play atm. But yea overclocking on these cards in comparison towards 290's is so much more better through way lesser heat.
hehe i had the same issue with my motherboard, sold it for 60 euro's bougth a second handed for 40 euro's that featured sli + offers oc genie which pushes my cpu forwards. Good trade haha and works well.
ASIC quality absolutely matters. Especially with Maxwell. Sure, there are about a billion different things that play into it as well....voltage restrictions, power limit restrictions, quality of components, component manufacturer, etc....but as for the GPU itself, if you have a low ASIC card, it will take more voltage to run the same clock that a high ASIC card will run with less volts. Is that the case with every single card? No, because there are other things in play...but to say it doesn't matter is just foolish on a level that's hard to comprehend.