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WOW
First this card is HUGE, had to take my toolless pci getup off just to get the card in the pci slot. Second its very nice on the eyes and the ears. Right off the I oc'd this puppy to 1000/1400 and ran heaven, 1500 was the score 1474 at stock. I did bump up the volts from 1174 to 1184 using afterburner. I would give lots of pics but the ex iwfe took the camera as the door was hitting her in the a** so sorry.
All in all this card rocks!!! Going to try the dirt bench and play some games to see how it does.
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1ghz at 1.184v....
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Bump that voltage up! Directly to 1.3v!

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i have the 580 lightning and those lightning series of Msi are sick ! haha
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i have the 580 lightning and those lightning series of Msi are sick ! haha
Yea they are

Dirt bench was 83 fps
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Mine arrives tomorrow. Glad to hear its rocking. It's going to replace my sapphire nonref 6970 which seems stable at 970/1475 on stock volts, great temps too. However, its too freaking loud. Louder than 4870x2. How's the card soundwise for you? Some of the reviews I've seen are a little mixed, some say uber quiet others that it could be a little quoter.
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Mine arrives tomorrow. Glad to hear its rocking. It's going to replace my sapphire nonref 6970 which seems stable at 970/1475 on stock volts, great temps too. However, its too freaking loud. Louder than 4870x2. How's the card soundwise for you? Some of the reviews I've seen are a little mixed, some say uber quiet others that it could be a little quoter.
I think its very quiet on slient mode, have tried performance mode yet. I am loving this card. It replaced 2 Gigabyte 5870's soc and while those did run a little cooler I like this card better.
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Ok I have hit a snag. The switch on this card has 3 settings 2 fan profiles and a second bios. The second bios takes the idle gpu clock from 250 to 450, however the preformance profile wont post. I get the vga beeps 1 long 3 short, hmmm.
I will call MSI and see about that before considering rma. It runs great on the silent profile and this card oc's great.
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The 'performance' setting is not a performance preset. Its a secondary bios that we users can load. I tried turning it on and had the same problem you had. Did you notice the red led on the pcb lite up while it wouldn't post?

I called MSI and spoke to a guy that said that this card is not supported by thier tech support for O/C'ing. Regular issues, yes, but no technical support will be given when attempting to use any of the secondary modes, switches, options. His repeated suggestion was to search the web for forums where guys like us try and see what we can do with this monster.

I just duplicated your results and ran Kombuster benchtest and it passed.

GPU-Z http://www.techpowerup.com/gpuz/eq5f7/


I will post results as I have success.
Edited by Spct - 4/28/11 at 8:16pm
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Just loaded BadCo 2 and crash on server load in.


Hmmmmm, maybe more voltage. The o/c u and I both have is relatively low.
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