Now I'm reconsidering buying into SB-E! Too close to IvyBridge, though.
Is there a vBIOS that can take my EVGA GTX590's up to 1.000V absolute max. and still be kept in check using MSI AfterBurner? I know that there's a sweet spot between my 0.9380V max. and 1.000V. Probably just a 0.0500V increase is all I need for stability.
ATM, I've started black-screening in the 1st test of 3DMark Vantage at stock settings. Every single restart I lose the Nvidia Control Panel. It's there running according to the Task Manager, but will not appear when I click on it in the context menu. Only a full driver uninstall/reinstall will bring it back. I did just that 6 times last weekend and twice already today.
I know that this isn't the proper venue to mention the NCP but I've tried umpteen different Forums and more threads than I can even remember for even a possible fix, to no avail.
I can't even confirm that PhysX is working through the NCP and that only the 3rd Core of a Quad-Sli is actually working during benchmarks.
Is the latest version of GPU-Z's (0.5.9) ASIC Quality tester worth anything? One cards cores stay around 72% and the 2nd card reads about 82%. Quite a bit of disparity there.