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Im looking at picking up a couple 580s and putting them underwater to see how high i can get those clock speeds.

EVGA 580 1.5GB
http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=56...nufacture=eVGA
This is Ref so putting it under water should be pretty easy.


Asus 580 DCII 1.5GB
http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=58...nufacture=ASUS
Waterblocks have been release for this card. I was looking at the EK-EN covers. havent heard too much about them yet. Could i achive higher clocks with this card rathen then the EVGA 1.5gb?

My main question is, which card will preform better once underweater and OCed to full potential.

I do not have a budget, I was looking at the MSI Lightning Xtreme but i really dont need 3GB.
If there is another card that would perform better please let me know!
Edited by Whole Wheat - 10/21/11 at 7:27pm
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There is really no way to know...
    
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It's all a gamble man, I went with EVGA.
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The circuitry is higher end on the directcuII card, but you can have a bum chip to go with it rendering crap clocks.

It's a toss up on which card to go with for the highest stable clocks on water as I've seen some eVGA ones hit 1GHz stable.
    
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why not 3gb?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MrTOOSHORT View Post
The circuitry is higher end on the directcuII card, but you can have a bum chip to go with it rendering crap clocks.

It's a toss up on which card to go with for the highest stable clocks on water as I've seen some eVGA ones hit 1GHz stable.
This, but also consider the EVGA is AR which means lifetime warranty.

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Originally Posted by SirWaWa View Post
why not 3gb?
For 1080p? AMD people have got everyone going crazy over vram these days...
    
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So is the only real difference between the reference EVGA card and the DCII just the heatsink?
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post #8 of 18
The vram would only start becoming an issue when you put in higher res and AA/AF settings. So far the 1.5 for me is doing it well, with enough headroom to pop most games I play. And at 1080p range doubt it would matter much if at all.
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I would stick with the evga reference card. Its easier to find blocks for them.
I put my 1.5GB evga card under a DangerDen block, I can hit 1ghz with 1.2V, but I leave it at 950Mhz @ 1.163V for daily use.
You will be amazed at the temps, I havn't seen mine break 55*C yet!!
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