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Originally Posted by Fantasy View Post

well he didn't change the 7970 I/O plate. if you change the 7970 I/O plate with single slot you can put another card.
ok if your still not convinced here is a 580 single slot card.
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7218679&CatId=3669

I have the same mobo, there is no GPU that would fit in single slot but not dual slot all of this boards PCIe x16 pyshical slots are dual spaced. I still say I've seen nobody actually run there 'single slot' WC'd cards in a situation that requires them to be single slot.
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post #92 of 175
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Those are in dual slot spacing.

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post #93 of 175
Isn't the 680 supposed to be the $350 mid-range card?
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Originally Posted by Ishinomori View Post

Isn't the 680 supposed to be the $350 mid-range card?

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I've never really understood the theory behind matching clocks with differing technologies. To me, it's like matching rpms with two cars and doesn't hold much weight. I mean, rev both engines as far as they'll go and see which is faster! Overclocked vs overclock and stock vs stock are the only two comparisons that I even bother to look at.
My sentiments exactly. thumb.gif
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Lol well that is single slot but he obviously did not need his GPU to be single slot for that to work, he has two other positions to run that sound card in without effecting anything else.
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Guys, the reason I posted clock for clock (downclocked my 7970), is because of that SLI Overclocked leak we saw a few days ago (link in OP). That showed that 680's overclock to 1150MHz. Most 7970's overclock to 1150Mhz or so on air. It's a fair comparison.

Updated the first posts with CPUz / GPUz proof, and the clock for clock Heaven. Running more now.

Quoting this...just in case you guys missed it. wink.gif That's why I ran clock for clock.

Also, I've updated the benchmark runs in the first few posts. Heaven results are all in. If you look at all 3 of my results, you'll see that the i3 at 3.1GHz isn't holding my 7970 back at all...any in the slightest. I'm seeing the same gains all the way from 700Mhz to 1150MHz.
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Funny that they performed almost exactly the same at stock clocks. Not a coincidence.
    
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Quoting this...just in case you guys missed it. wink.gif That's why I ran clock for clock.
Also, I've updated the benchmark runs in the first few posts. Heaven results are all in. If you look at all 3 of my results, you'll see that the i3 at 3.1GHz isn't holding my 7970 back at all...any in the slightest. I'm seeing the same gains all the way from 700Mhz to 1150MHz.

Thanks for doing all of this... thumb.gif
 
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Lol well that is single slot but he obviously did not need his GPU to be single slot for that to work, he has two other positions to run that sound card in without effecting anything else.

well its a lot cleaner to use single slot card when your WCing. even if you don't want to use extra card. water cooled dual slot card is just ugly in my opinion.
    
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