Now that Nvidia has killed videocard overclocking, what's next?
Intel will start selling nothing but fully locked cpu's, I guess.
Everybody's computers will clock exactly the same, so there's no longer any point in having an Overclockers Forum any more, is there?
"ExactlyTheSameClock.net" just doesn't sound right. It's blasphemous.
I've seen the future and it's completely Vanilla!
There's still hope, I guess.
Hopefully AMD is paying attention.
Maybe they'll still allow computer enthusiasts to thrive and allow their gpu's and cpu's to be OC'd.
If not, then this is going to be a very dull world.
I received 2 EVGA GTX680's yesterday. Now I'm bored and depressed.
Words I've never used for any new computer equipment.
Even a new cable held the promise of it being better than what it replaced.
It appears as if the BIOS senses any upward trend in heat and instantly starts downclocking.
Watercooling won't help. If the cards can't heat up then they can't be cooled down.
The only bypass is to cool before heating occurs.
Maybe LN or DI will stop it from doing this but I have access to neither.
Besides, extreme cooling only works as long as all of your coolant doesn't evaporate. Minutes? An hour at a time?
If Nvidia hasn't already done so, then they'll probably introduce a cold bug to future drivers so precooling won't work, either.
You'd better archive these early drivers like the earliest owners of GTX590's should have done. Before Nvidia locked down the voltage OCing of these cards.
You used to be able to take the best videocards and make them even better through OCing.
Now, Nvidia wants all of our videocards to run exactly the same.
Someone asked for a new thread, just for posting the best benchmark results for these new cards.
If there is one, you're gonna be severely disappointed!