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Anyone planning to WC? The temps are great on this card, but 40C under load is even better. I think I'm going to throw a EK waterblock on there once they come in stock.
 
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Originally Posted by subyman View Post

Anyone planning to WC? The temps are great on this card, but 40C under load is even better. I think I'm going to throw a EK waterblock on there once they come in stock.

Fo shizzle! Going to wait for Aquacomputer or Heatkiller though. Since these cards run alot quieter than their predecessors, it won't be a painful wait smile.gif
    
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Heaven Benches.
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Had a tiny bit of artifact. May not be entirely stable here.

At what part, by rotating dragon?
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http://www.overclock.net/t/1233434/680-overclocking-calling-all-owners/0_50#post_16792440

See my thread here.

I'm now getting +190 on core and +510 on memory and it's stable. Force 1.175 voltage in Precision X. If your card is like mine, it will step down to 1.167 every now and then and cause it to become unstable.
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Thanks for this but could you reduce the memory clocks because that 580 core clock is fairly low.. you should be able to get it to 950 (or more) which hopefully gives a better comparison. I'm interested as a 580 owner smile.gif. I don't know if memory helps 680 but it barely does anything for the 580s.
Also if people are running 3DMark11 .. maybe post the GPU scores separately from the P score.
(if someone has provided this.. sorry, just started reading this thread).

That's the highest the GTX 580 would go on stock voltage, I didn't test higher and It's no longer in my comp.

I will tell you this. Just get the 680, everything is SO much better. Every feels incredibly smoother, the GTX 680 has some amazing features and is overall much faster.
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At what part, by rotating dragon?

Confirming it artifacts at rotating dragon, even at stock. It has to be drivers, I would ignore it.
Edited by Murlocke - 3/23/12 at 7:19pm
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It is said to lower temps by 2-3 degrees C, but I got for the aesthetics, there also good at keeping heavy/long cards straight and rigid and not bending but I doubt the 680 will have any problems as it is pretty small.




I think the high flow bracket is the accessory that will reduce temps by 2-3c.


That backplate looks to be some kind of heat spreader. It might help for SLI but not so much for single card users. An intake fan on the side of your case would help more than anything.
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Nope. Step up allows you to move from one physical model to another. Memory doesn't factor in.
Via http://www.evga.com/support/stepup/



If I'm understanding this, then the step-up program will NOT apply to, say, a vanilla GTX 680 to a GTX 680 Hydro-Copper or Classified. Correct?

Since the only step-up from a GTX 680 would be the (possible) GTX 690, and nothing else, until the GTX 7xx, series which will not happen until long after the step-up program for these first cards has long passed. Again, is this correct?

If so, then I really hope there are some better looking waterblocks than the ones from EKWaterblocks! I imagined the shape of the available (sold out already) EK blocks in black delrin, and realized they will look quite like a cow flop!

The only available pics of them are with the clear plexi tops and they're already ugly as sin.

I don't know how I managed it, but I missed these cards on Amazon and then bought a pair from EVGA.

It seems as if it should've been the other way around with EVGA selling out first.

 

 

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Man... apparrently it was confirmed with a Zotac rep. that the 2ghz core on a non-reference GTX 680 is NOT a typo, by a BSN reviewer/news poster. Even if it's not widely available, I'm wondering if say 1.5ghz or 1.6ghz ones WILL be soon...? I wonder how soon, if so... suddenly really questioning my purchase of 2x reference cards (eVGA 680) since it seems I would be unable to step-up to say an eVGA non-reference model of the same GPU frown.gif.
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If I'm understanding this, then the step-up program will NOT apply to, say, a vanilla GTX 680 to a GTX 680 Hydro-Copper or Classified. Correct?


Correct, it has to be a GPU upgrade.

i.e. gtx480-->GTX580

not GTX580 vanilla --> GTX580 superclocked.
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Crysis 1 and Warhead Benchmarks, Metro Benchmark maxed out (MSA4X and DOF), go go go sli's hehehe.

Thanks for information thread!
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At what part, by rotating dragon? [/quote]

At several times throughout. HAd to tell. It did not look like normal artifacti, just flicker.
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