Originally Posted by CallsignVega
Well I think I am done with 680's. I told myself if they suck so bad that I drop below 1200 MHz in SLI I'd change them out. Well at 1202 MHz I just got the display driver has stopped responding and BF3 crashed out. So now I am at like a pathetic 1192 MHz core on water cooled EK block 680's in SLI. Card's that run stable at over 1300 MHz alone I have to drop down to a noob frequency in SLI.
I think I will be giving some of those new special edition 7970 card's a try. My reference 7970's would run 1300 MHz in crossfire all day long stable on air
. Not to mention I think NVIDIA's idea of dynamic overclocking is rubbish.
Sorry to hear your 680's aren't working as well as you'd have liked. I can't test to see if what your saying running them in SLI, TRI or Quad lowers core over clock that you can achieve individually.
I've always been single powerful solution type of person until my recent GTX 690 purchase three weeks ago. On the learning curve a little still but love it thus far. Frame metering makes the 690 feel like it's performance of one powerful card. Simply awesome.
My 690 does 1175 MHz / 1200 MHz max core over clock. I'm very happy as I'm destroying games on my 120 Hz monitor and doing very well in 3D Vision now. I know that the extra 25 MHz on that first GPU isn't going to mean more than a few FPS in relation to gaming.
You've been an Nvidia Enthusiast for quite some time, had some great benches with the 580's. Wish you well on your new endeavor whenever they release the 7990.