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Hey can I ask you guys a question? I am worried. I just got new 680 4gb. In gpu-z when I look at memory usage it says -4028 with a minus sign. I also just noticed in my gpu-z validation under memory size it says 0. Is this bad. Is my card messed up? Thanks for any help.
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Hey can I ask you guys a question? I am worried. I just got new 680 4gb. In gpu-z when I look at memory usage it says -4028 with a minus sign. I also just noticed in my gpu-z validation under memory size it says 0. Is this bad. Is my card messed up? Thanks for any help.

Update to the latest gpuZ if you haven't already. Also note that gpuZ can and has messed up for me before. Said my 12v on my psu was down to 2-5v at certain times and up to 16v another time. I use a mutlimeter and never trust software readings.


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Update to the latest gpuZ if you haven't already. Also note that gpuZ can and has messed up for me before. Said my 12v on my psu was down to 2-5v at certain times and up to 16v another time. I use a mutlimeter and never trust software readings.
I'm sure your card is fine!

Thanks for your help. I just tried dxdiag and it is showing the correct amount so maybe it is just gpu-z.
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its wierd cpu-z says 2047mb.
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Proud owner of two Asus GTX 680 DCII TOP's.
Not really happy with the max performace though..
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Hello guys.

I will be getting Gigabyte GTX680 Windforce soon, but im confused about this,

Ultra Durable VGA™
GPU Temperature 5%~10% down
Ultra Durable VGA board provides dramatic cooling effect on lowering both GPU and memory temperature by doubling the copper inner layer of PCB. GIGABYTE Ultra Durable VGA can lower GPU temperature by 5% to 10%.
Overclocking Capability 10%~30% Up
Ultra Durable VGA board reduces voltage ripples in normal and transient state, thus effectively lowers noises and ensures higher overclocking capability. GIGABYTE Ultra Durable VGA graphic accelerators improve overclocking capability by 10% to 30%.
Power Switching Loss 10%~30% Down
Ultra Durable VGA board allows more bandwidth for electron passage and reduces circuit impedance. The less circuit impedance, the more stable flow of current and can effectively improve power efficiency. GIGABYTE Ultra Durable VGA can lower power switching loss by 10% to 30%.

Does this means this card has completely redesigned PCB? i tought its only the cooler and 1 more phase, are you guys satisfied owners of this card? so this means difference chokes/mofsets etc? are the phases different models then the reference as well?

How well does it overclock and what are the maximum temps when oc to lets say 1250+ does the vrm/power delivery parts gets hot?

Also are there 2 versions of this cards? on same reviews the card is named OC, on some there is no OC in the model name, what gives?
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Hello guys.
I will be getting Gigabyte GTX680 Windforce soon, but im confused about this,
Ultra Durable VGA™
GPU Temperature 5%~10% down
Ultra Durable VGA board provides dramatic cooling effect on lowering both GPU and memory temperature by doubling the copper inner layer of PCB. GIGABYTE Ultra Durable VGA can lower GPU temperature by 5% to 10%.
Overclocking Capability 10%~30% Up
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Power Switching Loss 10%~30% Down
Ultra Durable VGA board allows more bandwidth for electron passage and reduces circuit impedance. The less circuit impedance, the more stable flow of current and can effectively improve power efficiency. GIGABYTE Ultra Durable VGA can lower power switching loss by 10% to 30%.
Does this means this card has completely redesigned PCB? i tought its only the cooler and 1 more phase, are you guys satisfied owners of this card? so this means difference chokes/mofsets etc? are the phases different models then the reference as well?
How well does it overclock and what are the maximum temps when oc to lets say 1250+ does the vrm/power delivery parts gets hot?
Also are there 2 versions of this cards? on same reviews the card is named OC, on some there is no OC in the model name, what gives?

You could always buy mine and not have to worry about it getting hot @ 1250+ tongue.gif
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@ psyside it uses a ref pcb.
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@psyside - the GB GTX 680 Windforce is a non reference version. Gigabyte improved it with an aftermarket cooling unit and added an extra phase. More phases mean better distribution of power running through the GPU.

What this means is theoretically it should do well over clocking but there is no garuantee it will past advertised clocks. It's a sweet card. I do not own it so can't give you additional info. I've hears good things. smile.gif

May try Windforce myself next time but I don't like the blue PCB. I'm big on aesthetics as I like to gaze into my system. See Ivy Cruncher pics. tongue.gif
     
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According to EK configurator it uses the ref pcb confused.gif
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