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Got to spend time this weekend and was able to get my maximum OC at 1230 Core/7000 Mem with my temps at 70 in full load which I think is about average. Locked boost at 1230 so fps doesn't jump all over the place, the EVGA Precision X boost lock seems pretty cool. I'm happy with my card overall, saved me $100 from getting EVGA or Asus. smile.gif
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If you are running V-Sync turn it off and try again,
My 680 SLI 4GB cards were getting crappy FPS rates in Crysis 2 and I did some research about it , don't remember where I read it about it but there is a conflict when running V-Sync in SLI causing low FPS that they haven't fixed yet..

Thanks for the advice.
V-Synch is off, and I'm averaging 70fps on Crysis2.
I'm thinking the CPU is the bottleneck, but I'm upgrading to a FX-8350 tomorrow (if it's released) and I will post my findings.
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Got to spend time this weekend and was able to get my maximum OC at 1230 Core/7000 Mem with my temps at 70 in full load which I think is about average. Locked boost at 1230 so fps doesn't jump all over the place, the EVGA Precision X boost lock seems pretty cool. I'm happy with my card overall, saved me $100 from getting EVGA or Asus. smile.gif

Interesting I have never even heard of this brand ever period. Do you know the company history?
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Interesting I have never even heard of this brand ever period. Do you know the company history?
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Yup that's my card. I'm from the Philippines and Palit has been pretty much the most common brand for NVIDIA cards since the 5500 FX days. Didn't know it wasn't so popular in other countries. Well they seem to be quality products since like I've said they've been around since the 5500 FX days (possibly earlier). The best part is they are pretty much the cheapest, non-reference cards I can find. I think the PCB is reference based on how high (or low) I can overclock but the custom cooler is nice. They are about $100-$150 cheaper than the reference EVGA/Asus DCII and come with a custom cooler as you can see. Triple fan keeps it cool and it's a 2.5 slot card so 2 of them can fit in my board with 2 PCI-e slots unlike the Asus DCII 3-slot cards. Personally I like how it looks as well, not too fancy and more on the elegant side.

Only thing is IDK if there are better overclocking Palit Jetstreams out there since I can only do 1230/7000 overclock with mine, think I can go higher on mem to around 7100 but I didn't see the point so I just stuck it at 7000 to keep it stable. Not really sure if all Palit Jetstreams are like this or if it's luck (or unluck) of draw.
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I think your card looks awesome. Love the fan setup and I'm assuming it has heat pipes as well. Looks like it is overclocking really well to me. Makes me wonder how many card manufactures there are out there. Thanks for the insight on your card it is very cool. Have fun gaming. biggrin.gif
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I think your card looks awesome. Love the fan setup and I'm assuming it has heat pipes as well. Looks like it is overclocking really well to me. Makes me wonder how many card manufactures there are out there. Thanks for the insight on your card it is very cool. Have fun gaming. biggrin.gif

Thanks man. Well OC could do better but I don't really bench, so I guess fps wise I'm at the maximum. Check out Galaxy or Gainward or Inno3D if you haven't heard of them, these are the cards for sale here, I think mainly because they are a lot cheaper than the more popular brands like EVGA, Asus, and MSI. IDK 1 day if I can spend extra for an EVGA or an MSI Twin Frozr like yours. biggrin.gif Would love a OC edition card.
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ugh, these new amd drivers are making me want to switch to 7970s...wish nvidia would release some sweet new performing drivers
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ugh, these new amd drivers are making me want to switch to 7970s...wish nvidia would release some sweet new performing drivers

306.96 drivers aren't so bad. They improved GW2 framerates quite a bit as well as smoothness, not sure about other games though. Also you gotta take into account TSAA and PhysX and other eyecandy AMD doesn't have unless all you do is bench I'd say NVIDIA is still the way it's meant to be played. smile.gif
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ugh, these new amd drivers are making me want to switch to 7970s...wish nvidia would release some sweet new performing drivers

306.96 drivers aren't so bad. They improved GW2 framerates quite a bit as well as smoothness, not sure about other games though. Also you gotta take into account TSAA and PhysX and other eyecandy AMD doesn't have unless all you do is bench I'd say NVIDIA is still the way it's meant to be played. smile.gif

Tsaa still isn't implemented in anything but the secret world correct? I love my 680s but watching them getting handled by 7970s is depressing
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Tsaa still isn't implemented in anything but the secret world correct? I love my 680s but watching them getting handled by 7970s is depressing

They don't really "get handled". If we talk pure FPS the 7970 and 680 will still trade blows depending on the game. Also consider some developers support NVIDIA more than AMD. I can say this because of crashing issues in games like Dishonored and Guild Wars 2 in AMD based cards but not in NVIDIA. Could be coincidence but seems like NVIDIA is still a safer bet. Not to mention resale value and (until before the catalyst 12.7 and 12.8 drivers) had better driver support.

What ticks me off about NVIDIA is the voltage lock definitely, but who knows maybe they know something we don't about overvolting kepler cards. Most of the time GTX 680 will still beat 7970 in gaming. If you're benching than maybe 7970 would be the better bet, but for gaming I'd still go with NVIDIA.
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