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7970's are only 500 right now vs 1000 something from nvidia? right?
i believe thats correct.
the 7970 price is right though.

GTX 680's on Newegg are showing about the same. Either way about 300 too much for me, lol.
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post #192 of 392
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GTX 680's on Newegg are showing about the same. Either way about 300 too much for me, lol.

they will be out of stock for months. tongue.gif trust me, people buy em quicker than you can blink
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So, I'm tapping my GT55M in my laptop for this one - doesn't seem too shabby at Milkyway given that it's a mobile chip.

So, one question on OC'in the little guy. I run OCCT to stress test. It runs error free in windowed 1920x1080, but when I go full screen with the same settings, it blows up.

Would this be OCCT or would the OC that this happens at be unstable for BOINC?
    
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I´ve found BOINC to be far more tolerable of higher OC´s than games. My 450's couldn't handle anything above 925 MHz for gaming, but they could handle almost 960 MHz with PrimeGrid and DistRTgen. I could even give them less volts by severely underclocking the vram (to ~1200 MHz or so) since it's not really used.

My opinion: use BOINC to stress-test BOINC. Try an OC setting and let a couple WU's loose.
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post #196 of 392
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I´ve found BOINC to be far more tolerable of higher OC´s than games. My 450's couldn't handle anything above 925 MHz for gaming, but they could handle almost 960 MHz with PrimeGrid and DistRTgen. I could even give them less volts by severely underclocking the vram (to ~1200 MHz or so) since it's not really used.
My opinion: use BOINC to stress-test BOINC. Try an OC setting and let a couple WU's loose.

Individually, my 460's and 560's can OC a lot higher than when in SLI... found that out fast... In SLI, best the 460's can do is 794MHz... but go 900 easy for BOINC tasks and single card games... same with 560's... do 1GHz alone... but SLI then and 945 about tops...

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Individually, my 460's and 560's can OC a lot higher than when in SLI... found that out fast... In SLI, best the 460's can do is 794MHz... but go 900 easy for BOINC tasks and single card games... same with 560's... do 1GHz alone... but SLI then and 945 about tops...
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Well, my 450's were pretty different... one topped at 980 MHz, second topped at 955 MHz, and third topped at a miserable 880 MHz.

Silicon lottery fails mad.gif

EDIT: i kept my best one though. I'm re-testing it, as i do not remember the volts for 980 MHz xD

Hope to get a mount to use my H70 on it. I might hit the 1 GHz barrier on it biggrin.gif
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Hmmm, my entry seems not to have registered the first time around, so I just signed up again. Please check for any inconsistencies, just in case smile.gif
     
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Since i upgraded my card's yesterday i've donated one of my old, it's not much but it might do someone good! santa.gif
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Hmmm, my entry seems not to have registered the first time around, so I just signed up again. Please check for any inconsistencies, just in case smile.gif

I see you as number 57. thumb.gif

Also, got the rig fired up and running! Less than two hours to start crunch time! cheers.gif
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