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Sad but probably true. You can tell it has potential though, just from the 1250mhz on stock voltage. I still wanna know about the 132% power cap slider. Has anyone seen higher than 112-114% power consumption yet? What does Nvidia give us by letting the power limiter go up to 132% yet giving us stock voltage and only 1250mhz that can't hit anywhere near 132%?

The upside is that the custom cards later will probabally fix a lot of this. If I were a guy absolutely set on getting 680s I would wait at this point after reading this thread. The Lightnings/AMPs of the world should be able to fix some of this.
    
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I dislike when I lose my BF3 progress because my OC makes my drivers crash biggrin.gif
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Sad but probably true. You can tell it has potential though, just from the 1250mhz on stock voltage. I still wanna know about the 132% power cap slider. Has anyone seen higher than 112-114% power consumption yet? What does Nvidia give us by letting the power limiter go up to 132% yet giving us stock voltage and only 1250mhz that can't hit anywhere near 132%?

I can't even get it to go over 105% in any game/benchmark, OCCT will take it to 120% but OCCT also doesn't even max turbo when 105% in heaven does... OCCT claims stable when heaven crashes instantly. The card is impossible to test for stability without hours and hours and many different games. I can't get 1234MHz (+150) anywhere near stable, let alone 1250MHz. Still stuck at +120, with +125 crashing after about 5 minutes of any game.
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I dislike when I lose my BF3 progress because my OC makes my drivers crash biggrin.gif

What are you at now? It seems most games won't be stable with anything over +120 core (1202 with turbo on my card) and +300 mem... while other games will have no issues. Skyrim is the big one here. Load it up with max texture mods and max settings, and watch the crashes begin with anywhere near +500 memory. Yet +500 will pass 3DMark11 and 2 hours of heaven looping with no issues.
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The upside is that the custom cards later will probabally fix a lot of this. If I were a guy absolutely set on getting 680s I would wait at this point after reading this thread. The Lightnings/AMPs of the world should be able to fix some of this.

Just want to add that Newegg won't accept refunds on the card either. Just checked with them and they said I can exchange only. Leaving anyone not happy with their 680's overclocking performance stuck with the card.

EDIT: Also to add to my fustration 2 LEDs on my XArmor mechanical keyboard just died. I've already RMA'd it once because of this.. looks like i'm spending $200 on a deck legend. I've been thinking about it for awhile now, and looks like I might as well do it now.
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What are you at now? It seems most games won't be stable with anything over +120 core (1202 with turbo on my card) and +300 mem... while other games will have no issues. Skyrim is the big one here. Load it up with max texture mods and max settings, and watch the crashes begin with anywhere near +500 memory. Yet +500 will pass 3DMark11 and 2 hours of heaven looping with no issues.
EDIT: Also to add to my fustrated 2 LEDs on my Xarmor mechanical keyboard just died. I've already RMA'd it once because of this.. looks like i'm spending $200 on a deck legend.

I was at 140/500. Basically a rocket was launched into my face and once it blew up I crashed lol.
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I'd probably wait for at least one new set of drivers before calling it quits. It seems like there are a few things that need to be addressed that may be fixed via drivers.
 
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You can Ebay it for more than that 15% restock fee would cost anyway. Especially if you have an EVGA since the full warranty can be transferred.
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I'd probably wait for at least one new set of drivers before calling it quits. It seems like there are a few things that need to be addressed that may be fixed via drivers.

I hope you are right but i've never understood how one 680 can have issues that another 680 doesn't using the same drivers. Most these 680s are probably the same batch even. I feel if one 680 can't get even 1200 stable, and the other is getting 1280 stable.. drivers may improve them but that gap will probably still remain. I really hope I am wrong but these cards seem like a real hit or miss in overclocking.
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You can Ebay it for more than that 15% restock fee would cost anyway. Especially if you have an EVGA since the full warranty can be transferred.

I'm not seeing that. I can't step up the card without paying $25 for extended warranty (only 30 days to do that), and I see no way to transfer the warranty because these cards are the "KR" versions. I'm assuming it's not possible or you have to buy the $25 extended warranty.
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I was at 140/500. Basically a rocket was launched into my face and once it blew up I crashed lol.

Yeah thats where the card is the most under stress.
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I hope you are right but i've never understood how one 680 can have issues that another 680 doesn't using the same drivers. Most these 680s are probably the same batch even. I feel if one 680 can't get even 1200 stable, and the other is getting 1280 stable.. drivers may improve them but that gap will probably still remain.


Can you return and get different Brand? Maybe eVGA saved the good ones for more expensive models. Different Manufactures god different Batch?
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Yeah thats where the card is the most under stress.
Can you return and get different Brand? Maybe eVGA saved the good ones for more expensive models. Different Manufactures god different Batch?

Same brand only. I'm going to give it like 15-20 days for MSI AB support and hopefully another driver release to see if my card improves. It seems to me if my card hits only 62C it drops it's voltage from 1.175 to 1.164 while keeping the clocks the same. Which does not seem right to me... the card can't just lower voltage while keeping clocks the same, logic says it will become unstable.
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Has Newegg ever done this "No returns" thing with graphics cards before? Didn't very few, possibly none, of the reviews that were posted right before/right when the card was released say anything about how it doesn't overclock well at all? How were many of them hitting +1300mhz it seems? And why was Nvidia so tight up until the launch, and then only right before/at launch did they drop all of the FXAA/Adaptive V-Sync/GPU Boost on everyone? I'm wondering if they tried to keep everything quiet because they knew the overclocking niche of the population would immediately scream "Pass!" if all of this stuff involving overclock-difficulty was floating all over the net. Is it possible early reviewers got cards with better dynamic voltage, and then sites like Newegg were told not to accept returns since they knew everyone would get the card and many would try to return it once they saw the overclocking issues?

It is definitely the best card Nvidia has put out so far, topping the 580 by a respectable amount. But doesn't anyone else find all of this a little wierd? I'm glad I got one, still going to sell, take the hit, and get non-references (if the added cost is worth it, if issues are addressed), but I can tell you one thing...I'm not getting it the second it comes out again until actual consumers like us have the card IN HAND, not just reviewer sites, and I hear from consumers that voltage control is fully functioning and on par with every single other Nvidia release prior to this.

I'll register, get the extended/transferrable warranty, and keep an eye out for either a future address through the next set of drivers/Precision, or for the listed specs/features of non-ref's. Don't leave the performance nuts behind EVGA! I wanna see that Classified Ultra with a 1.3v max voltage!
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