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I was very disappointed when I found there is no voltage control on the ref 680gtx. I'm itching to buy a new card however, has anyone confirmed they will release cards with voltage control and disabled GPU boost on non ref pcb?

The 7970 Lightning looks VERY tempting but AMD drivers are like getting stuck in the sperm bank for two days with no water.

This is a terrible time to buy a video card, I feel. I wish I had the financial stability I have now back when 580's released -_-'.
    
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I think the 680 does have voltage control? How else would we be seeing these 1800mhz + overclocks.

Have you tried the EVGA new overclocking tool?

http://www.evga.com/precision/
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It has overvolting which applies automatically when you oc. Stock is 1.1v at 1050ish average, up the speed and it goes to 1.175 software, 1.21 actual. People are spreading tons of fud. Sadly it seems to be spreading................

The hardware caps it to 1.21. You have to solder to go higher, but the vrm has been shown capable of 1.4v without issue during kingpin tests.

This is simpler to oc and same end result. I love it.
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Hmm something about software choosing the voltage for me doesn't sound to appealing. Takes the fun out of overclocking IMO.
I still have faith in non-ref PCB. How come Nvidia is pushing 1150mv at stock (with gpu boost obv) when the max volts in afterburner for my 45nm 570gtx is 1100mv?
    
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Hmm something about software choosing the voltage for me doesn't sound to appealing. Takes the fun out of overclocking IMO.
I still have faith in non-ref PCB. How come Nvidia is pushing 1150mv at stock (with gpu boost obv) when the max volts in afterburner for my 45nm 570gtx is 1100mv?

People said the same of sandy bridge, hehe. As far as volts it is around 1.1v stock, and as I said goes to 1.21 actual, 1.175 by software metering. Thus we do have headroom, though I agree it was capped relatively low. Nonref will likely eschew the cap some but may not necessarily have direct control.
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It has overvolting which applies automatically when you oc. Stock is 1.1v at 1050ish average, up the speed and it goes to 1.175 software, 1.21 actual. People are spreading tons of fud. Sadly it seems to be spreading................
The hardware caps it to 1.21. You have to solder to go higher, but the vrm has been shown capable of 1.4v without issue during kingpin tests.
This is simpler to oc and same end result. I love it.

To run anything over the small bit over stock, didn't they have to completely bypass the stock VRM (via E-Power)?
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