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post #21 of 35
Whatever happened to the HD 4250 with 6GB VRAM? Now that was a monster card.
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post #22 of 35
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Originally Posted by dph314 View Post

8 + 6 pin connectors and still a max voltage of 1.175v mad.gif What does a higher wattage do for clock speeds if the voltage doesn't increase at all?
My reference already hits 1.3Ghz and stays below 68C. Guess the Lightning is my last hope as far as the non-ref 680s go...

You fail to understand electricity and current. Think of it this way, a light bulb doesn't need more volts to be brighter (spend more energy). No, a bulb gets higher W and then becomes brighter.

Simply put, higher W is what you want.
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post #23 of 35
You realize the relationship between Watts and voltage is Watts = Volts x Current?

Therefore, more voltage would increase wattage as long as current was constant.
Edited by OCScrub - 4/15/12 at 4:55pm
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post #24 of 35
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Originally Posted by Tippy View Post

Blue PCB with a silver/black color scheme. Galaxy continues it's tradition of making some of the most fugly GPU's ever biggrin.gif
The extra 2gb vRam hardly helps performance at all : /

Vram never increases the performance of the video card. Its either equal or slightly worse as the 256bit rate now needs to manage 4gb instead of 2 that it was designed for.
    
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post #25 of 35
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Vram never increases the performance of the video card. Its either equal or slightly worse as the 256bit rate now needs to manage 4gb instead of 2 that it was designed for.

Bus width doesn't determine how much memory something was designed for or how much can be utilized.

The only reason some cards are slower with more memory is because more memory/denser IC tend to mean looser memory timings. At the same timings 2GiB and 4GiB would perform identically, unless you needed more than 2GiB of memory, in which case 4GiB would perform vastly better.
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post #26 of 35
nice cooler! but it seems a bit too long....
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post #27 of 35
I wonder if there will be an after market water block for the 4gb cards...
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post #28 of 35
I'm really surprised voltage control is still locked. Not regretting getting 7970s til that happens.

At any rate what is with Galaxy and making supremely ugly cards?
    
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post #29 of 35
This is so smexy, I'm saving for it biggrin.gif
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post #30 of 35
Wow! This is great!
We, all, are looking for this kind of card.
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