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Poll Results: What are you thinking: Used Fermi for SLI, or go with Kepler?

 
  • 18% (20)
    Thinking of getting adding another cheap, used Fermi for SLI!!!
  • 64% (70)
    Thinking of selling my Fermi and going with Single High-End Kepler (670/680)!!!
  • 17% (19)
    Thinking of waiting to see what lower-end/cheaper Keplers bring to the table!!!
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And it looks like we are:
05/14/2012 04:39:00 OUT FOR DELIVERY MESA, AZ, US
Man, they start work EARLY at UPS thumb.gif
I so hope this baby arrives before I have to take off for work ... but then again, ya know ... I'm suddenly just, not ... FEELING all that WELL ... dunno what's come over me biggrin.gif


hahaha this guy!!!

soo when I get home there better be a slu of benchies!!!

this is what I have waited for!
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Yah, so ... I didn't call in sick, I'm stuck at work. The wife just called though to tell me my package has arrived. I could hear her voice tremble with excitement as she delivered the news (oh, wait ... NOT!).

It's suddenly not so easy to get any work done ... kinda distracted for some reason.
    
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Yah, so ... I didn't call in sick, I'm stuck at work. The wife just called though to tell me my package has arrived. I could hear her voice tremble with excitement as she delivered the news (oh, wait ... NOT!).
It's suddenly not so easy to get any work done ... kinda distracted for some reason.

I figured tongue.gif

so can we expect the benchies tonight??
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Maybe some of 'em at least biggrin.gif

My God, the rate at which time is passing by right now is reminding me of the first time I had to kick a massive heroin habit shackled to the cement floor of a Turkish prison ...
Edited by brettjv - 5/14/12 at 6:28pm
    
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Just ran  Heaven using the following settings: This is with my new 670 clocked at 1289MHz/6412

 

  • 1920x1080p
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  • Extreme Tesselation
  • 16AF
  • DX11

 

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Thanks Youra ... that's promising ... real close to my 470's smile.gif

I'm about to start cleaning my case for the new arrival. I'll have some unboxing shots posted here in not too long thumb.gif

And just for Windfire I went and bought a Kill-A-Watt on my way home, and took a baseline for the 470's, along with temp tests (CPU, System, Exhaust) while running the Crysis bench so we'll be able to see the changes with the new card.

BTW let me just say ... DO NOT TRY TO CHANGE TIM. First off I'm almost positive it's the good Shin-Etsu already, and it's applied VERY nicely. Secondly, without an IHS, it's almost impossible to remove it w/o getting it on the components around the chip. And it's all prickly around there, like little capacitors or something ... I'm afraid to try to clean the TIM off the area around the chip on account of I might snap a tiny component and rip it off or something. It doesn't want to dissolve in alcohol either. Hopefully the stuff that's was on there isn't conductive. Otherwise tonight's testing is going to be painfully short-lived.
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u know ur on OCN when u get a high end GPU and the first thing u do is rip it apart to replace the TIM lol

dude u deserve rep for that!!! lol
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Uh-Oh!!! I forgot to remove the old drivers ...

O NOES!!!

Do I have to re-install Windows nao, or just teh Driver Sweep?!?

Err ... wait ... how about I just do a clean install from the drivers on the disc? O MY GOSH, MAGIC!

Okay, up and running on the 301.25 drivers. Are these the best to use for these cards? Also about to install the brand new Afterburner 2.21, dated 5/15/2012. May wanna grab that one too Youra thumb.gif

I also wanna add that seriously, the blue color board isn't that bad. It's a very DEEP rich blue ... looks pretty nice actually. And the card looks TIGHT through the side window. They're not the coolness of the SLI GE TFII CU coolers, but it looks pretty sweet. Although having only one card looks BIZARRE to me at this point. Had SLI for so long ...

Okay, so ... no Power Offset in Afterburner? Wonder if that's detrimental to the overall OC'ing ability. We'll see I guess... Think I'll break this baby in w/10 loops of Crysis before I start OC'ing ... wish me luck!
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do stock benchies first!!!
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Here's a teaser for you guys ... my first bench is Crysis. This is stock, at 1920x1200, maxed. Card ALMOST cracked 60C, probably would have with another run. The fan ramped from 800 to 1800rpm, but was still completely silent.

My 'stock' clocks (after Kepler Boost) are: 1189MHz/3005MHz

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