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OK, so I've played around some with my Asus 670 DCII (not top). The one thing I dont understand though is how the TDP is so damn low? 37,6% as its highest in the test I ran below. Highest Ive seen it go is 38,5 or so in another test that ended up crashing tongue.gif


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Here is a screenshot of, well, everything after running Heaven. This is my sweet spot. Actually, a little bit of a lie, it's probably within 4-5 GPU ticks and 10-15 memory ticks of of my sweet spot. I didn't fine tune all that much. I know that at 155 GPU Heaven crashed, at 150 it was fine. At 800 memory oc it crashed, at 750 it was fine. I combined the two and ran it twice, both came out flawlessly and with the first score was only one point higher than the second, I am posting the second.
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nice card sting. who made the card ? is it an evga ? you got 400 more mem than i got. too bad im selling mine.
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nice card sting. who made the card ? is it an evga ? you got 400 more mem than i got. too bad im selling mine.

Yes this happens to be the EVGA FTW Edition. I had been using ATI/AMD for the last 10 years, maybe longer. I had ordered an XFX HD7970 Double D Black Edition initially and it had come defective, grossly defective. I sent it back to Newegg for an RMA at first, then I checked into NVidia, just for the heck of it at first.

I know that in my research here on this site it is stated that a 7970 clocks faster than the GTX 670, but I wanted to give NVidia another shot after having been so long with ATI.

I am glad I did. This is really a solid card. I know it's not the "newest" technology, and I know the price tag was obviously more than that of my original 7970, but I love this thing! Even though in my head I am already considering a 690, I may just keep this one for a while, at this point it comes down to "need", and I don't necessarily "need" a 690 at the moment. smile.gif

I was impressed myself with the overall overclock of this card. I have already invested more than 3 hours of straight game time in Skyrim with everything maxed, including all reflections turned on, and it seems this card is laughing at me. This is another reason why spending the extra on a 690 seems a little overkill for me to do at the moment.

Thanks for the reply though! Appreciated!
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post #1115 of 3357
Great Guide, using it i've got both my evga FTWs up to 1280, stable in Heaven and 3D Mark 11, a bit loud for my tastes though with the performance fan profile so I might have a play to see how far I can go with the quiet one.
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This guide was thoroughly helpful. I'd never over-clocked a gpu until following this guide to a T. The core clock stabilized on my asus gtx 670 at +145Mhz and the memory at +62 Mhz. I've noticed a notable bump in performance and temperatures have not exceeded 60 degrees Celsius. Thanks for making the process so painless. biggrin.gif
post #1117 of 3357
So my new card just arrived I plan on going sli ... Just one question do you need to get both cards under the same clocks ???? Because my gigabyte clocks way higher than my evga so would there be any problems by not having the same clocks on both cards ????
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last i read, both cards will run at the slowest cards clocks.
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can someone explain me this:

i did +75core +400mem

my first card maxed out at 1202
my second card maxed out at 1267

i turn it down to +70 +400mem

my first card maxed out at 1202
my second card maxed out at 1267

i turn it down to +65 +400mem

my first card maxed out at 1202
my second card maxed out at 1256

isn't that kind of weird?
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last i read, both cards will run at the slowest cards clocks.

Really ???? what a shame there is almost 100 mhz in difference between the cards.... well i guess i am sending back my card frown.gif
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