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Mines set for delivery today. I'll report back after I get some time to play with it.
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Mines set for delivery today. I'll report back after I get some time to play with it.

Same here! End of the day though, they always get to my house last frown.gif
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Just FYI: Afterburner / Precision X will *not* report the proper voltage even if its over 1175mV. Does GPU-Z?

I"ll have some lightning 680s next week to test.
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Just FYI: Afterburner / Precision X will *not* report the proper voltage even if its over 1175mV. Does GPU-Z?
I"ll have some lightning 680s next week to test.

No, GPU-Z also shows 1.175v even with the core voltage slider maxed in AB. Obviously the slider isn't doing anything. Although, I believe MSI GTX670 PE owners should be seeing a button to the right of the standard core voltage slider in AB, which opens a panel that has all three voltage sliders. As of AB version 2.2.2, that button is not there.
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Oh another thing I forgot to report on, which most people won't care about but I thought I'd mention it.

On system startup, the fans ramp up to full which sounds like a jet engine turbine, then SLOWLY spin down to the point where they become inaudible. I believe this is a side effect of the anti-dust technology, where the fans spin backwards upon startup. I'm guessing the spin down brings the fans to zero, then they start spinning in the normal direction, but I haven't stuck my head in there and watched it. wink.gif

This is only on a cold system boot by the way. The card doesn't do this when waking from sleep.
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Oh another thing I forgot to report on, which most people won't care about but I thought I'd mention it.
On system startup, the fans ramp up to full which sounds like a jet engine turbine, then SLOWLY spin down to the point where they become inaudible. I believe this is a side effect of the anti-dust technology, where the fans spin backwards upon startup. I'm guessing the spin down brings the fans to zero, then they start spinning in the normal direction, but I haven't stuck my head in there and watched it. wink.gif
This is only on a cold system boot by the way. The card doesn't do this when waking from sleep.

It's the antidust thing thumb.gif
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oh amazon, will you please hurry up and get these in stock!?! tongue.gif

newegg already received two full shipments
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Anyone aware if any of the current backplates out will fit this card? My RMA went through and I'm debating as to try out another Asus one or give this card a shot. After seeing the Asus card with the backplate in my case though, it's hard to picture one without a backplate in there!
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No, GPU-Z also shows 1.175v even with the core voltage slider maxed in AB. Obviously the slider isn't doing anything. Although, I believe MSI GTX670 PE owners should be seeing a button to the right of the standard core voltage slider in AB, which opens a panel that has all three voltage sliders. As of AB version 2.2.2, that button is not there.

You are 100% wrong. The voltage is reported by nvapi.dll and it stops at 1175 whether you use AB or GPU-Z to monitor. Even reference cards can slip up to 1.21V, but it is not reported by the driver.

There is a long discussion on guru3d about this from the creator of msi afterburner. The driver does not report the proper voltage. In short, you are incorrect. Afterburner and precision
DOES NOT show the proper voltage even if its over 1175mV.
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Anyone aware if any of the current backplates out will fit this card? My RMA went through and I'm debating as to try out another Asus one or give this card a shot. After seeing the Asus card with the backplate in my case though, it's hard to picture one without a backplate in there!

I don't think an EVGA back plate will fit frown.gif

The MSI 670 PE uses a custom PCB, whereas the EVGA one uses the 680 reference pcb....I believe a gigabyte model will accept an EVGA back plate, since it uses a 680 reference PCB

So as of now, your best bet is an Asus or Gigabyte
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