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One does not compare fully custom (digital controller + better VRM+ backplate) card with reference one with custom cooling, so yes, DCII cards beat TF IV generally, but Lightning beats DCII.

The 670 Power Edition isn't reference.
 
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post #492 of 939
Nevermind, my bad.

Anyway, this looks better build imho



Then this,


Edited by psyside - 8/30/12 at 1:29am
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Ok what the hell with that 306.02 driver? I just installed it and now all my presets of OCing in AfterBurner are unstable!
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One does not compare fully custom (digital controller + better VRM+ backplate) card with reference one with custom cooling, so yes, DCII cards beat TF IV generally, but Lightning beats DCII.

Except the DCII doesn't have voltage control.

PE/Hawk/Lightning in the 600 series are better than DCII for sure.
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Except the DCII doesn't have voltage control.
PE/Hawk/Lightning in the 600 series are better than DCII for sure.

Your opinion, build quality can not be touched, backplate, metal shroud, alloy chokes, custom caps etc.
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Your opinion, build quality can not be touched, backplate, metal shroud, alloy chokes, custom caps etc.

The MSI PE has all of that besides the backplate.. I'm sorry but why did you even come into this thread in the first place? To tell us your graphics card is better when in fact it really isn't? Please leave.
 
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Nope it does not, however 680 L has and its even better, i got no problems to admit, that Lightning is better card, but you guys, would kill someone just to prove false info, you got the pictures up, look at them and be real at least.
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Nope it does not, however 680 L has and its even better, i got no problems to admit, that Lightning is better card, but you guys, would kill someone just to prove false info, you got the pictures up, look at them and be real at least.

I'm looking at them and I couldn't care less since there's no voltage control the extra crap on the DCII is pointless.

Not really an opinion when, if they had the same gpu chip on both of them the PE/Lightning/Hawk would typically win with a higher overclock.
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Nope it does not, however 680 L has and its even better, i got no problems to admit, that Lightning is better card, but you guys, would kill someone just to prove false info, you got the pictures up, look at them and be real at least.

I'm looking at them and I couldn't care less since there's no voltage control the extra crap on the DCII is pointless.

Not really an opinion when, if they had the same gpu chip on both of them the PE/Lightning/Hawk would typically win with a higher overclock.

My msi sli setup beat out my dcuII by over 500 points on 3dmark11 and that was before the new msi afterburner came out with the ability to over clock them. I went through 6 Asus cards picking the best over locking ones so don't say I had two bad cards.

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Can't say it's their attitude as I've never really heard from anyone from MSI about the issue, but their support staff definitely tell you to RMA the card. Maybe if you push them hard enough (ie. talk to supervisor/manager) you could get them to send a new fan, but I've not had that luck so far.
Multi-GPU configs really suck, yeah. I had some pretty high temps even in one of the best air cooling cases available, the HAF-X. My top GTX 460 Hawk (talon attack) would sometimes hit 80C.. and then it would start letting out an ear piercing electrical noise which went away after it cooled down a few degrees.
But there's a disclaimer there: It wasn't completely starved; but one of the fans was covered by my sound card.
And even then, I didn't like keeping the fans at more than 40% (minimum) due to noise. If I let em get to 50-60% the temps fell quite a lot, but the noise ramped up a lot more.
The Twin Frozr 4 fans are a lot quieter and most of the time the card is basically silent while keeping amazing temps; only really ramping up to 50-55% in intensive applications. Still quieter than the Twin Frozr 2 fans.
Mayhap your smaller case and less efficient airflow are to blame, but who knows.
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1st thing 1st, I sorted the dust issue. Wasn't as bad as the pic would make one believe. Any spec of dust on a black surface will show. In any case...

After installing my 600T's mesh side panel and 2X side 120mm fans, even jamming Witcher @ MAX settings does not let the temps go more than 80 for my top (hottest) card. Averaging around 70-78. Bottom card is between 5 to 10 degrees less than that.
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