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Lightning 2
aka joint strike fighter
Just release the card already thumbsupsmiley.png

He can call it a Spitfire as long as we get some word on voltage;)
post #182 of 900
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He can call it a Spitfire as long as we get some word on voltage;)

Lol.

Just confirm we can go higher than 1175 please.
    
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Review at Guru3d

http://www.guru3d.com/article/msi-geforce-gtx-680-lightning-review/

In regards to voltage:
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It's being worked on. There's a new IC on the board that needs some work. So a later version of AfterBurner is going to open up a full range of voltage tweaking.

http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?p=4345299#post4345299
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CHECK IT OUT!!!
MSI - First look and unboxing of GTX680 Lightning video card
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odJbEPYMTlA&feature=youtu.be&a
Currently watching. Hope its amazing. Post your thoughts!

Um, I might be missing something here but the GPU fan shroud is blocking the bottom (second) SLI connector as viewed in the video at 5:52. This would only allow the top most SLI connector from being usable (only 2-way SLI) as three and four way SLI connectors require access to both SLI prongs. headscratch.gif

EDIT: Also look's like that power "hump" on the back prevents the cards from being right next to each other, limiting the card to only 2-way SLI (not sure how much removing the power hump thingy-majig will hurt over-clock performance). The only way around both physical limits it's to put on a water block for 3 and 4 way SLI. I am not aware of anyone making a water block for this card as of yet so the card is basically limited to 1 GPU and 2x GPU config's. Should be pretty killer though for those looking for single GPU and dual card solutions as it is designed beautifully and doesn't pull the price premium of the EVGA Classified + EVBot + plus purchasing limit.

(Although I wouldn't buy this card if it didn't come in a 4GB version).
Edited by CallsignVega - 6/20/12 at 12:07am
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Um, I might be missing something here but the GPU fan shroud is blocking the bottom (second) SLI connector as viewed in the video at 5:52. This would only allow the top most SLI connector from being usable (only 2-way SLI) as three and four way SLI connectors require access to both SLI prongs. headscratch.gif

That's probably why they include an extra long SLI bridge? As far as I know you don't have to use the hard, solid bridges for 3-way and 4-way?
 
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post #186 of 900
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Originally Posted by hammerforged View Post

Review at Guru3d
http://www.guru3d.com/article/msi-geforce-gtx-680-lightning-review/
In regards to voltage:
Quote:
It's being worked on. There's a new IC on the board that needs some work. So a later version of AfterBurner is going to open up a full range of voltage tweaking.
http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?p=4345299#post4345299

Well FINALLY a review and some commentary on voltage control , sort of LOL rolleyes.gif

I would love a 4gb variant but I do not want to wait another month or two from this launch ...

it also seems the sample in the review was comparable to the clocks the Galaxy SOC cards are getting which I have seen between 1300 and 1340ish ... I do wish they were higher but not bad...

So Alex, a review is out of the bag can you now comment on the voltage a little bit???

What do you all think after reading the review?

and THANKS FOR LINKING to the review thumb.gifbiggrin.gif
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I'm very excited to see that with an afterburner update voltage should be fully adjustable.

I really didnt expect much more than 1300 or so on the core. That seems to be the top end for every card because of voltage limits.

Also those temps have me excited too! I can bare a little noise for excellent temps like that.

All in all Newegg needs to start taking my money smile.gif
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That's probably why they include an extra long SLI bridge? As far as I know you don't have to use the hard, solid bridges for 3-way and 4-way?

Ah, ya I took a look at my 4-way bridge. It's actually only three connections. Card #1 talks to #2, #2 talks to #4, #4 talks to #3. That long included cable in the 680 Lightning should work. Now we just need to know if they will be coming out with a 4GB version. wink.gif
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That's probably why they include an extra long SLI bridge? As far as I know you don't have to use the hard, solid bridges for 3-way and 4-way?
I know you can use multiple ribbon bridges for 3 way sli. Not sure about 4 way.
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So voltage is still locked and might still be limited with the new version of afterburner. That sucks. If the new version of afterburner can change the voltage then can it work on all cards?
    
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