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Precision works but causes more crashes and cause the clockspeeds to fluctuate a lot. When I use afterburner 2.2.2 the boost clocks stick. And I don't get crashes at all.

Also I noticed that clockspeeds are even between gpu 1 and gpu 2 with the newest afterburner, with precision x they can vary a lot. Both of my GPUs are 1352 while boosted.
Edited by xoleras - 6/26/12 at 8:31pm
post #472 of 900
Another thing!

With the new afterburner, like I said I noticed that the clockspeeds sync! This never happened on my 690 , both gpu's were always different speed. Also didn't happen on previous 680s I used.

In addition, 70C throttle doesn't happen on this card! thumb.gif
post #473 of 900
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Originally Posted by xoleras View Post

Precision works but causes more crashes and cause the clockspeeds to fluctuate a lot. When I use afterburner 2.2.2 the boost clocks stick. And I don't get crashes at all.
Also I noticed that clockspeeds are even between gpu 1 and gpu 2 with the newest afterburner, with precision x they can vary a lot. Both of my GPUs are 1352 while boosted.


Did you notice that with Precision when installed but not being used?

I will uninstall precision and see if there is a difference. smile.gif
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Very nice results, especially for sli.

Well after some more extensive testing my memory is nothing special it seems. I guess its my high core overclock. I seemed to be dialed in a 1322 and 6600. I just hope the new afterburner really brings out whats lying underneath that black and yellow metal shroud.

On a side note I was freaking out for awhile because BF3 keep stuttering like crazy at all defaults. Apparently there is something wrong with the servers right now. Seems to be a wide spread issue.
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The new beta drivers seem to cause slight microsttutter in sli for me in a lot of games, which didn't happen with 301.42. On the other hand I don't get framerate hitching as much, but only slight microstutter...

It might be the new driver causing it.
post #476 of 900
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Very nice results, especially for sli.
Well after some more extensive testing my memory is nothing special it seems. I guess its my high core overclock. I seemed to be dialed in a 1322 and 6600. I just hope the new afterburner really brings out whats lying underneath that black and yellow metal shroud.
On a side note I was freaking out for awhile because BF3 keep stuttering like crazy at all defaults. Apparently there is something wrong with the servers right now. Seems to be a wide spread issue.

One of my cards will do up to 6750 and will do that whether the core is at stock boost of 1225 or the max normal BIOS overclock of 1330 or the LN2 BIOS overclock of 1355 ... at 6800 mem at any core speed I get massive slowdowns (all checked with Heaven 3.0 max)

The other card seems better and it's memory will overclock to between 7000 and 7100 effective at stock core and seems to go closer to 6800 or 6900 when the core is heavily overclocked though this core sucks and overclocks to about 1300 WITH LN2 Bios ...

So I would say so far I am seeing 6600-6800 as being a normal range for these cards (with the 4 or 5 examples I have seen) ... I wonder if the higher memory clocks we are seeing with some cards like the SOC are flukes of that particular card or are more common with cards like the SOC? I also wonder if others reporting clocks of 7000 or more are skipping tests like HEAVEN and only using Kumbustar?

I am interested in any and all memory overclocks you guys are getting!?!?
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Any info on when Newegg might get another shipment as I would LOVE to see these in 3 or 4 way SLI!!!

PLEASE TELL ME smile.gif come on Alex do you know wink.gif ?
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post #478 of 900
Came up with my final 100% stable overclocks.

1312 core and 6700 mem with a max temp of 62C

I dont want to say Im disappointed because those are nothing to frown at but it seems like others are having better luck. Hopefully the new afterburner will make things better smile.gif

Also as an important note. The LN2 BIOS DOES NOT DOWN CLOCK due to temps! Ran some furmark for the hell of it and hit 75C and guess what happened? NOTHING! Good job Msi thumb.gif I should be able to decide what the my card does, not the card ha.

- Just read where xoleras already pointed this out ha. None the less very cool.
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@hammerforged: So the card has 2 bios ? One is normal bios, and one called LN2 ?

On the normal bios you could set the same clocks ? 1312 and 6700 ? Or you need to switch to the LN2 bios to really overclock the card, and i guess the LN2 bios allows the 1.175v to be pass, no ?

And on the normal bios how much overclock you can pull of ?


edit: Ok the DirectCU II just shipped in my country, waiting for Lightning >smile.gif
Edited by CalinTM - 6/27/12 at 3:09am
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So with the more unlocked voltage you guys still only get to ~1350MHz core? I'm running around that on my reference GTX680. kookoo.gif

Afterburner 2.2.3 will show us the real overclocks this card can get.
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