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Since undwinder develops on lightnings, will the Triple Overvoltage be unlocked on the Power Edition too???
Does the lightning and the PE have the same pcb ? (except for the reactor thing of course)
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Originally Posted by Xnerdz View Post

Since undwinder develops on lightnings, will the Triple Overvoltage be unlocked on the Power Edition too???
Does the lightning and the PE have the same pcb ? (except for the reactor thing of course)

Over at guru3d.com he stated he wasnt sure if it would work or not because he never recieved the Power Edition GPU.
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Since undwinder develops on lightnings, will the Triple Overvoltage be unlocked on the Power Edition too???
Does the lightning and the PE have the same pcb ? (except for the reactor thing of course)

The Power Edition doesn't have a voltage controller that allows control through software. It has the same exact controller that all reference cards have. This makes their claim to triple overvoltage questionable.
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The Power Edition doesn't have a voltage controller that allows control through software. It has the same exact controller that all reference cards have. This makes their claim to triple overvoltage questionable.

If it has the same controller, and they stated it would have OverVoltage support, then what would be the distinguishing factor that would still prevent it on the reference cards? If the controller is the same, would a BIOS flash allow voltage control on the references?
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If it has the same controller, and they stated it would have OverVoltage support, then what would be the distinguishing factor that would still prevent it on the reference cards? If the controller is the same, would a BIOS flash allow voltage control on the references?

I'm not sure. The controller is the issue I believe. From TPU's review:
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MSI uses use a Richtek RT8802A voltage controller on their card, just like the reference design. This is a fairly simple controller which does not offer any monitoring features or software voltage control. Voltages are controlled via VID pins that are directly connected to the GPU.

A BIOS flash wouldn't give the hardware support for a feature that it just doesn't have. I'm not sure what MSI's plan is.
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im ready to sign NDA and waive my warranty if it will get me voltage control up to 1.6 ~ 1.7
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im ready to sign NDA and waive my warranty if it will get me voltage control up to 1.6 ~ 1.7

So can anyone do that? Just wondering, like if I'm still running really cool with a waterblock someday because MSI gives us a low max voltage with regular AB.
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So can anyone do that? Just wondering, like if I'm still running really cool with a waterblock someday because MSI gives us a low max voltage with regular AB.

to be honest, i don't know the exact procedure. It's something I'm going to start asking around about. I know people who have a special AB for 7970 so they may be able to tell me how to go about asking for a special AB for 680
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What kind of FPS are you guys seeing on BF3 Ultra Presets @ 1080 or 1200 on 1300+ Core?
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price is back up to 599 + 10$ shipping so i guess im waiting for a 4gb extreme version
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