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Originally Posted by Benchmarksli View Post

Yep, unfortunately you might be right....

I have little doubt that AMD will do the same thing. They did a slight imitation of gpu boost as well....lol..

I hope i'm wrong though and I commend AMD for at least not locking the 7970s. That definitely is their saving grace right now because they perform insanely good (and faster than the 680 many times) when overclocked.
post #1192 of 7827
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Gratz man , i hope you get one with the old Bios!!!!

And if its the new BIOS i'll hook him up biggrin.gif
post #1193 of 7827
I'm not getting all of the EVGA hate in this thread. thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif It wasn't EVGA that set the voltage guidelines, it was NVIDIA.<
How can you be upset with EVGA for "trying" to get around this locked voltage in the most legal way possible? MSI knew what they were getting in to by directly promising something that Nvidia was agaisnt....**SOFTWARE VOLTAGE CONTROL** The prices of this generation of GPU's is bad all around....$600 for a 2gb card. You can be sure that the Xtreme version will be close to $700.00, just like the Classified because of the 4gb vram.

I know everyone here is pissed, but the old BIOS should be flashable to ALL cards(Lightnings).


Download NVFlash and save the original BIOS, and then upload it to the website below.

http://www.mvktech.net/


^ This should make it widely available for ALL lightning owners! thumb.gif




Locked voltage seems to be here to stay, on Kepler anyway.....Im no longer waiting for GK110, I don't care how fast it is....AMD will be able to catch up with it anyway because of the unlocked voltage control.
Edited by Benchmarksli - 7/24/12 at 11:03am
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Gratz man , i hope you get one with the old Bios!!!!

Man, i really don't care now, i just want my GPU tongue.gif I am sick of waiting.

By the way, what the old bios ??!? Explain ?
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Actually, I'd surmise with this new information about nVidia forcing AIC's to use a gimped BIOS, MSI might be a bit hesitant to work on an Xtreme version of the Lightning. The main advertising point of the card has been snatched away.
post #1196 of 7827
Even without AB 2.3, Lightning>Classy, imo.
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Man, i really don't care now, i just want my GPU tongue.gif I am sick of waiting.
By the way, what the old bios ??!? Explain ?

It was announced that only 5000 cards were made with the original Bios that allowed 1.212 v. The new batch of cards will not be able to surpass 1.175 I believe under the new bios.
However if it is possible you will be able to flash your card to the older bios ( which hasn't been tested yet). Either way you have yourself a great card , enjoy it.
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Alright guys,

So it seems the lightnings don't have too much more OC headroom than the Classies and in my case 4gb makes a difference ...

So here is the question I can afford 4 Classies with the air coolers and already have 2 universal waterblocks and can get 2 more cheaply or I can wait and afford 3 classified HC ... which do you think is the better choice... as I write this I am leaning towards 4 with universal blocks due to limited voltage tweaking!!! ???

You guys know I had the lightnings and would have stayed with 2 or 3 of those if I was still on one monitor, but now with 3 I want 4gb vram and yes the classifieds are overpriced but I need some room for overvolting LOL

if I do not hear any feedback I will likely just buy the 4 of em within the hour LOL

COOL BEANZ
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But why MSI did such a thing ?? Why the heck they made a 5000 models that pass Nvidia's voltage, and the other cards don't ? They must be the same Lightning cards.... :| it's the same product i am paying.

And here it's pretty expensive, the conversion in dollars is 1000 dollars, for the Lightning card.
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post #1200 of 7827
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Even without AB 2.3, Lightning>Classy, imo.
Yeah, because you own one....rolleyes.gif That 2GB will be pushing it after the new consoles come out. $600.00 down the drain unless you resale it pretty soon.
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