Originally Posted by xoleras
Yeah, I don't get why nvidia are being so picky about all of these restrictions. It definitely doesn't make sense for cards like the classified or lightning......definitely not EVGAs fault, i'm sure they want unlocked cards as badly as we do.
My honest opinion is that the capability of these cards far exceeds what they want us to think , by allowing us to OC at volts 1.3-1.8 I am willing to bet that these cards would give their next tier of cards a run for their money. In all seriousness if people are reaching 1500+ mhz and these cards drop $300-350 in price with the release of 7xx series , who is really going to pay 500-700 for a kepler card that will put out 5-15% maybe not even that much with how these cards OC. Come on , a classified 680 hit 2k ( I know it's under extreme conditions) and that's insane and kinda sets the standard much higher for their next cards. Granted I might be looking into it too much but I really can't think of any other reason other then people blowing up their gpus.
Just to add , if 580's were able to hit 1300-1500mhz and you owned one who you really have dropped 500-700 on a 680 in it's current state with locked voltage?Edited by Valenz - 7/25/12 at 9:27am