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This is the response from customer service to my question about why the advertised features do not work (triple overvoltage and triple temp monitor):
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Dear sir/madam Thanks for contacting MSI technical support. Regarding your concern,you may refer to the below link.And your advice will be taken into consideration. (Link Afterburner) Thanks for your cooperation in advance! Best Regards, MSI Technical Support Team
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MSI behaves ridiculous
I think the best solution is to report the matter to the technology news websites seeing that MSI rep has vanished mad.gif

I do sympathize with those who bought the card for this feature. But, you should get a refund on your card if it bothers you that much. I don't think voltage is an issue concerning gaming, but if it annoys you on principle then RMA your card. It is coming but there is no definite time frame set in stone, current guesstimates are this month or next. It sucks, can't do much but wait though or buy the competing 775$ classified EVGA card. Personally I say F that because i'm getting near 1400 in single card already...

The grass really isn't greener on the other side either because a classified owner posted today that their max OC was 1300. Considering EVBot + a 175$ higher price tag and a cheap blower fan, no thanks. I'll take the lightning and wait a month wink.gif But i can see the other side of the argument as well, and sympathize with it.
Edited by xoleras - 7/11/12 at 2:31pm
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Someone in the other Lightning thread asked for some game benches before the thread got locked. So, here's BF3-
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64-Players. Operation Firestorm. Max Settings less Blur. 1350mhz/6800mhz. 60-second run looking straight forward entire time from Filling Station north to the Offices (getting shot multiple times but stayed breathing tongue.gif)
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700
----Frames- 5421 Time (ms)- 60000 Min- 68 Max- 113 Avg- 90.35
Edited by dph314 - 7/11/12 at 2:37pm
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FYI, I netted an extra 25MHz when disabling auto fans, and setting it to 90/100%.
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FYI, I netted an extra 25MHz when disabling auto fans, and setting it to 90/100%.

Not bad at all thumb.gif I didn't get quite that much, but my temps were kinda low to begin with. 100% fan speed only made a few degrees difference since I keep ambient temps pretty low.

BF3 bench posted in previous post for the guy asking thumb.gif
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I got the most benefit in metro 2033 from overclocking, especially memory. My framerates went sky high in the built in benchmarking program.....i'll post some later

I really think a few games benefit from memory bandwidth, because the 7970 oc'ed does run a good margin faster in metro 2033. Same for crysis 1/WH (which I still play) But some other games definitely run faster on the lightning. So I think thats why those games benefit a LOT from memory overclocking on the lightning, I definitely noticed a difference in those games when cranking the memory up. Core not so much though, which was strange.

I'll post some metro 2033 benchmarks later, perhaps we can get a comparison going smile.gif
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i contacted newegg and they gave me $25, either in the form of giftcard or direct refund to my credit card. I chose to have them put the $25 back on my credit card biggrin.gif
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i contacted newegg and they gave me $25, either in the form of giftcard or direct refund to my credit card. I chose to have them put the $25 back on my credit card biggrin.gif

Gave it to you because of the no voltage thing?
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Gave it to you because of the no voltage thing?

yeah. i first tried to see if they'd issue me a full refund without restocking fee. I was going to return mine and buy Bosniac's lightning that he got an RMA for, but he had better luck than me. They put me on hold to go talk to manager or whatever and then came back and said they wouldnt be able to fully refund me and offered me $25 refund for "my troubles". He said since I had 15 days left to file for RMA, that I should wait a little longer for the software update. If my 30 days was about to end and they still dont have software update, he said they may be able to fully refund me at that time. So i just said screw it and took the $25
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I got the most benefit in metro 2033 from overclocking, especially memory. My framerates went sky high in the built in benchmarking program.....i'll post some later
I really think a few games benefit from memory bandwidth, because the 7970 oc'ed does run a good margin faster in metro 2033. Same for crysis 1/WH (which I still play) But some other games definitely run faster on the lightning. So I think thats why those games benefit a LOT from memory overclocking on the lightning, I definitely noticed a difference in those games when cranking the memory up. Core not so much though, which was strange.
I'll post some metro 2033 benchmarks later, perhaps we can get a comparison going smile.gif

I'll post some B: AC, JC2, and Metro 2033 later since they have benchmark utilities built in.

On Metro 2033 and JC2 eveything max, on AC everything max, psysx normal, and AAx4, max AF vsync off@1080p
Edited by Bosniac - 7/11/12 at 3:00pm
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i contacted newegg and they gave me $25, either in the form of giftcard or direct refund to my credit card. I chose to have them put the $25 back on my credit card biggrin.gif
for what?, nevermind, i see you answered already above...
that said, i don't see why Newegg owes you any money.
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