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Well if you have the money to spend, is ok. If you bench and race against other benchmark-ers, a PC component that could bring you that extra 40 points to be in the 1st place for a short period of time could cost many dollars, 300-600....
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Benching gets addicting. A few years ago I felt my p3 was getting too slow, so I got a 920 rig (for gaming) & it just seemed so fast I ran some benchies to compare to the old rig. Comparing them on the net they seemed kinda low, started overclocking to catch up, & wondering just how they guys with WAY higher scores did that.
Turned out to be more interesting & challenging for me than the gaming, benching addiction begun...

it is indeed very gratifying.. and addicting biggrin.gif

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Well if you have the money to spend, is ok. If you bench and race against other benchmark-ers, a PC component that could bring you that extra 40 points to be in the 1st place for a short period of time could cost many dollars, 300-600....

yes it can get expensive, but it's a fun hobby. and competitive benching will teach you so much about computer hardware, software, engineering, etc.. i thought i knew everything there was to know but when i started learning how to bench, i realized there was sooo much to learn still. its a far more in-depth understanding of how things work and, more importantly, why they work the way they do thumb.gif
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Dont know if mine was missed but had a 1453mhz run @ +93mV run on air. (I start getting artifacts if I oc memory anymore sadly.) Which netted me a 13.2k graphics score.
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Getting this baby under water with a ek uni block in the next couple days, really want to crack 13k on SB ... fingers crossed ! biggrin.gif

I ran 1455/7300 and only got 13,043 headscratch.gif What does the rest of your setup look like? Are you running PCIe 3.0?
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I've heard people talking here about some week ago about the Lightning BIOS version. Something about F7 and F8. What's with them ? From what i see on GPU-Z, says i have F7 BIOS.
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I've heard people talking here about some week ago about the Lightning BIOS version. Something about F7 and F8. What's with them ? From what i see on GPU-Z, says i have F7 BIOS.

That's the Default BIOS. F8 should show when you switch over to the LN2 BIOS. Or the 3A one, which I have on my latest card, which is also unlocked.
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Ahh, ok. smile.gif
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I've heard people talking here about some week ago about the Lightning BIOS version. Something about F7 and F8. What's with them ? From what i see on GPU-Z, says i have F7 BIOS.

if you read the OP there is a little summary/description/analysis of the different BIOSes, including F8 and F7
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I ran 1455/7300 and only got 13,043 headscratch.gif What does the rest of your setup look like? Are you running PCIe 3.0?

Z77 boards usually get higher graphics score I thinks. Boards with the PLX chip have slightly more pcie latency (hence lower gfx score)
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Ahh, ok. smile.gif

You have the old BIOS, the newer one removes the fan spinup on bootup
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Z77 boards usually get higher graphics score I thinks. Boards with the PLX chip have slightly more pcie latency (hence lower gfx score)

Ah well. Thanks smile.gif

Edit: So, just wondering if anyone messed with the other 3 "matches" when narrowing down the values in ArtMoney to 4. I know the top one, 00449000, is the core voltage one that you want to edit. But the others change values as well when you apply a different core voltage value in AB (watch the values of these in AM after you move them over to the right column and then apply a different voltage in AB). I'm going to be at work for a while so I can't offer any more info at the moment, but I changed the one (I think the 3rd value of the 4), and it gave my voltage slider a max value of +100mv. But it was still adjustable like normal, only that the max slider value was now +100mv instead of +93mv, which was nice.

But yeah just wondering if anyone else gave any attention to the other 3 values, because they do change with core voltage adjustments in AB, but not exactly to the same value. Are these sort of a hidden secondary voltage value that AB automatically assigns based on the core voltage slider? Maybe changing all of the values would allow for more effective overclocks at higher than +93? thinking.gif

I don't know. Just some info to throw out there while I'm bored and stuck at work. I'll try messing around with the other 3 values when I get home later.
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