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Tried some 3dmark 11 with sandy this time, better gpu & combined score (14390 gpu isn't bad biggrin.gif ) but overall score just isn't there yet, next up 3770k.

Wait, single card GPU score is higher on 1155? If I'm not mistaken your GPU score is almost 500pts higher than it was on the 3930k!
Is it cause of less PCI-e latency or what?
Feel like a 'tard for buying a 3930k now. Cost me less than a 2500k but STILL!

Would the same apply for two cards?
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Wait, single card GPU score is higher on 1155? If I'm not mistaken your GPU score is almost 500pts higher than it was on the 3930k!
Is it cause of less PCI-e latency or what?
Feel like a 'tard for buying a 3930k now. Cost me less than a 2500k but STILL!
Would the same apply for two cards?

A good part of it is because the cpu clocks higher, really wish I had a 5.8Ghz sb-e. At the same cpu frequency the gpu score would be closer, I also squeezed a bit more memory & core clock out of the 680L in that session. 3930k is still the better cpu.
Might not be able to get the 3770k clocked as high but hoping better efficiency & faster memory clocks can make up & surpass my current scores.
    
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Hi guys.

Just wanted to share with you the BIOS compilation I've made through the different versions that are available till today.

MSiGTX680LightingBIOS.zip 333k .zip file

100/110 are stock versions, "a" versions introduced fan reduction on startup and 111 is the famous 3A version. Altough some of them share there id number (xx.xx.xx.xx.xx), they have not the same internal structure nor date nor release version number (xxx). Personaly I'm using 101a on standard BIOS and 111 on LN2 (mine came with 101/110 factory BIOS).

Hope it helps someone and maybe it can be added to first post.

Kindest Regards!

Nice job thumb.gif +rep
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Originally Posted by FtW 420 View Post

Tried some 3dmark 11 with sandy this time, better gpu & combined score (14390 gpu isn't bad biggrin.gif ) but overall score just isn't there yet, next up 3770k.

Wait, single card GPU score is higher on 1155? If I'm not mistaken your GPU score is almost 500pts higher than it was on the 3930k!
Is it cause of less PCI-e latency or what?
Feel like a 'tard for buying a 3930k now. Cost me less than a 2500k but STILL!

Would the same apply for two cards?

You got a 3930k for less than the price of a 2500k and feel stupid?? That's an awesome deal, and you got the better CPU by far. No reason to downgrade that much in CPU performance just for 500 GPU pts in a generic benchmark.

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Wait, single card GPU score is higher on 1155? If I'm not mistaken your GPU score is almost 500pts higher than it was on the 3930k!
Is it cause of less PCI-e latency or what?
Feel like a 'tard for buying a 3930k now. Cost me less than a 2500k but STILL!
Would the same apply for two cards?

A good part of it is because the cpu clocks higher, really wish I had a 5.8Ghz sb-e. At the same cpu frequency the gpu score would be closer, I also squeezed a bit more memory & core clock out of the 680L in that session. 3930k is still the better cpu.
Might not be able to get the 3770k clocked as high but hoping better efficiency & faster memory clocks can make up & surpass my current scores.

Keep up the great work. You're definitely puttin' the Lightning on the map. Who needs a Classified? biggrin.gif
Nice pics of the new mobo too. That Lightning really does look great sitting in that board.
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Did it work out for you? how are the temps now?
I am going to buy Coollaboratory Liquid Ultra tomorrow or the MX4 I heard Liquid Ultra is better, but it comes with a warning don't use it on aluminium they say, is the surface aluminium that, the part that makes contact with GPU? anyway would love to hear you're thoughts I may buy MX4 anyway if its significant to suppose the standard tim.
Use a good quality non conductive TIM, I personally don't think you need the Coolaboratory, more trouble than what it's worth. Just my opinion. My personal favorite is Prolimatech PK1. Going to purchase some PK2 and 3 to try next. Pk1 is very easy to apply and one of the best.
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Use a good quality non conductive TIM, I personally don't think you need the Coolaboratory, more trouble than what it's worth. Just my opinion. My personal favorite is Prolimatech PK1. Going to purchase some PK2 and 3 to try next. Pk1 is very easy to apply and one of the best.

That is a good one. IC7 is crazy good too
I wouldn't bother with Coolaboratory, too much of a hassle for a marginal difference. These GPU's load at sub 65c temps, 2 or 3 degrees extra is not worth it. If I had a 480gtx that loads up to 95c then yeah I'd consider it.
    
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I got MX4 applied, might try that Prolimatech stuff as well..
BTW regarding the BIOS- I got the "normal :BIOS version 80.04.28.00.39 , that has not been mentioned by elbubi.

If you want, I can post it as well...smile.gif
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Guys I'm struggling. I have my case and gtx 680 lightning and asus saber tooth.
To start with the card won't lock into to the tool-less design pci slot. It won't close the lock properly? Anyone else know how I can fix this?


Also what do the 2 x 2 Prong little plugs go on? Lol
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Guys I'm struggling. I have my case and gtx 680 lightning and asus saber tooth.
To start with the card won't lock into to the tool-less design pci slot. It won't close the lock properly? Anyone else know how I can fix this?
Also what do the 2 x 2 Prong little plugs go on? Lol

what do you mean? do you have any pictures?
The card should be easily locked in; just push it in the slot.
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Originally Posted by renzkuken1 View Post

Guys I'm struggling. I have my case and gtx 680 lightning and asus saber tooth.
To start with the card won't lock into to the tool-less design pci slot. It won't close the lock properly? Anyone else know how I can fix this?
Also what do the 2 x 2 Prong little plugs go on? Lol
Is the latch removable so you can use screws, if not I would suggest a new case, I wouldn't put a 600.00 card in a case I couldn't screw it down in. Those little prong plugs cover the HDMI and Displayport connectors.
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I got MX4 applied, might try that Prolimatech stuff as well..
BTW regarding the BIOS- I got the "normal :BIOS version 80.04.28.00.39 , that has not been mentioned by elbubi.
If you want, I can post it as well...smile.gif
Please post it so I can add it to the compilation wink.gif

Kind Regards!
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