Originally Posted by HALA MADRID
But what is pll voltage? Why would we have the option to increase it to 50 if it does nothing beneficial? Are you saying that I can leave 93 and 100 on clock and memory and switch aux to 0 and I would not crash?
I actually had a max overclock of 1455mhz with all 3 voltages maxed. Then, for the hell of it after someone's suggestion, I tried out some runs with the PLL at -50mv. I actually increased my max overclock by 6mhz to 1461mhz, haha. Temps hit the same max too so it wasn't cooler temps that helped. So, bottom line is lowering
it actually helped me. I have no idea what it does on this card.
Originally Posted by rkl1985
Hey guys! I am almost totally sold on buying one of these cards next month around the 14th when I get paid, my Gigabyte 560Ti SOC just isn't cutting it anymore since I got one of the Korean 2560x1440p monitors. It hangs in there pretty well but I really want my full 60fps or as close to as possible in the newer games I play. plus I have an upgrade itch to scratch anyways.
I was really wanting one of the Asus Dcu II 680's but I am afraid the triple slot design might not clear my cases lower hdd cage, it would be close though. Plus the TOP cards are not being sold anymore and the regular model is almost at reference clocks, boo! Soooo The Lightning looks great, it's over my budget but I dont upgrade often so I can justify it, and if games ever do catch up to the hardware the card is a beast and I can overclock it some and get a little more lifespan out of it. I really don't plan to overclock it too much out the box, it should be plenty already, really like the looks, its big and will match my system great.
Just open to others opinions, will be for my sig rig, should fit no problem, no fan in the side panel so clearance should be good, still debating the Asus triple slot, it is quite a bit cheaper and I honestly don't need such an over built card but it may not fit, can't find any pics of one in my case or talk about a similar setup.
If you're looking to justify getting one of these, then just look at the sheet of max oveclocks in the first post. I'm not saying you'll get one that does 1400mhz for sure, but there is a good chance. The one pic I saw of your case made it look like the card will fit, unless the case was modded in the pic I saw. But yeah you may want a card that overclocks and stays cool if you're going to be playing at that resolution. Might as go with the dual-slot cooler, it's just as good, if not better, than the DCu II. And in addition to the better cooler, you get to join our awesome Owner's club Edited by dph314 - 8/26/12 at 5:52pm