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I have a RIVE but I don't really feel like modding my cards to that extent (e.g., soldering). Also, from what I understand there are only enough ports on the RIVE to support 2 cards. Being able to push the voltage past stock w/o soldering is one reason and the other is that I could run all 3 Lightnings as soon as I get them on air. It's not possible to run 3 DC2T on air.
You do need to remember that the GPU reactor interferes with the pcie slot above the card, I removed the cover over the GPU reactors on my two cards to clear the water fitting on my M/B block for the top card, for the second card I removed the cover over the reactor and the metal cover on my x-fi sound card so they would clear. I don't believe you need the reactors for every day use but if you want to overclock msi must have put them on there for a reason. I am not sure that if you go 3 way sli if the reactor interferes with the card directly above it.
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Oh yes. Even at over 1.4v I only hit around 100% Power usage, and I always put the slider around 150-200% just for the hell of it. And I always make sure I close everything I can before a bench run. GPU usage is always at 0% for a good few seconds before I run any benches so I can make sure there's not a program running in the background fluctuating the usage.
I think the last time I ran 1480/7200 I was using the 304.xx betas. Do the latest WHQL drivers really add ~500pts to GPU Score?
dph,
I am right where you are with bench scores, have been trying to reach a little higher with no luck, the new drivers have not given me any higher scores, your memory goes higher than either of my cards though.
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$80-$100 price drop
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127693
I paid $608 puke.gif

So glad I didn't order 3 yesterday. Thanks! thumb.gif
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I think you only need the reactor for 1,5V or something
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$80-$100 price drop
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127693
I paid $608 puke.gif

I wonder if this is because of the overvoltage restrictions nvidia put on the cards now? I wouldn't be surprised if these lower priced cards meet new nvidia requirements and therefore don't clock as high
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Another ~$50 drop and I'm picking up a second biggrin.gif
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Oh yes. Even at over 1.4v I only hit around 100% Power usage, and I always put the slider around 150-200% just for the hell of it. And I always make sure I close everything I can before a bench run. GPU usage is always at 0% for a good few seconds before I run any benches so I can make sure there's not a program running in the background fluctuating the usage.
I think the last time I ran 1480/7200 I was using the 304.xx betas. Do the latest WHQL drivers really add ~500pts to GPU Score?

I dont think it will add another 500pts, actually I didnt see the latest driver improve anything. My Powertarget reach like 180-185 at the frequence of 1474Mhz and 1.375v. You should put the powertarget at max, to see if that makes a difference.

I scored higher than your score at only 1438MHz http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/4485720 -
screenshot, and that was with the FM approved driver, so something is wrong with your system.


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I wonder if this is because of the overvoltage restrictions nvidia put on the cards now? I wouldn't be surprised if these lower priced cards meet new nvidia requirements and therefore don't clock as high

I hope this isn't the case as I'm debating jumping in. I just wish Amazon would lower their price on the cards.
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You do need to remember that the GPU reactor interferes with the pcie slot above the card, I removed the cover over the GPU reactors on my two cards to clear the water fitting on my M/B block for the top card, for the second card I removed the cover over the reactor and the metal cover on my x-fi sound card so they would clear. I don't believe you need the reactors for every day use but if you want to overclock msi must have put them on there for a reason. I am not sure that if you go 3 way sli if the reactor interferes with the card directly above it.

I was going to skip using the Reactor as I heard it really wasn't necessary. That being said the RIVE board does provide a lot of space.
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Got my AB 2.2.3 to overvolt to max on default .39 Bios @ +93mV Core to 1.259V (is this about 1.32V on a multimeter?) and +10 Mem/AUX voltages. Results were spectacular to say the least: +161 Core Clock to 1350 MHz, +400 Mem to 6800Mhz, and Temps at 63C at load. On a safer clock (+43mV to ~1.22V or 1.28 on a multi I'm guessing), I had a still impressive overclock @ +125Mhz Core, +400Mhz Mem and +0 AUX/Mem Voltages. I think I'll stick with the +43V overclock for now and do some fiddling with LN2 when I've fully enjoyed gaming with this beast of a card. More fun to tweak than a 7970 by FAR!! thumb.gif
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