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I own (2) ASUS GTX680-DC2T-2GD5 in SLI (check my sig. for hardware). Both cards boost to 1300 MHz and are rock solid (gaming, Furmark, 3DMark, etc.). I'd like to buy a 3rd DC2T but they're too big to run 3-way SLI on air. While I'm not against WCing (3) DC2Ts I upgrade pretty regularly.
Reading this thread every couple of days I'm tempted to sell them and buy (3) GTX 680 Lightnings. My expectation would be that all (3) Lightnings would run 1300 MHz boost on air. I would then consider WCing them all. What do you think?
Thanks.

they are 499.99 on newegg..they are beast!!!! and they look gangster and sexy at the same time!!!
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Makes you wonder how close the next generation is...

i think there dropping the prices as new cards shipped come locked?? i seen this today and was tempted to return mine and get some cash back?? but both my cards reach 1375 on sli with out volts non ln2..so im pretty happy and am not risking getting a beater of a card....
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Another ~$50 drop and I'm picking up a second biggrin.gif
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Another ~$50 drop and I'm picking up a second biggrin.gif

i highly doubt that we will see another 50 dollar drop any time soon...well maby black friday or when the 7 searies come out...so buy now!!!! buy buy buy...your card is very lonely and needs a friend!!!
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they are 499.99 on newegg..they are beast!!!! and they look gangster and sexy at the same time!!!

$499 for one. If I order 3 I don't get the other 2 rebates.
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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.

Reactor isn't really needed for everyday, I have benched up to 1450 - 1500Mhz core without the reactor on. I have done all my maxed out runs with the reactor on so not sure if it actually makes a difference at 1600Mhz +.
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Had full control over AB voltage smile.gif with a nice kiss my ass hack
Fun to play with, tho
Works nice on 3A bios.
But overvolting didnt work allready maxed out at 1,3ghz..... is really maxed out.
I can add voltages up to 1,4v but doesn't do anything
I can pm link if you want to try urself smile.gif. Make sure you aint got blue artifacts allready........... only freezings up means not enough voltage

Need to try cold next, loading at sub zero temps will get higher clocks & allow more voltage again.


Price cuts are awesome, kinda makes me wish I had patience when buying new toys...
    
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i think there dropping the prices as new cards shipped come locked?? i seen this today and was tempted to return mine and get some cash back?? but both my cards reach 1375 on sli with out volts non ln2..so im pretty happy and am not risking getting a beater of a card....

Same with mine, can reach 1385 on stock bios. Just got it last wednesday

but we did pay the $600.00
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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
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Same with mine, can reach 1385 on stock bios. Just got it last wednesday
but we did pay the $600.00

i would do it all over again...worth every penny. and i had several 680s and none came close to the raw performance and how cold the cards kept in sli..compared to the blower.what was about 20c hotter in sli then the lightnings..
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yeah this is without a doubt the best card ive ever owned in all respects
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All hail the king of current video cards.

I came from 3 7970s
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