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All hail the king of current video cards.
I came from 3 7970s

Love my 680 Lightnings, but as a bencher I still have to stand up for the 7970. Even frozen at 1600Mhz + the 680 can't quite keep up in most benches.

That's benching for hwbot though, can't speak for gamers, the experience can be much different.
    
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Looks like the price on newegg is back to $599, but the $40 rebate is still available.
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Looks like the price on newegg is back to $599, but the $40 rebate is still available.

Damn it. I knew I should have ordered them last night!
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Damn it. I knew I should have ordered them last night!

$559 after rebate. They are still cheaper than previously; $580 (After rebate)
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I paid 500 euros smile.gif.. hail the euro, also the max i would spend on a GPU. Price keeps the same Im not afraid of any release soon of the 110 chip
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Damn it. I knew I should have ordered them last night!

$559 after rebate. They are still cheaper than previously; $580 (After rebate)

$559 for one perhaps. The rebate is one time per household. I just should have ordered the 3 I threw in my cart last night. Oh we'll.


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ordering 2 blocks on thursday, time to get these bad boys under water!!!
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Turns out it was a 24 hour sale.


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OMg.. i cant get afterburner on 1302 mhz.. it hangs on 1293.... how is this possible? For some reason it skips 1,3.. i need exactly 1302.. like it was. because 1306 will artfact wink.gif And i want 1300mhz biggrin.gif precise
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So I finally had a chance to play with my Lightning. First some results/background all on the 1st bios, which was 80.04.28.00.39. This is all with the most recent NVIDIA drivers (306.97).

ASIC Quality - 72.1
Stock Boost - 1189
Max Stable core overclock - 1267. Memory with this setting is stable up to +225. Any higher than that and I get artifacts in 3dmark11. Strangely, no artifacts with memory up to +250 in Heaven.
When exiting Heaven I get a tiny bit of coil whine, at least that's what I'm guessing it is.

So overall, not the greatest card, but not too bad.


Now the strange part. Tried to switch over to the LN2 bios to do some additional testing and Windows will not recognize the card. NVIDIA Inspector comes up blank. GPU-Z has the card as an NVIDIA but none of the information from the card comes up except the bios, which is 80.04.2800.3A.

Any ideas what's going on here?
Edited by bern43 - 10/16/12 at 8:26pm
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