Originally Posted by xoleras
I'm not sure why the DC2 keeps being brought up (especially in the lightning thread), but you are clearly in the wrong when you state that the TF4 is "outclassed" and "nowhere near as good". The DC2 is a great cooler, but it is not designed to scale with temps as well as the TF4 is (the TF4 again can do up to 4300rpm on the fans). Techpowerup has reviewed both cards and their findings (at auto fan settings, obviously)
Here the DC2 is outperformed by the TF4, in the same testbed machine. Again, i'm not saying the DC2 is bad -- quite the opposite, however you keep insisting that it is superior to the TF4. That is simply not
Im not sure why you feel the constant need to follow up behind every post that I make in regards to both coolers, you are entitled to your opinion and thats fine but im entitled to mine as well. The reason I mentioned it again is because of a previous comment which happened to have something to do with the GTX 580 lightning vs the DC2 version of the GTX 580. I stated that I owned both cards a while back "Which I did"
and took notice that the DC2 GTX 580 cooled better and was quieter than the Lightning GTX 580.
You completely jumped the gun without even taking the time to see what I was talking about and assumed that it must be about the GTX 680 Lightning
. But since you bring it up again im still waiting on a contender..........but have not had one come along yet. Also I still have yet to see anyone with a 680 lightning with temps of the high 40's after several hours of gaming which im consistently getting on my DC2 GTX 680 with a fan speed of a mere 40%. Its not as though the TF4 is a bad cooler, I dont mean that at all by any stretch of imagination but I do believe the DC2 will give better results over all.
You can keep talking all the scientific dribble you wish to talk, I will stick with the results which I have seen in this thread thus far. Edited by RobsM6S - 7/13/12 at 5:47pm