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Not trying to start a fight here, but I would like to know why people prefer 680 Lightnings over others.

Is there any specific reason, some feature that other 680s don't have? Or just bigger (statistically estimated) OC headroom?

If it's because of the voltage unlocked BIOS you can flash them with, can't you do the same with other manufacturers' cards too?
Edited by Daredevil 720 - 1/15/13 at 10:57am
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The ability to OV the core (to 1.36v), memory and to a lesser extent aux power. It also has a great cooler.
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BIOS modding on other manufacturers' cards allows up to 1.21 volts to the core and no memory OV, or am I wrong?

Also what is the warranty plan of MSI exactly? I read that you pay the shipping costs which are quite high if you live far away from them.
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AFAIK on all other 680s one can use kgb to reach 1.21v on the core... no mem OV either IIRC. The 680L has a dual bios which I like. One is "normal" 680 bios and the other is the "LN2" bios that allows for higher vcore.

I love buying MSI cards. I live in Canada and MSI has a few facilities here that I can RMA to. Heck, if I lived close enough I could personally go to their building for an RMA exchange. For me postage is ~$10 CAD to ship to MSI. They pay for return shipping.
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Let me restate my concern about warranty.

Besides the shipping costs (which I think you pay with any manufacturer) does MSI charge you for the repair? My brother wanted to RMA an MSI 5870 Lightning with a broken fan blade and he told me the shipping costs plus the repair fee (about 40-50 euros) was just not worth it, so he stayed with a defective card.

Is that really the case or did my brother misunderstand the process?
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Bye Bye 680L

just bought 7970lightning boots edition... f*ck nvidia boost and afterburn rounding bug

Nice, what max clocks are you getting out of the boost edition? Just curious how it compares to the original 7970 lightnings...
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Originally Posted by Daredevil 720 View Post

Not trying to start a fight here, but I would like to know why people prefer 680 Lightnings over others.

Is there any specific reason, some feature that other 680s don't have? Or just bigger (statistically estimated) OC headroom?

If it's because of the voltage unlocked BIOS you can flash them with, can't you do the same with other manufacturers' cards too?

Strong power delivery, good overclocking headroom, & ability to run much more voltage without hardmodding.
    
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Only cpu on liquid cooling.

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Wow. Two awesome cards. What was the voltage at for each?
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Wow. Two awesome cards. What was the voltage at for each?

i think they were @ 1.35 v smile.gif
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i think they were @ 1.35 v smile.gif

Awesome!
post #5000 of 7827
thanks , but i don't think they are so special, i see people gaining 1500mhz on gpu / + 299 while my two seems not going further than +210, maybe they need to be liquid cooled... and i still have to work on gddr5 clocks since i haven't found yet their max clock
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