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hey guys

so after some thinking I returned my lightning 680 (14 days return policy) and I got a new one from another vendor...

first of all i have to say that I found out that OCCT 3.1.0 is still one of the best tools for checking overclocks. yes it is more demanding than any game (power draw especially) but that's what are we looking for right ? smile.gif So i used this and maxed Heaven 2.5 for overall checking. Now to the card it self:

With the new one I found max stable clock +180 mhz with +93mv. it was heaven stable but i got artifacts in occt (1920x1200, error checking on, shade complexity 8). So i tuned it down and max artifact free is about 135 mhz only. So I though I had again some crappy card. But than I tried to find max artifact free clock with +0 mv. And here is where the magic happen: my card is completly stable with 115 mhz in both programs and also FC 3 and Skyrim. I think that nice for a card which is not from first 5000 cards.

After that I moved to memory: with overclocking memory OC only I found max heaven stable clock on +750. When I tried OCCT there was some errors again. So I tuned it down to 725 mhz and it was error free.

Than I went for applying both at the same time: and to my surprise my card is completly stable with no added voltage (+0 / +0 / +0) with clocks +115 / +725 !

I know its not the best but I think its good at these crappy times smile.gif

I will finally post some pics and also some bench scores later.

Overall I think I will keep this card. Also temps are very good: with 40 % fan and clocks above, it max with 60 in FC3.

What do you guys think ?

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+115 in the LN2 bios is what, 1320 MHz boost? That's very nice, mine tops out at 1293 at that voltage. Theyre great cards.
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yy something about that maybe a little bit lower - 1318 mhz. Yeah they are great and there is no other tinkered version of 680 like this. Even EVGA Classified seems a little down compared to Lightnings.

I was realy surprised that card can handle both clocks at the same times. I said to me: fine it can do +115 on core with no voltage but I am sure it will crash when I add memory clocks to it. But than BAM and it stays stable and I was realy blown away. Performance wise +725 memory is maybe even better than the core clock.

I am realy happy smile.gif
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Definitely an excellent card, congrats. Oh, and psh, what's a Classified? biggrin.gif

Edit: Uh oh... http://www.overclock.net/t/1351786/tpu-nvidia-to-name-gk110-based-consumer-graphics-card-geforce-titan/20#post_19100138 wheee.gif
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Oh and damn you, there's goes my +1000 mem OC on stock volts lol. Got a few errors with that test using full screen (2560x1600) shader comp 8. I'm dropping back to +900 which passes clean (so does 950 but I want to start low) and I'll do some testing.
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Originally Posted by dph314 View Post

Definitely an excellent card, congrats. Oh, and psh, what's a Classified? biggrin.gif

Edit: Uh oh... http://www.overclock.net/t/1351786/tpu-nvidia-to-name-gk110-based-consumer-graphics-card-geforce-titan/20#post_19100138 wheee.gif

From same thread.
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Originally Posted by xoleras View Post

More from SWE - maybe add to OP?

-All designs must follow reference design to the letter, similar to GTX 690

-There will be no custom aftermarket GK110 boards

-No MSI lightning GK110 frown.gif
redface.gif

-I'm seriously doubting voltage control based on above, but hope i'm wrong

-Retail price: 899.99$ USD
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Yep. I saw that. Not as excited as I was now. $900 reference!?!? And no non-ref boards? Damn it Nvidia mad.gif

Well, I think I'm still going to upgrade, if I can get the loot together. Looks like I'll be selling both soon, so, yeah I'll let whoever wants to know about them know when they're going up for sale, if anyone wants to PM me or what not about either of them.
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oh god that looks like a beast smile.gif

should i return lightning again and wait for this new GK110 ?

I can spend some more bucks tbh but I dont know if it is worth it. what do you guys think ?

And yes I also want to max out crysis 3 biggrin.gif
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we should be able to do good if not best in crysis 3
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One 680 Lightning, let alone 2, should be more than enough for a long time at 1080p. I unfortunately don't have the money to waste, yet I can't help it winksmiley02.gif So, I think I'm going to take a chance on the 780. Just means someone else gives a home to the 680 Lightnings I've come to love over the past few months sad-smiley-002.gif
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