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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

Hahaha you sound like an absolute slave to impulse with the above dph!! If I find a game that I cant play at 1400/7000 SLI then ill worry about upgrading.

What sort of monitor setup do you have DPH? 30" 1600p?
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SLI 1400/7000 Geno? Damn nice cards, what voltage are you running? How's the quad rad handle the pair of cards? I have a quad doing CPU mobo and single card ATM but they don't run hot so I'm hopeful it can handle another. I *could* fit another single 120mm in the case........... You're in melbourne (noticed on OCAU) too I should invite myself over for a beer and check out that evil rig of yours tongue.gif

I was tempted to get SLI titans and watercool them when blocks come out but I just cant justify that kind of cash for a reference board. I have been hardmodding cards and mobos since back in the day and I've smoked a mosfet or 3, enough to say I don't think nvidia design much headroom into their VRM circuitry. You can see how these lightnings suck power like mad when you up the volts and clocks even a little. something like the GK110 deserves robust digital VRM but sadly we wont see it. I'm going to get a second lightning (I know, I just sold one) and another Aquacomputer block and run a SLI setup for the first time in years. That should hold me over until 800 series or so I think I'm only on a 30" monitor with no plans/desire to go bigger.
Edited by CryptiK - 1/22/13 at 1:16am
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Oh nice Melbourne. I'm from Melbourne as well but living and working in China.
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Oh really small world at times isnt it.
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Let me know when you want to let one of them go. I would be more than happy with a second lightning.
post #5166 of 7827
hey again

so after some evening benching I came up with another bunch of results

i found out that with OCCT 3.1 there is a slight difference in shader complexity presets in terms of finding errors. With shader complexity 8 it pushes harder or the core and with shader complexity 0 its harder on memory. After that finding I found out my max mem clock clock with default voltage is +700.

Also seems like my core is not so great at all. After some playing Far Cry 3 (on ultra - hell thats demanding game) I found stable clocks on core +90 mhz with default voltage.

In conclusion I managed to play all games now with +90 / + 700. Its not great at all but I still dont know if I should return my card and wait for 780 or just try my luck with another Lightning smile.gif Problem is I am not so sure I could find some better in this time, when almost all good ones are out.

What do you guys think ? I mean about testing with OCCT and also about what should I do with my card ?

Thanks

PS: FYI card is stable on much higher clocks in games like Skyrim / Witcher 2 but when it comes to pushing the card with games like BF 3 / FC 3 I have to do clocks above. I am looking for rock solid oc so I thing results from DX 11 games should be my priority.
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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

Hahaha you sound like an absolute slave to impulse with the above dph!! If I find a game that I cant play at 1400/7000 SLI then ill worry about upgrading.

What sort of monitor setup do you have DPH? 30" 1600p?

Slave I am smile.gif I've had this 3390k/680 SLI setup as-is for a bit now. The upgrade bug is starting to make my skin itch. I just hope I can find my credit card by the time the 780 is released, little bastard grew legs and ran out of the room.

No, I'm still on 1080p. I can't go back to 60hz, so I'm waiting for even a 1200p 120hz to upgrade. I know there's some Chinese ones out there, or ones you can OC, but I'd rather wait for a trusted company in the US. But there's a lot of games that really need SLI to even just get close to over 100fps when maxed out. Hitman isn't recognizing SLI so I need my one card at 1424/7000 just to get around 60fps average. Even SLI in Black Ops 2 running at over 100fps puts a 70-80% load on each card. So, what I'm trying to say basically is that even at 1080p you need a lot of horsepower to enjoy a 120hz monitor. Well, I know some people don't. But I don't like to compromise often so I want the game maxed out and be able to get over 100fps. So, yes I'm only at 1080p, but even with a series like COD that's always been considered easy to run, if I had Black Ops 2 on one card I wouldn't be getting the framerate I want. So...I got the upgrade bug and it needs to be fed tongue.gif

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Let me know when you want to let one of them go. I would be more than happy with a second lightning.

Anyone interested can PM me. I know I won't be able to keep track of everyone that posted something in the thread, so it'd be better to just PM me if interested smile.gif
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with 70-80% load per card and unsatisfactory frame rates you need better optimized drivers but in lieu of that yes more horsepower will work. kinda.
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Can please help me??? I got low GPU usage when I play at big BF3 maps when SLI is enabled. Gpu usage drops down to 50/50 at worst and is fluctating between 50 -80 on each gpu. When I am playing at smalll maps i got 70 - 100 GPU usage. When SLI disabled(one card only) I got 95-100 % all the tim, and much more stable FPS.

FPS drops to around 60 at worst scenarios when I also got gpu usage at 50/50. I got nearly same FPS with 1 card at 100%.

I use HW monitor(i think) and I never reach mnore than 84% CPU usage in any of my 4 cores/8 threads. Therefore I have concluded that its not a CPU bottleneck - I really hope not!

My temps
< 60 degrees on both GPUS
<70 degrees on CPU

Have tried alot of different settings in nvidia controlpanel.

My spec is the following:
solution; 1920 x 1080
Nvidia driver: 310.90
EVGA Precision for tuning - have tried framerate controll
,also tried MSI Afterburner 2.3.0

2 x MSI GTX 680 2GB "Lightning" @ 1267 mhz SLI (LN2 bios), MSI Z77 MPower , i7-3770K @ 4,2 ghz., HyperX Beast 16GB @ 2400 mhz ,120hz Asus VG236H 23" 2ms, 1920*1080, 120GB SSD Intel 330 Series , Corsair HX 1050W PSU , Corsair H50 Hydro Series CPU , Windows 7 Home Premium ENG, 64bit , Corsair Carbide 500R Midi Tower White
Edited by asleaker - 1/22/13 at 6:41am
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Greetings, I have recently pursched Lightning, switched to LN2 bios and tried to flash but then got this warning:

"Warning! Firmware image PCI subsystem ID does not match adapter firmware PCI subsystem ID"

My bios is 80.04.47.00.19. I have tried to flash with 80.04.28.00.3A (unlocked LN2).

My question is - is it safe to proceed?

Thanks in advance and please excuse my bad english.
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