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Alright so I'm in bit of a dilema. You can see my current specs my sig. I REALLY want this video card as I want to play Bioshock infinite, Crysis 3 and whatever new game comes out max settings @ 1920x1280. I feel this is the best single GPU card out at the moment since it can be overclocked so much with the unlocked bios (once flashed). Also I don't want SLI cards at the moment so it has to be a single card and a GTX 670 won't come close to this card when its running near 1400mhz.

My main concern is I'm worried about picking this card up and the new 7XX series cards being announced/released and the price drops. $499 on newegg certainly isn't though. Need something to play these games coming out.
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Alright so I'm in bit of a dilema. You can see my current specs my sig. I REALLY want this video card as I want to play Bioshock infinite, Crysis 3 and whatever new game comes out max settings @ 1920x1280. I feel this is the best single GPU card out at the moment since it can be overclocked so much with the unlocked bios (once flashed). Also I don't want SLI cards at the moment so it has to be a single card and a GTX 670 won't come close to this card when its running near 1400mhz.

My main concern is I'm worried about picking this card up and the new 7XX series cards being announced/released and the price drops. $499 on newegg certainly isn't though. Need something to play these games coming out.

I wouldnt worry too much, since there are rumors both nvidia and ati next series are delayed until Q4. Just grab this card, you won't regret it biggrin.gif
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I wouldnt worry too much, since there are rumors both nvidia and ati next series are delayed until Q4. Just grab this card, you won't regret it biggrin.gif
F it I just ordered it!
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Alright so I'm in bit of a dilema. You can see my current specs my sig. I REALLY want this video card as I want to play Bioshock infinite, Crysis 3 and whatever new game comes out max settings @ 1920x1280. I feel this is the best single GPU card out at the moment since it can be overclocked so much with the unlocked bios (once flashed). Also I don't want SLI cards at the moment so it has to be a single card and a GTX 670 won't come close to this card when its running near 1400mhz.

My main concern is I'm worried about picking this card up and the new 7XX series cards being announced/released and the price drops. $499 on newegg certainly isn't though. Need something to play these games coming out.

#1- Yes, best single card on the market today thumb.gif
#2- Don't wait. You'll be waiting forever because there's always something around the corner. Just sell it when you upgrade, and you'll get 75% or more of your money back anyways smile.gif
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#1- Yes, best single card on the market today thumb.gif
#2- Don't wait. You'll be waiting forever because there's always something around the corner. Just sell it when you upgrade, and you'll get 75% or more of your money back anyways smile.gif
Oh trust me I know this game all to well. I got 2 5970's when they came out and then 2 480's when they came out and sold both 5970's and one 480. haha

I'm excited to get this card although my 480 has gotten me 3 years and has been a great card. thumb.gif
post #5496 of 7827
Hey guys im here again and I just wanted to ask about the memory clock speed because I set the voltage of the memory to 100+ and tried to go 7000mhz effective (500+) and I cant because I get artifacts, its just something of my card or the memory voltage doesnt seems to make a difference? Sorry about my bad english btw.
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Hey guys im here again and I just wanted to ask about the memory clock speed because I set the voltage of the memory to 100+ and tried to go 7000mhz effective (500+) and I cant because I get artifacts, its just something of my card or the memory voltage doesnt seems to make a difference? Sorry about my bad english btw.
I've seen many review before I got those card, and every time it seems like increasing the memory voltage didn't help achieve better memory OC. You better reduce until you get it stable
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#1- Yes, best single card on the market today thumb.gif
#2- Don't wait. You'll be waiting forever because there's always something around the corner. Just sell it when you upgrade, and you'll get 75% or more of your money back anyways smile.gif
Oh trust me I know this game all to well. I got 2 5970's when they came out and then 2 480's when they came out and sold both 5970's and one 480. haha

I'm excited to get this card although my 480 has gotten me 3 years and has been a great card. thumb.gif

Nice. I went from 570 SLI to reference 680 SLI, and it was a huge jump in performance. Then, I went to Lightnings, which was also a good step up, since I could only get SLI stable with the references at around 1255-1260mhz, and only about 300mhz on the memory.
Going to this card from a 480 will blow your mind. You should be excited thumb.gif

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Hey guys im here again and I just wanted to ask about the memory clock speed because I set the voltage of the memory to 100+ and tried to go 7000mhz effective (500+) and I cant because I get artifacts, its just something of my card or the memory voltage doesnt seems to make a difference? Sorry about my bad english btw.

You might want to try lowering the memory voltage and see if +500mhz is stable. I know that sounds weird, but if it's stable at a lower voltage, the added voltage might be bringing up the temperature to a point where it causes a crash.

But first of all, are using Afterburner 2.2.3? I saw a few pages back you said you flashed to the 3A from the first post of the thread, but I don't see what version of Afterburner you're using.
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I've seen many review before I got those card, and every time it seems like increasing the memory voltage didn't help achieve better memory OC.

Yeah it seems not doing anything, not even increasing my memory temps. Btw which version of afterburner are you using at this moment? Because Im using 2.2.3, I cant "unlock" the voltage on 2.3.1 idk if I have to make a change in the cfg or something. Actually im still able to run the graphics card at 1398 (+´200) max oc gpu and +480 on the memory with the voltage arround 1.275 even if I set it to 93+
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Yeah it seems not doing anything, not even increasing my memory temps. Btw which version of afterburner are you using at this moment? Because Im using 2.2.3, I cant "unlock" the voltage on 2.3.1 idk if I have to make a change in the cfg or something. Actually im still able to run the graphics card at 1398 (+´200) max oc gpu and +480 on the memory with the voltage arround 1.275 even if I set it to 93+

For mem , either stick to 0mV or 10mV for most. I'm using 10mV and running 700 on mem. Going to push higher as i seem to get stable with a higher mem over a higher core. Before i had my core knocking at 1333 24/7 and mem around 600. At times , Crysis would crash. Dropped my core to 1320 i think it is, and already bumped mem a extra 100 Stable for long runs on Crysis. Why i mention Crysis 3 is because that game demolishes both core and mem of your highest OC you can push. . and i'm using Full HD. redface.gif oh and on LN2 mode hey using 2.2.3
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