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Any kind of ETA for software voltage control with these cards???

No, but it's been a couple of days since the last wave of rants about not having it, so you might stick around and wait for that.
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No, but it's been a couple of days since the last wave of rants about not having it, so you might stick around and wait for that.
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So guys im a little dumb here i just got my lightning in gpuz gpu clock is 1006 and default clock is 1202 so if i set afterburner to +100 does that mean its running at 1300? im a noob and confused here

Monitor clocks with afterburner, not gpu-z. Clocks on the 680 vary depending on graphics load, and BIOS1 is 1176 boost, while BIOS2 is 1202 boost. If you have +100 it is 1276 or 1302 depending on which BIOS you're using.
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OK, i really hope it all will fit, cuz i've already had a big problem with the H100, the second fan didn't fit between the mosfet heatsink and i have to RMA the H100.
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ya your good, it'll tower over your mobo's heatsinks easily. The pci-e x1 slot will give the space needed between the d14 and gpu for the reactor.

Seems you have the combo i need, the Noctua and the Lightning, if you want please make a quick picture with the Noctua and the gpu reactor, i really want to see how much space is between them... smile.gif

I need this because i have the risk to buy the Noctua and could be useless. Who knows when in my country they will ship the Lightning card, and i will buy the Noctua these days, and the Lightning in a couple of weeks, and when i will have them both i don't want to tell myself, "ohh, i bought the Noctua for nothing, cuz the gpu reactor cap doesn't fit".

I trust you it will fit all together, but i need a pic.
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Nice job not posting the whole message. I didn't come here to start any trouble, but you're trying to take it that direction.

I'm simply correcting your misinformation. I'm not taking it in that direction,but consider you posted this in the lightning owners club. This thread is dedicated to lightning fanboys and users wink.gif so a statement like that will get an appropriate response, realize what thread you're posting in and then the answer becomes obvious. You came to this thread to declare another card the king of all cards so what kind of response do you expect? Especially when you're wrong. What you posted was misleading and your statement regarding throttling is absolutely false. Another post from EVGA forum: http://www.evga.com/forums/tm.aspx?m=1676756
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The classy I purchased from evga cant get passed 1270 on stock volts 1.175. Its really a bummer when my vanillas can overclock to 1227 boost clock all day.43 mhz difference!
Anyway my results: Max stable overclock on the core is 1270 mhz 1.175V (stock is 1215 bc) Memory hasn't been tested yet, will update later. heaven looped for an hour+ plus gaming. Dirt 3 and BF3.
100% stable during testing. Manual fan set at 55% [the maximum setting on classy]
Max temp was around 65 to 68c. I lowered the fan speed to raise temps past 70c and noticed a throttle at 76c to 1260 a 10mhz difference from my max of 1270 mhz. did not test higher temps though.

1270mhz overclock, with maximum manual fan temps 65-68, ouch. Note that 55% is the maximum setting for the classified, the fan runs at 3000rpm at this setting. Also note that the classified does have thermal Kepler throttle unlike the lightning which does not.

I'm not saying the classified is bad but certainly the overclocks achieved are not amazing - this is all while the card costs a LOT more and has a much worse cooler. I can pretty much guarantee that TF4 with maximum manual fan @ 1270mhz would be around 50C.

Again, I emphasize, i'm not saying its a bad card. Clearly your statement that it is the king of all cards may be a bit flawed, in my eyes it doesn't appear to be - by far most overclocks are maxing out in the high 1200s (which is the same or worse than lightning) while being more expensive and having a worse cooler. Feel free to PM Andrew, the OC at 1400 was not stable and could not produce a benchmark result. So it was not a valid OC - but you can easily see from the EVGA forum that most OC's are ranging from 1255-1333. Decent OC's but not mind blowing. I would put lightning and classified on even ground, but classified certainly isn't performing as the "king of all cards" as you suggested.
Edited by xoleras - 7/18/12 at 8:38am
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Hey, for my motherboard with a Noctua D14 cooler the lightning's gpu reactor will fit ?

Are you using the MSI Z77A-GD65 in your sig?

Here's a pic of that mobo, but with the HR-02 and Lightning with Reactor in place. So if the HR-02 is an option for you, it will work.

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as you can see the macho fits, which is 140mm wide, just like the d14
Edited by EM2J - 7/18/12 at 8:35am
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You could probably make it work, however there's really no advantage to GPU reactor unless you're on real LN2. I'd personally just remove it, thats me though wink.gif
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You could probably make it work, however there's really no advantage to GPU reactor unless you're on real LN2. I'd personally just remove it, thats me though wink.gif

But its gotz blue lights in its!

The PCI-E slot spacing is kinda different on this mobo, there's no need to take the Reactors off unless you just want to. They came on the cards, so I left them on there.
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Are you using the MSI Z77A-GD65 in your sig?
Here's a pic of that mobo, but with the HR-02 and Lightning with Reactor in place. So if the HR-02 is an option for you, it will work.
1953df75_Picture647.jpeg


Yes i am using the GD65. All the specs are true. Ok, that's great news.
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