Originally Posted by Benchmarksli
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
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
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