Originally Posted by RobsM6S
Get over your pathetic overly defensive selfs, I made a simple comment that there is no way I would pay 600.00 for a card that I couldnt overclock and then mentioned that lots of other lightning cards are great overclockers and you guys have a hissy over that? pffft..... get over yourselfs. Im not here talking smack about the lightnings xoleras, thats pretty low of you to say.
You spend 10 posts talking about how the DC2 cooler blows everything away (then you sell it ) and now you're talking up the gigabyte. Its just humorous seeing you post more than most lightning owners here, i'm just amused
I usually don't spend an ounce of time in owner threads for cards I don't have, thats just me though. Whatever dude, you spend more time here than lightning owners, i'm not saying anything is wrong with that.
I think kepler is just a pain for overclocking compared to previous cards or even the 7970, practically every 680 on the market you will find reports everywhere of bad overclocks. This includes the classified, lightning, windforce, whatever, you will find a report on newegg or some forum saying that their card doens't OC well. There is no consistency thanks to nvidia saying **** you to overclocks and implementing voltage control.
I miss the 580 days of simple overclocking. Hell even the 7970 is a cinch to overclock...when I had 7970s I oc'ed both of mine 250mhz easy peasy. Apparently with the 680 you have to pay a premium for a good overclock and even then it isn't guaranteed.
BTW the newegg reviews on the windforce, most of them aren't getting past 1250. Just par for the course, it is odd that users are registering today to post their overclocking experience without any validation screenshots. Whatever, anyway don't think your card is an exception
Anyway, if nvidia does this garbage again with GK110 I may just go with the 8970 or whatever. The 7970s overclocked like crazy and it was definitely easier and MORE CONSISTENT than the 680. (I say this after using both) The 680s are just a pain and annoying to get consistent OCs with. In contrast to every 7970 I had which hit 1200 with ease....no questions no problems, no voltage control.Edited by xoleras - 7/18/12 at 9:07pm