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Everyone should call and talk to supervisors to bring this issue up. Be polite, but forceful. That's what I am doing.
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another idiot response by MSI on facebook ....
They are working hard but the developer is at beach drinking cocktails rolleyes.gif

I had to LOL at this. biggrin.gif
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So apparently you guys cant over-volt it? How long has been the GTX 680 out? And is it bigger than the GTX 580 LE?

Saying because the 580 barely fitted in my case length-wise.
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Everyone should call and talk to supervisors to bring this issue up. Be polite, but forceful. That's what I am doing.

I worked in a customer service job my first year of college years ago and I can tell you being a jerk won't get you anywhere. Be aggressive and firm, yet polite!

I haven't called them yet but we'll see what happens.
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The 7970s are far, far, far, far far easier to overclock than the 680.

As a former owner of a 7970 myself I disagree. Sure, you get voltage control but what you end up with at the end of the day after playing around with voltage is an overclock that is very similar to what a lot of GTX 680's are getting. Neither card is really more difficult than the other when it comes to overclocking and both cards overclocked will trade blows with each other depending on the game in question. My primary game is BF3 multiplayer and with 4XMSAA enabled the 680 is simply the faster card which is the reason I now own one.

In short both cards have similar peak overclocks while one has voltage control and the other does not.
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As a former owner of a 7970 myself I disagree. Sure, you get voltage control but what you end up with at the end of the day after playing around with voltage is an overclock that is very similar to what a lot of GTX 680's are getting. Neither card is really more difficult than the other when it comes to overclocking and both cards overclocked will trade blows with each other depending on the game in question. My primary game is BF3 multiplayer and with 4XMSAA enabled the 680 is simply the faster card which is the reason I now own one.
In short both cards have similar peak overclocks while one has voltage control and the other does not.

I've owned 5 gtx 680s so far and they have all been a pain in the neck to OC except the lightnings. I was able to sell my old reference boards at no loss (this is when they were never in stock online) so it wasn't a big deal to move from those to better 680s. Thats why I like my lightnings so much, sure some have had different experiences but mine are great. I recognize that some have had different experiences, but dealing with Kepler throttle and high temps on the reference 680 was not worth it. 7970 doesn't have any junk like this in terms of thermal throttle and such.

As far as my 7970s I had reference boards that OC'ed +275mhz higher than stock. And I could adjust the voltage to my hearts delight -- also, overclocked 7970s can meet/exceed stock 680 performance, and as 1200 or higher they are great.

Now don't get me wrong, I like my 680s a LOT and really enjoy my setup. For the 7970s though, I'm just saying they're a pretty good option, if he's looking to save a bit of money for overclocking cards.
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I've owned 5 gtx 680s so far and they have all been a pain in the neck to OC except the lightnings. Thats why I like my lightnings so much, sure some have had different experiences but mine are great.
As far as my 7970s I had reference boards that OC'ed +275mhz higher than stock. And I could adjust the voltage to my hearts delight -- also, overclocked 7970s can easily exceed stock 680 performance, and as 1200 or higher they are great.
I'm just saying they're a pretty good option, and they're cheaper than aftermarket 680 cards for sure.

Thats cool, then your experience just differs from mine I guess. I have owned 3 GTX 680's and had no issues overclocking any of them, in fact 2 of the 3 are stable over 1300mhz core while many 7970's are doing good to hit that after voltage tweaks.

As for the performance between the two when overclocked they do trade blows and it does come down to the games in question, there is a review floating around somewhere with both cards heavily overclocked and the GTX 680 still came out on top for the most part while losing in other games such as metro 2033.
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Haha, peer pressure? Who pressured you into nVidia ;P? I'm a green teamer overall but this Lightning just brought me so much pain, agony and suffering frown.gif.

wink.gif Maybe not peer pressure but the hype got to me. I bought reference 680s on release day and was kinda disappointed, because I expected a bit more. But i've always loved buying the latest and greatest tech toys! I'm sure I will buy the GTX 780 on release day as well biggrin.gif
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For the 7970s though, I'm just saying they're a pretty good option, if he's looking to save a bit of money for overclocking cards.

No doubt man, I agree. Dont get me wrong.
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Thats cool, then your experience just differs from mine I guess. I have owned 3 GTX 680's and had no issues overclocking any of them, in fact 2 of the 3 are stable over 1300mhz core while many 7970's are doing good to hit that after voltage tweaks.
As for the performance between the two when overclocked they do trade blows and it does come down to the games in question, there is a review floating around somewhere with both cards heavily overclocked and the GTX 680 still came out on top for the most part while losing in other games such as metro 2033,Crysis and Witcher 2 .

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