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Yeah as much as I enjoy my cards the whole voltage thing is BS , I can't lie. Its funny how Alex pulled a JFAMD and disappeared into thin air LOL...maybe he went into retirement.

The big problem with this is that there is no good alternative. The other option is 760$..ugh.
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Doesn't the asus DC2 have a full cover block available from EK? That might be another good option for you supermi. It also doesn't cost much more than a regular reference 680......(i'm assuming that you haven't purchased universal blocks already)
Heck...if I had a ROG motherboard i'm pretty sure i'd go with that option. I'm still working on my custom loop redface.gif No lightning blocks available yet or voltage for that matter. Meh.

gosh that sounds good other than if I want to use my motherboard for voltage control after the mod I believe I can only control 1 card at a time like that and I want 3 or maybe 4 ... and 4gb of ram might be nice everything else being equal ...

but yeah it does have a block, I will consider that . THANKS! thumb.gif
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Yeah as much as I enjoy my cards the whole voltage thing is BS , I can't lie. Its funny how Alex pulled a JFAMD and disappeared into thin air LOL...maybe he went into retirement.
The big problem with this is that there is no good alternative. The other option is 760$..ugh.

could this be evidence that these keplers were supposed to me mid ranged?
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It is plausible, although I think the 460/670/560ti/570 all had voltage control right? I only used the 580...
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It is plausible, although I think the 460/670/560ti/570 all had voltage control right? I only used the 580...

well the 570's and 590's were limited due to vrm and even reference 580's were mostly limited to 1.15v unless you unlocked the bios ...

just seems like these keplers are lacking hallmark features of high end cards, mainly voltage control LOL
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You be on your way. I'll post where ever I want. You don't run OCN, boy.

Um...maybe he doesn't run OCN, but the mods do. Kind of like the one that posted this- http://www.overclock.net/t/1280007/official-msi-gtx-680-lightning-owners-club/680#post_17739160
So yeah, maybe showing a little more respect in a thread for a card you've never even seen?
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This is just seeming like TOOO much work and worry and money for limited voltage control and with memory bandwidth what it is these higher clocks we seek have greatly diminishing returns, when compaired to the 580's which showed GREAT scaling right to the edge of their stability even those lucky enough to clock them over 1000mhz (you lightning owners I mean you LOL)

I am right on the edge of getting some 4gb ftw or even 4gb 670's as I already have 2 uni blocks .... I am really hesitant to get full cover blocks for the 600 series ... and if I did not need cards NOW I would happily wait til the 700 series .... gosh!!!!

Any one heard any news about 4 way sli scaling with these newer drivers? .... might just use the money I save on NOT getting a classy or lightning to get a 4th card and retire the stx xonar sound card LOL

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This is just seeming like TOOO much work and worry and money for limited voltage control and with memory bandwidth what it is these higher clocks we seek have greatly diminishing returns, when compaired to the 580's which showed GREAT scaling right to the edge of their stability even those lucky enough to clock them over 1000mhz (you lightning owners I mean you LOL)
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Any one heard any news about 4 way sli scaling with these newer drivers? .... might just use the money I save on NOT getting a classy or lightning to get a 4th card and retire the stx xonar sound card LOL
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4GB 670s is the best price-to-performance ratio out there. I would just go with those and be happy till the 780.
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So guys so far I've been lucky enough to test 4 different lightnings. Wanted to let you know that none of them would break the 1300mhz core barrier stably, ln2 bios or not, fan maxed or not. The clocks I achieved were 1295, 1280, 1275, and a measly 1245 core.

As Rolfenstein said, these cards definitely left a bad taste in my mouth. Lack of voltage control is just the cherry on top, even though I honestly don't mind waiting. I think I'm the most unlucky lightning owner. mad.gif
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So guys so far I've been lucky enough to test 4 different lightnings. Wanted to let you know that none of them would break the 1300mhz core barrier stably, ln2 bios or not, fan maxed or not. The clocks I achieved were 1295, 1280, 1275, and a measly 1245 core.
As Rolfenstein said, these cards definitely left a bad taste in my mouth. Lack of voltage control is just the cherry on top, even though I honestly don't mind waiting. I think I'm the most unlucky lightning owner. mad.gif

Thanks for making me feel better about having to RMA my 1380mhz card!! tongue.gif
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