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The item# 14-127-693 in which you are inquiring about just offered the deal today, 7/21/12. Unfortunately, New Egg does not guarantee prices

aparantly it might just have been for today sale and this was just random on neweggs part so I dont think I will be buying one as it will be 175$ + to upgrade meh 4g XTREME or gk110 for me!
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Hey there!
Yup, I got quite busy with work unfortunately, but still active in other areas on the EVGA forums, just not the 680 threads.
I am not really sure what I will do yet. I have 2 680 2GB HC on another X79 build, While I like these cards I should have waited for the extra VRAM before purchasing but I never claimed to be smart:)
I am not convinced yet that the Classy is the card to have. I REALLY like everything about this card, except worrying about the AB release. Maybe I will consider a 670 4GB card and get some blocks? Heck I don't know!

I am in the same boat except I got rid of my lightnings for now LOL,

I have been ALL over the interweb searching about the 2gb vs 4gb as well as how the ram bus factors in and filtering through problems with 4 way sli as that is what I am looking at ...

Seems you have more pixels to push but I am pushing surround in 3d so we both need similar gpu power ... keep me updated in the threads or through pm smile.gif

Some good choices out there but not the PERFECT one, I thought classies would be but NOPE not... are you still open to universal blocks? or just full cover?

Seems the 470 4gb have their own full cover and also have aluminum heat sink with fins on the vrm so you could do the universal blocks without getting copper heatsinks they are SHORT cards but the backplate looks ok.... and the galaxy 680 4gb has tall aluminum heatsink with fins on the vrm's so again no copper is needed , but no backplate there and no full coverblock at all...

If there is another option Ito consider let me know smile.gifthumb.gif
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heh .. +300mv is ok.. its a start..
hoping for +400 or +500, for those of us using ln2
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I ready somewhere that the Classys while clocking better than most 680's didn't do much more with voltage control, so if/when 2.2.3 AB releases voltage control do you think the lightning will be the same deal? I'm considering buying one myself but the voltage overclocking is really a deal breaker whether or not it will SUBSTANTIALLY increase OC performance.
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I ready somewhere that the Classys while clocking better than most 680's didn't do much more with voltage control, so if/when 2.2.3 AB releases voltage control do you think the lightning will be the same deal? I'm considering buying one myself but the voltage overclocking is really a deal breaker whether or not it will SUBSTANTIALLY increase OC performance.

It [classified] definitely isn't clocking better, most reviews are showing it clocking 1260-1300. You can get additional voltage but then you run into thermal throttle (lightning doesn't have this) - AT did a review on the card and while overvolted , the classified hits temperatures in excess of 80C. That will cause the card to rapidly downclock which lowers the OC'ed performance. Then there's the price at 760$ with EV Bot. IMHO, its too much - you can get a 690 for 999$.

Overvoltage will definitely help overclocks. Time will tell how well afterburner 2.2.3 increases overclocks, hopefully kingpin junior AKA FtW420 will get some world records wink.gif To answer your last question depends on what you do with your PC, do you need 5-10 more frames per second? Or are you a benchmarking nerd (I am , kinda). Honestly, the 7970 @ 1200 performs great -- so a lightning 680 would be mostly a sidegrade in terms of performance. Some games will be faster, some will be slower (depending on whether it favors AMD or nvidia) and the difference won't be mind blowing (I went from an OC'ed 7970 to 680s myself- ) You're probably fine where you are to be honest, unless you have a sell offer that you can't refuse.
Edited by xoleras - 7/21/12 at 7:35pm
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Thinking of BF3 where the 680 is better than the 7970 @ 120hz monitor single card setup. Obviously with lowered detail but in that scenario every frame helps.
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7970 + 120 Hz monitor is crap ... there is flickering in many games and also in 2D ... is unacceptable after 7 months
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I nominate you as Thread Owner of a new OC GTX6XX club!thumb.gif
I am hoping very much that voltage will unlock on my Asus 680 as it does have that very same voltage chip.

Unlock it yourself..... I did thumb.gif lol
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Unlock it yourself..... I did thumb.gif lol

Yep, I've seen what you did with your 680. Nice job!

But ripping off the resister I don't want to do. I still might do this if I don't get voltage control with AB, still thinking about it.tongue.gif

Did you do the memory voltage mod and if so, did it help out the memory overclocks? My memory oc is nothing to write home about and I'm stuck at +400, 6800MHz.
    
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if the new AB 2.2.3 doesnt have enough voltage for ln2 clocks, its very likely we will see some VR mods (hard mod) for the lightning popping up soon.

i havent compared the dc2 pcb layout to that of the lightning, but since they both have the same controller, the vr mods that people are doing on the dc2 may be easy to translate onto the lightning..
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