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Jacob, can you shed any light on the big deal with Nvidia/voltage-control this series? Are they really that intent on keeping RMAs to the absolute minimum or what? Why are they so against 3rd-Parties implementing it through software?

Software voltage tuning is 100% not allowed. Unless you skip NVAPI.

That is why you do not see it today on any cards Except the 680 Lighting and maybe that Zotac 2GHz wondercard. Oh, and also the 680 DCu.. It is not too difficult to implement software voltage tuning if you are using a custom VRM.
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if 2 more gigs of memory is all the classy has going for it....that's not saying much
Not that i'm against it, it just needs to prove itself still

Well that's part of it. Out of the box most can do 1300MHz, some as high as 1350MHz. Of course this varies though.
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By voltage tuning today I mean a consumer card that actually is available, the three you mentioned above do not have solutions readily available in the market.

That is why we made no promises with software tuning at all.

If something changes in the future, cool, maybe you will see voltage tuning from software. Even 680 Classified has the capability. But as of today that is not the case.
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Well that's part of it. Out of the box most can do 1300MHz, some as high as 1350MHz. Of course this varies though.

Is Nvidia being extra restrictive with this 600 series?
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this card i hungry power
http://images.anandtech.com/graphs/graph6096/48510.png

AHEM... that is TOTAL system power. Not card power consumption. rolleyes.gif


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@ lacrossewacker

Not really, there are just a few rules that need to be followed.
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So does the classified have overcurrent protection and temperature throttle? Also, AT seems to be using auto fan, WHAT THE HECK.

If so I have no IDEA why AT would test the card with auto fan..who does that? When I overclock its manual fan all the way baby redface.gif Hopefully HardOCP can do a proper review on this beast...

In any case, its a really nice overclock for the classified, 1376.
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@ lacrossewacker
Not really, there are just a few rules that need to be followed.

But what are the reasons for these new rules? Voltage control isn't allowable with software but is with EVbot? What's the difference?
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But what are the reasons for these new rules? Voltage control isn't allowable with software but is with EVbot? What's the difference?

Good point, it seems like a different method for the same goal.
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By voltage tuning today I mean a consumer card that actually is available, the three you mentioned above do not have solutions readily available in the market.

That is why we made no promises with software tuning at all.

If something changes in the future, cool, maybe you will see voltage tuning from software. Even 680 Classified has the capability. But as of today that is not the case.
Um... the DCu is out. If you solder two bits on the back you get software OV though GPU Tweak.
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