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Yeah Kepler is weird..Good performance but not very overclocker-friendly. What do you mean lower my offset to get 1300 MHz on Core? Lower my memory offset to get higher core? But my memory core is already sucky..frown.gif Guess it doesn't really improve fps but it does feel bad as an overclocker who paid $500 for this card and can't overclock lol.

I meant, that in my case, I had to lower the offset to a negative number to get higher stable clocks throughout benches or gaming.
My card did 1443mhz spikes when using a +20 offset, but scored lower in Heaven and 3dm11 compared to my -10mhz core offset, which yielded a constant 1300mhz core. memory will stay where you set it at...Mine was sitting at 7800mhz steadily.
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I meant, that in my case, I had to lower the offset to a negative number to get higher stable clocks throughout benches or gaming.
My card did 1443mhz spikes when using a +20 offset, but scored lower in Heaven and 3dm11 compared to my -10mhz core offset, which yielded a constant 1300mhz core. memory will stay where you set it at...Mine was sitting at 7800mhz steadily.

Those clocks are insane! Well I can't do anything about it. Will try ur advice and see how it goes..I don't really benchmark, just game a lot and wanna get the most fps I can get..
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I meant, that in my case, I had to lower the offset to a negative number to get higher stable clocks throughout benches or gaming.
My card did 1443mhz spikes when using a +20 offset, but scored lower in Heaven and 3dm11 compared to my -10mhz core offset, which yielded a constant 1300mhz core. memory will stay where you set it at...Mine was sitting at 7800mhz steadily.
Do you have a picture of a graph after a heaven run with the memory at 7800mhz? With the heaven results in the pic, I am interested, that is the highest I have ever heard of, so far. Would love to see how it does in benchmarks.
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Those clocks are insane! Well I can't do anything about it. Will try ur advice and see how it goes..I don't really benchmark, just game a lot and wanna get the most fps I can get..

Monitor the Precision x/AB/GPU-Z graphs to see where your core is at and for how long. Try different settings...
I found that my card needed me to go to defaults in Precision X each time my driver crashed to enable the settings I selected. Power target works for me, same as voltage regulation.
You can give that frame rate target a try too, it might be what you need to fulfill your goals.
Edited by ivanlabrie - 10/15/12 at 8:15pm
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Thanks for the inputs, also, is Heaven a good way of testing real-world fps? Since what I do to test stability is run a game and see if it crashes. IDK if that's effective but it got me to the clocks I mentioned above..
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Thanks for the inputs, also, is Heaven a good way of testing real-world fps? Since what I do to test stability is run a game and see if it crashes. IDK if that's effective but it got me to the clocks I mentioned above..
No. The best way to test stability and real world performance is go into your favorite game(s) and see if you are stable. Heaven and 3dmark will get you in the ball park but will not give you definite numbers for games, as it varies and games stress the card in different ways.
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No. The best way to test stability and real world performance is go into your favorite game(s) and see if you are stable. Heaven and 3dmark will get you in the ball park but will not give you definite numbers for games, as it varies and games stress the card in different ways.

Alright good to know I'm doing that right. Last question, does mem clock have any bearing in fps? Like say my mem clock of 6500 effective as compared to a 7k mem clock. Heard core clock is more important so I went for the max I could get stable.
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Alright good to know I'm doing that right. Last question, does mem clock have any bearing in fps? Like say my mem clock of 6500 effective as compared to a 7k mem clock. Heard core clock is more important so I went for the max I could get stable.
Speaking anything but Kepler, the core is more important. But in my own experience the memory has yielded better increases then the core.
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That's sad. Feel like I got cheated. :| Maybe I should just straight out sell my card and get a 7970..
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That's sad. Feel like I got cheated. :| Maybe I should just straight out sell my card and get a 7970..

There's no guarantee on over clocks even with voltage. It's the same luck of the draw on any GPU. The $500 price is for stock performance as advertised. Anything further you can squeeze is gravy. You shouldn't feel sad at all.

My reference GTX 680 does 1228 MHz Core. Still kills in game performance on a single 120 Hz 1080p monitor. Even if I get another 75 MHz and hit 1300 MHz, in games it translates to about 6 FPS in reality.
     
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