Originally Posted by friend'scatdied
FYI, reference GTX 680s are not voltage unlocked. The only cards with voltage control out-of-the-box are the MSI GTX 670 Twin Frozr IV PE and the MSI GTX 680 Lightning, AFAIK.
That's not what I meant... I was just saying that it's odd to use such an overkill power deilvery system, and then lock it down. I would have thought EVGA would mod the pcb and stuff a little to be overvolted.
Originally Posted by drbaltazar
I guess @ 279$,a 7950 isn't up to a 670?I'll risk it hell for the price of a 680 I can grab 2 almost
I might go that route... I can only afford 1 670 right now, and I was going to get a second later on... But 2 x 7950 / 7970 right out of the gates would be much nicer. And the cooler would match better too...
Originally Posted by Bruennis
Not even. 680 Lightning requires a bios mod in order to unlock voltage. Check out the 680 Lightning owners club
. If you are big on overclocking, you should probably check out the 7950 and 7970 as they can pushed quite far from default. My 7950 can reach 1280MHz on the core and 1800MHz on the memory. Mind you, that is a 60% core overclock! And a 44% memory overclock. At these frequencies, it'll match some of the best 670's and surpass the majority of 670's. It's a serious performance value card... no joke
I might go with that... I just wish more people made the 7970 GHz edition. I think that a pair of normal 7970's might do me just fine though. My only question about AMD graphics is: Does Sony Vegas support it for GPU rendering? I know it supports Nvidia Cuda, but does it also work with AMD's core system?