I don't think you get it, really in a nice way I'm saying. AMD is dumbing down overclocking as well. They both do, they have to protect their products and their bottom lines, nothing new. You seem to think it's Nvidia only? Perhaps AMD is not as cheap in their PCB designs, which has something to do with my preference for AMD reference boards over customs like MSI's Lightnening and Asus' DC2 on the red team.
That said, what Nvidia did with EVGA is different from what MSI did. I guess you don't/can't see the differences? Would your purchase of said card have anything to do with it? You better hope it doesn't blow because they will be sending out revised cards right?
Originally Posted by Nocturin
what keeping msi from using a higher rated pwm on a non-ref design?
From what I gather, that part of the circuit isn't intended to carry that sort of load (nor it seemed like it was ever dreamt that it would carry double the load), and it would still cause issues with PSU's. Nevermind that MSI is using it for a different purpose right?Edited by tsm106 - 10/3/12 at 10:23am