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NVIDIA officially doesnt want you Over-Volting (Changing the Voltage on your GTX cards).
Evga has already complied with this and are now producing new GTX 680 Classifieds without the port to connect with a EvBot.
EvBot is used to increase the voltage of your card. All cards can now only be overclocked slightly without having access to voltage clocking.
For those of you interested in OC, choose your cards wisely. To my knowledge Newegg is still selling the legacy Classifieds.
Once there gone... there gone!
Make sure to let Nvidia know how you feel about this.

Source : http://www.evga.com/forums/tm.aspx?&m=1755509&mpage=1

Nvidia will probably also take precautions on now allowing voltage change with there limiters on the 700's keplers. Me personally I own the legacy classifieds and probably wont upgrade until the 800's Maxwells.
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post #2 of 10
I'm sure AMD tried this with the XFX 4890 and the XFX 6970 Rev 1.2.
I'm sure that this will not fully take off as it would reduce their sale rate by a lot i would imagine.
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When there's a will there's a way to OC lol

Im sure NV is just tired of having to deal with all the RMA's due to OverVolting.
    
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Wow, I knew about the software lock, but they're locking it from external devices now too?
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post #5 of 10
So they are still charging the extra premiums of the classified's features, but no longer can utilize those features? Hmm... wth.gif

I hope they enjoy loosing ground to their competitors (MSI, etc.), which did not require/charge for an extra $100 device just to do over volting. Now they are just bowing out completely (like everyone else seemingly).
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post #6 of 10
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So they are still charging the extra premiums of the classified's features, but no longer can utilize those features? Hmm... wth.gif
I hope they enjoy loosing ground to their competitors (MSI, etc.), which did not require/charge for an extra $100 device just to do over volting. Now they are just bowing out completely.

MSI is no better, for OverVolting there cards prior and selling them to the Market. It wasn't caught until cards couldn't POST. MSI already said they will be selling non over volted cards and will not sell the others within a month's time Think that's worst then Nvidia forcing EVGA to remove it. MSI was actually caught red handed.
It's not Evga's fault, there just complying to the demands. If you don't comply then you wont be supplied gpus anymore, and thats bad for business. I do agree with you though it's worthless to buy a Classified now specially since it's main selling point is OverClocking. Price needs to decrease, Legacy Cards will increase. Your best bet is to buy FTW or 4gvram reference cards to be honest.
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They just came out with a new trademark too:

Nvidia - saving lives and Earth simultaneously.
    
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They just came out with a new trademark too:
Nvidia - saving lives and Earth simultaneously.

Are you sure that's not a slogan for mass effect 3 when you buy any Nvidia GPU? biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by BradleyW View Post

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They just came out with a new trademark too:
Nvidia - saving lives and Earth simultaneously.

Are you sure that's not a slogan for mass effect 3 when you buy any Nvidia GPU? biggrin.gif

I thought Mass Effect 3's slogan was:

Mass Effect 3 - we have many paths but one ending, unless you count the other one.
    
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MSI is no better, for OverVolting there cards prior and selling them to the Market. It wasn't caught until cards couldn't POST. MSI already said they will be selling non over volted cards and will not sell the others within a month's time Think that's worst then Nvidia forcing EVGA to remove it. MSI was actually caught red handed.
It's not Evga's fault, there just complying to the demands. If you don't comply then you wont be supplied gpus anymore, and thats bad for business. I do agree with you though it's worthless to buy a Classified now specially since it's main selling point is OverClocking. Price needs to decrease, Legacy Cards will increase. Your best bet is to buy FTW or 4gvram reference cards to be honest.

I actually edited my post a bit, as they did change it afterwards. Yes, MSI sold cards that could set their voltages beyond the limitation without additional hardware, and there was well over five-thousand of those circulated and working -- the newer ones just need flashed to the better bios. Both companies where seemingly smacked upside the head by NVIDIA for various undeclared reasons. What is so disappointing about all of this is EVGA was still selling these cards under the classified name, at the old premium, and with very little warning till customers started receiving them. I can only imagine how existing classified owners feel at this point.

Also, this is becoming worrisome on how this will impact the Geforce 7xx series' overclocking capabilities.
Edited by Falknir - 10/2/12 at 2:18am
    
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