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post #11 of 74
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Originally Posted by thegreatsquare View Post

Isn't this an issue that will eventually fall victim to a modded VBIOS with a higher voltage?
But that could be done more cheaply done on an FTW, though those don't have the same level of binning or something like that.
post #12 of 74
Hmm no voltage control LOL. It be cheaper by a mile to buy a normal card and add the water block.
post #13 of 74
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Originally Posted by Bekster View Post

Hmm no voltage control LOL. It be cheaper by a mile to buy a normal card and add the water block.

But it wouldn't look as pretty......lol

I'm a sucker for aesthetics, and those HydroCoppers are very niiiiiiice indeed.
 
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post #14 of 74
100% Waste of money with locked voltage control and no ev bot connection.
post #15 of 74
Pros:
+ Warranty with pre installed block
+ 4GB VRAM

Cons:
- $200 too much
- Speeds are not even better than the average vanilla card can reach
- Hydrocopper blocks are crazy restrictive
- EVGA GTX680 FTW+ 4GB ($500) + Heatkiller 680 Hole Edition block ($115) = better option, better block, less money
- Nvidia is pulling an Apple with this bull
   
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Card is pointless without the evbot functionality.
 
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Card is pointless without the evbot functionality.

Yet its still sold out. I dont understand it ha. People with too much $$$ I guess.
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post #18 of 74
I'll stick to my pair of 3GB EVGA GTX 580 Hydro Copper 2, thank you very much.

EVGA really messed up bad on this card with no voltage control. I could forgive them for using that stupid, ugly double power connector and not making this a single slot card, but I can't forgive them for no voltage control.
post #19 of 74
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Yet its still sold out. I dont understand it ha. People with too much $$$ I guess.

I feel the card is aimed at people who are not comfortable with putting on their own water block.
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I'll stick to my pair of 3GB EVGA GTX 580 Hydro Copper 2, thank you very much.
EVGA really messed up bad on this card with no voltage control. I could forgive them for using that stupid, ugly double power connector and not making this a single slot card, but I can't forgive them for no voltage control.

It wasn't EVGA's intention to release a Classified card without voltage control, you can blame Nvidia for dropping that hammer at the last second. I don't think it was their intention to even use EVbot, it was just a way to get around the voltage control rule (until now).

Either way, the R&D for the custom PCBs/waterblocks is done and the parts are produced so they need to get some return on their investment. I'm not saying I support this product with its obvious limitations, but it shouldn't be surprising that it still made it to market.
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