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Physx is advanced particles and lighting effects and is only on Nvidia cards. The list of titles that used Physx was extremely small but is growing, but not that fast. Playing Borderlands 2 on low and high Physx is a world of difference from the videos I have seen. You can however manage to use an AMD card as your main card and use some workarounds to use an Nvidia card as a dedicated Physx card. Aegia had originally invented Physx and were bought out by Nvidia, which is why if you want Physx you must use Nvidia, I hope this helps.
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Well I did some digging around, the PhysX does look very attractive in the games it is in but what is this business about the 680s being harder to OC? With AMD I just slide the things all the way to the right and since im on water im good to go. Its hard to tell what people mean by "stability" are the cards hard to push without crashing or is it a temp thing?
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Well I did some digging around, the PhysX does look very attractive in the games it is in but what is this business about the 680s being harder to OC? With AMD I just slide the things all the way to the right and since im on water im good to go. Its hard to tell what people mean by "stability" are the cards hard to push without crashing or is it a temp thing?

All 600 Series cards are Voltage locked Amds cards voltage is unlocked.. why you can make a 300$ HD7950 faster then a gtx 680.
    
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post #25 of 33
if you are watercooling get a HD 7970. get a reference HD 7970 design as they have full voltage control for overclocking. that allows you to aim for 1200+ Mhz overclocks.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127652

this MSI HD 7970 OC ( model no. R7970-2PMD3GD5/OC ) uses a reference HD 7970 design. GPU voltage control is advertised on the box. all AMD reference designs come with unlocked voltage. This model can be found in EKWB cooling configurator. full cover and universal waterblocks are available for this card.

http://www.coolingconfigurator.com/
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On my 670 FTW I can freely adjust the voltage to whatever I choose
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post #27 of 33
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On my 670 FTW I can freely adjust the voltage to whatever I choose

What did u do Flash the Msi PE ed bios or MSi lightings bios on it? is that worth the risk just to be still slower then a 7950?
And you gotta be on fire with that thing with the crappy stock heatsink on it.

Id never own a Ref card card unless a water block was going on it =/
I got a deal on a evga FTW 670 at 600 series release i replaced the loud noisey thing a week later with a non ref card lol.
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post #28 of 33
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What did u do Flash the Msi PE ed bios or MSi lightings bios on it? is that worth the risk just to be still slower then a 7950?
And you gotta be on fire with that thing with the crappy stock heatsink on it.
Id never own a Ref card card unless a water block was going on it =/
I got a deal on a evga FTW 670 at 600 series release i replaced the loud noisey thing a week later with a non ref card lol.

I did not flash the bios at all, and its not from MSI, it's from EVGA. From what I know it is using the 680 pcb and cooler, I have no complaints about it so far. Mine is not noisy at all, actually I don'e even hear it until the fan goes into the 70% range. And even then it is still very very bearable. I guarantee you that my card performs better than a 7950, and I realize that this is open to interpretation.
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post #29 of 33
You know new cards will be around in roughly 3 months, right? Just wait.
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I did not flash the bios at all, and its not from MSI, it's from EVGA. From what I know it is using the 680 pcb and cooler, I have no complaints about it so far. Mine is not noisy at all, actually I don'e even hear it until the fan goes into the 70% range. And even then it is still very very bearable. I guarantee you that my card performs better than a 7950, and I realize that this is open to interpretation.

I had the same card and it was in no way voltage unlocked.
    
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