Originally Posted by littledonny
My 470s shoot up to 85C at idle and 3D clocks. Do you have a source for this claim?
A simple thing called brains.
Being in 3D clocks with 0% usage increases your consumption when compared to Idle clocks, but when compared to 100% usage you will obviously have a difference in power cinsumption.
Why do you think that in reviews they put the cards running Furmark to test peak power consumption? Furmark being one of the most demanding GPU usage scenarios possible...
Edit: Well I don't even know why I'm wasting time explaining you this cause you obviously do not overclock anything.
But one of the most common things done when overclocking CPU's is disabling the power saving features 1st, this on its own will keep the CPU always at the target speed increasing the consumption.
Since this is OCN most users have their rig's overclocked. You have loads of complaining to do in these forums if you are going to be eco friendly.
Originally Posted by That_guy3
I dont live in california anymore. I pay for what I use. and this card is defective so i dont know what to do.
If you are having flicker issues in 2D clocks you probably googled it and reached the conclusion that its the clocks messing up.
This might not be true in your case, the latest 13.2 driver update fixed the flicker in our cards, but if you want to be 100% sure try 12.8.
These have a stable performance for our cardsEdited by Tokkan - 1/25/13 at 6:46am