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Originally Posted by Murlocke View Post

I think Guru3D is wrong... There are reviewers getting ~1.175GHz, and they show benchmarks of it? The card downclocks if you reach your thermal limit, which is default of 80C. If you set that to 90C, and keep card below those temps, you should be able to game at ~1.175GHz.

If i'm wrong, then that's sucks.. but that's what many of the reviews I read seemed to have said.

Maybe SKYMTL can answer this? I think they got 1150 or so?

1162 @ 1.2V actually. However, that's MAX BOOST and not AVERAGE BOOST.

Basically, the card fluctuated between 1.2V and 1.167V, upon which time it will modify its clock speeds to properly suit TDP, even if the Temp Limit is set as the Priority. The reason you are seeing so much variance is simply because each ASIC behaves differently when placed under load and as such, one may reach its TDP before another does.
Edited by SKYMTL - 2/21/13 at 8:17am
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Kingpin used a modded bios for his 17xx boost core record meaning that if you mod the bios higher overclocks can be expected.

If newegg lists them post in this thread please. I've talked myself into buying a pair

I get the ln2 bench, I just mean for a stock titan.

Put those 3 lightnings back in your cart! I'll tell you, I love mine lol.
     
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LMAO no! Just make sure you don't graduate college with a Liberal Arts Degree and you will be fine thumb.gif
    
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Well these scores are significantly lower than what I expected. When the 7970 GHz Edition is biting at it's heels in some tests I am extremely underwhelmed. Sorry guys, but that card is not worth anywhere near $1000. Maybe $750 on a good day.
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Its a bit underwhelming I have to say but still lays waste to the 680.

Well damn. Having a single 690 now, after looking at the reviews I definitely feel out in the cold on the Titan. If I want to scale upwards I have to dump the 690 and go 2 SLI titans at $2k, or pick up a 2nd-hand 690 for under $1k.. Even with poor scaling on quad sli, it's better money spent on the 2nd 690 for me looking at the performance of games I would play.

When's the Gtx 790 expected?! tongue.gif
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I've had my tax return for weeks waiting for these cards wink.gif

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I don't think you will be disappointed. I wish I could grab 2, but it's really not needed at my native resolution. One should give me 60+ FPS in every game.

Me either. Yeah the price sucks compared to the 7970 L's but im set for a year or so. These cards should easily handle BF4 on 3 screens
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Looks like a sweet card. But for a thousand dollars you can keep it. Looks like a pair of overclocked 680's or 7970's is still the best buy for the money.

Does show a glimpse into the future. But looks like nvidia is holding on hard to voltage locking. its making me lean the amd route again next time. Amd cards have a massive advantage with voltage control. (7970 vs 680) and I'm lucky enough to have gotten around the voltage lock. Next time tho there isn't gonna be a way around it.

Hmmmm. Why do you do this to us nvidia?
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I love how the conclusion of basically every review is the same: Fast and Expensive. The Techpowerup SLI & Tri-SLI review is fun to look at, its always amusing how inconsistent multi-gpu setup's perform.
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Well damn. Having a single 690 now, after looking at the reviews I definitely feel out in the cold on the Titan. If I want to scale upwards I have to dump the 690 and go 2 SLI titans at $2k, or pick up a 2nd-hand 690 for under $1k.. Even with poor scaling on quad sli, it's better money spent on the 2nd 690 for me looking at the performance of games I would play.

When's the Gtx 790 expected?! tongue.gif

IMO:
Sell the 690 and get 2 Titans if you really want to upgrade. It will be better than 2x 690s because of quad SLI scaling, and have a crap ton less frame latency. You can probably sell that 690 for nearly what you paid for it, and basically pay off 1 Titan.
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Well damn. Having a single 690 now, after looking at the reviews I definitely feel out in the cold on the Titan. If I want to scale upwards I have to dump the 690 and go 2 SLI titans at $2k, or pick up a 2nd-hand 690 for under $1k.. Even with poor scaling on quad sli, it's better money spent on the 2nd 690 for me looking at the performance of games I would play.

When's the Gtx 790 expected?! tongue.gif

This is why I think sli Titans is a good fit for me. To get as close to 120 FPS on a 120hz 1440P monitor, I would need 3 680/7970, which is about $1,500, plus I have to deal with all the noise, heat, and power consumption. The other choice is 2 gtx 690, and still have to deal with more noise, heat, power consumption, and no true Quad SLI support, while still spending $2,000. With 2 titans I can have less noise, less power consumption, hit the fps I need to hit, and still have room to add a 3rd card, instead of updating the next generation. I would never buy this card if I just built a rig with 680's last year. However, I dont have a rig, and am starting fresh.
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