Originally Posted by OccamRazor
Downclocked my 3570K to 4.6ghz and left my Titans@ stock (Skyn3t´s bios 928mhz) and fired Crysis 2 with High res textures and patch 1.9 everything set to ultra!
@3240x1920 with v-sync on had fluid game play at 60fps but had weird v-sync problems, every time i set it off frames dropped to 30! LOL
Cpu@98% all 4 cores and 2 GPU(s)@99%
HEY thanks BUD! That is what I thought we would see
! No cpu bottleneck with that game !
Originally Posted by skupples
I get a bout 50-60% usage on my two titans w/ 3570k @ 4.7 in bf4... It's just too damned hot in this new office to run it @ 5.0+... My ambient's are 27c+
The town house had dual AC system & my office was in an open foyer, so yeah... =(
I did notice that this houses windows are old as hell, so i'm in the process of calking all of them. I hope it makes a 1-2c difference...
I do wonder what you would get at 5ghz ... I am at the same rez 2 titans EVERYTHING maxed in settings but the post processing blur is at low so is motion blur YUK, MSAA 4X. I wonder if it is your CPU not having HT or the windows version? what are you on win7 or 8?
Originally Posted by qiplayer
Wheren't you happy with universal blocks?
Did you keep the cover on the card and the fan?
I'd like just to take off the heatsink and put the waterblock I already cut on the base to fit on my gtx 680.
LOL NO WAY would I keep the cover on with water cooling. I have VRAM copper sinks on so lots of copper and fans blowing on them fairly strong fans. I was getting temps with 1.21v that stock cooled titans were getting at stock voltages more or less so the copper is better in my opionion at cooling the VRM than the stock heat plate.
Now why am I switching, it is ALL about the VRM temps with the titans. This forced on us reference design gives us 6gb or vram YAY an AMAZING GK110 core WOOOHOOO BUT a sad 6 plus 2 VRM design. The VRM themselves are not bad there are just NOT enough of them IF you wanna put the voltage that our AWESOM TITAN FAMILY here has given us! So with the universal blocks I can keep my titans cores VERY cool was running 27c last night and 31c this afternoon at 1137v 1.21v (with llc more like 1.18v LOL) VRM were about 74c , what happens when I put 1.24v in there (still with llc) and puch clocks to a little over 1200mhz, VRM hit like 92c (that was in summer would be a little better now) .... now what happens if I wanna run 1.35v 24/7 at 1300mhz .... well I do not wanna see that on copper .... lots of guys toasted (not really lots but a few) their titnas vrm at 1.35-1.4plus volts with copper or no cooling while benching, while NO BODY so far has toasted their cards with these blocks at nearly the same voltages with GAMING use WOOOHOOOO!
I want to OC these and get the performance NVIDIA TRIED TO HIDE from us so we upgrade to maxwell LOL ....!!!
i hope that answers your question.
and if you are going to go to say 1.21v I HIGHLY recommend the universal blocks, especially if you have em they are free. But if you want to overlcock a little again to the 1.21v range I think you would do better with copper on there than the stock heatplate, but you can test those temps and compare them to mine and see what kind of difference we have