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Yes actually. they are also the same price on amazon which usually gets a great deal from a wide range of stores.

Alright, will return this one and buy the twin frozr today.
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I noticed that some 680s have 6+6 pins, like my PNY and the Twin Frozr ones, but others have 6+8 pins?

How does this affect OC?
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I noticed that some 680s have 6+6 pins, like my PNY and the Twin Frozr ones, but others have 6+8 pins?

How does this affect OC?


Im not exactly sure. but my guess would be the 2 extra are for PSU circumstances and compatibility. Some cards use more power than the next (larger cooling) Youll get plenty of power either way for OCing
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Well, I bought the Twin Frozr III 680 and it still coil whines :/
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you should always test your GPU using a different PSU.. as this is likely what is causing the majority of the issue, even though the noise comes from GPU..  

 

*its typically low voltage inputs from the PSU that cause excessive squeal on GPU mosfets stages.

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Naw. Coil whine is a really finicky thing. It can happen in one game and not another, different apps, etc. I had coil whine with google chrome believe it or not. A reinstall of windows made it go away. (thats not why I reinstalled, but it fixed it anyways). It may just go away for you eventually, its not a huge deal. Mine seems to do it at low to medium usage, or during WEI test. My SLI GTS450s did it at high usage. Coil whine is weird, kind of annoying, but not an excuse to RMA.

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Well, I bought the Twin Frozr III 680 and it still coil whines :/


Told ya. rolleyes.gif
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