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Guys, GTX 780 SC ACX review is up smile.gif
Seems like it's a good cooler thumb.gif

Between this and the gigabyte windforce for me...
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post #1102 of 2543
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Am talking about the 9800gtx.

Please stay in the bounds of the argument. It had no reason to launch at that cost. Except for the fact nvidia thought ati would not be able to compete.

Which nvidia admitted to.

9800gtx $400 > $200 4850 in in performance.

 

It's in the bounds of the argument... You claimed nodes had nothing to do with the pricing, I corrected you on that.

 

As far as pricing goes. 9800GTX pricing was based on the 3870, it released about 3 months prior to HD4k and GTX 200 very similar to how the 7970 got a price cut after 680 and 670 rolled out.

 

Please link the article about nVidia admitting the problem btw, I haven't read that one yet.

 

You're also incorrect on the emboldened part... 9800GTX launched at $299, not $400. That would put it at almost 9800GX2 prices. This is why you should look at the bigger picture wink.gif

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Originally Posted by maneil99 View Post

hey guys, quick question, is voltage limited like the 680 to a 'safe' voltage? If not how high can it go? What is it's default votlage?

Default maximum is 1175mV and you have software control up to 1212mV.
 
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post #1104 of 2543
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At stock fan profiles. It's by far the most quiet blower I've ever used, even at higher rpms.
And I've used many (Click to show)


It's not really loud at all when OCing, even on a custom bios with high clocks. AMD blower on the other hand. Dear lord what jet engines.

Do you keep all the cards you buy, why not sell them when you upgrade?
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After looking at the reviews...It's a nice improvement on the GTX 680. But I think if you are a wise consumer, why wouldn't you go with the 7970 GHZ for $200 less? Sure you are getting like maybe 5fps less on some games...but do you really know the difference between 38 and 33fps?

I really dont see why $650 is appropriate for this card.


Ummm maybe I was wrong... I'd say worth $650...sorry
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Do you keep all the cards you buy, why not sell them when you upgrade?

Because I like GPUs :3

And some of those were bought used so, not that big of a deal. But no I don't sell my old cards.
 
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Not at all.

Benching 1230mhz or 24/7 1163mhz on my GTX Titan it never went over 73deg with the stock cooler. Sure it got loud (nothing compared to other reference coolers) but the thing is dam close to perfect for a blower style cooler and can handle anything you throw at it. If it can't then your case has some serious ventilation issues.

Nobody should have any issues with that cooler at all and if they do it isn't the cooler or they aren't running 1.212v.
Ok, I will trust you. I was disappointed from reading the reviews but I guess custom-fan curve will take care of the temps. This makes my decision harder, cheapest reference 780 is around 600€ on Germany, ACX is 650€ and will launch sometime later. I have 3x Corsair AF140's and 2x Scythe GT AP-13's taking care of airflow so I suppose I would be okay with Titan cooler.
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1212mv safe? What should I expect the lifespan to be shortened to?
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After looking at the reviews...It's a nice improvement on the GTX 680. But I think if you are a wise consumer, why wouldn't you go with the 7970 GHZ for $200 less? Sure you are getting like maybe 5fps less on some games...but do you really know the difference between 38 and 33fps?

I really dont see why $650 is appropriate for this card.

And since the difference between the 7970 and the 7950 is so small you get the 7950, and after that you opt for the 660Ti, and then for the 7870, and then for the 7850, then the 650Ti boost, but hey, the 7790 is there and the difference isn't big for that big of a price difference, let's go for that, no the 7770 will save you some money. But wait the 650Ti is even cheaper.

etc.

Gotta have the cutoff point somewhere. You could apply the very same argument to every single GPU ever.
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1212mv safe? What should I expect the lifespan to be shortened to?

Nvidia is overly conservative. Unless you run a small HP OEM case that gets to 100C you wont have any issues...
 
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post #1110 of 2543
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1212mv safe? What should I expect the lifespan to be shortened to?

Difficult to say on GFX cards. Usually other components on the PCB die before the processor kicks the bucket...
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