Originally Posted by kx11
guys who owns the SC ACX SLi rigs , do i need to flash the modded bios to fully enjoy this cards power ?!
You don't necessarily need
to, but for some people it's been giving them a very nice boost in clocks. I think it helps people that are stuck at 1.187v more. Mine were both at 1.2v stock so flashing to the modded 1.212v BIOS only gave me an extra 13mhz. But it also gets rid of throttling, if that's a problem for you on the stock BIOS. Mine only seemed to throttle in 3dMark11, during the first graphics test. So...flashing only takes a few seconds and it's pretty easy, so it's worth trying and seeing if it's something you want to stick with.
Originally Posted by Celeras
Did I miss a memo? Why does everyone use Precision all of a sudden instead of Afterburner o.O
I been using Precision since I got my Titan and then these 780's, was using Afterburner back when I had my 680 Lightnings. Assuming Afterburner has the same features as Precision, then I think it just comes down to preference. But yeah I haven't tried Afterburner in a while so I don't know if it has the framerate target, which I use because I don't like v-sync. And the built-in pixel clock function, which I use to overclock the display on my laptop.
But yeah, assuming they both have all the same features, since they're from the same dev, I think it just comes down to preference.
Originally Posted by Syan48306
I know everyone made a big deal about the EVGA ACX but to be honest, the cooler is nothing special. In fact, IMO, it's kid of bland for a dual fan design. I mean, look at the lightning and the direct CU models. They're way cooler. Pun intended.
Check out the Asus DirectCu GTX 780. Check out that fan design! The one over the main core is different from the other one. It's got a inner fan and an outer fan. So cool. pic (Click to show)
This cooler seems not only quieter, but better performance-wise than the TFIV. At least in my experience. It kept big bad GK110 at 54C in Valley, and when I ran my 680 Lightning with 100% fan speed it was at 59C, with a much smaller chip.
That DCuII looks amazing. I may get it if they make it easy to over-volt again, by soldering the wires. But just because that one looks really good, doesn't mean the ACX is bad. And it does one hell of a job too.