Originally Posted by hypespazm
Great build is that an x79 platform?? and sorry Im just not familiar with the files so I cant get it to flash I think I need video tutorial im more a visual learner.. I mean any suggestions.
It's really not a big deal if you have a reference card. I slapped a random BIOS on my Zotac 780 and it worked just fine. There's no need to get one to exactly match your card unless it's necessary. To me it makes no sense, as the manufacturer would be able to tell the BIOS doesn't match the card within two seconds, and you could always just flash back to your stock BIOS in that event. Any reference BIOS will work with a reference 780 and I haven't even heard many people complaining about the non reference BIOS flashes either.
I've flashed all 5 of the Titans I've owned with random BIOS'es as well as the 2 780s I now own at the moment (soon to be 3 classy 780 with an EVBot attached)
I can run my reference Zotac 780 at 1228 game stable and bench at 1241 depending on the bench and the memory settings. Memory makes quite a bit of a difference in core stability and how far you can go. It's a middle ground you have to walk. Are those extra few mhz on the gpu more important than the memory? It's really a case by case decision.
Regardless, flashing my BIOS did absolutely NOTHING to increase my overclock potential on my 780. I had the same issue with my Titans except with the EVGAs as they would throttle, but my ASUS was my best OC'er and OC'd the same on the stock BIOS as it did with the TI or Naennon bios.
ATM I'm running the TechInferno BIOS on my 780, as I like having GPU Boost disabled, and I ran it on all of my Titans as well.
As far as the classys go, once I'm able to acquire 3 or 4(with dual slot waterblocks), I'm sure we'll see some pretty good competition vs the Titans. I've already seen some guys breaking 1350mhz with 1.2v on their Classifieds in the EVGA thread with screenshot proof of Heaven 4.0. It seems most of them are binned as I haven't seen one under 80% ASIC, with all 5 out of 5 owners being around 82% ASIC and none of them under 1300mhz with the alotted 1.2 volts, one guy even capable of 1300mhz with 1.75v... astounding. I can't wait to see if EVbot is really unlocked on the cards or if it was just a one off for publicity with the Kingpin blog screenshot. If they allow 1.35v, we could easily be seeing 1400mhz+ classys on water without a single problem, game stable with benchers even higher. What kingpin did was on air... it's quite amazing to be honest.
It seems 780s are quite a sweet spot for overclocking. Not as much leakage as Titans, thus better OC potential, but way more CUDA cores than 680s although managing similar OCs or better with proper overvoltage.
I'll wait and see if EVBot truly unlocks the 1.35v potential. I already have the app downloaded and ready. But even if it doesnt, I'd be happy with 1.3ghz, as it would roughly equal a Titan at 1175 to 1202mhz depending on the game, for $300 less.