Originally Posted by NRD
I haven't even tried to overclock it yet, like I said earlier I'm new to Kepler so I really have no idea what I'm doing but I have a rough idea. I just max all the sliders is that it? lol
Originally Posted by Phobia
Lol yes that's right. ... but in a safe manner.
Lol yea I was being a little sarcastic there (referring to the power/temp/voltage target) while useful for practical 24/7 overclocks, I was looking for the max stable oc
I've been overclocking since I got my AMD X2 5000+ Black edition back in the day, so I'm fairly familiar with stuff and was just making a joke about the differences in the oc process moving to a Kepler card as well as looking for some tips on what I needed to do to stop the throttling I've heard about. Fortunately my card does not throttle one bit at it's max oc, probably thanks to this ACX cooler keeping it around 60-63C @ 45-50% fan speed. Bare in mind that I have a bit of a wind tunnel for a case, as well as an internal case fan positioned to blow on the end of the card as well as feed the input air to the ACX fans.
I'm pretty happy with my card, especially seeing as how it's already beaten a few Titans in the Valley 1.0 bench thread. I managed to score 74 fps / 3096 points with an oc of 1215MHz/3549MHz for 20th place at the moment in the single gpu category
It's cool to see the competition pick up over in the thread there now that some 780s are slotting themselves into the ladder
It's also fantastic to play BF3 with fxaa and 4xmsaa and everything maxed in the chopper without getting any drops below 60 fps. My old 448 core used to struggle on a few maps in spots with a mix of high/ultra settings and only fxaa so it's a great difference for me.
Time to save up for a new monitor to let this card truly shine, and in the meantime figure out what size/type I want. I was thinking of a 24" that can do 120Hz with the lightboost hack, any suggestions?Edited by NRD - 5/26/13 at 8:11am