Originally Posted by 2010rig
That is the question.
Does the Lightning allow up to 1.35v like the classy?
Or is MSI gonna allow the Classy to have all its thunder?
I guess it depends on what they are actually allowed to do. Either eVGA bit the bullet on RMAs for the classy and decided to just absorb what will come, or Nvidia has offered some sort of compromise. If its the latter, I would see the lightning having the same ability. Would msi be willing to absord RMA/warranty claims? I dunno. But, If I had to guess, the volume of sales for a $700+ card isn't much in comparison to the rest of their lineup which gives a bit more leeway in just flipping greenlight the bird and taking the risk. Those buying these types of card are probably a bit more educated about the product itself and the "dangers" of overclocking as well.
My question is, will we start to see different procedures in determining the cause of an RMA. Will we see some sort of voltage hardward on the pcb that alerts when a voltage threshold has been crossed? No one is stopping some goof from furmarking a gpu at max volatge for hours, burning the chip, and getting a replacement through warranty and creating this whole mess in the first place. I personally would just love to see the option of writing away your warranty and in return, be given the full rains on the gpu. MSI does this with their MOA AB software but there are the obvious hurdles of ln2 experience/proof.