Originally Posted by dph314
Originally Posted by CrazyElf
This or the Artmoney hack (truth be told, any memory hacker should do the job). What I am interested to see is whether or not the Lightning 770s will overclock as well as the 680s did.
Many didn't. Out of the 4 or 5 Lightnings I had (yes I had some extra money at the time so I did a little self-binning by selling used ones on eBay), only 2 overclocked well. 2 did 1350mhz on the stock voltage of 1.26v, one of which I got up 1480mhz for 3dMark11 runs, on air, at 1.42v. The others...didn't respond so well to the voltage. Could barely get them over 1300mhz no matter what
I raised the voltage up to. Others had poor overvoltage responders as well.
Hopefully these are a better chip for more volts. Once more people try this out, we'll see.
That's unfortunate. We should probably wait though until we get a bigger sample size of 770L before drawing a conclusion. On the upside the memory on these new cards might oc better. Not too sure what will result in better real world performance.
Originally Posted by Rbby258
well today i posted this over on guru3d forums and i don't think they like ocn much
Yeah some sites are like that. They may have a close relationship with Nvidia and do want to ruin it so they toe the line. From what I have been told Nvidia really wants to enforce Green Light. They might be getting special treatment or something. Maybe earlier review samples or something like that.
Although they denied it, there's an article going around that they even threatened to withhold chips to ensure compliance. No idea if it is true though. But the fact that someone in Taiwan would reveal that anonymously does not bode well.
Anyways, we do not know the reason for it. Some people say they are trying to limit RMAs. I personally think that by trying to limit the oc potential of their cards they are trying to upsell to people.