Originally Posted by ZealotKi11er
Impressive. Will the average user be able to get that high?
I can't believe this is even a question. "Will the average user be able to get a kingpin overclock" Are you kidding me man? The obvious answer is no. He probably went through 30 GTX 780 cards to find the best one to overclock, and then used a custom BIOS with voltage manipulation, on a testbed system.
He did the same thing with a reference 680 - he overclocked past 1400. Did his use a "normal" 680? No he didn't. He sure did custom mod the heck out of it though. Did the average user get that on a reference 680? Hell no.
But it's a good sales tactic which probably worked then, and judging from some of the gullible responses in this thread, will work again. It's pretty hilarious to me because I used the classified 680 and I was just amazed at how it didn't overclock well at all. Choked at something silly like 1230mhz. Not without EVbot - then it could OC halfway decently but idle temps were through the stratosphere. And EVGA is completely silent on how voltage manipulation may or may not work with EV Bot on the 780 classy.
And I do apologize if this sounds harsh. But it is the truth. In the real world nobody will ever, ever get a kingpin overclock unless they do the same silly garbage he does with custom BIOS and modding. It's a sales tactic and nothing more.Edited by xoleras - 7/11/13 at 2:05pm