Originally Posted by iTzHughie
I've been thinking of making the switch to Nvidia and picking up a 780, I've researched the MSi Lightning and 90% of buyers seem disappointed so I've made up my mind on this card. Now here are my two questions for you brilliant men
1) I'm not super sensitive about omega super awesome clocks, if it can do 1200 at least, then I'm satisfied. So I ask...What is the success rate on these cards getting 1200Mhz core right out of the box with the highest voltage I can get from a stock bios?
2) I've seen you all talking about this thing called EVbot, so I looked it up. Whats the point of paying $50 for a hardware overclock/overvolt when you can do it via software? I mean, if particular card hits it's limit at say...1300Mhz core via software clock, won't you get the same result using that EVbot also?
Thanks. (please explain so I can understand clearly, prepare to be repped).
about 99% of classifieds can hit 1200+ very easily, the ones that cant are in the very small minority, and just got garbage luck with the silicon lottery, hell even most reference model 780s can do 1200+ fairly easily.
The EvBot gives dynamic voltage control, you can change voltages on the fly while benchmarking/gaming(idk why youd use it during gaming lol), if you think your card needs more volts to get past a certain point mid benchmark, evbots got you covered. Also the software only goes to a certain point on voltages, the evbot can range much, much higher.
basically if you want this card for just gaming, you will most likely hit 1200+ stable in gaming, without the need for buying the evbot, that is more for extreme overclockers really.