Hm, got my card in today.... It runs great at 1.25v 1333c 7600m, but while it is stable in everything I tried all night even in far cry 3, tomb raider artifacts on me, even if I raise voltage signifjcantly or down clock a lot, or both. I know it is supposed to be a tough game but what is with that? 331.40 and 327.23 drivers both do it.
Also a handful of questions, if I see an artifact should I reboot before trying another setting? And, what should I be using the fbvdd settings for? It is for vram, right? Is there anything to be aware of with it and these cards? Finally, I am using sky's rev2 bios non ln2. Does this matter between ln2 and non?
ASIC quality is 69.7%, heat is pretty tough to handle
. It was a tight fit in a Fractal R3 Define case, only a small amount of room between the door's 140mm fan and the card, but it helped temps a lot to use it as an intake instead of covering it with the noise foam Moduvent cover. Would I be better off using this as an exhaust, since the card's fans are blowing air at the intake out the side of the card? (In fact I think I'll try that and report back).
Overall love the card, 100% fan speed even isn't horrendously offensive, loud but not a harsh one, just a deep flow... I could live with it 24/7 probably. The Classy is definitely a class act
. In a couple of games I'm seeing higher average and MUCH higher minimums than the 670 4gb sli I tested.... Dirt Showdown being a prime example at about 10% faster average (~105-110fps, I'd have to look at the screenshots I took) and around 83 vs. 61fps minimum framerate. BF3 runs insanely well too, while 3dmark firestrike extreme took a bit of a dive but not as huge as I'd have thought. Sleeping Dogs is about 18% slower on the average but only off by around 6-7 frames on the minimums. Tomb Raider seems to be very close on the minimum and a bit lower on the average, but as I said I'm having trouble getting that one to run properly... if I could just get the temperatures under control I'd be able to go a lot higher with this I'm sure.Edited by GoldenTiger - 10/11/13 at 9:26am