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“World class overclocker Jon “Elmor” Standström has been putting the new GTX 780 Lightning through its paces. Recently he scored some amazing new records, including this score in 3DMark11. The fastest GTX 780 in the world, by far.”




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They should have started with air benchmarks imo, so we could compare with the classified.
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what's the core frequency?
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I too am curious how the card will perform on air. The 7970 lightning was an awesome LN2 card but very average on air... kind of soured me on the whole Lightning series.
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Originally Posted by szeged View Post

They should have started with air benchmarks imo, so we could compare with the classified.

Kingpin is pushing for 2GHz core on the Classy right now... so I have a feeling we'll be seeing some good comparisons soon.

http://kingpincooling.com/forum/showpost.php?p=25811&postcount=23
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I too am curious how the card will perform on air. The 7970 lightning was an awesome LN2 card but very average on air... kind of soured me on the whole Lightning series.

For air & water cooling you always need luck for getting good silicon. My 7970 Lightning was fine for 1270 - 1300 on air, ~ 1400 on water, 1600+ with extreme cooling.
7970s were pretty temperature sensitive.
    
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Originally Posted by FtW 420 View Post

For air & water cooling you always need luck for getting good silicon. My 7970 Lightning was fine for 1270 - 1300 on air, ~ 1400 on water, 1600+ with extreme cooling.
7970s were pretty temperature sensitive.

My Lightnings both did about 1200/1800 on air... basically the same as my XFX DD BE 7970s which did 1200/1700.

Temps/volts didn't allow higher clocks for me... that clock was at 1.2V and higher volts didn't allow higher clocks, and even with an ambient of 0-5C (I opened all the windows in the middle of winter as an experiment, kept load GPU temps around 60), I had no luck going higher angrysmiley.gif

I could get 3dmark runs stable at about 1280/1900, but pretty much no games would play at that clock.

Combined with most reviewers not getting much more than 1200 on the core, I was just unimpressed. It's possible I got very lucky with my XFX cards (which were launch cards) or very unlucky with my Lightning cards, but I was disappointed nonetheless.
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