Well, I lost the silicon lottery with this card (kinda). Got a crappy 63.5% ASIC. Gonna have to put this on water to see any good gains
Haven't flashed the BIOS yet. But MSI can go to some dark place down under for this 109% PLimit. Its absolutely destroying any overclockability currently of the card until the PLimit gets sorted out. I can't even push past 65C (24C Ambient, highest fan speed on auto @ 53%) on this card with my clocks (garbage 1162/6488 clocks) with the current plimit.
The ASIC doesn't actually mean anything IMO. The best clocking 680 I ever owned had a horrible ASIC, while I had a 90 something percent ref card that clocked horribly. (bought a ref at release).