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Not the right thread, I know, but no other 'fresh' one.

Is AMD outselling nVidia now with all the mining going on?

No. Market share is still 65-35% for Nvidia after Q4 2013.
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And.now people are getting mad that they have to void a warranty to get max voltages when they want to use those volts on air. Zzzzzz and you wonder why msi doesn't let everyone have abx. Oops I put 1.85v into my card on air and it melted, can I have a new one please.
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All the people wanting fully unlocked voltage. Too much voltage eventually hits the point of diminishing returns. Eventually it doesn't help and makes things worse. Hot enough and cards won't scale anymore, even if running safe temperature. Every lighning card has had a limit on voltage.
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Well I didnt say I was gonna but a lot of volts through my card on air.

But how about water..? I know even water has its limits & I am not going to intentionally fry the card.

Even if I got the proper cooling, does MSI give me the choice..??

Instead of few selected OCers getting the special AB.
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And.now people are getting mad that they have to void a warranty to get max voltages when they want to use those volts on air. Zzzzzz and you wonder why msi doesn't let everyone have abx. Oops I put 1.85v into my card on air and it melted, can I have a new one please.
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All the people wanting fully unlocked voltage. Too much voltage eventually hits the point of diminishing returns. Eventually it doesn't help and makes things worse. Hot enough and cards won't scale anymore, even if running safe temperature. Every lighning card has had a limit on voltage.

i agree with both statements. but limiting the voltage to what the reference design limits is too low, especially for a card that's touted as "King of overclocking" .

i defiantly don't think the voltage should be 100% unlocked, but at least allow more voltage compared to reference design. having a very high end GPU made for overclocking being restricted to the same voltage as a reference card makes no sense.
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i defiantly don't think the voltage should be 100% unlocked, but at least allow more voltage compared to reference design. having a very high end GPU made for overclocking b;)eing restricted to the same voltage as a reference card makes no sense.

I can agree with this. The suggested +200mv seems like a good compromise.
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Honestly, I can see where they are coming from with locking things down. There are certainly plenty of people that shove more volts than they should just because they can.

Just because your temps are fine doesn't mean you should shove more volts at the thing, lol.

That being said, they should at least have the option to have the ability to get the fully unlocked version, even if that means agreeing they lose their warranty.
 
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Trying to get you guys at least +200mV on AB asap.

edit: unlocked voltages = for extreme overclockers, if you can handle ln2 properly and you know that you void warranty, you can get ABX.

question: why don't you give everyone unlimited voltage:
Answer: because too many people that don't know what to do blow up their GPUs. That and the fact that every 25mV adds about 5 degrees Celcius to the GPU.

Thanks neliz.

I'd have to agree - there are a lot of people who don't know what they are doing, so it does become a problem with unlimited voltage.
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question: why don't you give everyone unlimited voltage:
Answer: because too many people that don't know what to do blow up their GPUs. That and the fact that every 25mV adds about 5 degrees Celcius to the GPU.

It's too bad that such nice hardware has to have limits like that. Sort of limits the buying market for this card.
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I got mine yesterday and even with the limits it's a very nice card
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