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This or the 780 ti classy?
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This or the 780 ti classy?

It should be this or the kingpin imo. So far I have high hopes for this card on ln2 or even water.

What cooling will you be using? If on air only with no plans of going water, I'd say go the msi route, I love evga but I've tried the acx cooler and the msi tri frozr cooler on my lightning 790 and I prefer the lightning on air. Just me personally.


Btw has anyone started a club for this card yet? I'd do it but I probably wouldn't have time to keep the first page updated all the time.
Edited by szeged - 3/4/14 at 4:06pm
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This or the 780 ti classy?
cant rly go wrong with either one. the few things that stound out are Vram/locked voltage and power/software features.
290x has 4gb 780ti has 3gb.
780ti low limits on voltage/power draw for OC, lightning does not.
780ti you get physx/shadowplay and other nvidia goodies, 290x you get mantle/true audio/eyeinfinity and others.
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Looks good. Hopefully it overclocks well. I am returning a MSI gaming 290x because it hits 87c in game with 1040 mhz clock, and the ASUS dcu2 that I got to replace it can't overclock memory past 1350 or the card crashes and locks the computer up. And the core wont oc past 1125 even at 1.28 v without locking up.

Why can't I ever get a golden-anything? My 3570k is unstable at 4.4ghz, running 60c under stress with 1.3v (20 minutes of blend in prime and system locks, regardless of voltage), the MSI ran like crap and the ASUS is in the same boat as the MSI. Maybe I should just send the ASUS back and get a Lightning.
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cant rly go wrong with either one. the few things that stound out are Vram/locked voltage and power/software features.
290x has 4gb 780ti has 3gb.
780ti low limits on voltage/power draw for OC, lightning does not.
780ti you get physx/shadowplay and other nvidia goodies, 290x you get mantle/true audio/eyeinfinity and others.

The 780ti classy doesn't have power limits btw, it's not a reference card.
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This or the 780 ti classy?

It should be this or the kingpin imo. So far I have high hopes for this card on ln2 or even water.

What cooling will you be using? If on air only with no plans of going water, I'd say go the msi route, I love evga but I've tried the acx cooler and the msi tri frozr cooler on my lightning 790 and I prefer the lightning on air. Just me personally.


Btw has anyone started a club for this card yet? I'd do it but I probably wouldn't have time to keep the first page updated all the time.


Its kinda premature to catapult it into better than sliced bread category when this review is really just fluff. biggrin.gif
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Its kinda premature to catapult it into better than sliced bread category when this review is really just fluff. biggrin.gif

Oh I know biggrin.gif. I have some ln2 pots sitting here now but I haven't had time to actually use them yet, I was thinking about grabbing a 290x lightning and putting it head to head vs my kingpin when both are under dice and ln2. But ive been super busy lately and haven't even gotten to freeze my kingpin yet frown.gif so by the time I aactually get one we should have some good ln2 or water results out.
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Oh I know biggrin.gif. I have some ln2 pots sitting here now but I haven't had time to actually use them yet, I was thinking about grabbing a 290x lightning and putting it head to head vs my kingpin when both are under dice and ln2. But ive been super busy lately and haven't even gotten to freeze my kingpin yet frown.gif so by the time I aactually get one we should have some good ln2 or water results out.
Waiting for the results.
The review on OC3D didn't impress though..
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Waiting for the results.
The review on OC3D didn't impress though..

Don't hold your breath, I've had the pots for a week but haven't even had time to open the boxes they came in frown.gif
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The 780ti classy doesn't have power limits btw, it's not a reference card.

then its just voltage limited right?
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