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I will go back to 13.12 and retest.



Clearly an improvement in graphics score going to 13.12. smile.gif About a 150 jump
Have you tried the second bios( ln2 bios) or is all this from the first, stock bios? I'm hoping someone mods the bios and we can get a truly unlocked card.
    
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I received mine today (Monday). I am still at work and will unbox the beast tonight. Very Excited smile.gif
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Have you tried the second bios( ln2 bios) or is all this from the first, stock bios? I'm hoping someone mods the bios and we can get a truly unlocked card.
I am curious on how to create a bios mod.
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Have you tried the second bios( ln2 bios) or is all this from the first, stock bios? I'm hoping someone mods the bios and we can get a truly unlocked card.

Eager to see mods and water/ln2/dice on one of these. Hoping to be amazed @_@
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Tried the LN2 bios for a very short time. I saw no difference in After burner. All 12 phases as indicated by the blue LED's were solid ON which indicates all phases are enabled. Went back to standard. I could use some advise here?

Just played BF4 for 25 minutes solid (Max settings AAX4). 1170 Core 1650 Memory. +100mV Core, +25mV Memory, and 100mV PLL. Note: setting PLL to +100mV gives you a solid 1170 Core with no down clocking at all. Solid straight core Freq. in Afterburner.

I could really use another 50-100 mV core. The temps are under control, just need more voltage. I believe I could hit 1200 core.
Edited by Cool Mike - 3/11/14 at 8:01pm
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How was the fps in bf4 and cooling at that clock? Just wondering.
Have you thought about dropping the memory to increase the gpu's clocks ?
Just wondering if it's a happy medium between the two given the limits with the volts.
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I will look into that tonight. Dropping the Memory clock anf higher on core.
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I do not like their output connectors configurations. For me Lighting's main appeal has been always the 4x DP ports (I would like 6, but 4 is better than reference). Having only a single DP just castrates the card. DVI nor HDMI have enough bandwidth for 4K at 60 Hz like DP has and it is silly to assume that if one can afford Lighting he can't afford 3x 4K displays.
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They made the card for people running one monitor while the gpu is at -190c I don't think they put too much thought into the connectors, probably a last minute thing lol.
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I do not like their output connectors configurations. For me Lighting's main appeal has been always the 4x DP ports (I would like 6, but 4 is better than reference). Having only a single DP just castrates the card. DVI nor HDMI have enough bandwidth for 4K at 60 Hz like DP has and it is silly to assume that if one can afford Lighting he can't afford 3x 4K displays.
I think someone running 3 4k displays would be better suited to get the Vapor-x version. The 8gb of ram will be needed in a lot of cases. However that doesn't solve the connetors issue.
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