Originally Posted by NuclearCrap
Depends on what you prefer.
The DCII does have beefed up components assuming you win the silicon lottery and have a chip that can take advantage of that beef. However, with the DCII you're also limited to EK's waterblock only, whereas if you get the EVGA you would have a much larger variety of blocks to choose from, if aesthetics are important for your build. But, if EK's style is what you prefer, then the DCII is perfect.
Water aside, either air cooler would be enough for a decent OC as-is.
Let's hope for that. I don't mind having more from EK inside my case, I think it would combine with my EK Supremacy in Copper/Acetal. I just don't want the CSQ version. One thing is to have those circles on a small area like the CPU block, other completely different is to have them spread all over the giant PCB area of the VGA.
Originally Posted by TwoCables
That's due to the VRM temperature sensor not being in the correct spot. ASUS has gone on record saying that we can rest assured that the VRMs are being cooled well within specs. It's just too bad that they just didn't make sure that the sensor was in the correct spot. After all, didn't they know that we'd want to know what the VRM temps are? lol
Really? Is it really that simple? Shame on Asus for that, of course we want to know what the VRM temps are!
Btw, any info regarding the warranty sticker? I've just read about that on a ROG forum, so I'm curious if it is true or not. It'd better not be.
Originally Posted by CL3P20
I dont own the Asus card..but I am modding a sample that has been tested on stock cooling though by the owner (a reputable member here on OCN). This particular GPU had a default boost setting of 1300mhz and completed an array of 3D benching at those speeds, on the stock cooler without issue. While I cannot agree more with Nuclear's comments regarding the 'silicone lottery'.. I will admit that for the most part in the past, EVGA has been a good choice for good performing cores... though the power circuitry on their top-tier GPU's is not always sufficient.. or up to 'par' when compared directly to other brands (be that Asus, Gigabyte or Zotac)...and while the premium power components do NOT promise a premium core.. If you did.. its sure hard to OC a good core, very far without them.
Good to hear that. I'm much more confident now about the card. Let's just hope I get lucky and get good cores to go along with the premium components towards a nice OC.