Originally Posted by 9KRacing
I can't get 850 with 1.1 and my first card couldn't even get 800 with 1.087.
I love how people just assume everyone has cards that can clock to 900 core just because ONE person ran some benches that high.
Edit: and for the 19 millionth time... completing Vantage does NOT mean you're stable
I am also quite sure that (hoping, rather) people on OCN would know that completing benches and even stress tests aren't accurate or perfectly viable measures of stability
However, I have lurked in enough forums (here, EVGA, Guru3D, XS, [H], etc.) and have noticed that the vast majority of users who do overclock a 470 usually are able to stably overclock them to at least 800 core on 1.087.
Of course there are going to be the "bad" OC'ing cards, every series of cards has them. But I can attest that, for the most part, if you have a card with a low VID (0.925 being the lowest like the EVGA pair I have, or 0.950 the next VID up) as opposed to one with a high VID (0.975 to, well, 1.037) then your OC'ing capabilities will be just a notch down from a lot of cards.
It's just the luck of the draw, but I think when someone throws out a blatant figure out there, it's not necessarily due to an un-thought-out impulse reaction that assumes all cards can hit 900 core, but rather, due to that figure being extremely prevalent amongst the overclocking community for that particular card.