Originally Posted by FtW 420
They are, I haven't pushed mine that hard without extreme cooling. My last sli run was 1450/1800 with +125mV but just air cooling.
My score kinda sucked though, 3930k at 5Ghz, 2 x 680 at 1450/1800, 12754 in fire strike (combined score dragging it down). I'm doinitwrong...
Neither of my cards are not exceptional overclockers, they require 1.5 to 1.6 volts on the core to get a good overclock, I am using a chiller to keep temps down, idle 10 to 17c. benching 27 to 30c., then I run them 24/7 at factory clocks without the chiller and haven't seen any sign of damage, run as good as the day I installed them, first Lightning I've bought, won't be the last
Win 8 I am discovering has it's own set of issues benching, when it locks up it wants to fix itself on next boot, a couple lock ups and it wants to a complete repair, I do not like it just thought I would give it a try, I will try clocking the cards on Win 7 again and see if it was a fluke on my part, maybe I didn't have all my voltage settings correct. Maybe I'll try a comparison this weekend since I have both OS's on hand
Believe me no one is more shocked than me at having a highest score in any benchmark, or on any top list, I am shocked and don't expect it to last a dayEdited by Menthol - 2/11/13 at 7:06pm