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Poll Results: Was your previous card ATI or NVIDIA?

 
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post #2271 of 5998
Highest core I can achieve with this 560 ti without Vantage crashing, 2600K was at 5.1ghz, disabled PPU so I won't get godly cpu scores heh



http://3dmark.com/3dmv/3139312

P.S. I removed the lower right part because it contained my personal details. This was my vantage entry MSI's Master of Overclocking Arena.
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post #2272 of 5998
I'm finally in, got mine a couple days ago. Running 970/2300 this card overclocks like a dream on water!

Here's my 3dmark2011 score:

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post #2273 of 5998
New Post for OC time. These cards can do way better, but I'm too tired to try right nowzz. And I need a 5 Ghz PC.


I'm really wondering if I should stick with these TwFrz II cards and WC or switch to MSI Lightnings in SLI for better performance.

What would you guys do?
Edited by Nytehawk - 5/16/11 at 1:28am
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New Post for OC time. These cards can do way better, but I'm too tired to try right nowzz. And I need a 5 Ghz PC.

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I'm really wondering if I should stick with these TwFrz II cards and WC or switch to MSI Lightnings in SLI for better performance.

What would you guys do?
This is weird. We have the same basic overclocks (except your GPU memory clock is 100MHz higher), but you are getting almost 2000 more points than I am. I think I might be due for a reformat though since I've done a number of upgrades since my initial Windows install.

To answer your question, if you're trying to achieve the highest benchmark scores possible, then the Lightnings seem to be able to take higher OC's in general, but, in the end, it's still a gamble as to how high you can go. Your current OC is nothing to sneeze at, so it's up to you to decide if it is worth the hassle of switching out your cards for *maybe* an extra 100MHz or so out of the GPU.
     
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To answer your question, if you're trying to achieve the highest benchmark scores possible, then the Lightnings seem to be able to take higher OC's in general, but, in the end, it's still a gamble as to how high you can go. Your current OC is nothing to sneeze at, so it's up to you to decide if it is worth the hassle of switching out your cards for *maybe* an extra 100MHz or so out of the GPU.
I agree, unless you plan on 'playing' benchmarks all day, I'd just be happy with 900Mhz core as it's still a great overclock.

I can hit 925Mhz core, and could probably push further with more voltage, but I run anywhere from stock (772Mhz) to 885Mhz depending on the game. I run 900Mhz for benchies.
 
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post #2277 of 5998
Thinking about picking up two second hand GTX 580 1.5GB to put into SLI for roughly $400/each. Was wondering if the 1.5GB VRam will suffice for 4320x900 surround resolution (roughly 5% less pixels than 2560x1600) or if I should just wait for Kepler?

The only game I play consistently is Battlefield Bad Company 2 and from time to time I resubscribe to World of Warcraft for a couple months to see whats new. The only other game I see myself playing consistently in the future is Battlefield 3 and supposedly a single GTX 580 can max it out.

***EDIT***: And for clarification I will be upgrading my PSU to an AX850 and case to ATX if I go for the GTX 580's.
post #2278 of 5998
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Thinking about picking up two second hand GTX 580 1.5GB to put into SLI for roughly $400/each. Was wondering if the 1.5GB VRam will suffice for 4320x900 surround resolution (roughly 5% less pixels than 2560x1600) or if I should just wait for Kepler?

The only game I play consistently is Battlefield Bad Company 2 and from time to time I resubscribe to World of Warcraft for a couple months to see whats new. The only other game I see myself playing consistently in the future is Battlefield 3 and supposedly a single GTX 580 can max it out.

***EDIT***: And for clarification I will be upgrading my PSU to an AX850 and case to ATX if I go for the GTX 580's.
I use up roughly 1-1.3GB of the 1.5GB available in BFBC2. All maxed including 16xAF, but only 1xAA @ 5960x1200. You should be fine.
 
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post #2279 of 5998
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This is weird. We have the same basic overclocks (except your GPU memory clock is 100MHz higher), but you are getting almost 2000 more points than I am. I think I might be due for a reformat though since I've done a number of upgrades since my initial Windows install.

To answer your question, if you're trying to achieve the highest benchmark scores possible, then the Lightnings seem to be able to take higher OC's in general, but, in the end, it's still a gamble as to how high you can go. Your current OC is nothing to sneeze at, so it's up to you to decide if it is worth the hassle of switching out your cards for *maybe* an extra 100MHz or so out of the GPU.

It's funny that we're practically running the same system: 3.8Ghz CPU, 900 core SLI 580's, and lots of RAM. Reference PCBs, so the fact that mine are different from the factory shouldn't affect the performance. SSD wouln't change benchmarks.

I actually thought I was kind of low, with a lot of guys here getting 11k-12k with SLI.

So basically what you guys are saying for my card choice is I would be losing adaptability (for WC) and risking no better performance (even lightnings have had a hard time getting past 925-950 core, and mine can get past 900 with some tweaking or water), just to get better theoretical results and stroke my ePeen0r, when real-world FPS will more than likely be unnoticeable. I thought the extra power management might increase the longevity of the Lightning, but it seems the 580 doesn't have any of the problems of the 570 when attempting to OC or +voltage.

But what would you guys do if you could get lightnings for the same price as a 580?
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So basically what you guys are saying for my card choice is I would be losing adaptability (for WC) and risking no better performance (even lightnings have had a hard time getting past 925-950 core, and mine can get past 900 with some tweaking or water), just to get better theoretical results and stroke my ePeen0r, when real-world FPS will more than likely be unnoticeable. I thought the extra power management might increase the longevity of the Lightning, but it seems the 580 doesn't have any of the problems of the 570 when attempting to OC or +voltage.
This is a wonderful feature, and one that I would take into account when considering a purchase for sure.

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But what would you guys do if you could get lightnings for the same price as a 580?
The Twin Frozer III is pretty sweet, do you think it warrants taking a hit selling your current card to side-step to that one?
 
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