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post #5731 of 5998
Yes it is a gaming card and it's just all round better than both 580 and 680, but it does come with an insane price tag so forget about it lol......there are plenty of alternative ways to achieve the same performance with less money. I also question the usability of 6GB VRAM with a bus width of only 384-bits.
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post #5732 of 5998
Here are some screenshots of my new setup running Crysis 3. Enjoy!!





post #5733 of 5998
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Yes it is a gaming card and it's just all round better than both 580 and 680, but it does come with an insane price tag so forget about it lol......there are plenty of alternative ways to achieve the same performance with less money. I also question the usability of 6GB VRAM with a bus width of only 384-bits.

Yeah that price tag! Ouch!
post #5734 of 5998
Awesome!! Now I need to get myself a copy.

By the way philharmonik are you sure you are running Extreme HD preset for your valley bench? I tried that and got average around 30 frames lol.
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post #5735 of 5998
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Awesome!! Now I need to get myself a copy.

By the way philharmonik are you sure you are running Extreme HD preset for your valley bench? I tried that and got average around 30 frames lol.

Yes sir! Extreme HD! I'll post a screenshot later for proof. I haven't even OC the cards. Straight stock.

edit. here is the screenshot.


Edited by philharmonik - 2/25/13 at 5:08am
post #5736 of 5998
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Yes sir! Extreme HD! I'll post a screenshot later for proof. I haven't even OC the cards. Straight stock.

edit. here is the screenshot.


Lol sorry nevermind, I resetted my nvidia control panel settings, ran it again, and everything was fine. Must have been some crazy 32x AA or transparency AA settings I had before.

Will post screenie in a bit.
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post #5737 of 5998
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Lol sorry nevermind, I resetted my nvidia control panel settings, ran it again, and everything was fine. Must have been some crazy 32x AA or transparency AA settings I had before.

Will post screenie in a bit.

Is there any benefit from using the NVIDIA cp to make changes to setting? I've always just used the in game menus.
post #5738 of 5998
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Is there any benefit from using the NVIDIA cp to make changes to setting? I've always just used the in game menus.

Yeah definitely. You can set it to Override Program's AA to boost it up to 32x CSAA which is probably a little bit overkill, but if your graphics card can handle it, why not?

You can also enable transparency AA. This improves visuals a fair bit too, but usually at the cost of significant performance.

Here's a quick Valley run I just did:

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post #5739 of 5998
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Yeah definitely. You can set it to Override Program's AA to boost it up to 32x CSAA which is probably a little bit overkill, but if your graphics card can handle it, why not?

You can also enable transparency AA. This improves visuals a fair bit too, but usually at the cost of significant performance.

Here's a quick Valley run I just did:


Dang! That's a nice Valley run. I would love to get my min fps to at least 30. Would OCing the cards core clock get me there? Think I could achieve 900mhz on air??
post #5740 of 5998
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Dang! That's a nice Valley run. I would love to get my min fps to at least 30. Would OCing the cards core clock get me there? Think I could achieve 900mhz on air??

Lol of course OCing will get you there. 900mhz for lightning xtreme would be a dud. Look for 940mhz and above on air dude. thumb.gif
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