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got this on new year day for $90 after MIR. 700/1400/924 clocks factory oc
yes 768 MB version. but i never go over 754 MB even with crysis and antialiasing at 1440x900 so no worries there.
i haven't send the rebate yet as i'm just making sure it won't die on me after a few gaming session overclocked.
opened it up and changed TIM. that caused a few degrees increase in temp not sure wise. suppose to drop the temp. going to look into that later when i have time.

currently folding away at
1.087 volt
900 Mhz core
1800 MHz shader
stock factory overclock 924 MHz memory. when i games i increase this to 1050 Mhz

temperature is at 68-69 C folding. it never breaks 73 while gaming. room ambient is at 67 F and case ambient is at 22 C. fan speed is on a custom profile and is running at less than 50% since 50% is for 70 C and i'm not at 70. the stock fan profile is the same thing i believe.

the overclock gets unstable with OCCT error checking when temps breach 80 C. fan gets pretty loud too. i set it to ramp up a lot when it go nears 80 as that's the point of instability. but it never gets that hot when playing games so it doesn't matter.

overal pretty good in terms of performance
crysis GPU benchmark
average 50 fps for crysis on very high no AA
average 44 fps for crysis on very high 2x AA
haven't tried 4x AA yet as i think i'll run out of VRAM and fps will go awry.

i think i'm safe for crysis 2

now come the pictures
ignore dates on pictures please.









excuse the messy and dusty case. i just cleaned it today.
oh yea and that's my old GTS 250 right there. it's longer and it's slower. time to put it into storage




yucky TIM application! completely dried up.

the beauty with her six servants (ok someone tell me how to solder 2 RAM chips into those empty spaces
unlockable to GTX 560 in the future maybe?

is that the similar GPU that ya'll got?

anyway i did an X application of TIM for the GPU. worked really well for my CPU not sure why the temp increase. maybe that's gone away i haven't really noticed any opinion on TIM application?
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How unfortunate the GTS250 will not go into the 2nd slot to be a Dedicated Physx card
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sweet congrats, pitty its dog ugly
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^ it's in your case, cooling is what matters.
nice GPU you got there, just 1 thing.
Crysis 2 will not be more demanding then crysis 1, cryengine 3 is more optimized and Console friendly version of 2.
post #5 of 19
i just bought two of these and have been trying to figure out what pcb they are... res at 5760x1080... and lovin it lol ... clocks at like 820 and just a bump in ram.... runs great... but i want to wc them... dont mean to thread jack.... congrats on the purchase.... but yeah they're really ugly
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Heh I got one of those 2 days before you did.. pity I didn't post my pics, but I did indeed take unboxings as well.. My OC right now is sitting at 1087mv, 900/1800/1948 mem folding gpu3 right now, temps sitting at 68c. Just bought a koolance water cooling block for it, should be here around the 5th. So far this card is rocking hard with no intentions of failure, so we'll both see. I'm sure the TIM issue is caused by either not enough on it or an air bubble or something, not to be too concerned about although you should probably retry the application. What tim did you use anyway?
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Nice card and great pics, I just purchased a GTX 460 listed in my sig for ~130 after MIR from Microcenter. You have a better cooler then mine, even thought it is the Sonic. It is the cheaper version not Platinum. No coolers for vrm/mosfets which isn't terrible since it was cheaper.

I want to make a custom heatsink for that area could you give me the dimensions, or possibly take some closer pics of that area?

Nice clocks I havent OCed mine since I accidentally broke a blade on that stock fan(they are brittle). I have a TR Shaman to replace it have heatsinks for all other areas. Stock clocks on mine are 700/1400/1800 and max temps are similar in Crysis. Performance gains are NA ATM since my rig bottlenecks the card.
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Nice card, I bought two also. Looks the same.

+ rep for taking your appart. I have been wondering.

The PCB and cooler quality look great on these. The fan shround looks cheesy though.

Buy another one!
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post #9 of 19
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seems like i got normal temps with everyone else when overclocked. that's reassuring.
the reason i like this card is because it has a heatsink for MOSFETS. that allows lots of voltage without roasting those poor things. i unlocked mine to 1.212v with BIOS flash yesterday, but seeing how i'm already in the low 70s when gaming, i didn't wanna oc more.

btw what is your voltage at stock 700 MHz? mine is 0.950v and i'm pretty happy since i got one of the lower ones

@kingofyo1 yea i'm thinking of bubbles too 'caused when i put the heatsink on the GPU, i found that i forgot to plug in the connector for the fan. so i had to take the heatsink apart again, plug in fan then reattaches it. it didn't spread the paste much because i didn't press hard on it, but i'm pretty sure some air bubbles got in :/ I used Antec Silver 5 tim. almost out of it though, and those thing cost $20 a tube. temps are getting better though. so i'm probably just going to leave it.

@Rick Arter sorry i already assembled my card and it's in the case now. i'm too lazy to take it apart again XD use the picture. you can see the heatsink on the 2nd ot last pic.

@mannyfc are you saying the card is ugly or my pc is ugly
anyway how can you get away with running 5760x1080 with only 768 MB of VRAM?? wouldn't that cause stuttering?

important question
The GTX 460 when overclocked higher than 850 MHz is about equal in raw performance to the stock GTX 470 not taking into account the VRAM and bandwidth differences right?
'cause i have mine at 900 MHz and i wanna know my performance level compare to other cards.
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post #10 of 19
It's still a nice card. I really like how you can pull the middle to clean the fan. Something so easier i wish most EVGA cards can do that so we can dust away easily instead of just spraying a nozzle stick in the fan.
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