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I upgraded from a GTS8800 (which i loved) a little over a month ago and just wanted to give a quick run down of my experience thus-far. I like buying "budget" cards and trying to OC them to their max potential and so far (knock on wood) I am pleased. However, after upgrading to the 11.1a hotfix I actually dropped in performance in all benches, so I am none to happy about that. The only way I was able to hit the 1Ghz mark on the GPU (finally stable) was upping the V to 1.20V (basically the 6870's voltage). I dont think that speed/V is worth it though since the gains were less then a few % and i dont want to end the cards life in 6 months for 1 extra FPS here and there. although tempting lol...also havent broken 62C on the card and that was with an hour of Furmark Burn test.

anyone else have better/worse results?

Stock Card Speeds = 775/1000 V=1.140?

Benchmarking Results
10.11 drivers

GPU - Stock
Volt - Stock
17856 - 3Dmark06
P3255 - 3Dmark11

GPU - 875/1125
Volt - Stock
P3238 - 3Dmark11

GPU - 960/1135
Volt - Stock
18484 - 3Dmark06
Forgot to Run Test - 3Dmark11

GPU - 963/1140
Volt - Stock
18463 - 3Dmark06
P3732 - 3Dmark11

GPU - 960/1150
Volt - Stock
18470 - 3Dmark06
P3772 - 3Dmark11

GPU - 980/1125
Volt - 1.174
18551 - 3Dmark06
P3790 - 3Dmark11

GPU - 980/1125
Volt - 1.174
18574 - 3Dmark06
P3732 - 3Dmark11

GPU - 1000/1150
Volt - 1.200
18574 - 3Dmark06
P3732 - 3Dmark11

Benching w/ Heaven
10.11
GPU - Stock
661 - Heaven Marks

GPU - 965/1150
784 - Heaven Marks

GPU - 1000/1150
794 - Heaven Marks

Restarted PC
GPU - Stock
660 - Heaven Marks

GPU - 965/1150
784 - Heaven Marks

GPU - 1000/1150
800 - Heaven Marks

Updated to 11.1a Drivers w/ restart
GPU - Stock
657 - Heaven Marks

GPU - 965/1150
784 - Heaven Marks

GPU - 1000/1150
796 - Heaven Marks
P3827 - Vantage
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Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Intel SSD CPU and GPU in common loop Windows 7 x64 Dell Ultrasharp 24" 
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