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post #21 of 33
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Originally Posted by NoodleGTS View Post
Lol.
*snip*
Again, overclocking potential is PURE luck. You know when you see that guy who's girlfriend is waaayyyy too hot for him? Well, it's kind of the same thing!
No that's skill.

I don't have great luck with my cards either.
post #22 of 33
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A 2 gig 6950 is at the same price point as the 560 except it's faster and can easily unlock to a 6970. How exactly is the poster trolling?
From the OP's post on the first page:
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i like my tessellation and physx.
He's also trolling because he's screaming about 570s being terrible in every thread where someone mentions them, except for the DCII thread since his words ring hollow there moreso than the rest of the forum. 570s are not bad cards by any stretch of the sane imagination.
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agreed if you wanna OC... go RED
...keep returning your card citing random defects until you get one that OC's well.

Don't expect to have better luck with AMD [**** troll]. It's a crap shoot: getting cards that OC well.
    
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post #24 of 33
you're doing something wrong.
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post #25 of 33
Be aware that Gigabyte SOC model comes with a 950MHz core clock now. I wager they were a bit too close for mass success at 1GHz or something.
post #26 of 33
Dude have you ever tried pushing it further? Some cards don't like certain clocks and they like others.

Also what are your temps? these cards don't really like anything above 75C or so.
 
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post #27 of 33
I'm trying hard for 950 on this evga sc.

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post #28 of 33
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Originally Posted by NoodleGTS View Post
Lol.

But seriously... it's luck.

I know for a fact that EVGA cherry picks their best GPUs for the "superclocked' and "FTW" edition cards... so if you buy one of those you're more likely to get a higher overclocking card, otherwise you've just been unlucky I guess.

I have pretty mediocre luck with overclocking GPUs (my 480s are at 850, but that's on water.... ive seen guys at 925...). My CPU is okay though...

Again, overclocking potential is PURE luck. You know when you see that guy who's girlfriend is waaayyyy too hot for him? Well, it's kind of the same thing!
EVGA DOES NOT cherry pick their gpus. They overclock the same as most reference gpus. Its not hard to flash a 460 with a sc bios and charge $20 more. I bought a ftw edition it couldn't go higher than its stock clock of 850mhz. My directcu eats my ftw up for breakfast. Especially one of them in my sli setup can go even further than 900mhz.


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post #29 of 33
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EVGA DOES NOT cherry pick their gpus. They overclock the same as most reference gpus. Its not hard to flash a 460 with a sc bios and charge $20 more. I bought a ftw edition it couldn't go higher than its stock clock of 850mhz. My directcu eats my ftw up for breakfast. Especially one of them in my sli setup can go even further than 900mhz.


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I was told by an EVGA rep that they do, at least for the GTX480.
post #30 of 33
because half the stats in people's sig or people's overclock is fake.

the other half are only stable enough to run a few benchmarks.
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