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Anyone know or can guestimate how much headroom this puppy is packing?
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post #2 of 14
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Originally Posted by HaVoK C89 View Post
Anyone know or can guestimate how much headroom this puppy is packing?
Here's 1 review... Overclock3D,net Review You can Google more
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nice, thanks. I did google a few mine ago but all I got was some crappy off the wall site :/

that and i like personal experiences
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post #4 of 14
Well the card has a HUGE amount of VRMs.
Pretty much twice as a normal 580.

So the headroom is pretty high.
Only issue might be is heat.

As I see you are using the HAF932, it should be fine.

I bet on a 1K OC at least, but don't later blame me if it doesn't
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I want it so badly...i'm almost fully sure I wanna sell my 570 for it haha
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post #6 of 14
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Originally Posted by HaVoK C89 View Post
I want it so badly...i'm almost fully sure I wanna sell my 570 for it haha
If it's about having the power, just SLI the 570s unless you're a single card user
post #7 of 14
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well its the overclocking i'm more about...i wanna push what i have to the max or close. and my 570 is like a fragile baby haha, i mean yea there are the ppl and stories of pushing it to 900+ and i may have one of them cards. but its not worth the high risk of frying i dont believe.
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post #8 of 14
Are you aware that there is also a GTX 570 Twin Frozr III (minus the Lightning) ? http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/9865...ii-newegg.html
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Yea I noticed that last week, not a bad deal at $10 more than the one I got.....of course all the good stuff gets released soon after I buy my parts lol
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post #10 of 14
Meh to be honest, those that get a 1k overclock are lucky OR are using LN2.

I get 971 Core on my cheapo PNY (reference GTX 580s), I don't think the VRM itself holds these reference cards back, its just the GPU limit is around there.

But still 24% increase is still good though now matter how you look at it. Odds are though, you can hit this on the reference GTX 580s. Despite the upgraded power circuitry or not, so consider that before shelling out an extra 30~70$. Unless you want the cooler, in which case, it works really well.
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