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So the extra VRMs are basically just bells/whistles/bragging rights?
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So the extra VRMs are basically just bells/whistles/bragging rights?
I am able to do 970 on my reference, no special cake, GTX 580s.

I believe they would be very beneficial for higher voltage, colder temps, like LiqNitro, but not for air cooling.
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I like shiney things.....lol But given what you say would a 580 overclocked to 950 (for a low) be a substantial increase over a 570 overlocked to ~920?
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Yea it would be the same 20% stock vs stock on avg, but min fps is diff. It will be higher when using 580. Lightning are always not ur standard air cards, yes they do clock high, but they are built for sub zero temps. Too bad no waterblocks are released or else these cards would shine.
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