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hey guys,

recently picked up a gtx 580 lighting from MSI and from my testing so far, its a great card!

I have been overclocking and testing it over the last few days and its unbelievable the clocks that it can achieve and keep cool!

My question however is - it appears to get its highest 3dmark 11 P score with a core frequency of 900mhz. This is fairly low for these cards, however as I increase the core past this mark, the score goes down a bit.

The card will happily do 1ghz core and I still havent reached the limits, but was wondering what the deal with the over clocks was??

Has anyone else used one and had the chance to find the sweet spot on the overclocks??

oh, and a nice picture for those interested
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That is indeed the sweet point of your card, can you hit 1100 at all?

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That is indeed the sweet point of your card, can you hit 1100 at all?

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havent tried mate.

in fact I didnt actually bench at 1000mhz, just used MSI combuster.

I think the highest I benched was 980mhz core.

The only reason for this is I am not used to the new after burner where on the core voltage it gives you a + then number rather than showing you the actual core voltage you are running.....

I am not so sure what is safe on this new one.
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I would have thought your rig would freeze before you managed to damage the card, that's what happened to mine.
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just running a test now....
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Looks like you got yourself a sweetspot. My old 5770s' sweet spot was 1040/1325
 
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hey guys,

recently picked up a gtx 580 lighting from MSI and from my testing so far, its a great card!

I have been overclocking and testing it over the last few days and its unbelievable the clocks that it can achieve and keep cool!

My question however is - it appears to get its highest 3dmark 11 P score with a core frequency of 900mhz. This is fairly low for these cards, however as I increase the core past this mark, the score goes down a bit.

The card will happily do 1ghz core and I still havent reached the limits, but was wondering what the deal with the over clocks was??

Has anyone else used one and had the chance to find the sweet spot on the overclocks??

oh, and a nice picture for those interested
Have you increased the PLL voltage (Aux voltage). Normally when you start to loose scaling, increasing this helps. I have had mine to 1012MHz core but get some artifacts. Currently have it running at 1000MHz with +181mV on core and +50mV on PLL benchmarks go up each time. I'm nearly hitting P8000 in 3DMark 11 @ 1012MHz.

I am on water though. The reason your performance is dropping maybe because its too hot. The fermi seems to love the cold!

If mine core goes over 55'C I start getting the odd artifact.
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Binning limit on air 915 mhz only? And 1000 mhz and above 55 degree considering a limit? This is actually bad...
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Wow, I wonder how high my will go. I guess I might try. I am at 850/1700 on my Galaxy GTX 580.
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Does anyone know if I can SLI a lightning with my reference EVGA card?

Just want to make sure.
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