After a year and having tried several cards, I returned to an 660ti just for the fact that they are cheap nowadays and this is an HTPC now.
However this doesn't mean I don't wanna OC it to the max
Having learned my lesson since last time I ended up here after already having bought an Asus card , this time I went for the people's favourite, the MSI Power Edition.
However I am really disappointed with the results
The card seems like a complete dud. Even though the ASIC is decent (75%) the card seems to stop at 1202mhz with 1.175v and 1241mhz with 1.212v. I think these numbers are really low.... my old Asus would do 1293 at 1.175v...
Another thing is the power limit. Since last time I learned here the hard way that you need to hardmod those cards. However having later successfully softmodded several cards even Kepler ones (a couple 680s, an 670 and more) I thought the 660ti situation could be softmodded too, I just hadnt done everything correctly.
Well looks liek I was wrong and spesifically the 660ti does need a hardmod (the only kepler core that behaves this way?), as even if I sucessfully up the power limit, the card throttles at 90% TDP, so this must be a hard limit and it totally ignores software (correct?).
Well, at least this power edition can up the voltage of memory and it does +500 stock and about +650 with +vmem. But I am seriously disappointed at the core OC, it's not like it's "only 1254" , I would live with that, but 1202???? ***