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  1. 20mmrain

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    for sure .... I would do it! We need some gtx 670 's in our little club here!!! :toast:
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    gtx680

    GTX680 DCII cards

    The GTX670 DirectCU cards look amazing the load noise is 25dba lol!
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    You trying to be funny,? I've known girls with less periods.. :nutkick:

    Sounds like it would be a beast.
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    Really??? Hey when it's your time of the month .... it's your time of the month. :roll:
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    Here is an Vantage SLI run with my new i7 3770K....(The verdict is still out on the CPU I might end up selling it and going back to SB.... but this time SB-E)

    i7 3770K @ 4.5Ghz 1.18v EVGA GTX 680 SLI @ 1277Core & 1623Mem

    [​IMG]

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    Nice run, man! Is your GPU score around the same with your SB processor? I also heard that PCIe 3.0 speeds are not available for X79 boards, but I'm not sure that's the case anymore.
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    Hi Guys,

    I'm was looking at getting the Asus GTX 670 Direct CU II TOP.

    But then i found out EK have no plans for a water block for it :(

    However, I may upgrade to twin 670's if i can get a decent deal with waterblocks as well.

    But for now, I wanted to share my 7970 bench at the heaven 3.0 max settings. I know 20mmRain has respect for the 7970 (and I have respect for you dude :toast:)

    I would say that D007's bench is way too low. Check your temps and NV control panel settings - like someone said, that score is not what it should be for a GTX 680. :confused:

    My speeds are core 1215, memory 1600 (on 1.17 volts). AMD optimised tesselation is 'off'. CPU at 4.2 (core i7 3930k) Should say I am on PCI-e 3.0 x16.

    I'll post this as a link, posting a 7970 score 'picture' in this forum seems rude.

    http://img.techpowerup.org/120512/Untitled556.png
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    Well GPU scores before were about 51K stock and 54K Overclocked.....Now they are about 55K stock and 58k to 59K overclocked. I am gonna push for 60K..... I really want it.

    As far as the CPU score @ 4.5Ghz with the 2600K it was about 30K now about 31K to 32K @ 4.5Ghz

    This is of course with PhysX Diabled.... with PhysX enabled we are talking a lot higher.

    Really nice score!!! I would love to see how a GTX 680 compares on the exact same run. With the exact same core clock now that....my PCIe slots are no longer bottle necked. But I have a feeling the HD 7970 will win. Clock for clock it seems to be faster.... lets see though.... I will post back in a few mins.

    And just like I have been screaming for ever.... These cards are a lot closer then the reviews want them to be. Also it seems where the HD 7970 has the advantage is Overclocking.... Stock for stock The GTX 680 is the winner hands down.....But overclock vs overclock.... the HD 7970 wins.... because the voltage is not castrated.
    I will say though.... lets see what happens once Nvidia's drivers mature a little and also if any of Nvidia's Partners release a FPB bios. But for right now these are the facts.
    Heaven 3.0 1215 Core Mhz_1598 Mem Mhz

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    what is everyone using to test stability on these cards? and when mentioning core speeds are you quoting the base clock or the boost speed?
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    Yeah, the drivers will get better but I think NV gets it pretty good from the start. I think it's all down to the cards initial design reason (a 660 or 670). It's simply lacking a bit of oomph when maximum stress gets going (unlike GK110 which will probably be silly fast if it gets a desktop release)

    Hey mate BF3 sunday? :cool:

    Incidentally, I'm sure the 6xx series is power throttled, can't remember where i read it but it means the power limits are set so if the limits draw close it's going to start to down clock which will have a detrimental effect on fps. Pretty sure this is why in Metro 2033 for example it does poorly.

    7970 on other hand has no throttle in effect so it just consumes more power. That's why it loses so heavily on peak power draw.

    Anyway guys, the GTX 680 is a good card. I bought my 7970 LCS for £530. If the EVGA Hydro Copper had been out (still not in stock, lol) and the same price, I would have got that, hands down.
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    yeah i'll be on bf3 tomorrow,

    i might load metro up and see what the power level reaches, there is a metro benchmark tool isnt there? not seen it go anywhere near the 132% limit yet when gaming. These things are voltage starved i think.

    Seems strange that nvidia have basically doubled the boost speed on the 670 compared to the 680
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    The clocks I am quoting are the Boost Clocks..... You can not change the Base clocks. But when you turn up the Power Limit on these cards.... the Boost clock almost becomes the Base clock.... because the power limiter does not let the card throttle unless you hit Nvidia's temp ceiling.
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    Good score bud! I'm going to post my updated Heaven score too. Improved a bit!

    [​IMG]

    Awesome. Good luck trying to hit the 60k mark! I'm sure you'll reach it eventually. :)

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    just ran metro benchmark, power limit never went above 115%, unless you mean as its on 6x6pin there is obviously a maximum power it is ever going to be able to get.

    looking at GPU usage throughout it i would point the lower scores a little towards drivers. Run 3d mark or unigine heaven and its a near 100& usage all the time. On metro i saw dips into the 80's
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    Power limiter and throttling have an effect when the card is air cooled.... yes this would have an effect on FPS. But when the card is water cooled you don't get the same effect.
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    May I join, :toast: GTX 670 owner here...:) Cheers Random:p

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    Wow really, Wooo...\m/>_<\m/ ;)

    I'll run some benchmark's if anyone likes:) & do some overclocking as well;)
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    Congrats on the 670! :)

    I'd love to see what that beast can do. Let's see how high you can push that overclock and see some Heaven benchmarks on max settings (which is 8x AA, 16x aniso, extreme tessellation and 1920x1080 resolution if possible) buddy! Welcome to the club.
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    Congrats man, and welcome to the club!! It's good to see you here, enjoy your new video card :toast:

    Hey guys, can my new GTX675M join the club too?

    [​IMG]

    The card is really fast, and runs cool, runs every game maxed out, it's based on the GTX580M but uses higher clocks.

    [​IMG]

    I've OC'd it to 702Mhz core and 3200Mhz for the memory so far, and it doesn't break a sweat, max temp is around 69 deegres so far, will see if I can push the clocks higher :rockout:
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    looks like someone is running higher than 100% dpi there x:
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    so the re-branding range started i see ^^

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