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GeForce GTX 680 Can Be Flashed to GTX 770?

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#26
Originally Posted by CD via S|A said
Get a Nvidia GTX770 free! Bios flash and GTX680 not included but required.
Same old renaming scam, new silicon my *ss
LoL, so true..
at the end of the article he also said an interesting words : "Enjoy Your Flashing" :laugh:
Meanwhile, AMD pretty much do the exact same thing, and...
AMD is going to be launching Tahiti 2 in the near future, at least according to almost every board maker in Taipei. T2 to T1 in silicon isn’t anything like T2 was to T1 in the movies, but there is a lot of good here.
End result...likely to be called HD7970 GHz edition as is all the rage nowadays... it should run at the same TDP or less than current Tahitis. That means no board changes, no cooler changes, and likely no memory changes either, but all of those things are just fine the way they are now.
 

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Well no that's the same card with a core revision and the same name but higher clocked. Nvidia and amd bith do this all the tine 6770-7700, gts250/9800gtx/9800gtx+/8800gts 512 etc.
Well, I certainly would have used a straight AMD rebrand (i.e. the HD 5770/5750 to 6770/6750*) example from Charlie D...except that he doesn't actually get around to writing anything about them :rolleyes:
Sometimes a non-article is worth a thousand words.

*I think AMD actually attempted to deflect early criticism by announcing that the cards would be OEM only parts...so much for that.
 
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Ok, so there is no point to flashing then right?
I can just OC my 680's from the sound of it.
Flashing will yield no higher performance correct?
 
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Sooo... that means that GeForce GTX 770 will have higher (actual) TDP than Radeon HD 7970GHz?

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Meanwhile, AMD pretty much do the exact same thing, and...
Ah, that was the speculation like a year ago... can you bring anything more recent? :ohwell:

Back to the GTX680 to 770 flash... It should be do-able and though not any big thing over clocking it yourself. The real big deal would be new Boost algorithm which will probably bring more granularity. And while you might flash to the new clocks and boost setting, on a GTX680 with reference ASIC chip and perhaps not the quality of memory modules all that’s going to happen is the new algorithm will just pull back on clock as it sees heat. Meaning the flash might show you can “attain” such setting, but it depends on the PCB/cooling and quality of the chips on your GTX680 determine how much or how often. The up side is the new Boost algorithm will probably protect a flashed GTX680 better than the dynamic clock profile that came with the first version.

The big downside you fry it after the flash and send it in for warranty they can read the Bios and say so sorry, do you what to pay to have us ship your $450 brick back?
 

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The up side is the new Boost algorithm will probably protect a flashed GTX680 better than the dynamic clock profile that came with the first version.
This BIOS will not enable the new Boost algorithm
 
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If these price quotes come to fruition then I don't see prices coming down much or at all for current gtx670 / gtx680 cards.
 
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Lame... but wasn't this to be expected, cause like... almost year ago wasn't nVidia all about saying they will be delaying Maxwell and such? Even tho I gotta say, I would've thought that they would at least release proper respins on the current chips... like GK114 or GK120 and such...
 
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#40
GeForce GTX 680 Can Be Flashed to GTX 770?

No it can't...
So... this was fake after all, perhaps the title to this "news" article should be updated, as it's kinda misleading.

Thanks for the update W1zz, chances are the 770 will end up using an updated version of GK104, but for now this is only speculation, I'm glad the TPU gang was able to debunk this hoax, but maybe this kind of articles shouldn't be posted in the front page until further investigation has been made?
 
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So... this was fake after all, perhaps the title to this "news" article should be updated, as it's kinda misleading.

Thanks for the update W1zz, chances are the 770 will end up using an updated version of GK104, but for now this is only speculation, I'm glad the TPU gang was able to debunk this hoax, but maybe this kind of articles shouldn't be posted in the front page until further investigation has been made?
On a quiet day it's not a bad thing to chat about imho :)
 
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Well no that's the same card with a core revision and the same name but higher clocked. Nvidia and amd bith do this all the tine 6770-7700, gts250/9800gtx/9800gtx+/8800gts 512 etc.
The difference with AMD/ATi rebranding though is that they relegate it to the lower spec & mobile cards. Not respinning the mid/top range all the while increasing the price, a la Nvidia.

Plus AMD/ATi drop prices and now include a buttload of games! :pimp:

course they wont, what do you take Nvidia for a charity company?
I'd be happy to see an Nvidia card for sale at "MSRP" :laugh:
 
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#43
On a quiet day it's not a bad thing to chat about imho :)
Agreed a 100% but IMHO the front page should be used for real tech news if you know what I mean, but anyways TPU always does a pretty good job weeding out what makes it to the main page, not in this particular case though :p
 
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The difference with AMD/ATi rebranding though is that they relegate it to the lower spec & mobile cards. Not respinning the mid/top range all the while increasing the price, a la Nvidia.

Plus AMD/ATi drop prices and now include a buttload of games! :pimp:



I'd be happy to see an Nvidia card for sale at "MSRP" :laugh:
I think we're all in agreement it happens on both sides, but tit for tat baiting isn't helping anyone dude, if I started something earlier im sorry imho its important people are aware what gfx cards are and are not respins but not so they don't buy them, just so they buy in an informed and price aware way and don't get ripped off.

And I am only bothered because ive seen it, despite my advice my mate bought a sodding army of 9800 respins but he is a tard.

Oh and I make me chuckle too after some of the debating I've done here.
 
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I think we're all in agreement it happens on both sides, but tit for tat baiting isn't helping anyone dude, if I started something earlier im sorry imho its important people are aware what gfx cards are and are not respins but not so they don't buy them, just so they buy in an informed and price aware way and don't get ripped off.

And I am only bothered because ive seen it, despite my advice my mate bought a sodding army of 9800 respins but he is a tard.
Who's baiting? Facts are facts. You mad? :laugh:
 
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For shame NVIDIA. For shame. :shadedshu
 
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I don't understand all this non sense over cards that haven't even been announced and are rumors at best :confused:
 

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I don't understand all this non sense over cards that haven't even been announced and are rumors at best :confused:
Especially since Nvidia has nothing to do with this. :)
 
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Apart from the news and speculating thing...

where's the "SLI" lockout device based or device id located if not in the video bios W1zzard?

the driver itself should be moddable too to force some sort of sli-chaotix mode ^^