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Nice runs man.... I will answer with some benchmarks of my own when I get back tonight! Until then my friend awesome score!!!

***Hey You All see this??***

KingPin Hits 1400Mhz on Air cooled GTX 680

Good News he hit 14k+Mhz

Bad news is he had to hardware mod the card in order to go that high. For added voltage. Proves my point that Nvidia and their partners are holding this card (GTX 680) back so they can gain profits from selling Non-reference versions of the cards themselves.

I'll post the story with the rest of our links on the front page.... Along with this one....
KingPins - Uncorking KELPER - practical guide for beginners.
Nice speeds there. Yea I'm not going to get into hardware modding but whatever floats your boat. I'll hit some benchers later as well. :)

Great overclock! Glad you're happy with the card.

Let's listen to this guy and do what he says :) I'll start with my 3DMark 11 (performance preset) graphics score and Heaven benchmark.

EDIT: Just realized we didn't have an "official" Heaven benchmark setting, so I hope these settings will do :)

In regards to the heaven mark settings. How about we up the ante? We always do "standard" tests and it's so easy now.. What say we "MAX" heaven at 1920x1080 and score that? heh.. I know, everyones going to say "it's simpler if we just do standard settings" But no one plays games on standard with a 680..lol
 
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Nice runs man.... I will answer with some benchmarks of my own when I get back tonight! Until then my friend awesome score!!!

***Hey You All see this??***

KingPin Hits 1400Mhz on Air cooled GTX 680

Good News he hit 14k+Mhz

Bad news is he had to hardware mod the card in order to go that high. For added voltage. Proves my point that Nvidia and their partners are holding this card (GTX 680) back so they can gain profits from selling Non-reference versions of the cards themselves.

I'll post the story with the rest of our links on the front page.... Along with this one....
KingPins - Uncorking KELPER - practical guide for beginners.
Yeah I saw that earlier. Shame it comes down to volt mods to increase performance :( but if it's around 100-150 MHz performance increase then I won't be too devastated. Better to keep my card alive because I have absolutely no experience in doing it lol.

In regards to the heaven mark settings. How about we up the ante? We always do "standard" tests and it's so easy now.. What say we "MAX" heaven at 1920x1080 and score that? heh.. I know, everyones going to say "it's simpler if we just do standard settings" But no one plays games on standard with a 680..lol
Pretty sure that is as high as you can go in terms of Heaven settings. :) 4x AA, 16x AF, and extreme tessellation.
 
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Yeah I saw that earlier. Shame it comes down to volt mods to increase performance :( but if it's around 100-150 MHz performance increase then I won't be too devastated. Better to keep my card alive because I have absolutely no experience in doing it lol.



Pretty sure that is as high as you can go in terms of Heaven settings. :) 4x AA, 16x AF, and extreme tessellation.
Ok so u agree. :) Sweet. Max settings it is! lol..
Does nvidia control panel effect it? Like super sampling 8x etc etc.?
If so, I'd say we max those, as well. Mine are maxed..lol

I can only run 1920x1080, due to using a 50" HDTV. I figure that'd be the lowest, standard resolution, for anyone who'd even have, a 600 series, anyway.

I forgot to mention I have a GELID ICY VISION installed :)
Yeah, I'm an old school air cooling kind of guy :)
What were the temp differences, before you installed that? I'm looking for air cooling myself, right now. :)
 
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Ok so u agree. :) Sweet. Max settings it is! lol..
Does nvidia control panel effect it? Like super sampling 8x etc etc.?
If so, I'd say we max those, as well. Mine are maxed..lol

I can only run 1920x1080, due to using a 50" HDTV. I figure that'd be the lowest, standard resolution, for anyone who'd even have, a 600 series, anyway.



What were the temp differences, before you installed that? I'm looking for air cooling myself, right now. :)
Not sure if the control panel effects it, but if it does we can post official and tweaked scores for people who want one or the other.

I posted my temperature differences a few posts ago too so you can check those out :)
 
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Not sure if the control panel effects it, but if it does we can post official and tweaked scores for people who want one or the other.

I posted my temperature differences a few posts ago too so you can check those out :)
Cool, thanks for the info. Sneeky posted an insane, water/air hybrid, that is coing out, at the end of the month. I'm going to wait for it.. Still nice temps yours gets. I hit near 80c right now.. That's a no, no, imo.
Here it is: http://www.arctic.ac/en/p/detail/index/sArticle/569/sCategory/2182
 
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Here you go here are some benchmarks @ i7 2600K 4.5Ghz/ PCIe 2.0x8 / GPU Core 1306 Mhz / GPU Mem 1644 Mhz

Before I show them off.... I suspect a small bottleneck somewhere. It's either the CPU clock at only 4.5Ghz (Which I know will improve something) or the PCIe 2.0 at only x8 because the other card still in there.
I have already checked all my settings in Nvidia control panel to insure that I am using the Applications settings. I have also checked to make sure there were no unnecessary programs running in the back ground. I guess I could disable Aero.... but I never needed to before.(I don't think that would be an issue really)

Anyway....until I figure that out the good news is..... My master/1st card is a freaking overclock Beast! 1306 Mhz Stable.... and I haven't found the top yet! This is the first attempt at overclocking and bench marking just one of my cards. I am finding out this card kills. Normally I can only achieve around 1285 Mhz with both cards enabled.

Alright here are the marks with a single card stay tuned for two cards....
3d Mark 11 GPU Score 10206
3Dmark11 1306_1644 GPU10206.jpg

3d Mark Vantage GPU Score 37375
3DmarkV 1306_1644 GPU37375.jpg

Heaven Bench 3.0 Overall Score 1236
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That is one beast of a card you have in your hands, 20mmrain! Good runs too! As for your bottleneck, it might be your PCIe at 8x because I read that you need 16x to completely feed the 7970 with PCIe 2.0 so I'm going to assume that will be the case with the 680. I'm pretty certain an i7 @ 4.5 GHz won't bottleneck any GPU for a long while.
 
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I'm going to use the "Performance" preset as well. We should have a standard for this.
20mm, you wanna run a performance preset benchmark? Off I go.
 

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this is my GTX680
i removed bracket

 
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Ok, here's my benches. I squeezed everything I could, out of it.
One things for sure. The more power target you put on there, the more fps you get.


Did you removing that bracket, help temps at all Erasure?

We need to keep a standard for testing these. I can see, we have people, doing different settings.
"Performance" preset in 3Dmark11.
Max everything in Unigine, 1920x1080.
 

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Ok, here's my benches. I squeezed everything I could, out of it.
One things for sure. The more power target you put on there, the more fps you get.


Did you removing that bracket, help temps at all Erasure?

We need to keep a standard for testing these. I can see, we have people, doing different settings.
"Performance" preset in 3Dmark11.
Max everything in Unigine, 1920x1080.
Nice runs D007!

I think everyone has been doing the performance preset and max settings on Heaven so far, unless I'm blind :)
 
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Nice runs D007!

I think everyone has been doing the performance preset and max settings on Heaven so far, unless I'm blind :)
I can tell 20mm isn't. He only has the graphics tests shown, in 3dm11. That means it's a custom run, likely not even the same settings.

I'd love to know, why your heaven mark, is so much higher ,than mine, 20mm.lol.. Is it your processor or something?
Makes me think, my settings, are messing up, in my heaven mark, somewhow.. Maybe my fps is capping at 60? Could something cap my fps?

Thank ya though. :).
I spent all night, turning it..lol.
 
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I can tell 20mm isn't. He only has the graphics tests shown, in 3dm11. That means it's a custom run, likely not even the same settings.

I'd love to know, why your heaven mark, is so much higher ,than mine, 20mm.lol.. Is it your processor or something?
Makes me think, my settings, are messing up, my heaven mark, somewhow..

Thank ya though. :).
I spent all night, turning it..lol.
In his defense, so do I :) we just do graphics tests with the performance presets because others are redundant because all we're doing is comparing video card benchmarks. :) Graphics score is all we need. It's also a lot faster for me personally when I'm trying to find a stable OC for my video card without having to wait for all other tests to run.

As for your heaven benchmark, I'm suspecting thermal throttling is happening because it is quite a long benchmark so your card may be heating up and downclocking to stay cool.
 
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In his defense, so do I :) we just do graphics tests with the performance presets because others are redundant because all we're doing is comparing video card benchmarks. :) Graphics score is all we need. It's also a lot faster for me personally when I'm trying to find a stable OC for my video card without having to wait for all other tests to run.

As for your heaven benchmark, I'm suspecting thermal throttling is happening because it is quite a long benchmark so your card may be heating up and downclocking to stay cool.
That sounds redundant, for a card, that is supposed to increase performace, when you need it..lol
Any idea what could help me get higher? If people are breaking 1k, in heaven, on a single 680, so should I.

As for the performance preset. I guess, as long as you guys, have the other settings, for performance preset, identical to everyone else, no biggie.
 
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That sounds redundant, for a card, that is supposed to increase performace, when you need it..lol
Any idea what could help me get higher? If people are breaking 1k, in heaven, on a single 680, so should I.
It'll increase performance as long as it stays cool in the process. :) Is your card passing 70°c during the benchmark? If so it'll start to downclock. I would try playing around with your fan curves and get it to speed up earlier to try and stay under 70° at all times.
 
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It'll increase performance as long as it stays cool in the process. :) Is your card passing 70°c during the benchmark? If so it'll start to downclock. I would try playing around with your fan curves and get it to speed up earlier to try and stay under 70° at all times.
Yea I did that, it ramps up pretty quick. now. Tops at 76c. Fan hits 100% by 70c.
But it hit that, even before I did anything..lol
I also removed the case and set a dual fan, in the pc slot, under the card. It's like right up, against the fins. Made a big difference.
I'm going to run it at stock settings, to see if it makes it better. That would be something..
 
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Aye, running it at stock would a good idea. If you get a better score then most likely its downclocking to stay cool. I can't say for sure if your CPU is the problem or not, but you can always check your CPU usage with task manager while running the benchmark in windowed mode. If you're seeing high usages then it could be. Not sure how CPU bound the Heaven benchmark is so it would be great if you could provide us with some info :)
 
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That is one beast of a card you have in your hands, 20mmrain! Good runs too! As for your bottleneck, it might be your PCIe at 8x because I read that you need 16x to completely feed the 7970 with PCIe 2.0 so I'm going to assume that will be the case with the 680. I'm pretty certain an i7 @ 4.5 GHz won't bottleneck any GPU for a long while.
Thanks bud.... Yes this card is a bat out of hell! But I think your Right.... it's the PCIe 2.0x8 that is holding me back. I just ordered a Ivy bridge i7 3770K today and it will be here tomorrow. That will help with the PCIe speeds because I have an Asus gen 3 board.
If it doesn't (Which it should) I am still planning on getting a Z77 MOB but the one I want is not out yet.

Ok, here's my benches. I squeezed everything I could, out of it.
One things for sure. The more power target you put on there, the more fps you get.


Did you removing that bracket, help temps at all Erasure?

We need to keep a standard for testing these. I can see, we have people, doing different settings.
"Performance" preset in 3Dmark11.
Max everything in Unigine, 1920x1080.
Nice runs man!!! What I ran my GTX 680 where at the following Presets....

3Dmark11= Performance Preset (Disabled CPU tests)(But this wouldn't have an effect on the GPU score anyway so if someone wants to run it with CPU tests enabled.... That's fine.)

3Dmark Vantage= Performance Preset (Disabled PPU but I had CPU tests Enabled)( Again we are comparing GPU scores so having CPU tests enabled or disabled won't matter for GPU score only)

Heaven Benchmark 3.0= 1920x1080 Res./Anisotropy x 16/AA x 8/Tessellation: Extreme/Shaders High/Full Screen/ DirectX 11 / Stereo 3D: Disabled ( These are the settings I ran )

If we want to keep things standard what do you guys think of these settings?

this is my GTX680
i removed bracket
erasure Welcome to the Club!!! Nice Asus Card.... I will be adding your name :)

I can tell 20mm isn't. He only has the graphics tests shown, in 3dm11. That means it's a custom run, likely not even the same settings.

I'd love to know, why your heaven mark, is so much higher ,than mine, 20mm.lol.. Is it your processor or something?
Makes me think, my settings, are messing up, in my heaven mark, somewhow.. Maybe my fps is capping at 60? Could something cap my fps?

Thank ya though. .
I spent all night, turning it..lol.
The settings I just listed are the settings I am running. No funny business from me! Everything you see is screen shots.... I would guess the reason fro the difference could be a couple of things....

1. My Overclock is a lot higher then yours....I am @ 1306Mhz core where you are @ 1185Mhz
2. My card doesn't throttle because of the water cooling. Even during those tests at my high clocks... I only saw max temps of 36C top card 35C bottom.
3. Your CPU my be bottle necking you some.... but in the Futuremark/3Dmark tests.... we are looking at the GPU score. Not the CPU score.... so while my CPU will allow for more Gallup it shouldn't be that much.
4. Also in Nvidia control panel do you have your 3D settings to run at "Applications Settings" if you are using Nvidia's Control panels settings it will hinder your performance.
 
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I didn't think you were pulling, any funny business at all..lol.
Didn't mean to make it seem, like I was implying that. XD

I like the standard you mention above for settings. ^^

Thanks for the tips, I talked to Earth a bit ago, turns out my hunch was right. He mentioned vysnc being on, I totally forgot I even had it on, in control panel, it was capping me at 60. Just ran Heaven again, new score is more like what I expected.
Thanks for the help all. :)
 

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No I know u didnt really think that I. Was pulling some. Funny business. I meant. That jokingly. But I am glad. U got it figured. Out. Nice benchmarks btw something. To compete. With now!
 

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