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Old January 22, 2009, 01:58 PM
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This is awesome. Very high clocks on the way!!!

I wonder what will happen now in the GTX 285 tri vs. GTX 295 battle!
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ORIGINAL: EVGATech_JacobF

Have an exciting new utility to show today that is coming soon

A couple of facts:
  • First version of this utility will support all EVGA GTX 260, 280 and 295 cards.
  • Will work ONLY on EVGA graphics cards, and ONLY for EVGA registered users.



Check out the below example, a small VCore boost increases my clockspeed 100MHz!

EVGA GTX 295 Air Cooling

Standard Voltage (1038mV)
Max Clocks: 684MHz Core / 1476MHz Shader





Increased Voltage (1263mV)
Max Clocks: 783MHz Core / 1692MHz Shader


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Old January 22, 2009, 02:08 PM
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Awesome, yet at the same time....there are going to be alot of dead cards...... lol
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I hope they have a confirm pop-up before your selected voltage comes into Play...

Or I think Mr. Vortex is bang on lol!

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Wouldn't it be safe to assume that they'll build in the same kind of upper limits that CCC overdrive has? There must be some overhead to the spec.
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Old January 22, 2009, 02:17 PM
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I would imagine that they'll have some sort of limit.
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I'm not optimistic about this. Nvidia and their partners really dropped the ball with the 9000 series cards and voltage regulation. There's a circuit over-voltage protection switch built into the gpu cores that shut down the cards when certain unsafe voltages levels were reached. This basically meant overclocked (both user and factory) cards were shutting down for no discernable reason in the middle of intense 3D applications. It took a long time for this to be discovered and there was a huge thread about it on the EVGA support forums. The only solution there was is to underclock your factory OC'd card back to stock levels. As you can see from my sig, I was affected and pulling my hair out trying to figure out what part of my system was unstable during games.
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"Registered Users". Haha. Count me out since none of my 14 EVGA cards is registered considering they are review units..
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Heh... I'm sure they'd be happy to give you a registration code to try it out SKYMTL. :)
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I'm not optimistic about this. Nvidia and their partners really dropped the ball with the 9000 series cards and voltage regulation. There's a circuit over-voltage protection switch built into the gpu cores that shut down the cards when certain unsafe voltages levels were reached. This basically meant overclocked (both user and factory) cards were shutting down for no discernable reason in the middle of intense 3D applications. It took a long time for this to be discovered and there was a huge thread about it on the EVGA support forums. The only solution there was is to underclock your factory OC'd card back to stock levels. As you can see from my sig, I was affected and pulling my hair out trying to figure out what part of my system was unstable during games.
So far it's only for the GTX series cards. EVGA really seems to be doing a good job lately with E-LEET and Precision. I'm optimistic about this program.
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EVGA really seems to be doing a good job lately with E-LEET and Precision. I'm optimistic about this program.
Yep I tend to agree with you Zlo and I also know (as you do) that Jacob does know his stuff and is a very good reliable source.....fellows have even been getting pre-released BIOS updates from him for thier Mobo's. Personally I think this is huge...the limitations that are now imposed upon us with OC'ing our GPU's (limited to Voltage without applying Volt Mods and buggering up the Warranty) will now be something more to twek...very nice...! As for buggering up the Card...did you guys not notice in the Evga Precision Voltage Screen their were upper n lower limits....I really believe Evga will have the required "Failsafes" and to incorporate this into Precision OC'ing Utility is excellent!!!
I'm looking forward to trying this out.....

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