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Old June 17, 2013, 04:16 PM
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And cost ~$80 - 100 more than reference I'd imagine.
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And cost ~$80 - 100 more than reference I'd imagine.
Probably money well spent. The Lightnings should be able to, if you can bypass the Nvidia limits go further - although YMMV with the silicon lottery.

The 680 Lightnings were able to make 1300-1400+ clocks regularly.
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Probably money well spent. The Lightnings should be able to, if you can bypass the Nvidia limits go further - although YMMV with the silicon lottery.

The 680 Lightnings were able to make 1300-1400+ clocks regularly.
Wouldn't they be binning the chips for that level of card anyway?
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Yea, all depends on if the NV power / voltage caps are implemented / not

*imagines my 780 running at 1300... drools*

Wish there were more not following Nvidia on these caps.. they really suck.
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Is ANYONE not following NVIDIA's guidelines?
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Most manufacturers are following Green Light:
Nvidia's Green Light Program - Improving Quality or Strangling Innovation? - Bright Side Of News*

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Some parameters of the Green Light program are that vendors have to send in their board designs for approval from Nvidia to meet Nvidia's noise, power, voltage and heat figures. If those figures are not met, Nvidia does not approve the card. If a company does not follow the Green Light program, they risk losing their GPU warranty and BIOS support. More importantly, they could possibly risk their allocation according to some AIBs.
Edit: Most should actually be "all". I don't think given the terms Nvidia has set, anybody is going to breech them.


However, workarounds do currently exist for the MSI cards:
Unlock Afterburner limits on all cards, and GTX 770 lightning tweak

We'll just have to wait and see what happens when the 780 comes out. If the card can pull 1250+ stable, it could change the landscape a lot.

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