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Default 05-05-2012, 11:28 | posts: 10,508 | Location: Finland

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1058mhz is what nvidia guarantees the card will do. Anything above that (at stock) is a bonus. Mine also goes to 1084 without touching anything.
I did a small test. Bumped the clock to EVGA SC speeds and now the core goes up to 1134 MHz without touching the power thing. 3DMark011 score is P9913.
   
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Default 05-05-2012, 11:46 | posts: 1,434 | Location: The Octagon

I believe Gainward is a terrible brand for overclocking, because all of there good chips are sold as O/C or golden samples or phantoms etc etc.

I also have purchased a Gainward GTX 680 standard edition, and I expect zero o/c from it, tbh I was not even going to bother trying.

Not to mention I had a Gainward before, ii was a Golden Sample supposed to be good for o/c and even that was absolutely useless, I was not wanting another Gainward but as stock was so limited I went for what I could get, truth is as I did not intend to o/c, I was not that fussed, Gainward is decent enough I think providing you run it AS IS.

This is my guess work.. u wont have any luck o/c that Gainward and nor will I.

EDIT: after reading this I MAY consider turning it up temporarily just out of sheer morbid curiosity.

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Default 05-05-2012, 12:15 | posts: 1,081 | Location: Monmouth County, NJ

run a custom fan profile to keep your temps down more and your overclocking stability will go up......
   
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Default 05-05-2012, 12:18 | posts: 1,081 | Location: Monmouth County, NJ

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You might be hitting the limits of your PSU. It's a good one, but not really high end. Overclocking will put extra stress on it. Are you OCing your CPU as well? If yes, put your cou and voltage back to stock, unhook everything non-essential (dvd/extra fans, etc) and try again. If you can oc your gpu higher, then you know it's probaly your psu.
I highly doubt this.
   
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Default 05-05-2012, 15:16 | posts: 156

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I did a small test. Bumped the clock to EVGA SC speeds and now the core goes up to 1134 MHz without touching the power thing. 3DMark011 score is P9913.
set power target to maximum, in order to achieve highest possible gpu offset. gpu boost will boost on top of your gpu offset. memory speed is static not dynamic.
   
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Default 05-05-2012, 15:32 | posts: 961 | Location: Belgium

Correct me if I'm wrong but aren't all "stock" 680's just reference cards with a sticker from the company selling them? IF that's the case, you can't blame Gainward for selling gpu's that don't overclock high.

My MSI boosts up to 1084mhz without touching anything. For the fun of it, I did a small test to see how high I can go. Didn't have much time so it's certainly not the maximum. With power target to maximum and gpu offset of +100, I did a benchmark with Heaven and the core clock maxed out at 1180 (can't remember the exact number but it was within the eighties). Got a max temperature of 68C with a 1:1 fan profile. No artifacts, no hard locks, completly stable. I bet it can pass 1200mhz on the core, gonna test that tomorrow. Wish me luck
   
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Default 05-05-2012, 15:40 | posts: 10,508 | Location: Finland

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Correct me if I'm wrong but aren't all "stock" 680's just reference cards with a sticker from the company selling them? IF that's the case, you can't blame Gainward for selling gpu's that don't overclock high.

My MSI boosts up to 1084mhz without touching anything. For the fun of it, I did a small test to see how high I can go. Didn't have much time so it's certainly not the maximum. With power target to maximum and gpu offset of +100, I did a benchmark with Heaven and the core clock maxed out at 1180 (can't remember the exact number but it was within the eighties). Got a max temperature of 68C with a 1:1 fan profile. No artifacts, no hard locks, completly stable. I bet it can pass 1200mhz on the core, gonna test that tomorrow. Wish me luck
As far as I know that's the case. I use 100% power target, +50 offset for GPU and +100 for memory. Doesn't seem to be any different temperature vice to stock speeds (no custom fan profile). Max for GPU was 1134 MHz in 3DMark11. I too bet that 1200 would be doable.
   
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Default 05-05-2012, 15:58 | posts: 156

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I use 100% power target, +50 offset for GPU and +100 for memory.
If you're interested in overclocking, why have power target on only 100%?
   
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Default 05-05-2012, 16:17 | posts: 2,827 | Location: UK

1250boost core and 6200MHz vram here on a evga sc sig edition.

pasted heaven and 3d mark extreme settings.

Not even messed with power target its still set at 100%(not even sure I know what it is tbh) and not messed with voltages either.
   
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Default 05-05-2012, 20:22 | posts: 123 | Location: Copenhagen

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1250boost core and 6200MHz vram here on a evga sc sig edition.

pasted heaven and 3d mark extreme settings.

Not even messed with power target its still set at 100%(not even sure I know what it is tbh) and not messed with voltages either.
If you havent touched powertager, you will see that your boost is limited when running the benchmark. To archieve full 1250 boost, you need to set boost to max, and in that case you card might not be stable anymore.
   
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Default 05-06-2012, 00:51 | posts: 10,508 | Location: Finland

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If you're interested in overclocking, why have power target on only 100%?
Don't have any need to change that. I get the clock speeds I want.
   
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Default 05-06-2012, 03:54 | posts: 29 | Location: Bilbao

http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=360398&page=7


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Default 05-06-2012, 06:58 | posts: 1,256 | Location: Bay City, MI

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Correct me if I'm wrong but aren't all "stock" 680's just reference cards with a sticker from the company selling them? IF that's the case, you can't blame Gainward for selling gpu's that don't overclock high.
NVIDIA is a chip designer. They don't even make their own chips; they have someone do it for them i.e. TSMC. Chips get made and shipped to card manufacturers for end cards. Now as far as the term reference design that gets thrown out a lot this is the ideal design that a chip designer envisions their chip working in. The chip designer will even have another company i.e Foxconn make some of these reference cards up for evaluation, sampling, and testing. Each card maker usually makes their own cards and follows the reference design, or they pay someone to make cards for them with their sticker slapped on it. Name Foxconn comes to mind again. NVIDIA doesn't make any retail cards in-house, as it would be way too expensive and time consuming.
   
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Default 05-06-2012, 08:02 | posts: 156

Don't see the point of your post - everyone knows all of that. Is it that you think Frohman was saying Nvidia makes all the reference cards, ships them to the board partners, who then slap their stickers on?
   
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Default 05-06-2012, 09:46 | posts: 961 | Location: Belgium

I'm saying this because of what Kyle Bennett from Hardocp said when he published the review for the GTX680.

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For what it is worth every single card for sale right now was built by NVIDIA for its partners. So choose on support and warranty at the moment.
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all cards ARE THE SAME right now....except for the sticker
I bought mine at launch and the Gainward's were being sold at that moment as well. According to what he said, they should be built by nvidia.

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Default 05-06-2012, 17:25 | posts: 1,256 | Location: Bay City, MI

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Don't see the point of your post - everyone knows all of that. Is it that you think Frohman was saying Nvidia makes all the reference cards, ships them to the board partners, who then slap their stickers on?
Based on the info Frohman quoted, and his post you are correct.
   
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Default 05-06-2012, 17:33 | posts: 1,256 | Location: Bay City, MI

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I'm saying this because of what Kyle Bennett from Hardocp said when he published the review for the GTX680.
I think what he meant was designed by. Since all board partners at launch followed the reference design it adds weight to his statement. Either that or someone like Foxconn made all the reference cards and is shipping them on behalf of NVIDIA to board partners. Highly doubt it though cause it would crush margins, and doesn't make much sense as it would make binning nearly impossible.
   
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Default 05-06-2012, 17:41 | posts: 961 | Location: Belgium

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I think what he meant was designed by. Since all board partners at launch followed the reference design it adds weight to his statement. Either that or someone like Foxconn made all the reference cards and is shipping them on behalf of NVIDIA to board partners. Highly doubt it though cause it would crush margins, and doesn't make much sense as it would make binning nearly impossible.
He said the same thing in 2 different posts so I don't know what to think of it. Maybe Hilbert knows something more?
   
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Default 05-06-2012, 23:36 | posts: 29 | Location: Bilbao

I have SLI 680GTX.

1 MSI: 1215mhz (+100 gpu/ +350 mem)

2 ASUS: 1175mhz (+100 gpu/ +350 mem)

If i put the evga bios in the asus, i will have 1215mhz? In asus card if i put +112 gpu, the card fail in 3dmark
   
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Default 05-07-2012, 02:42 | posts: 30

Umm not sure if im allowed to link this but...

http://***************/32592/kingpin-...gtx-680-on-air

...super super overclocked!
   
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Default 05-07-2012, 03:03 | posts: 156

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I'm saying this because of what Kyle Bennett from Hardocp said
Oh you were saying Nvidia makes all the reference cards? Sorry Xtreme

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For what it is worth every single card for sale right now was built by NVIDIA for its partners.
If Nvidia was paying someone to make all the boards, why would they want board partners? He definitely meant "designed" not "built".

Asus, msi, evga, zotac, gigabyte, etc: their bread and butter is pcb/mobo manufacturing. Nvidia sells gpus, not boards/cards.


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If i put the evga bios in the asus, i will have 1215mhz?
You might try the evga sc bios. Have you flashed before?
   
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Umm not sure if im allowed to link this but...

http://***************/32592/kingpin-...gtx-680-on-air

...super super overclocked!
Power target 200%

The sooner new Nibitor with 680 support comes out, the better. Til then, Saltius at mvktech can edit 680 bios for you. He will edit board power, max power target, base and boost clocks, fanspeed, but not voltage which is the key.

http://www.mvktech.net/component/opt.../limitstart,0/ (currently 19 pages)
   
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I have SLI 680GTX.

1 MSI: 1215mhz (+100 gpu/ +350 mem)

2 ASUS: 1175mhz (+100 gpu/ +350 mem)

If i put the evga bios in the asus, i will have 1215mhz? In asus card if i put +112 gpu, the card fail in 3dmark
Put the asus card to more then +100 till you find the spot where it clocks the same as the msi card. For me i have to run my second card at +126 to get the same mhz on both card while the first card runs at +100.
   
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Default 05-07-2012, 08:51 | posts: 205 | Location: BCN

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Power target 200%

The sooner new Nibitor with 680 support comes out, the better. Til then, Saltius at mvktech can edit 680 bios for you. He will edit board power, max power target, base and boost clocks, fanspeed, but not voltage which is the key.

http://www.mvktech.net/component/opt.../limitstart,0/ (currently 19 pages)
Good news, max voltage can be tweaked.
   
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Default 05-07-2012, 10:08 | posts: 29 | Location: Bilbao

But the second card, cant pass from the +106
Its normal in the asus? Only stable +106
   
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