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bishi
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Default Geforce GTX 780 Owners Club - 05-23-2013, 16:05 | posts: 328 | Location: London

That'd be me to start with. Anyone else put down any money for these yet?
Ordered a couple from Scan that should be with me tomorrow.

I'm selling my old 680's cheap (£260, UK) - please see here:
http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=378610

Cards arrived so here's my initial quick hour of Overclocking experience (apologies for lack of scientific approach ):

Benchmark is Heaven 4.0, DX11, Quality Ultra, Tess Extreme, AA x8, 1920x1080 Fullscreen

At stock settings but with power / temp target set to the max 106%/94C
~86C Load
Fan 70% (auto)
PerfCap Reason - VRel
FPS 32-205 (99 AVG)
SCORE 2488

As above but with max voltage on both cards +38mV (1.187v load)
~86C Load
Fan 70% (auto)
PerfCap Reason - VRel
FPS 33-217 (103 AVG)
SCORE 2598

It was running a bit hot with default fan settings so I forced the fan to 100% for my next tests and I got the below:

+200 core (1228Mhz), +100 mem (3105Mhz), power / temp target set to the max 106%/94C
~76C Load
Fan 100% (manual)
PerfCap Reason - VRel
FPS 33-236 (115 AVG)
SCORE 2905

EDIT: I seem to get little improvement from increasing the voltage so here is my current overclock at stock volts.

Core +175 (200 was fine in Heaven but BF3 killed it)
Mem +650 (700 minor artifacts in Heaven)

So far solid for an hour on Heaven.

EDIT:

Now using modded bios to enable 115% power target and 1.212v, I can now get a stable +250 / + 650 overclock

This results in 1150 core / 3649 (7298) mem. Gets about 21500 graphics score in 3DMark Fire Strike. For reference at stock clocks @ 100% TDP graphics score was 14636 and 115% TDP graphics score was 16925. Not a bad jump in performance!

Modded bios can be found here http://www.techinferno.com/downloads/?did=62

Last edited by bishi; 06-05-2013 at 20:04. Reason: Overclocking info
   
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Default 05-23-2013, 16:27 | posts: 512 | Location: Toronto

Count me in. SLI 780s.
   
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Default 05-23-2013, 16:28 | posts: 119 | Location: London, Ontario, Canada

Working on it...asked canadacomputers (my local shop) if they can match NCIX's price...one way or the other I'm ordering 2 before the end of the day
   
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Default 05-23-2013, 16:54 | posts: 8,104 | Location: UK

looks like a nice upgrade for me but i do think a tad pricey...also might be better to wait for 8970/770 reviews.
   
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Default 05-23-2013, 17:02 | posts: 512 | Location: Toronto

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looks like a nice upgrade for me but i do think a tad pricey...also might be better to wait for 8970/770 reviews.
There won't be a non-OEM 8970 and the 770 is an overclocked 680 with RAM that will overclock much higher on average than the 680's RAM.
   
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Default 05-23-2013, 17:23 | posts: 8,104 | Location: UK

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There won't be a non-OEM 8970 and the 770 is an overclocked 680 with RAM that will overclock much higher on average than the 680's RAM.
mmm what's the prob with non-oem 8970? (i think i get why).

but thks that might narrow things down a bit.
   
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Default 05-23-2013, 17:31 | posts: 119 | Location: London, Ontario, Canada

I've ordered 2x EVGA superclocked models, so I'm part of the club
   
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Default 05-23-2013, 17:32 | posts: 7,063 | Location: Dubai

Getting it the day it releases in stores over here.
   
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Darren Hodgson
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Default 05-23-2013, 17:42 | posts: 12,209 | Location: England

I ordered an EVGA GTX 780 from Scan for £549 for delivery on Saturday. It is replacing my current GTX 680 SLI setup. Yup, I'm going to lose performance but I gain 50% more VRAM and more compatibility with all my games due to not having to rely on SLI driver updates. SLI was a bit excessive for me anyway as I play games at 1920x1200 on a 60 Hz display with v-sync enabled. Most games just never really took advantage of SLI, although I will admit it was nice having lower overall GPU temperatures due them sharing the load.

Whether I will miss SLI and the extra performance for the few games that did use it remains to be seen. I am adamant though that my multi-GPU days are over for now having had the chance to try both CFX (HD 5870) and now SLI. I think SLI is definitely better the CFX but until all games support it fully and without silly annoyances like having to physically disable it to play some games properly - Book of Unwritten Tales, Trials Evolution and Zack Zero I'm looking you - then I will sticking with single GPU cards for the forseeable future.
   
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Default 05-23-2013, 17:43 | posts: 512 | Location: Toronto

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mmm what's the prob with non-oem 8970? (i think i get why).

but thks that might narrow things down a bit.
AMD canned their plans for a consumer grade 8970. The OEM 8970 is a 7970. The OEM 8950 is a 7950. No idea what the real 8970 would have been. THe 9970 coming at the end of this year will flatten everything that is currently out. It's the X800XT PE to the Radeon 9700/9800. The GTX 280/285 to the GTX 8800. It's going to be the HD 7970 on steroids.
   
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Default 05-23-2013, 17:46 | posts: 12,209 | Location: England

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looks like a nice upgrade for me but i do think a tad pricey...also might be better to wait for 8970/770 reviews.
Yes, it definitely it by about £100-£125 in my view. If it had been £400-£420 then it would definitely have been a more appealing buy for people wanting to upgrade from a GTX 570/580 or GTX 670/680. At £550+ though it puts into the 'luxury' category but I feel the GTX 780 offers better value than the Titan at least. I was considering buying a Titan but on reflection I think forking out £300 more for 3 GB of VRAM that I have no need for and a bit of extra performance would have been a waste of money.
   
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Videocard: EVGA GTX 780 3GB
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Default 05-23-2013, 18:22 | posts: 267 | Location: UK

After reading few reviews and seeing like 8% less performance for like 35% lower price than titan with sweet spot VRAM amount (at least for me) it is quite a good (maybe a bit pricey) upgrade.
Ordered my EVGA GTX 780 off scan.co.uk for £549 and like 20 min later the price for the same card was £587. Should arrive tomorrow, just can't wait.

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Default 05-23-2013, 18:55 | posts: 356

Ordered a KFA model off OCUK, don't trust EVGA SC models after all the stability problems I've seen people having, and I'm sure I could probably get close to that OC anyway!
   
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Default 05-23-2013, 22:26 | posts: 8,104 | Location: UK

why no in-game currency offer?

i think i would be more tempted if i knew i was going to get some money to spend in wot.
   
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Videocard: 2x GTX 670 (SLI) 1228 MHz
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Default 05-23-2013, 23:05 | posts: 179 | Location: Portsmouth, UK

Anybody selling a 670 with reference cooler design for cheap?
   
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Default 05-24-2013, 01:27 | posts: 570

Hm...the ACX model I bought is SC, hopefully there's no issues.
   
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Videocard: EVGA 780Ti Classified SLI
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Default 05-24-2013, 01:46 | posts: 13,766 | Location: USA

You can count me in. Although, I'm going to hold off until EVGA drops the Classified version.
   
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Default 05-24-2013, 01:47 | posts: 13,766 | Location: USA

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Hm...the ACX model I bought is SC, hopefully there's no issues.
There shouldn't be. Jacob over at EVGA said there is no difference between the 2 other than the obvious.
   
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Default 05-24-2013, 01:48 | posts: 5,695 | Location: PA, USA

Well guys/gals I'm back with Nvidia this round. Got an ASUS GTX 780 on the way, SLI coming later!
   
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Default 05-24-2013, 04:09 | posts: 5,251 | Location: Netherlands

Fck yeah!! Their in stock in Holland.

Now waiting for my salary to arrive.
   
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Default 05-24-2013, 04:43 | posts: 238

I ordered the EVGA SC w/ACX coolers from Amazon. Do the super clocked cards still have more headroom to OC?
   
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Default 05-24-2013, 05:31 | posts: 140 | Location: 127.0.0.1

Count me in with Palit
   
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Default 05-24-2013, 09:19 | posts: 8,330 | Location: Urban`Jungle

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AMD canned their plans for a consumer grade 8970. The OEM 8970 is a 7970. The OEM 8950 is a 7950. No idea what the real 8970 would have been. THe 9970 coming at the end of this year will flatten everything that is currently out. It's the X800XT PE to the Radeon 9700/9800. The GTX 280/285 to the GTX 8800. It's going to be the HD 7970 on steroids.
Its suppose to be Curaçao XT

http://www.techpowerup.com/gpudb/193...n-hd-8970.html

Maybe it will be a 7870 replacement and that real high end reserved for Vulcanic Islands. Well i think it will be just that, since this Curaçao XT is just a little faster then Full GK110 aka Titan..

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Default 05-24-2013, 11:05 | posts: 7,063 | Location: Dubai

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why no in-game currency offer?

i think i would be more tempted if i knew i was going to get some money to spend in wot.
Yeah, that or some games would've helped this thing pay for itself ...
   
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Default 05-24-2013, 12:11 | posts: 356

Well colour me impressed, stable at +220MHz core clock, hitting 66c maximum!
   
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