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Hardware Asus GeForce GTX 580 DirectCU II Preview

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Claave, 4 Feb 2011.

  1. sb1991

    sb1991 What's a Dremel?

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    Looks like all that power hardware helps this thing overclock like a beast, though the massive cooler would always be swapped for the most extreme tweaking.
     
  2. sear

    sear What's a Dremel?

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    Looks like an awesome card... I like the design, but of course the price is prohibitively expensive.

    Also, while it's nice that you tested SmartDoctor, that software really is a pile of junk. I've been using MSI Afterburner with an ASUS card for a while now, no issues here.
     
  3. SMIFFYDUDE

    SMIFFYDUDE Supermodders on my D

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    I was going to add that link before i saw you had. Crazy overclock
     
  4. Guest-23315

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    That's just ridiculous.
     
  5. Chappy

    Chappy What's a Dremel?

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    At Laaaast! Anyway Gainward have released a their own custom GeForce GTX 580 Phantom 3

    btw. . . when will this be available?
     
  6. Guest-16

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    Of course. Test BEFORE breaking is a rule of thumb. We've just written it the other way around :)
     
  7. Chappy

    Chappy What's a Dremel?

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    After breaking it apart does that huge chunk of triple slot heatsink have enough screws to support it? or just once again a msi lightning style 4 screws to support them all?
     
  8. Guest-16

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    Four. But the difference is that the one heatsink is bolted to the core and the other hanging off by three heatpipes doesnt weigh that much. The metal shroud is then bolted to this, but I agree with you there: I think that should at least get attached to the PCB too.
     
  9. djzic

    djzic Bokehlicious!

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    Lol they've been on the gin
     
  10. FantasticGanton

    FantasticGanton What's a Dremel?

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    Hi a question. I have a i7 950.The first time i ran 3dmark 11 it said processor clock 3068 MHz.
    Now that i have turn on the overclockers, overclock to 4 ghz, it comes back saying processor clock 2667 MHz??? im all new to this any ideas??? thanks for an info.
     
  11. Elton

    Elton Officially a Whisky Nerd

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    Could've either not saved. Or hit a low power mode.
     
  12. Guest-16

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    What does CPU-Z tell you? It's possibly reading your power saving state
     
  13. FantasticGanton

    FantasticGanton What's a Dremel?

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    CPU-Z said core speed 4000.1 MHz
     
  14. FantasticGanton

    FantasticGanton What's a Dremel?

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    No scrap that CPU Z said 2400.0 MHz
    when you turn the pc on it comes up with 4000.1 Mhz
     
  15. FantasticGanton

    FantasticGanton What's a Dremel?

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    when you first turn the pc on and run cpu z its 4000.1 mhz then after 15 or so seconds it drops to 2400 mhz.
    i have just installed a H70 cooler in my pc do you think that might of affected it?
     
  16. Guest-16

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    Your CPU is just going into a lower power state, it's completely normal. Download SuperPi or WPrime and run it then watch the CPU-Z jump up to 4GHz again.
     
  17. FantasticGanton

    FantasticGanton What's a Dremel?

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    Nice 1, i have just changed to high performance from balanced in the power options.
    It is now just sitting at 4000 MHz. was that ok to change that option??
     
  18. wyx087

    wyx087 Homeworld 3 is happening!!

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    Not really.

    these frequency stepping are unnoticeable to real world performance. so let it drop down to power saving mode. save some electricity bill.
     
  19. Guest-16

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    This ^^

    Your CPU will run at 4GHz when it's needed, and it'll throttle back to 2.6GHz when your PC is not doing anything. This keeps your PC cooler, saves power, and also preserves the life of your chip ;)

    My i7-860 sits at 1,176MHz most of the day when I'm just reading/typing into Firefox, but it'll scale to 3+GHz when I crunch photos.
     
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