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Graphics GTX 680 watercooled.. was it worth it for you?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by feathers, 7 Apr 2012.

  1. feathers

    feathers Minimodder

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    And I guess kingpin has an EVGA 680...

    I looked at a voltage mod 680 last night on google. Scary stuff even though I used to design and build sophisticated logic circuits.

    Knowing what I'm like for liquid cooling I may buy a full cover block just for the hell of it.
     
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  2. rollo

    rollo Modder

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    Kingpin works for evga last I checked
     
  3. feathers

    feathers Minimodder

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    Ahhh so he has a top-binned version.

    :)
     
  4. rollo

    rollo Modder

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    His entire modding team is employed by them or were as of end of last year

    Not sure if that's still the case
     
  5. rollo

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    aparantly not as stable as thought at least not with combustion

    now rechecking below is screens of what i have it at

    not sure how much more i can push

    1300mhz ( ish turbo boost thing takes it up and down )
    7100mhz on memory

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    sorry for my crappy screenshots

    have a feeling i lack a voltage mod to get it going above that

    will upload some haven benchs when i get some time
     
  6. rollo

    rollo Modder

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    haven benchmarks below

    once again ignore the crappy screens lol

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    see if i can find my stock image if i cant find it ill run it at stock
     
  7. rollo

    rollo Modder

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    single card

    min fps 24.8
    max 129.9
    score 1370

    at 1300 ish silly turbo boost
    at 7000 ish mem

    haven refused to bench at 7100 so guess im missing something
     
  8. dead beat

    dead beat Rippin six 4 life

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    Is that not just a copy of the image from this OC guide?.....

    http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforce-gtx-680-overclock-guide/2

    And I thought you had waterblocks on them?
     
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  9. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun. Staff

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    :lol::lol::lol: busted! :lol::lol::lol:
     
  10. rollo

    rollo Modder

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    Do have waterblocks no clue on image as don't vist other websites

    Stock heaven will join this page later today not expecting a huge difference

    Still not worked out why combustion and heaven are unstable but games are.
     
  11. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun. Staff

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    82C on water? No. Just no. Unless you can prove that you're Hilbert Hagedoorn, kindly clear off. And by proof I mean post a photo of yourself striking the Usain Bolt pose, with a sign hung on your neck thar says "I'm a lumberjack and I'm ok".

    Or a proper desktop screenshot with msi afterburner I the red skin, and this picture as you desktop background
    http://www.digitallard.com/Images/DVD Review/Content170/creature_comforts_pic4.jpg
     
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  12. dead beat

    dead beat Rippin six 4 life

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    Yeah, my max load temp with waterblocks is 48 degress. 82 is clearly on air. Also I'm afraid that image is quite clearly just lifted straight off guru3d.
     
  13. Telltale Boy

    Telltale Boy Designated CPC Jetwhore

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    Why would you bother trolling with faked screenshots? E-peen? :duh:
     
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  14. rollo

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    haeven at stock

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    50 avr
    1262 score
    22min
    131 max

    all settings are same

    gpu is at stock

    if you look closely where i paused monitering the gpu is clocking itself into 1100mhz range during benching, Thought it was ment to stop at 1058 or sumit close.

    Not sure if my cpu is holding these scores back difficult to say unless i overclocked it some may bother with it later.

    The overclocking has a benifit of 100 points in heaven benchmark thats kinda laughable makes me wonder if theres any performance to be had in the 680. Also makes me wonder if the 4gbs will be able to push the higher rez people are hoping for

    me is done testing somebody with a more powerful cpu can maybe run the tests are similar settings.

    enjoy
     
  15. feathers

    feathers Minimodder

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    I have some data from my own testing this morning...

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    Default 680 speed versus +175mhz core +500mhz vram (1260mhz/7000mhz) with full power target...

    Kombustor DX11

    Default 680: Min=114 Max=213 Avg=195

    OC 680: Min=165 Max=256 Avg=239

    System power consumption at default was 278w avg (for PC excluding monitor I think).

    Consumption with 680 at that OC was 332w average (an increase of 54 watts).

    I don't know about you but I would say that increase is quite impressive and for me necessary especially since I play most games with 3d glasses at 1080.

    All tests done at 1080 by the way.

    Now I guess I will head over to specialtech and order that EK block....
     
  16. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun. Staff

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    Firstly it'll downclock itself for 2d and second, you mean you ran out of screenshots from other peoples reviews to steal. Shame on you.:nono::rolleyes:
     
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  17. feathers

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    See my bench results above... ^^^^
     
  18. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun. Staff

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    yay! unplagerised benches:clap: some mighty fine results you got there too. will be interesting to see if you can get any more out of it on water. and not at 82c ;)
     
  19. feathers

    feathers Minimodder

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    Indeed. The core is stable at 188 also but I knocked it down a bit because of the 500mhz vram and temp.

    Actually u got confused by fan speed versus temp. Temp wass 70c for the OC Kombustor and fan speed was ramped up to 84%. Core was 68c on the EVGA util at time of screenshot.

    :)

    Nevertheless, even 70c is too high for me. Come to think of it even 50c is too high for me.
     
  20. feathers

    feathers Minimodder

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    Been doing some more testing... Using MSI Kombustor DX11...

    +188 gpu core
    +590 vram

    168min, 260max, 243avg, load 129%, system watts 135.

    Note to anyone using MSI Kombustor... It's important you close down the Kombustor control panel each time you stop the test and make changes to the clock speed.
     

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