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N670GTX PE 2GD5/OC Overclocking
« on: 02-August-12, 13:12:31 »

Hi,

I just got this new card and am very impressed with it.

Has anyone tried overclocking it yet? If so what are you getting and what values, including voltages, are you using in MSI Afteburner?
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Re: N670GTX PE 2GD5/OC Overclocking
« Reply #1 on: 02-August-12, 21:01:32 »

Hi,

I just got this new card and am very impressed with it.

Has anyone tried overclocking it yet? If so what are you getting and what values, including voltages, are you using in MSI Afteburner?

So far with overclocking it seems like we were scammed when MSI advertised more voltage on these cards. If I turn up the voltage to +100 and the power setting to 114 I have no more overclocking headroom than I did before and the voltage still sits at 1.175 according to a voltmeter I have hooked up. I tried two different meters too.

I don't know if I'm doing it wrong or what, but so far I might as well have just gotten the normal version for cheaper.
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Re: N670GTX PE 2GD5/OC Overclocking
« Reply #2 on: 02-August-12, 22:25:03 »

First of all N670GTX PE is a Power Edition. Those are equipped with Twin Frozr IV and have a custom high quality board. However Power Editions are not unlocked like Hawk and Lightning. MSI also does not promise that. I can't find an MSI statement saying you can overvolt more than with a standard GTX 670 gpu (due to nvidia's restrictions).
What they say is you can use Triple Overvoltage. Means you can not only adjust the voltage of GPU but memory and PLL. Triple overvoltage can be done with Afterburner 2.2.3 that you can get >>here<<.
Also stop bashing MSI with terms like scam as that won't be tolerated.

Back to you thegilpins: Here's a forum review with oc results of the GTX670 Power Edition 2GD5/OC: http://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=160505.0
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Re: N670GTX PE 2GD5/OC Overclocking
« Reply #3 on: 02-August-12, 22:35:03 »

First of all N670GTX PE is a Power Edition. Those are equipped with Twin Frozr IV and have a custom high quality board. However Power Editions are not unlocked like Hawk and Lightning. MSI also does not promise that. I can't find an MSI statement saying you can overvolt more than with a standard GTX 670 gpu (due to nvidia's restrictions).
What they say is you can use Triple Overvoltage. Means you can not only adjust the voltage of GPU but memory and PLL. Triple overvoltage can be done with Afterburner 2.2.3 that you can get >>here<<.
Also stop bashing MSI with terms like scam as that won't be tolerated.

Back to you thegilpins: Here's a forum review with oc results of the GTX670 Power Edition 2GD5/OC: http://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=160505.0

The term overvoltage would indicate that you should be able to go higher than the factory setting. I'm asking why this card doesn't do what was indicated it would be able to do.

The statement you are looking for is right on the box itself.

Edit: I'm not trying to bash MSI, I always buy their cards when it comes to graphic cards.
« Last Edit: 02-August-12, 22:41:07 by eternal7trance »
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Re: N670GTX PE 2GD5/OC Overclocking
« Reply #4 on: 02-August-12, 22:45:54 »

1.175v is overvoltage. No one says it will overvolt more.

Card does what is advertised bottom line. Also another GTX670 with that low quality short reference pcb along with the low quality entry level reference design cooler might also be overvolted to 1.175v but that doesn't mean it will oc like a proper cooled PE with a high quality custom pcb.
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Re: N670GTX PE 2GD5/OC Overclocking
« Reply #5 on: 02-August-12, 23:04:07 »

1.175v is overvoltage. No one says it will overvolt more.

Card does what is advertised bottom line. Also another GTX670 with that low quality short reference pcb along with the low quality entry level reference design cooler might also be overvolted to 1.175v but that doesn't mean it will oc like a proper cooled PE with a high quality custom pcb.

So the stock MSI 670 I have sits at 1.175 under full load. The MSI 670 PE sits at 1.175 full load with the voltage and power setting turned all the way up. Am I missing something because that's not any higher.
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Re: N670GTX PE 2GD5/OC Overclocking
« Reply #6 on: 02-August-12, 23:23:13 »

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So the stock MSI 670 I have sits at 1.175 under full load

That's boost overvoltage as you might know standard is 0,988 V. 1.175 is also the most overvoltage any unmodded GTX670 can do. Higher voltages are only (as said before) possible with unlocked cards (like Lightning) or hard modded cards. Since no one promises the PE is unlocked no one promised more overvoltage.
As you can also overvolt memory and PLL (what is not possible with other GTX670) you have more potential for oc.
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Re: N670GTX PE 2GD5/OC Overclocking
« Reply #7 on: 02-August-12, 23:29:21 »

That's boost overvoltage as you might know standard is 0,988 V. 1.175 is also the most overvoltage any unmodded GTX670 can do. Higher voltages are only (as said before) possible with unlocked cards (like Lightning) or hard modded cards. Since no one promises the PE is unlocked no one promised more overvoltage.
As you can also overvolt memory and PLL (what is not possible with other GTX670) you have more potential for oc.

What does the core voltage slider do then? Since my voltage doesn't change if I move it up higher.

It's kind of pointless to say triple overvoltage included when it doesn't actually have that feature. I guess it's a good way to sucker people like me in to buying it. Since a normal card can boost with 1.175 it doesn't make since to say this can do overvoltage but still only do 1.175. I guess it's time to return this and just get a lightning then.

Edit: I quote from the website, "Triple Overvoltage: adjust the voltage of GPU, memory and PLL to unleash the potential of graphics card." What they should say is that you can only adjust it to make it lower.
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Re: N670GTX PE 2GD5/OC Overclocking
« Reply #8 on: 03-August-12, 00:01:54 »

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It's kind of pointless to say triple overvoltage included when it doesn't actually have that feature

 :think: It has that feature! Seems you don't know what you are talking about or you don't know how to use Afterburner 2.2.3.

Whatever, as you turned thegilpins positive overclocking thread in bashing without a point and with no relation to thegilpins' initial topic this thread is now

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Sorry thegilpins! Thanks to another user hijacking your thread it had to be closed. Please feel free to open a new topic for your subject.
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