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  1. Because it is cheaper than 680 SLI? Plus you might actually find a 690 in stock.
  2. No worries take your time. I imagine Word Not Allowed will also send you a pm about the AA test. If not I can just forward you the same message/config I got. Just have fun and enjoy.
  3. Yeah that works. If you have a dropbox account just put them up there and pm me the link along with the config you used.
  4. Tech, if you want to send the excel files to me I can make the officials for you. Also I disabled lucid all together on my board.
  5. Thanks! I was flying the other night and just for giggles I ran Word Not Allowed's AA test and saw a bump in FPS from the earlier tests. I am curious if it was the newly updated drivers or something else. I will say DCS A-10 and BF3 both perform better with the 301.24 compare to the 301.10.
  6. Tech, if possible can you also try different Nvidia drivers for the 680? My FSXMark tests were using the 301.10 driver and I saw a jump going to 301.24 drivers. I just haven't had the chance to wipe my FSX and do a clean install to verify. Just want to make sure I am not seeing things. :Big Grin:
  7. You are correct. To natively support PCIe 3 you need a IB setup. SB-E will eventually get PCIe 3 support from Nvidia once the speeds are verified. As of now the drivers are locked to IB only. If you are wanting two 680 cards in SLI you might want to take a look at the GTX 690 as well. Construction and performance are the main selling points of the 690 over twin 680's per most reviews. Also I haven't read a review yet that has had issues with drivers like the 590 did.
  8. Good gosh that thing is huge plus $99.00?!? You could have gotten Antec 620 and been within a degree for $40.00 less. It will be hit or miss for a while. I only got mine by having chrome auto-refresh on Newegg's 680 page every 10-20 minutes (so my IP would not get blocked) and watching. Just happened EVGA's were placed in stock that day and sold out in 30 minutes. Just have to keep looking. The Microcenter in Denver only got two (2) when I checked several weeks ago. One word of caution, Tiger and Amazon are selling 680's but you need to watch the ship dates. Tiger was taking orders that would not ship for weeks.
  9. Current NV drivers only support PCIe 3.0 on IB processors (native Gen 3). X79/ SB-E (native gen 2) is waiting on NV to validate PCIe 3 speeds on X79/SB-E chipsets with the GTX680 before they will fully support it. NV said once they can validate Gen 3 speeds with SB-E they will make it part of the official drivers.
  10. I backed down Precision X and verified boost clock settings now don't disappear. Never saw FSX run the card at 100% load (stayed at 40-60% throughout) or run max clocks for more than a few seconds here and there. Results are essentially identical even with boost kicking in to 1324 (boost plus 200 offset) occasionally around the course.
  11. Apparently the version of Precision X (3.0.2) I am using has a fault where it won't maintain OC's on 680 cards. This could explain why my GPU clock never exceeded stock boost yet memory did. I am going to revert to MSI Afterburner and retry since I have not changed my FSX yet.
  12. Open the spreadsheet and highlight only the cells you want then hit copy. Open MS Paint (the greatest paint software ever ;) ) and paste the cells. Then just crop and save as a jpg. It is just a quick and easy way. You can also use PS or Gimp and do the same thing.
  13. Here you go. I ran the complete cycle twice and on the second brought up monitoring on the GPU. Like my tests last night the GPU never stressed over 60-65% and the GPU clock was no where near maxed. GTX680 results in this test look identical to similar clocked i5's. Sorry again about missing that line. I must fault a good bourbon for the snafu.
  14. I see it now. I apologize. Will reinstall later tonight and test again.
  15. Sure but I didn't see that in the PDF instructions. Did I miss it? I was under the impression it is suppose to be a vanilla install with no tweaks besides the ones from bojotes site.
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