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Old 07-03-09, 07:28 PM   #217
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Old 07-04-09, 05:15 PM   #218
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Nice dude! I heard those stories too about receiving the overclocked version--I can only hope I'll be as lucky :>

Man, I went with next day shipping so it should be here tomorrow... but tomorrow feels like a long ways off
So did you get our card and how are you liking it? Was yours set at Superclocked speeds out of the box?
I don't have Crysis to run on here but so far I've tried Unreal Tournament 3, Sims 3, COD WAW, Lord of the Rings Online, Cryostasis and Saints Row 2. All of them except Cryostasis play great at 1920x1080 with all settings maxed out. I am running Cryostasis with maxed out settings at 1360x768 and it runs pretty damn smooth at that res. I imagine if I had a separate card just for physx it would help in that game so I could play it smoothly at 1920x1080.
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Old 07-05-09, 03:58 AM   #219
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Those are normal temps...
each chip has slightly different tolerences. its always a good idea to run as cool as possible. i've had a gtx 260 that wouldn't stay stable oc'd past 75c, but it all depends on luck and bin. yeah, the normal thermal characteristics of these chips should allow for 90+ C stable operation, but higher temps will def. limit the stability window.
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Old 07-05-09, 07:06 AM   #220
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just got a gtx 285. coming from a gtx 260 core 216 superclocked (625/1350/1100). absolutely amazing difference. crysis is smooth as butter maxed out at enthusiast+ custom settings in dx9. only things disabled are pom and depth of field (value 2 is disabled) for personal preference (i hate how blurry the mountains get, and pom necessitates the absence of anisotopic filtering, which makes it more of a visual detractor than benefit) and object based m.blur disabled due to incompatibility with dx9. however despite these handicaps, im running at about 20% more than enthusiast object and vegetation draw distance,25% greater shaow draw distance, and ~12% greater grass draw distance. so far only on the 1st level, but it has dropped only to ~33 in rare cases, and generally stays at ~ 40-44fps. thats at 1050p, with 2-set edgeAA. just absolutely beautiful. im using a personally tweaked ccc 2.21, mostly because the cudaats team don't really know what theyre doing with a few aspects of the cvars. their ao fade dist for instance, and gsm-range are awful eyesores (serious lod ao and shadow pop-in). also it seems that object draw distance is a very minor performance hit.

pm me if you want the tweaked config.

for refernce, in the 2nd half of the 1st level, at the point where ive now dropped to 33 at the lowest, i was pulling about 27, which is a major experiential difference.

rest of rig is i7 920 @ 3.7ghz, 3gb pc-1600 ram (fairly loose timings), and the gtx is running at 699/1592/1301. fairly conservative, but im running stock cooling across all of the components. umm, also, does anyone know how to get nvidia custom desktop gamma settings to stick after full screen app? seems to loose traction, regaining the ramp only after i move the slider a 2nd time. thanks.

this card is really great. btw, my sc core 216 will soon be up for sale for 150 free shipping. if you ever have problems with it, as long as im alive, ill handle the rma for you. this one is a replacement for an older gtx 260 that was a mislabeled core 192 ( had 216 cores enabled, but fairly unstable). this new one is an official core 216 superclocked, part number and label is such, and ill include an sli bridge, and the molex to 6pin converters. pm me for info. i just had shoulder surgery, so i hate typing with one hand and therefore wont post this in a sepeate fs thread for a bit. pictures on request if you need them. heat under pakotlar.

edit2: just wanted to say that with crysis running proprly, one really gets to appreciate its beauty. i just came back from Vail, and its pretty amazing how similar the mountains look in crysis in terms of detail and lighting. the ones who lambast it as poorly coded clearly have no idea what theyre talking about. the game is incredibly well optimized, if only for the natural, responsive control available at sub 30hz rates, and the sheer quality of the entire package on decidedly middle end hardware. with a gtx 260 and a good dual core cpu, you can quite literally experience photo-surrealistic graphics in a relatively boundless environment, with no visual trickery demarcating vistas from playable areas. outside of the fairly rough ssao artifacts, and lack of color bleed, this is a marvellous package. and the physics engine enjoys the absolute best game integratio. battlefield keeps harping about its destructble environments, but outside of terrain deformation, crysis actually delivers the most convincing blow-it-up engine, and maintains a rediculously healthy clip even with ~100-body systems and 4000 run-time iterations.

edit 3: in order to keep my minimum-average (what I drop to in the most intense portions of the level barring some freak many barrel explosion) at 40+, I had to reduce lod to lod_min = 1. this, imo, doesn't affect image quality at all. it makes the vegetatition just a touch more blocky, but imo most of crysis's draw is in the lighting and effects. it isn't noticeable unless you sit and stare and do direct back and forth comparisons, and to me doesn't take much away from the experience. the benefit in frame rate is significant too. so now I have view_dist at 65 (up from enthusiasts 60) detail_dist at 50 (up from 30 in enthus.) and veg_view_dist at 60 (up from 45 for enthusiast). i've just got to solve some minor lod poping (need to push high lod's out a bit further) and the graphics will be pretty much perfect (no popin, and fps on avg between 40 and 60). granted i changed a few things around, like reducing ssao radius from 2 to 1, but those things don't change image quality at all. i've switched back and forth, and you can barely notice any difference, and what you can notice, well its questionable if a greater ss sample area really gives you better image quality. im sure i can mess with it a bit more. but the important parts are there: for the most part the lighting is above enthusiast quality (due to cuddats tweaks of ssao/hdr values) and draw distance is out significantly further (object, sprite, vegetation, and shadows). very minor tradeoffs (no dof on the mountains, shadows not cast on all lods (which imo doesn't make it look worse)).

all in all, I feel like I'm getting a 100% smooth, feels - like 60fps performance now. def. couldn't get that with the gtx 260 216. i'm very pleased with this card. i did not think the difference would be this noticeable.

now i'm sick of crysis, and there really arent any other games out there...
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Old 07-05-09, 10:04 PM   #221
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So did you get our card and how are you liking it? Was yours set at Superclocked speeds out of the box?
I don't have Crysis to run on here but so far I've tried Unreal Tournament 3, Sims 3, COD WAW, Lord of the Rings Online, Cryostasis and Saints Row 2. All of them except Cryostasis play great at 1920x1080 with all settings maxed out. I am running Cryostasis with maxed out settings at 1360x768 and it runs pretty damn smooth at that res. I imagine if I had a separate card just for physx it would help in that game so I could play it smoothly at 1920x1080.
Yeah, my card came slightly overclocked as well, not by much though. I downloaded nvidia system tools and overclocked it to FTW speed like you did and it seemed to run fine but didn't make any noticeable difference in Crysis (and all my other games already run great, so no point).

For awhile I was a little disappointed because Crysis was still not performing smoothly all the time at 1680 x 1050 (Very High details except shader at high) and then I tried the 186.08 beta drivers which people were recommending and that helped a noticeable amount. Now I'm pretty pleased with how Crysis is running (30-45 fps w/ the aforementioned settings). It does tend to slow down a little bit more when I'm playing deathmatching online. However I think this might be a CPU limitation because if I lower the settings the FPS doesn't change. Too bad I can't overclock my CPU past 3.2 GHz without getting crashes....

I tried the Cryostasis demo and it ran OK. I can't stand how it takes 10 seconds in the beginning of a level for everything to load and meanwhile you're frozen solid (no pun intended).

The other games I've tried: Left 4 Dead (Runs great, but of course), Assassin's Creed (still kinda laggy when running around on the roof tops, but that was with 186.18), Medieval 2 Total War (runs leaps and bounds faster than my 8800 GTX).

I've yet to play Warhead, so I'm probably gonna pick that up pretty soon. But I agree, there needs to be more games!!!
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Old 07-05-09, 10:21 PM   #222
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How are your cards temps? I set my fan to run at 100% all the time and at idle it is around 43C and after running Furmark for 15 minutes it gets up to about 87C.
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Old 07-11-09, 12:45 AM   #223
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Got my PNY 275 yesterday. Using EVGA precision right now to monitor and OC. Currently it seems that about 675 core/1180 is all it will give me as far as overclocking goes with the side panel off my case.

With the panel on, See sig.

Is the vantage score in my sig about right for what this card should do given my system configuration?

During games, the temps stick to around 70~75*c with the fan manually set at 75%. Setting it to 100% doesn't lower the temps at all. It just takes a little longer to get there.


Anyways, here's pics of the card in the system.






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Yea that's probably about right. I get 15327 in Vantage http://service.futuremark.com/compare?3dmv=1226285
I do have a little higher overclock on my card's core (713 vs 675) and memory(2520 vs 2350). I thought you might do a little better though with your I7 920 especially at 4ghz.
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Got my PNY 275 yesterday. Using EVGA precision right now to monitor and OC. Currently it seems that about 675 core/1180 is all it will give me as far as overclocking goes with the side panel off my case.

With the panel on, See sig.

Is the vantage score in my sig about right for what this card should do given my system configuration?

During games, the temps stick to around 70~75*c with the fan manually set at 75%. Setting it to 100% doesn't lower the temps at all. It just takes a little longer to get there.


Anyways, here's pics of the card in the system.







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whats with the silly lense flair
It's what happens when you use those silly real lenses.
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I think it looks kinda cool myself.
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sorry was in a bad mood,

looks awesome FastRedPonyCar
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