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Lava's new toy

lavaheadache

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Sorry for the thread title but I'm just trying to give the thread a glimmer of hope. I think if the title said Titan Z anything people would have clicked just to hate.


Been running her for a couple hours.

Got a good deal on it from a forum member. Thanks Doug!!!

So far running the card at about 1100 MHz (1058-1137) depending on where I am in relation to the power limit, which is easy to reach even at 120% and stock voltage.

I can keep the card fairly quiet ( I have headphone =P) and maintain low 80's on the cores.

3440x 1440

Metro LL

stock- 60 fps
OC - 71 fps

Good jump if you ask me! Haven't touched the memory but I don't see much point since I am already throttling due to power constraints. I will try just to see what it can do.

I will run more benchies later.

One of the real benefits of running a card like this with a ton of power of tap is a frame limiter. Running with one keeps the card cool and quiet while using way less power until all that muscle is needed and seamlessly scales up the clock speed giving more grunt. The fan never spins up loud with the limiter on.

I will say that with the overclock the card is a beast and it likely more potent than my 295X2. Maybe I will get around to doing a couple comparison runs, who knows.


This is my desk.



The monitors are

LG 34um95
Dell U3014
LG L1953TX
Dell 2005 Fpw It's out of the pic to the right


The rigs in the pic are

Corsair 540 Air (Win 8.1)

4790K @ 4.8 Silver Arrow SB-E
Titan Z

Lian Li test bench (Win 7)

Q6600 @ 3.6 under a TRUE
GTX 295
8800 Ultra PhysX

Antec 900 (Win XP)

FX-60 @3.0 Zalman CNPS 9700
X1900 XTX and X1900 Crossfire edition

Cooler Master Centurion (win XP)

A64 3700 @2.7 Volcano 12
X800 XT PE

Thermaltake Soprano (win XP)
A64 3800X2 @ 2.6
6800 Ultra 512

I pop different cards in them all the time.




Z and X2
 
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Zanovar

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Me jelly,saxy!i just love the look of it hahah
 
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3DVagabond

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Congrats on your new toy. One can only wonder what "a good deal" is on a Titan-Z? D:

Rhetorical question. No answer required.
 

Subyman

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Congrats on the beastly card, would love to see one in person. Are you planning to water cool it with the block you got? Also, did anyone make an unlocked bios for it so you can up the voltage and power limit?
 

lavaheadache

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Congrats on the beastly card, would love to see one in person. Are you planning to water cool it with the block you got? Also, did anyone make an unlocked bios for it so you can up the voltage and power limit?
No plans to go water. Way too much hassle for me. I swap cards out too frequently
 

SPBHM

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if you up the fan speed/power limit thing it should have 0 problems competing/beating the 295x, the problem with this card was just the price, and to keep the noise level down with this cooler the stock clocks are little to low.
 

wand3r3r

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While it's hard to ignore the economics behind the card, it's awesome and I understand the enthusiast POV and would love to play with one. Can you tell the difference between the 295x2 and it?
 

chimaxi83

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Congrats on the new toy, at release price it made literally zero sense, but as a collector who got a deal on it, I think it's pretty awesome to get your hands on one.
 
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KaRLiToS

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Congratulation.

I bet you can't wait for dual GTX 980 cards :D
 
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lavaheadache

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Congratulation.

I bet you can't wait for dual GTX 980 cards :D

I actually want to pop a 690 in the rig for PhysX. Over kill, definitely... Stupid, even more so. But it would make a pretty cool Big K's little K's rig, lol
 
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stahlhart

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Thread cleaned. Please respect OP's request to keep this thread on topic.
-- stahlhart
 

bystander36

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I actually want to pop a 690 in the rig for PhysX. Over kill, definitely... Stupid, even more so. But it would make a pretty cool Big K's little K's rig, lol
As long as you are aware that one of the 690's GPU's will sit idle, then yeah, that sounds cool for the sake of being cool.
 

ZGR

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You should try to find a Titan Black or a used 780 ti for Physx :D
 

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