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Old Jul 26, 2013, 11:41 AM   #601
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How is it not remaining within spec if there is a Mac Edition 770?
What Mac Edition 770? I've only seen PC 770's in a Mac.
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Old Jul 26, 2013, 04:01 PM   #602
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I posted an eBay link on page 30.


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Old Jul 26, 2013, 04:24 PM   #603
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Look Here:

http://www.barefeats.com/gpuup.html

My MacVid Cards Gigabyte Flashed GTX570 is still in the hunt

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What Mac Edition 770? I've only seen PC 770's in a Mac.
Look Here:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Nvidia-GTX-7...item35c9b925e7

or

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Nvidia-GTX-7...item3cd24a6c93

MacVidCards to the rescue AGAIN

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Old Jul 26, 2013, 05:00 PM   #604
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What Mac Edition 770? I've only seen PC 770's in a Mac.
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I posted an eBay link on page 30.
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Those are all PC cards. As I already stated, "I've only seen PC 770's in a Mac."

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How is it not remaining within spec if there is a Mac Edition 770?
Marker is asking how the 770 could possibly be out of spec if there are "Mac Edition" 770's, implying they are official. They aren't, and they aren't in spec.

I do believe they are safe though, even if they are out of spec. They only go over by 5W. But that is neither "in spec" nor "Mac Edition".

(BTW I think Macvidcards is awesome and his stuff is great.)
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Old Jul 27, 2013, 12:23 AM   #605
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Those are all PC cards. As I already stated, "I've only seen PC 770's in a Mac."
Actually, out of the nine cards Bare Feats tested, only three were flashed cards.

The GTX770
The GTX580
The GTX570

Two were Mac Edition Cards, sold at retail outlets. The other Four are Apple approved and available at the Apple Store.

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Old Jul 27, 2013, 02:35 AM   #606
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You flashed a GTX770? I thought the consensus was that flashing was not needed?

After re-reading a few recent pages of this thread, I've made the decision to go with the GTX770 as stated by another individual on here.
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Old Jul 29, 2013, 12:42 PM   #607
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Actually, out of the nine cards Bare Feats tested, only three were flashed cards.
You took my statement out of context. I'm replying to a discussion about 770 cards. All of the 770 cards are PC cards. Marker277 thinks there is a Mac Edition 770 because there are flashed PC 770s. I asked for a link to "Mac Edition" 770 and I got Ebay and Barefeats.
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Ah, okay. Thank you for clarification!
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Old Jul 29, 2013, 04:38 PM   #609
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To save the hassle, I'm going to go with the 680. Thank you for the help here!
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Old Jul 31, 2013, 05:10 AM   #610
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I just swapped my ATI Radeon HD 5870 with NVIDIA GTX570

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OpenCL Benchmark with GTX570 (Luxmark Luxball): 6382 compared to ATI 5870: 926.
Even if yours was kind of a mistake, two weeks ago I replaced a 5870 with a 570. I had sort of calculated/hoped that there would be a 2.5x performance bump -- but nope, it was more like 9x! An opencl kernel that took over 40ms to calculate on the 5870 went to under 5ms on the 570. Astounding difference.
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Old Jul 31, 2013, 05:37 AM   #611
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Never? Even with an existing game, BF3, people are seeing VRAM usage exceed 2GB.
Well, about that, I imagine that the VRAM usage will actually decrease as the power of GPUs increase. This is because with more processing power one can use dynamically generated textures and advanced tessellation techniques.
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Old Aug 2, 2013, 06:46 PM   #612
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FYI - This card does NOT need flashing.... I'm not sure why, after I thought you needed to flash a PC card to get it to work.

http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-C...srch_res_rtr_1
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FYI - This card does NOT need flashing.... I'm not sure why, after I thought you needed to flash a PC card to get it to work.

http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-C...srch_res_rtr_1
Many cards work now without flashing, but only after bootup and not always with PCIE 2.0 speeds.

Flashing brings you EFI boot screens and PCIE 2.0 speed in Windows and OS X.

FYI - The card you linked to is 2x8-pin. Supplemental power is strongly recommended! There are GTX 680 cards that are 2x6-pin.
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