Re: EVGA GTX 680 2GB - Correct Thermal Pad Thickness?
Did the replacement today on my two 680 cards - no problems.
I cleaned everything and replaced with new pads and paste. The difference was minimal, approx 1-2C.
However, I noticed something while testing in Furmark:
While all specs are identical, and pretty much performance as well (1C difference between cards before and after TIM) the TDP is not.
One is 106% and the other is 115%. The fan is also 5% higher on the 115% one.
Is this normal? Does this mean that one of the cards is slightly more effective, requiring less power (and generating less heat) to get the same result?