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Default The 7970 Thread. Post your overclocks and experiences here: - 01-06-2012, 10:57 | posts: 11,376 | Location: England

The 7970 Thread. Post your overclocks and experiences here:

There probably going to be lots of activity on the forum re these new cards so I think we need some early housekeeping. Firstly, to keep the forum clean and useful, secondly so everyone has an easy experience finding what they want and keep on enjoying the forum.


Well it's nearly release day and I know I'm going to be grabbing a 7970. Cant wait!




So we will need a thread to post our overclocks and experiences with the new release.


Here is what we have discussed so far:

Reviews:


Guru3D CPU Scaling Review:

Guru3D Overclocking Guide:


Software voltage Mod & overclocking with MSI Afterburner:

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With MSI Afterburner:
http://forums.guru3d.com/forumdisplay.php?f=55
Hardware Voltage Mods (Thanks Chispy):
Cooling:
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Arctic Accelero Xtreme 7970 VGA Cooler
http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=356723

Yeston Radeon HD 7970 PCB with massive cooler
http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=357466

Dracula GPU Heatsink for Radeon HD 7970
http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=357475

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Default 01-06-2012, 10:57 | posts: 11,376 | Location: England

Drivers

Find the latest info on Drivers here in this section:

We have regular early release drivers from some great forum members.

Info from AMD:

AMD Website:
http://www.amd.com/us/products/deskt...deon-7970.aspx

System Requirements:
http://www.amd.com/us/products/deskt...on-7970.aspx#2

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Default 01-06-2012, 10:57 | posts: 11,376 | Location: England

Reserved.

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Default 01-06-2012, 11:58 | posts: 443 | Location: UK

methinks someone is excited...
   
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Default 01-06-2012, 14:24 | posts: 1,447 | Location: Canada

Pre-order in Canada the only one I could find
http://extreme-pc.ca/showproduct.asp...=99&menu3id=39
   
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Default 01-06-2012, 14:55 | posts: 11,376 | Location: England

Can't see any preorders in the UK yet!
   
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Default 01-07-2012, 01:58 | posts: 1,866 | Location: Babylon 5

I dunno how one guy in an Asian forum did it, but he has four of these badboys.....he has a few extreme setups, think 2x Mars and Ares, LGA2011 CPUs, the works. I will try and find out more and perhaps post a link here, his hardware has to be seen to be believed.
   
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Default 01-07-2012, 02:36 | posts: 2,408 | Location: Ohio

ProVantage has them available for order in the US... $609 listed price. I've never ordered from them, but by as far as I know they are reputable.
   
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Default 01-07-2012, 02:36 | posts: 2,853

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Can't see any preorders in the UK yet!
great all we need is mods spamming the forums















j/k btw

it is not the 9th yet
   
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Default 01-07-2012, 14:35 | posts: 11,993 | Location: new jersey

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ProVantage has them available for order in the US... $609 listed price. I've never ordered from them, but by as far as I know they are reputable.
Yes they are very good
   
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Default 01-07-2012, 15:29 | posts: 11,376 | Location: England

Available for preorder at OCUK apparently:

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OcUK Tech Lab H2O Radeon
http://www.********************/show...=56&subcat=938

Not a great description and no info!
   
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Default 01-07-2012, 18:44 | posts: 9,230 | Location: UK

I bet that can hit some impressive clocks

Called into my local today, told him to get me one

EDIT: Didn't mean one of those watercooled ones btw
   
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Default 01-07-2012, 19:10 | posts: 203 | Location: -

I'm interested in this one.

XFX Radeon HD 7970 Black Edition 1000MHz



info
   
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Default 01-07-2012, 19:14 | posts: 13,567 | Location: USA

im getting 2, but ill wait until asus releases their DCII version. im not really a fan reference cards.
   
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Default 01-07-2012, 19:16 | posts: 11,376 | Location: England

I like that. Never had an XFX card, good warranties aren't they?
   
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Default 01-07-2012, 19:24 | posts: 9,230 | Location: UK

Its a double lifetime warranty (i think).

Wonder when the custom ones will start rolling out.

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Default 01-07-2012, 19:37 | posts: 13,567 | Location: USA

i think the custom 6970 came out about a month or 2 after the initial release. so i would assume it would be around the same time frame.
   
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Default 01-07-2012, 20:09 | posts: 203 | Location: -

Yeah, XFX has double life time warranty and from what I've heard they're good with RMA's.

I haven't dealt with them personally as this 6950 that I currently own is the first time I've bought an XFX card.

Anyways, I've been under the assumption that the non-reference cards will be available on Jan 9th (launch day)..is this correct?
   
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i think the custom 6970 came out about a month or 2 after the initial release. so i would assume it would be around the same time frame.
I might hang on for one then, if i can
   
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Default 01-07-2012, 20:18 | posts: 13,567 | Location: USA

ive waited this long. so having to wait another 2 months isnt going to kill me.
   
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Default 01-07-2012, 20:45 | posts: 387 | Location: Rio de Janeiro

Is there any hope of it reaching the US$ 500 mark by mid-february ?

I don't like the idea of dropping US$ 500, even less US$ 610 in a video-card now, but US$ 500 i think it's still viable
   
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in 3 days 2 sapphire are coming

sticky this topic?
   
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Default 01-07-2012, 23:00 | posts: 9,230 | Location: UK

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Anyways, I've been under the assumption that the non-reference cards will be available on Jan 9th (launch day)..is this correct?
The 7950's will have non-ref cards on launch day, but they are not coming till Feb. now.
   
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Default 01-07-2012, 23:14 | posts: 2,408 | Location: Ohio

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I like that. Never had an XFX card, good warranties aren't they?
I've purchased a dozen or so XFX cards over the last year and I'll happilly vouch for them. Their lifetime warranty is excellent, they do indeed honor it, they generally don't care if you Overclock, and they have a pretty decent RMA process too. I sent one back that actually turned out to not be faulty (adapter issue) and they sent me a brand new one as a replacement anyway. Plus they have Rebates and free games frequently,
   
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edit: im blind lol, nvm.

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