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Are you happy with your 79xx?

Discussion in 'Videocards - AMD Radeon' started by 3dPlayer, Feb 26, 2013.

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Are you happy with your 79xx?

Poll closed Mar 28, 2013.
  1. Yes!

    83 vote(s)
    88.3%
  2. No!

    11 vote(s)
    11.7%
  1. Vengeful#1

    Vengeful#1 Member Guru

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    Yes very happy, the Sapphire 7970 Dual X OC version is a great card. :thumbup:
     
  2. 3dPlayer

    3dPlayer Banned

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    Thanks for the feedback guys.
     
  3. Rich_Guy

    Rich_Guy Ancient Guru

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    Yep, very happy :)
     
  4. chispy

    chispy Ancient Guru

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    Very Happy with my 2x MSI HD7970 Lightnings BE Crossfire performance.
     

  5. Gaizokubanou

    Gaizokubanou Maha Guru

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    If this was asked few months ago, I would've said no.

    But recent driver updates fixed some critical mishaps and now I'm a happy consumer.
     
  6. eclap

    eclap Banned

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    what mishaps did you have mate?
     
  7. Gaizokubanou

    Gaizokubanou Maha Guru

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    Mainly with Shogun 2 where PC would hard-lock and require manual shutdown. It had something to do with AMD drivers having some sort of conflict with older chipsets (which I had). This was fixed few months ago through driver update.
     
  8. Deathchild

    Deathchild Ancient Guru

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    That's good to hear man.
     
  9. yasamoka

    yasamoka Ancient Guru

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    I had one in mind since the 7970s released. They DO have the best GPU cooling out of any air coolers, period! BUT...what held me back was the VRM temperatures...they never took care of those, and to be fair, neither did most aftermarket GPU cooling manufacturers...those heatsinks, I got some of those, and yeah, what I've heard is that they don't work too well. I haven't had the chance to try them because I got a stock VRM heatsink on my Gigabyte HD7970.

    I mainly got water in mind because of the VRM temps issue. I wanted to go crazy with the cards.

    It seems you always had to hack a solution in order to cool VRMs if transitioning from a stock cooler (which cools VRMs better!!!) to another air cooler / universal GPU waterblock (full cover waterblocks solve the VRM temps issues but they cost a lot + they can only be installed on a couple cards or so, like 7950 / 7970.)
     
  10. eclap

    eclap Banned

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    how high are your VRM temps?
     

  11. FlawleZ

    FlawleZ Ancient Guru

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    Absolutely love my Sapphire HD 7950 Boost. Overclocks like a beast on stock voltage.
    [​IMG]
     
  12. Agent-A01

    Agent-A01 Ancient Guru

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    accelero vrm heatsinks suck. had 2 on my 580s and after installing games like crysis would make the card crash after a few mins(vrm go to hot.)
     
  13. Fox2232

    Fox2232 Ancient Guru

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    One of worst things on them is to leave them on automatic.
    Because They cool GPU so well they do not need to make much airflow which even further reduces efficiency of those small heatsinks for VRMs.
     
  14. Agent-A01

    Agent-A01 Ancient Guru

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    Fan was 100% 24/7
     
  15. PNeV

    PNeV Ancient Guru

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    Who needs Titan? :p
     

  16. pokerapar88

    pokerapar88 Ancient Guru

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    Yes Until I tried Crysis 3. My 7970 would sweat trying to run it at very high hehehe !
     
  17. elmonen

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    Happy with my 7950 :) more now with the new drivers! have fixed my problems with Guild Wars 2 (screen clitches)
     
  18. Deathchild

    Deathchild Ancient Guru

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    Please do OC that 7970.
     
  19. Mr Terry Turnip

    Mr Terry Turnip Master Guru

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    I voted yes but the truth is it's a normal GPU, there is one like, every year or two - or somet.

    The only thing which would make a GPU special, is if the % increase in performance over last years equivalent model was larger then the previous.

    Other than that - it's a GPU, same each release, bar the fact some take a little more time to iron out bugs etc with drivers.

    Every generation it's the same old thing, little more FPS, useless features and BS marketing

    next gen...

    little more FPS, more useless features and BS marketing...


    Repeat...


    I have been in the scene a long time.... I had a TNT2
     
    Last edited: Mar 1, 2013
  20. Hardware Killer

    Hardware Killer Member Guru

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    Same here, awesome performance at the cost of 1 titan :)
     

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