The 7970 Thread. Post your overclocks and experiences here:

Discussion in 'Videocards - AMD Radeon' started by hallryu, Jan 6, 2012.

  1. Xzibit

    Xzibit Banned

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    Thanks for that link.
    Yeah, it's faster, but I'm playing in games, bro. Not in benchs.
    That's why I'll get 3770K instead of 3930, it's useless in games, 2 extra cores and 4 threads are usefuul just for 3Dmark :nerd:
    More VRAM will be more usefull :D
     
  2. Ryu5uzaku

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    well if someone needs gpgpu for stuff 7970 is the best card for that. if they implement heavy gpgpu in some games 7970 will just dominate to no end :)

    but yeah i get what you are saying. i'm getting 3770K too cause well the 2 extra cores lol wth would i do with those :D
     
  3. Saad

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    Im curious to how a 7970 @ 1300mhz compares to the 680 @ 1250/1300mhz...
     
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    don't remember where i read such an article but it was just trading blows here and there pretty much 50/50
     

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    Depends on games/applications, i think most of the newer games will favour GTX680 in terms of 3D performance but in Unigine Heaven 3.0 for example, OC'ed HD7970 is faster than OC'ed GTX680..

    ^ This is true, could be 50/50 or 40/60 or 60/40 either way..
     
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    Well i actually think out of dx11 games only one in which 680 wins around the same clocks is bf3 if i remember anything at all :D other are either around the same or for 7970. but then again in older titles like mw2, far cry 2 680 easy win tho both reach 100 fps.
     
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    In games, pretty much neck & neck
    see here

    In benchmarks probably the same also
     
  8. Lane

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    I think he's point is to show you where the Billions of transistor are.. Thoses are Computing benchmarks... Is it important for gaming ? Not really... Well just put the use in computing for CIV5 and you see it can, even if offcourse, yet, computing is not really used in games.

    Not really important, but this is just a shame to see the 680 beated in nearly all test by the 580...

    Note for graphics purpose... all tests give pretty the similar result, clock to clock, the 680 and 7970 are completely neck to neck ( 1050mhz vs 1053-1110mhz turbo 680 ), the 7970 win some, the 680 win some ( the classic: Batman AC, BF3 if use AA ( 3-4fps depending the place used ).. most games it is equal.

    Thats with low OC, but it seems for now, the 7970 scale a little bit better over 1100mhz with overclocking.

    Now, i will really like if AMD can sort of the same adaptative v-sync.. really good feature specially for low end and midrange card.

    Anyway, got my second card back from RMA ... 69% Asic, 1175mv.
     
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    My experience is: I switch from a GTX295, yea I know it's about damn time I update my card. And seriously, I've bought two of'em at $600 US like 3 weeks before the GTX680 lauch which is better and cheaper by $100 US, it pisted me off but, these card are amazing. They are crazy like, I didnt even had to overclock them again. I will oc for fun, but I have no need. My principals games are sc2 and bf3 sooo bf3 is the most demanding between these two and everything is way smoother then I expected at maxed out. I recommend these card but, I also recommend to wait after a little drop of price.

    Have a good day <3
    :david:
     
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    Hey guys, I have 1 question: Can I flash the card with mod-bios?
     

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    I think you can since it has dual bios. Are you getting one now?
     
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    My two extra cores sure come alive in battlefield 3. : )
     
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    Going by the i7-3770K/i5-3570 review, like I said in that thread the i7-3770K has no advantage over the i5-3570, to the extent that I was a little suprised. What little difference there was could be explained by the fractionally higher clock of the i7-3770K. Definitely not worth the 50 percent extra cost!
     
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    Wow, I'm convinced to go red, neck and neck, more fun to tame my inner overclocker to the extremes... and could care two flips about power draw since it'll still be probably lower than my 480 lol.

    Seems like the best route is 7950 @ 1200 if you're lucky + waterblock. Cheaper than a 680 and I'm betting money that it's neck and neck as well.
     

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    Yep, waiting 7970 :D
    So i can do with bios everyting, right?:nerd:
     
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    I just went to my local PC store to collect a few more bits for my 2nd PC (Ivy Bridge build) with the intention of getting 2 x GTX680s... Looked at the prices and thought screw that. Ended up coming home with another Asus 7970 DCU TOP card and an Asus reference as the 2nd card in CF (Z77 Board wont fit 2 x DCU). It would have cost me 350 more for 2 x reference 680s. Done some basic testing and both cards are happy at 1125mhz via CCC Overdrive. Both my PCs will be using triple screen setups so its probably better i stuck with AMD. The 7900 cards are brilliant.
     
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    Dang, Looks like a got a crappy card. I can only do 1100mhz at stock volts.
     
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    Make sure that you turned up the power level option in CCC or Afterburner to the +20%. If you hadn't, that might help you go over your current clocks. It should go at least the 1125 on stock volts.
     

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