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will there be any blue theme reference card?????

I mean the reference but with blue instead of red.... cause it dont fit my theme at all!!!

Just get some painter's tape, use some sand-paper to rough up the red a little and use some blue-spray paint, or if you have a steady hand, a paint-brush biggrin.gif
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post #1592 of 1708
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I understand that. The 7970 benchmarks were pulled from a fellow ocn member. I was only trying to show a general comparison with what I have at my disposal. Stay tuned. I plan on conducting my own benches when my 2 7970's arrive tomorrow. I have several benchmarks from my 580 Classified sli setup which I will use to compare the two. I will bench the 7970's vs the oc'd 580's and then proceed to oc the 7970's and test again. ALL results will be posted for viewing. thumb.gif
The 7970 is faster, but the claims of being two times faster will be quickly debunked.

Ok cool sounds great! smile.gif I think the results will be interesting. I agree people tend to get carried away a bit in what they say. I think it stems from the fact that the cards are for a fact very overclock able, especially % wise, and so people tend to get excited about the gains and overstate them. But it does look like it may be possible to get a %30-%60 overclock on the core with water cooling which is a very exciting proposition biggrin.gif
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Nice...just nice.
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Ok cool sounds great! smile.gif I think the results will be interesting. I agree people tend to get carried away a bit in what they say. I think it stems from the fact that the cards are for a fact very overclock able, especially % wise, and so people tend to get excited about the gains and overstate them. But it does look like it may be possible to get a %30-%60 overclock on the core with water cooling which is a very exciting proposition biggrin.gif

There is basically no chance the person you're referring to would ever actually buy a 7970, I look forward to fake benchmarks (skewed in favor of NV of course!) wink.gif
post #1595 of 1708
Comparing the 580, an older architecture with mature drivers, with the 7970, using beta drivers for a totally new architecture, is not really useful.

Nvidia won't be able to extract any more juice from the 580, but the 7970 will get alot faster with every new drivers coming over the months.

We don't have a single waterblock for the 7970 available on the market right now, and the tools to OC the 7970 are brand new, and flaky, and people have to get use to them.

We will also see start seeing BIOS flashing for the 7970.
    
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Ok cool sounds great! smile.gif I think the results will be interesting. I agree people tend to get carried away a bit in what they say. I think it stems from the fact that the cards are for a fact very overclock able, especially % wise, and so people tend to get excited about the gains and overstate them. But it does look like it may be possible to get a %30-%60 overclock on the core with water cooling which is a very exciting proposition biggrin.gif

There is basically no chance the person you're referring to would ever actually buy a 7970, I look forward to fake benchmarks (skewed in favor of NV of course!) wink.gif



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Hey Raw, congrats on the cards. I for one will be looking toward to your benches. No crow for me. wink.gif

I miss Sapphire though. I feel like I've left a long lived relative behind still even after a year. However I've had no qualms and happy with my 3D Vision gaming entertainment thus far.

Enjoy. Dang one of those cards would have been great. Two will be epeen. thumb.gif
     
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The 7970 is faster, but the claims of being two times faster will be quickly debunked.

I've never seen anyone claim that it's two times faster but looking forward to your results! wink.gif
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Hey Raw, congrats on the cards. I for one will be looking toward to your benches. No crow for me. wink.gif

I miss Sapphire though. I feel like I've left a long lived relative behind still even after a year. However I've had no qualms and happy with my 3D Vision gaming entertainment thus far.

Enjoy. Dang one of those cards would have been great. Two will be epeen. thumb.gif
Thanks man! The deciding factor was the resale value that the 7970 will hold over the GTX 580...Especially the Classified. It's going to cost me a total of $47 (The shipping cost of my 7970's was also factored into that number) to go from dual 580 Classy to Dual Sapphire 7970's. thumb.gif
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Two will be epeen. thumb.gif

It will be interesting to see how it scales compared to my 4X Asus 7970 in Quad-Fire.

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