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Since I'll be selling in a year a reference card with a 100 dollar water jacket will not have the resale a non-reference better cooled air card would have since the majority don't liquid cool there gpu's. Just look at the sales comparisons between the lc 580 and the normal one. Although better for extreme overclocking most don't go this route. Plus I think with a 3930k at 5.0mhz and (2)7970's at 1200+mhz I'll be fine at 5760x1080 eyefinity. Resale is a big part of me deciding to stay away from reference. In a year no one will want them with all the cool oc'd non-reference cards that will be out.

I don't agree. After year or 2 selling price of reference and non-reference card are nearly equal. You can always put a reference cooler back on card before selling. Resale doesnt matter to me. I buy cards for playing games... benchmarking and overclocking is an extra...
My 4870X2 lasts 3,5 years and still all games runs nice on 1920x1200
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I don't agree. After year or 2 selling price of reference and non-reference card are nearly equal. You can always put a reference cooler back on card before selling. Resale doesnt matter to me. I buy cards for playing games... benchmarking and overclocking is an extra...
My 4870X2 lasts 3,5 years and still all games runs nice on 1920x1200

That's were you and I differ my friend. I have to have the best of whats available or close to it. Single monitor / single gpu/ i5 2500 isn't going to cut it for me. Resale value is a major factor for me. I'll be selling the cards in a year to upgrade to the newest and greatest. I'm debating on since this is my plan to go ahead and buy two MSI reference cards now or wait until march for the 7990 and crossfire it with a 7970 for trifire and in a year sell the 7970 and pair the 7990 with another one for quadfire. Does anyone know which brands will be selling the 7990? If MSI is in on it I might go ahead and grab a 7970.
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Ok - some questions.

Seeing that most 7970's regardless of vendor are hitting 1125Mhz Core and for the most part leaving it at stock 1375Mhz Memory. Noticing no voltage bump.

A. What's the stock voltage? Does it vary even for same vendors?

B. Anyone run a 3DMark11 bench on single 1920x1200 resolution monitor? I don't see any in the first page specs. Didn't notice anyone with screen shots of benchmarks with validation.

C. For those running at 1275Mhz Core 1575Mhz Memory what is your voltage set at? Is this a safe 24/7 over clock?

D. Anyone tackle 3D Vision blu-ray or 3D Vision gaming on a 120Hz monitor? Where can I find the info on how to accomplish this with AMD? I've got an expensive Alienware OptX AW2310 monitor and it would really help me make the move back to AMD if I could figure out how to get the 3D Vision going.

Thanks in advance for anyone's assistance. smile.gif
     
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if I'm running my 5970 @ 1100 | 1365 1.287 -- pretty stable most of the time for games... Is the 1365 the "VRAM" everyone says is need to run BF3 smother?

At present I play BF3 on med setting I get 90-120+ FPS vscyn on with my SA950

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Am I going to have a come to jesus moment with the 7970 ... or a MEH ... (in caps)

I'd imagine I'd get similar fps but maybe smoother b/c of additional VRAM? less power draw and CF driver issues ?

I have a 7970 on the way ... but having some remorse
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if I'm running my 5970 @ 1100 | 1365 1.287 -- pretty stable most of the time for games... Is the 1365 the "VRAM" everyone says is need to run BF3 smother?
At present I play BF3 on med setting I get 90-120+ FPS vscyn on with my SA950
AkulU.png
Am I going to have a come to jesus moment with the 7970 ... or a MEH ... (in caps)
I'd imagine I'd get similar fps but maybe smoother b/c of additional VRAM? less power draw and CF driver issues ?
I have a 7970 on the way ... but having some remorse

its a better choice.
single core, less hassle, more ram, not so much sync issues with frames(microstuttering) and new tech.
cant go wrong.
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When do they normally start shipping them with the cheaper PCB? Contemplating a third card to go with my new PSU that's coming tomorrow thinking.gif

Before you laugh at my CPU, I plan to move to Ivy Bridge in April laughingsmiley.gif
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if I'm running my 5970 @ 1100 | 1365 1.287 -- pretty stable most of the time for games... Is the 1365 the "VRAM" everyone says is need to run BF3 smother?
At present I play BF3 on med setting I get 90-120+ FPS vscyn on with my SA950
AkulU.png
Am I going to have a come to jesus moment with the 7970 ... or a MEH ... (in caps)
I'd imagine I'd get similar fps but maybe smoother b/c of additional VRAM? less power draw and CF driver issues ?
I have a 7970 on the way ... but having some remorse

No 1365mhz is not your "vram"... Your card has 1gb of vram where as the 7970's have 3gb. You aren't hitting that buffer because you play on medium settings.. If you put your settings to ultra or even high with a little AA you will absolutely hit that buffer. Also your card wouldn't fair well in BF3 in eyefinity. The 7970 is a beast
    
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When do they normally start shipping them with the cheaper PCB? Contemplating a third card to go with my new PSU that's coming tomorrow thinking.gif
Before you laugh at my CPU, I plan to move to Ivy Bridge in April laughingsmiley.gif

Not until demand goes down / sometime not even then OR when competition rivals or matches them where they hand is forced.

Next cards after reference is non- reference and they come in at higher pricing when vendors customize it with better parts and / or better cooling.
     
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To know which VID card you have:

Run MSI afterburner with the /rr174 command line switch. You will get 2 numbers, for example 00000174 and 00003xxx

There are 3 or 4 default vids: 1050 mv, 1125 mv, 1175 mv.

Lower VID GPUs overclock higher, and with less volts than higher VID GPU's...

Lower VID GPU's are those with the second number starting with "3".
    
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To know which VID card you have:
Run MSI afterburner with the /rr174 command line switch. You will get 2 numbers, for example 00000174 and 00003xxx
There are 3 or 4 default vids: 1050 mv, 1125 mv, 1175 mv.
Lower VID GPUs overclock higher, and with less volts than higher VID GPU's...
Lower VID GPU's are those with the second number starting with "3".

What number does your Asus return?
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