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My understanding some can check this article at VideocdardZ
http://videocardz.com/32782/amd-radeon-hd-7950-modified-to-7970
Regarding using AB unofficial version I personnel just gave up for the time being until ATI release a good driver (12.6 hopefully). I continuous got bsod (116 & 124) uninstall MSI all together haven't had one since.... That said I don't really ever seem to have the time to stress those VGA at all. smile.gif

That article is a repost of the chinese 7950. All it is is a true reference 7950 which, drumroll please = 7970.

AMD did not release a reference 7950. Why? To prevent unlockable 7950s obviously. That article, those writers... lol.


Sorry to read about AB. I can't say I feel the same though.
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Hi guys..

I just got my HD 7970 Sapphire OC version a couple of days back. Love the card hate the drivers.

It took me days before able to do a OC at 1150Core / 1600Mem @ 1.112volts (default), didnt have time to do push the voltage up, hoping to get 1200Core without hitting 1.2volts. My ASCI is a whopping 91.1%. i struck gold!!!!

Stability test using: Unigine Heaven, 3DMark11, Crysis 2 benchmarking and ME 3.

I basically tried all the steps that was on the internet. Best I found was (just sharing, please do not blame me if it doesn't work for you):

1) Uninstall all drivers using ATIMAN
2) Download RC 11 driver. Tried all the drivers from the latest 12.5 all the way back to 10.xx, the best driver for me was the RC11 driver (In terms of OC temp and stability)
3) Install RC 11, after installation, do a custom uninstalling of CCC using the control panel; uninstall a program (found that CCC was conflicting with MSI Afterburner or TRixx for that matter)
4) Install MSI AB 2.2, go into the .cfg file to unlock unofficial beta overclocking, save it (No need to change the EULA for 2.2 'cos you will get prompt to accept once you run the program). Run the AB, accept the EULA, and reboot your PC when prompted.
5) After 1-4, proceed per normal for the normal OC-ing steps.

Gonna do a win7 clean install and hope it can bring up the OC potential, do note that this card is very sensitive to temp increase so make sure you have good cooling!!!

CHEERS!!! Hope it helps.
Edited by chaozzzsg - 5/12/12 at 10:19am
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Originally Posted by SkateZilla View Post

they did, the 7950s dropped from 479 to 399

Haha, the prices you guys have is just funny cheap... bought my 7950 for 680-700 dollars. (just one that is)
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Hi guys..
I just got my HD 7970 Sapphire OC version a couple of days back. Love the card hate the drivers.
It took me days before able to do a OC at 1150Core / 1600Mem @ 1.112volts (default), didnt have time to do push the voltage up, hoping to get 1200Core without hitting 1.2volts. My ASCI is a whopping 91.1%. i struck gold!!!!
Stability test using: Unigine Heaven, 3DMark11, Crysis 2 benchmarking and ME 3.
I basically tried all the steps that was on the internet. Best I found was (just sharing, please do not blame me if it doesn't work for you):
1) Uninstall all drivers using ATIMAN
2) Download RC 11 driver. Tried all the drivers from the latest 12.5 all the way back to 10.xx, the best driver for me was the RC11 driver (In terms of OC temp and stability)
3) Install RC 11, after installation, do a custom uninstalling of CCC using the control panel; uninstall a program (found that CCC was conflicting with MSI Afterburner or TRixx for that matter)
4) Install MSI AB 2.2, go into the .cfg file to unlock unofficial beta overclocking, save it (No need to change the EULA for 2.2 'cos you will get prompt to accept once you run the program). Run the AB, accept the EULA, and reboot your PC when prompted.
5) After 1-4, proceed per normal for the normal OC-ing steps.
Gonna do a win7 clean install and hope it can bring up the OC potential, do note that this card is very sensitive to temp increase so make sure you have good cooling!!!
CHEERS!!! Hope it helps.

I have 2 7970 above 86% 1 is 90+ % while I have 1 that is 64% . Like many have said it means nothing im not trying to be rude at all but , not even 1 of my three cards can hit above 1.2ghz on core without crazy voltage hell even @ 1150mhz with 1.2V on any of my cards will eventually
have some sort of prob like drivers stop responding , gray screen , black screen or the dreaded bsod . < --- Thats why I give up on overclocking my gpu's. I always have probs when I start touching voltage . I just run all 3 of mine @ 1050mhz with no touching the voltage and im 100% stable .
Wish I could go higher with the mem in ccc though I know 2 of my cards can run 1800mhz on mem without touching the voltage for it @ all 100% stable . But really if you think about it there is no real reason in overclocking the gpus atleast to far . Its not worth the extra 8fps . Now my cpu is golden I have had it now running 5.1ghz for three months 100% stable with 1.445v . I have had by far more fps gain overclocking the cpu then gpu .

Oh and yeah btw drivers do suck bad .
Edited by crunkazcanbe - 5/12/12 at 11:38am
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My ASCI is a whopping 91.1%. i struck gold!!!!
s.

This may sound extremely n00bish but what is ASCI?
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I have had by far more fps gain overclocking the cpu then gpu .

Sorry to say, but this does not make much sense to me.
Its not like getting your 2500K for instance from 4,5Ghz to 5,1Ghz will get you alot of gains in FPS (if any)... Obviously if on both occasions the clock speeds of your GPU are the same.
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@crunkazcanbe

I do understand that ASCI might mean nothing, but am just happy to see the numbers...cheers, no offense taken.

Updated
Clean install of Window 7 with my MOBO bios flashed to the newest and managed to get to 1200Core / 1600Mem @ 1.187Volt.
Ran crysis 2 for a few hours, max temp is 73c. I am a happy AMD customer!!!! Gonna get 2 new fan to bring down the temp further...will take to take screenshot once i am able to hit 1250Core on air. *But i seriously don't think it is possible*
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I have had by far more fps gain overclocking the cpu then gpu .

Sorry to say, but this does not make much sense to me.
Its not like getting your 2500K for instance from 4,5Ghz to 5,1Ghz will get you alot of gains in FPS (if any)... Obviously if on both occasions the clock speeds of your GPU are the same.

There's no point having slick tires if your running a 50cc engine. The CPU feeds the GPU - if the CPU is slow, then it becomes the limiting factor. It depends if the game uses the CPU more than the GPU. The GPU is only good for vector and parallel tasks - for all the more complex stuff, some of it has to be handed off to the CPU. If the GPU is waiting for the CPU, then OCing your CPU makes more of a difference than OCing the GPU.
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Originally Posted by chaozzzsg View Post

@crunkazcanbe

I do understand that ASCI might mean nothing, but am just happy to see the numbers...cheers, no offense taken.

Updated
Just managed to get to 1200Core / 1600Mem @ 1.187Volt. Running crysis 2 for a few hours, max temp is 73c. I am a happy AMD customer!!!! Gonna get 2 new fan to bring down the temp further...will take to take screenshot once i am able to hit 1250Core on air. *But i seriously t hink that this is the max we can go on Air*

My four cards on air can do:

1200/1850
1225/2000
1250/1900
1275/1850

There's plenty of room at the top on air, and that's not even stressing the voltage.
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My four cards on air can do:
1200/1850
1225/2000
1250/1900
1275/1850
There's plenty of room at the top on air, and that's not even stressing the voltage.

I don't wanna go above 1.2V, I am already a happy customer at 1200Core / 1600Mem
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