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I'm running 12.6 beta now and Youtube still crashes me frown.gif
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What are your temps like with that block? VRMS temps? Core temps? Looks nice.
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What are your temps like with that block? VRMS temps? Core temps? Looks nice.
its a good block, and max 65 in furmark, 70 when the CPU is priming as well.
and idle at 48ish.
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its a good block, and max 65 in furmark, 70 when the CPU is priming as well.
and idle at 48ish.

Temps are similar to my Dual X heat sink on my Sapphire HD7950 950mhz edition. Does water cooling not help HD79XX much? Seems alot warmer than what I was expecting.
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Temps are similar to my Dual X heat sink on my Sapphire HD7950 950mhz edition. Does water cooling not help HD79XX much? Seems alot warmer than what I was expecting.
what is your overclock?
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Where are you getting the 12.5 beta driver? I've heard people talk about it but never understand where they're getting it from (I've never seen AMD mention it). Also, a guy on here mentioned 12.5 WHQL...does that even exist?

The 12.5 beta is the 8.97 driver version. It is definitely the best performing driver FOR ME, and also at Benchmark3D.com. The newest 12.6 beta was actually a big disappointment in terms of raw performance. The site tests the drivers on a 6950, so I took it upon myself to test all the games I normally play (also being the most demanding games) on the 12.6 beta driver by using my 7950. Thinking that maybe the newer 7900 cards may take advantage of some of it's features. After testing everything, the 8.97 driver is the definitive driver for any serious gamer. Forget the sleep bug and all the rest of it, we can work around that. But raw performance, driver 8.97 is the best. Google it, there are a lot of sites hosing it.

Check that, testing the 8.98 June 4 beta drivers as we speak. Get back in a little bit with some results...

Sorry for all the continuous posts, but got some driver feedback for everybody. The June 4th 8.98 driver seems to be the best one yet. Equals or beats everything that 8.97 was capable of, and (hopefully) it includes all the fixes that 12.6 Beta was meant to bring (sleep bug, eyefinity issues solved, etc). So, I recommend everybody install this latest one and give it a go for yourself. It definitely is not a waste of time, and should work out to be the best driver out for everyone.

Leave us some feedback once some of you have had a chance to try it out. I am yet to properly game with it, I have only run all the benchmark runs that the previous 12.6 beta driver failed at.

My Graphics score for 3DMark11 is 2 points shy of 10100! For an OC 7950, I find that extraordinary. The 12.6 drivers performed great in benches (Unigine & 3DMark) but failed in the games. This latest one does both smile.gif
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Temps are similar to my Dual X heat sink on my Sapphire HD7950 950mhz edition. Does water cooling not help HD79XX much? Seems alot warmer than what I was expecting.
what is your overclock?

Seems a bit on the high side... unless 7950s run way hotter? My 7970 with EK Copper/Acetal Full Cover block maxes out at 44C with a 1300/1700 overclock and the voltage sliders maxed. Idles around 32C.
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Sorry for all the continuous posts, but got some driver feedback for everybody. The June 4th 8.98 driver seems to be the best one yet. Equals or beats everything that 8.97 was capable of, and (hopefully) it includes all the fixes that 12.6 Beta was meant to bring (sleep bug, eyefinity issues solved, etc). So, I recommend everybody install this latest one and give it a go for yourself. It definitely is not a waste of time, and should work out to be the best driver out for everyone.
Leave us some feedback once some of you have had a chance to try it out. I am yet to properly game with it, I have only run all the benchmark runs that the previous 12.6 beta driver failed at.
My Graphics score for 3DMark11 is 2 points shy of 10100! For an OC 7950, I find that extraordinary. The 12.6 drivers performed great in benches (Unigine & 3DMark) but failed in the games. This latest one does both smile.gif

Nice. I will try it out once the modded one is released. thumb.gif
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MSAA lowered the FPS but also made it stutter to where it was annoying.

So... To conclude...
1x 7950/7970 (even overclocked) can not run the game maxed out with any type of MSAA ... Thats disapointing mad.gif
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I have to agree that the 8.98 June 4th drivers are AMAZING! I gained a bit of fps in almost EVERY game I play and things just all around look smoother. I have to hand it to AMD, I am impressed.
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Seems a bit on the high side... unless 7950s run way hotter? My 7970 with EK Copper/Acetal Full Cover block maxes out at 44C with a 1300/1700 overclock and the voltage sliders maxed. Idles around 32C.

Is that max after 15 min of Furmark ?
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