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I've been thinking about buying a cheap 7950, Gigabyte Windforce model. How does the 7950 handle BF3 multiplayer when overclocked to 1100-1200 MHz? I have 120Hz screen so I'd like to have fps over 100 most of the time. Would that be possible with high settings? I've heard that recent 12.7 beta drivers brought nice upgrades to BF3 performance.

It should do well enough at 1080p on "High" settings with 1100-1200MHz overclock. You'll probably see in the 80's to 90's FPS or so, if I had to guesstimate. If you REALLY want to make the most use out of 120Hz and BF3, you need SLI or Crossfire really, or sacrifice the visuals down to like Medium.

To me personally though, my one 7970 is absolutely perfect. I don't care about maximum framerate though, so long as I can hold 60+ average and 45+ minimums I'm happy.
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Yeah the situation would be a lot easier if I only had 60Hz screen, no need over 60 fps in that case. I don't think I will invest in CF/SLI in near future so now it's just choice between GTX 670 and 7950. My 470's resell value is diminishing fast so I guess the decision should be made soon.
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Yeah the situation would be a lot easier if I only had 60Hz screen, no need over 60 fps in that case. I don't think I will invest in CF/SLI in near future so now it's just choice between GTX 670 and 7950. My 470's resell value is diminishing fast so I guess the decision should be made soon.

Honestly, for your situation, I'd go for the 670 if you can stretch it. The 7950 is obviously cheaper, and its still an absolutely solid GPU. It'll keep right up there with the GTX 670, but the 670 will still edge it out ever so slightly. Up to you if the performance is worth the money. Either is a good card. However if you can afford a 670, I'd suggest stretching into a 7970, as they're not that much more.
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I recently completed the registration process, so here's a new workstation build using two XFX 7970s:

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The full build log is available here:

http://www.overclock.net/t/1279034/build-log-derezzer-cosmos-ii-editing-and-engineering-workstation
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I"m sorry that you bought XFX cards. frown.gif
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Originally Posted by Seid Dark View Post

I've been thinking about buying a cheap 7950, Gigabyte Windforce model. How does the 7950 handle BF3 multiplayer when overclocked to 1100-1200 MHz? I have 120Hz screen so I'd like to have fps over 100 most of the time. Would that be possible with high settings? I've heard that recent 12.7 beta drivers brought nice upgrades to BF3 performance.

60+ is achievable but 100+ might be a stretch.
    
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Just want to know is it worth it to install backplate to HD 7970 reference design? With stock fan? This is a silly idea.biggrin.gif But I think it won't help so much in cooling right?
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Yeah the situation would be a lot easier if I only had 60Hz screen, no need over 60 fps in that case. I don't think I will invest in CF/SLI in near future so now it's just choice between GTX 670 and 7950. My 470's resell value is diminishing fast so I guess the decision should be made soon.

Not trying to SLI that 470?
They are still pretty solid if you have the power supply for it!
I still have my EVGA 470 with the AXPII right by my side just in case, when I SLI'd it, it was amazing. Just had the upgrade itch though tongue.gif
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So I'm experimenting with overclocking on my 7950 vs the 680 that I had and it has not been fun.

When I had a bad OC on my 680, the driver would simply crash and reset itself so that I could try again.

With this 7950, if I have a bad OC, the driver will crash and freeze up my computer to the point of forcing me to restart the computer. And then sometimes when I restart it goes in to this loop where the screen goes blank, comes back up, gives me a few seconds to use the computer and then loops over and over again until I can open afterburner to reset the OC.

Is this the way it's supposed to be? Because that's annoying as hell.
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So I'm experimenting with overclocking on my 7950 vs the 680 that I had and it has not been fun.
When I had a bad OC on my 680, the driver would simply crash and reset itself so that I could try again.
With this 7950, if I have a bad OC, the driver will crash and freeze up my computer to the point of forcing me to restart the computer. And then sometimes when I restart it goes in to this loop where the screen goes blank, comes back up, gives me a few seconds to use the computer and then loops over and over again until I can open afterburner to reset the OC.
Is this the way it's supposed to be? Because that's annoying as hell.
Sounds like what I had with bad driver installs.
What drivers are you running? Have you ever had AMD drivers in that system before (same Win Install that is)?

In my 12.7 experience thread (in my sig) I believe Thracks (the AMD rep) posted somewhere in the page about doing the legitimate uninstall procedure for new drivers. Take a look at that, uninstall the drivers and try out the 12.6 WHQL or 12.7 Beta.
That's what I'd try and do first at least.
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