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Ok, so I was planning on buying a GTX 670. Gaming-wise, it seems to be a good deal (performance close to GTX 680 and Radeon 7970) but now there's a possibility I'll be doing some CAD work for school. Does the 7970's compute performance really contribute much to programs like Solidworks?
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Ok, so I was planning on buying a GTX 670. Gaming-wise, it seems to be a good deal (performance close to GTX 680 and Radeon 7970) but now there's a possibility I'll be doing some CAD work for school. Does the 7970's compute performance really contribute much to programs like Solidworks?

newer versions of AutoCAD automatically uses the newer AMD as well as nVidia drivers for 3D support

so, it doesn't really matter which side of the fence you choose to go
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1 hour playing BF3 almost maxed settings. What kind of power do you need to Max BF3

 

 

1000


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My system chews through BF3 Maxed on 1080p @ Vsynced 60Fr/sec, and Chews through 6050x1080 Bezel Corrected Eyefinity At 45~/FrPS on High.
Sapphire 7950OC 900Mhz default, Overclocked to 1Ghz, 8-Core Bulldozer @ 4.0Ghz.

isn't that really like saying.

my 5870 JAMS through BF3?

I mean come on
where are the settings you used and what was your frame rates in a 64 player map (then we get to compare.)

I bet when you bought that 7970 you didn't buy it because someone said its great.

you probably when and looked at some benchmarks

im betting*
    
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so i got my second twin frozr iii 7950 today and when its in the second slot no matter which card it is it says it has 2048 shaders, if i switch the cards i get the same results second slot says that it has 2048 shaders what is the deal?
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so i got my second twin frozr iii 7950 today and when its in the second slot no matter which card it is it says it has 2048 shaders, if i switch the cards i get the same results second slot says that it has 2048 shaders what is the deal?1000

 

thats lame my card only had 1792 :( maybe I should return it

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No its not even that its which ever gpu i put in the second pci-e slot says it has 2048? I was just wondering what the deal is. Oh and for all those who don't like to mess the registry for core parking here is a utility that will do it for you just run the exe, and even if you don't have HT as long as you have more than 1 core on you cpu windows 7 will park cores at random, yes i know kind of lame Core Parking Utility.zip 1202k .zip file enjoy biggrin.gif
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Can someone with Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 who able to flash to Ghz share their stock bios backup here? I forgot to backup mine. Now with bios frow Techpowerup, I can't flash to Ghz anymore. And by the way guys, how to know if the powertune is really working?

One more thing... Something wrong with my driver. I installed 12.7, but it's "not detected". No Catalyst version in CCC, GPUZ, and MSI Kombuster. Tried to uninstall and change to 12.6, detected correctly. But on 12.7, no stability issue during 3DMark 11. Haven't tried with any game yet... So, though my driver not detected correctly, is it okay if I keep using this driver right?
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I asked this in the GTX 680 Lightning owner's thread once, and now I'll ask here.

MSI HD 7970 Lightning vs MSI GTX 680 Lightning - which one should I get? For a 120Hz 1080p screen.

Thanks a lot! smile.gif
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After doing some testing with my replacement 7970 that arrived last week I found that it did the same exact thing under load (Black screen, power saving) even after a fresh install, regardless of drivers. Anyways, I decided to hook my coolmax 1200w back up again and see if it's a power-related issue. (This thing would darn near immediately black screen even at stock clocks and 1.3v so it wasn't heat). To my surprise, even at 1.3v (I know, it's high) and 1220Mhz core, 1650Mhz memory, hottest it got to after a couple hours of Heaven loop while I was working out in the garage was 74ºC and kept on carrying on. Just got done playing BF3 for about an hour with no issues either. DUMB A$$ Antec 900W "Gamer series" PSU PCI-E is weak! Have the 1200w laying next to the case and will have to somehow get it in this baby case soon lol. Just thought I'd follow up since I originally thought it was a degraded/damaged card but looks like it's my new PSU!

PS - Are you guys stating your voltages set in AB or voltages under load using HWINFO? My voltages are significantly lower under load. I'd venture to say my 1.3v in AB really puts 1.25v on the card under load. Just want to make sure I'm on the same page as everyone else!
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