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Seems like a snug fit. Not sure what gpu and vrm temps are like with it. Also there is a newer and better version of it model 23534.

 

I would think they perform the same, but the newer model looks lighter and easier to manufacture.

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I would think they perform the same, but the newer model looks lighter and easier to manufacture.


Newer one looks better and improved with all copper "3D" vrm flow channel cover.
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Can anybody tell me why I can't get my Gigabyte 7950 past 1250/1900? It runs fine and has plenty of thermal and voltage headroom. But if I push it any further it artifacts like crazy. Am I at the maximum I can push my card?

Mine is watercooled and hits its limits at 1200/1800 or 1275/1400. Both have similar results in Heaven and in gaming though. I'm a bit disappointed I can't hit higher core clocks, but I'm just glad I don't have much coil whine unlike some of my previous graphics cards. My old Sapphire 4890 Toxic was very whiny.
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Ye its bad on 3DM11 but even worse in games that has high fps, still taked one more vid while playing rFactor2 and that squeeling is so loud that it can be hear even over gpu fan from long distance.
-snip-
Also noticed another strange thing. This card seems to be missing dual bios switch, there is place to swich in pcb but it simply aint there. Guess as much that it sucks to wait new card dont think that i have much other options than just rma or return this mad.gif

It's really loud in that video... if you can exchange it, it would be much better. So you don't have another PSU or rig to test it on?
    
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It's really loud in that video... if you can exchange it, it would be much better. So you don't have another PSU or rig to test it on?
Sadly i dont have other desktop so cant try it with different psu, anyway allredy contacted store where the card is bought and will see what they think about this. Just cant believe my luck with these AMD cards, this is like 3th in a row that has some sort or problems and need to get replaced.
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Newer one looks better and improved with all copper "3D" vrm flow channel cover.

 

 

There was 3 models.

1st model didn't have active VRM cooling, test and review samples send out, but I don't think it made it to market or very briefly,

2nd model had active VRM cooling

3rd model has less copper on main block and the 3d flow part is 1 part (copper) with 2 screws Vs the 2 parts (Delrin,Stainless steel) and nine screws on the 2nd model, might be a bit higher as well.

 

Don't think there would be any difference in performance between 2nd and 3rd model as they have almost identical cooling channel designs, except for the 3D flow part

 

Looks is subjective,

I prefer the second design (more industrial rugged look that I like), was even thinking of getting another spare 2nd design block now, before they are hard to get, but I don't think I will be going 3 way crossfire, as two way handles everything I want.

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Sadly i dont have other desktop so cant try it with different psu, anyway allredy contacted store where the card is bought and will see what they think about this. Just cant believe my luck with these AMD cards, this is like 3th in a row that has some sort or problems and need to get replaced.

Ok im gonna take a shot here. Based on your nick id say you write on murobbs forum too? Based on pricing's, you purchased you card through Silent rig? If thats the case, you are good to go. I recently rma'd 1 of my 7950 twin frozr cards due the enormous coil whine. It got replaced without hesetation. Your video shows clearly huge amount of coil whine, so theres no doubt, youll be able to rma it. GL thumb.gif
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Ok im gonna take a shot here. Based on your nick id say you write on murobbs forum too? Based on pricing's, you purchased you card through Silent rig? If thats the case, you are good to go. I recently rma'd 1 of my 7950 twin frozr cards due the enormous coil whine. It got replaced without hesetation. Your video shows clearly huge amount of coil whine, so theres no doubt, youll be able to rma it. GL thumb.gif
Hehe i do have same nick at murobbs. Card is indeed bought from SR as you thought, allready got reply back from them that they are willing to exchange it but need to send it for testing first. Now just need to get some cheap temporary card till i can ship this back to them.
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Can anybody tell me why I can't get my Gigabyte 7950 past 1250/1900? It runs fine and has plenty of thermal and voltage headroom. But if I push it any further it artifacts like crazy. Am I at the maximum I can push my card?

Be happy,my 7950 Dual-X won't go over 1150/1550 no matter how much i up the voltage.
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Thats a pretty decent overclock right there. i wouldnt worry about it. And if you ask me, oc'ing past 1125/1600 is unnecessary, you need too much voltage and performance increase is minimal. Well, i wouldnt say minimal, but id like to keep my card's cool. I recently sold my 7970 wf which would do ~1300/1700 completely game stable, but i kept it at 1150/1600. Performance seemed the same and card ran much much cooler and quieter. Now i have 2 7950 twin frozer's which i keep at 1100/1500. Never even checked max oc.
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How do i go about backup up the 7970 firmware to flash it to another 7970?
i tried using techPowerUp app, that lets you save the firmware to a ROM file
but then when i tried to flash it using ATIwinFlash utility it didn't seem to work?
if i flashed any of the BIN files download from techPowerUp then it works
is there something i can use to convert the ROM file to BIN file?


just a recap from this for those that missed it

it appears the new ROM firmware images are not compatible with the older cards, even when they are both of the exact same model and type of card.

I got a card RMA back from ASUS, got a new ROM with new settings that makes it very stable at any speed, wanted to backup that ROM to flash it over the other card that has not been RMAed yet, but the old card wouldn't take it for whatever reason.

tried the renaming thing, tried flashing in Win or DOS, it will just hang forever trying to flash the new image to the old card.

either that, or the techPowerUp GPUz is not saving the new ROM file properly

using the latest version of techPowerUp GPUz

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