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I'm pretty sure I've written this plenty of times. The Sapphire OCs are great air cards but whether they can actually hit 1300/1800 has not shown much success, and that's first hand.
*you ninja'd the bit about air cooling.
But your card costs a helluva lot more than a reference card on water! I'm not sure that's braggin rights. You have to clock 25/150 over mine to gain .6 fps. It seems strange to me, that's a lot of clock.

Mine have water blocks and the one that I use as my primary overclocks up to 1340/1925... but the second one hits a wall at 1300/1800. So I run them right below that. And you're right for how much he has spent, it's way more than one with a water block.

I spent $560 on each with a water block. I wonder if his would benefit of a water set up... but it'll end up being SO MUCH MORE expensive!

This is my score against his... I would attribute the difference to his CPU being faster than mine, even though their clocked at the same speed... or even the different drivers we're using.



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Edited by Derko1 - 8/5/12 at 11:20am
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Which 7970's do you have Derko? I may end up replacing these slugs...
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SAPPHIRE HD 7950 OC 3GB GDDR5 950 MHz Edition Does anyone have these bios i have been trying to find them every where with no luck, i wanted to flash my two hd 7950's with these bios.

Oh? I have the card. If you're talking about this one. I could upload my bios I suppose.
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Which 7970's do you have Derko? I may end up replacing these slugs...

I have a set of MSI plain 7970s... the cheapest ones. The first set I had were TERRIBLE overclockers though. One had an ASIC of 59 and the other 61. They wouldn't go above 1100 and 1575. Then I got them replaced and these are 82/72 for their ASICs . So it's totally random whether you get good ones or not.

I don't know how you feel about messing with the system, but Amazon will send you another set if you aren't happy with them the first go. Mine had issues though, overclocked or not... they would always show artifacts. So they took them back without a question, even told me to keep the current ones installed while they overnighted the replacements! That's maybe why they were so bad at OC'ng though.
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Oh? I have the card. If you're talking about this one. I could upload my bios I suppose.
That would be the one im looking for biggrin.gif
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I think i lucked out on both of my cards first asic is 89% and other one is 89.2%
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I already had to have Amazon replace one of the Sapphire OC's I ordered because it was obviously a prior RMA return. The ASIC's of my cards are 85.6% and 82.3% but they just will not go over 1250MHz even when tested independently. Maybe I'll bite the bullet and go with 680 Lightnings. Those things are by far the fastest single GPU cards on the market right now...
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I have a set of MSI plain 7970s... the cheapest ones. The first set I had were TERRIBLE overclockers though. One had an ASIC of 59 and the other 61. They wouldn't go above 1100 and 1575. Then I got them replaced and these are 82/72 for their ASICs . So it's totally random whether you get good ones or not.
I don't know how you feel about messing with the system, but Amazon will send you another set if you aren't happy with them the first go. Mine had issues though, overclocked or not... they would always show artifacts. So they took them back without a question, even told me to keep the current ones installed while they overnighted the replacements! That's maybe why they were so bad at OC'ng though.

 

My MSI 7950 twin frozr III that I just had to RMA after a week was a complete POS. Worst video card ive ever owned. Gamed like complete garbage. I really hope the next card is better cause this one sucked.

 

On the flip side it had an asic of 86.9 and stayed very cool under load but gave me tons of problems

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Oh? I have the card. If you're talking about this one. I could upload my bios I suppose.
That would be the one im looking for biggrin.gif

Done. 7950 bios.zip 40k .zip file
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Done. 7950 bios.zip 40k .zip file
+rep added thx
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