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Well i def have to RMA the card. I installed Crysis warhead and what do you know the card is artifacting. So I retried battlefield 3 and I can confirm it I am seeing artifacts all over BF3. I decided not to go with another 7950 as its cost me $around 25.00 just for RMA's I am going to just return it and be done with it.

 

The card is completely stock and the card that was given to me was used by newegg's RMA

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post #14412 of 38701
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Originally Posted by 4LC4PON3 View Post

Well i def have to RMA the card. I installed Crysis warhead and what do you know the card is artifacting. So I retried battlefield 3 and I can confirm it I am seeing artifacts all over BF3. I decided not to go with another 7950 as its cost me $around 25.00 just for RMA's I am going to just return it and be done with it.

The card is completely stock and the card that was given to me was used by newegg's RMA

VRM on that card is beefy and gets hot yet the stock PCB heat sink is weak. I think that card would work great with a proper water block though.
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Called newegg they are refunding me full payment and gave me a prepaid label. Im done msi. Rma told me they are getting extensive msi twin cards back. He told me one guy sent in 3 to get a good one. I will try anotherbrand once im refunded
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post #14414 of 38701
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Called newegg they are refunding me full payment and gave me a prepaid label. Im done msi. Rma told me they are getting extensive msi twin cards back. He told me one guy sent in 3 to get a good one. I will try anotherbrand once im refunded

sorry to hear the MSI Twin Frozr card was such a letdown. You could go for Sapphire HD 7950 950 Mhz edition or Gigabyte HD 7950 Windforce when you get your full refund.
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hey guys, former 7970 user here. how is BF3 these days with 12.7 catalyst? on 1920x1080. i cant remember what catalyst i was using when i had my 7970. it was around 5 months ago
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hey guys, former 7970 user here. how is BF3 these days with 12.7 catalyst? on 1920x1080. i cant remember what catalyst i was using when i had my 7970. it was around 5 months ago

I can't speak for 7970, but a single 7950 is wonderful in BF3 with 3x 1080p monitors and the July 19th Beta (newer than the 12.7Beta).

It's strange that in landscape mode, my games lag a bit at the highest settings (Ultra for BF3), but in Portrait mode, they don't lag. Is it because Portrait has a 16:9~16:10 ratio while the landscape has a 48:9 ratio and games scale better with a more "normal" ratio?
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I can't speak for 7970, but a single 7950 is wonderful in BF3 with 3x 1080p monitors and the July 19th Beta (newer than the 12.7Beta).
It's strange that in landscape mode, my games lag a bit at the highest settings (Ultra for BF3), but in Portrait mode, they don't lag. Is it because Portrait has a 16:9~16:10 ratio while the landscape has a 48:9 ratio and games scale better with a more "normal" ratio?

That could be the reason. Portrait means (1080 x 3) : 1920 , ratio of 1.6875 which is midway between 16: 10 (1.6) and 16: 9 (1.7777). Landscape is (1920 x 3) : 1080 , a ratio of 5.3333. Maybe games are designed to perform well at 16:9 and 16:10 aspect ratios.
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Called newegg they are refunding me full payment and gave me a prepaid label. Im done msi. Rma told me they are getting extensive msi twin cards back. He told me one guy sent in 3 to get a good one. I will try anotherbrand once im refunded

That's not unusual. MSI TF cards have always been hit or miss going back to Caymans.
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Called newegg they are refunding me full payment and gave me a prepaid label. Im done msi. Rma told me they are getting extensive msi twin cards back. He told me one guy sent in 3 to get a good one. I will try anotherbrand once im refunded

Step up to the 7970 Lightning. I had two and they were great cards...
post #14420 of 38701
Is it worth it to change my 670 to a 7970? Someone will sell me his 7970 reference for a cheap price. should I accept it?
My 670 can do about 1320+ MHz or so. how much a 7970 at 1.2 GHz should be faster? I know it will dominate in Crysis/ Metro2033/ DiRT 3 but I no longer play those games, so it doesn't really matter for me, what about other games?
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