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1.2ghz core clock, that isn't a bad OC at all, compared to some better cards sure, but yours is nothing short of excellent biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by Kokin View Post

Yeah I'm disappointed with the max overclocks of my card, but it performs well for Eyefinity and I have yet to face any AMD driver issues in the last 3 years. It just makes me happy that it can do everything I want it to (aside from having 3x DP ports) and it cost me as much as a 7870 as it was used.

Seeing as you are under water though, you do realise Trixx goes up to a target voltage of 1.38 and not the 1.3 of AB. You might want to give it a go. Mine @ 1300mhz is using 1.35 target, 1.3 actual.

If I was using a target voltage of 1.3, for reference, I could run 1250mhz on the core.
Edited by Newbie2009 - 8/20/12 at 5:43am
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I can't use TriXX for my sapphire card tongue.gif
The accelero makes it impossible to cool VRM's at anything above 1.250 target.

Currently maxed the card out at 1230Mhz core with 1.243v target and 1700Mhz VRAM with 1.625v target.
It's pretty stable this way.

Cannot go any higher cause at 1.268v, which is aprox. neccesary for 1250Mhz the VRM's shoot past 100c quite rapidly with these high ambients and I don't wanna risk them. Plus, at about ~115c VRM BF3 always crashes (Core temps at about 60-64c at that voltage)
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Originally Posted by Kokin View Post

Lower ratings mean higher leakage, which means it's better for watercooling or more extreme forms such as DICE or LN2. It doesn't give you any insight of overclocking the card though. My 65.8% ASIC rating didn't help overclock much over the stock cooler despite load temps being around 45~50C with a waterblock.
Takes me about 1.2~1.225v to get 1125mhz stable. I was hoping to get at least 1175~1200mhz though, but 1200mhz requires the max voltage of 1.3v. frown.gif

Wow, I'm really hoping for 1.2GHz on mine.. 1GHz or 1.1 and I'd still be happy smile.gif
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Originally Posted by Kokin View Post

Yeah I'm disappointed with the max overclocks of my card, but it performs well for Eyefinity and I have yet to face any AMD driver issues in the last 3 years. It just makes me happy that it can do everything I want it to (aside from having 3x DP ports) and it cost me as much as a 7870 as it was used.

I've only had real issues in Crossfire.. But you get that on both sides, it's part of the reason why I'm upgrading.
My 7950 was cheaper then a 7870 New tongue.gif
 
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Darn internet.. Double post whoops :/
 
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Originally Posted by raghu78 View Post

If you can keep temps below 70c you can push for higher voltage and even 1300 Mhz if possible. thumb.gif

This morning I was able to get 1200/1325@1.207v ran a couple 3dmark11 benchmarks and BF3 for about 45 mins with temps maxing around 51c!
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DaClownie, try using Trixx. Works good for me...
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This morning I was able to get 1200/1325@1.207v ran a couple 3dmark11 benchmarks and BF3 for about 45 mins with temps maxing around 51c!

51c at 1.2 Ghz.. thats amazing. are you sure its correct? what application are you using to report temps. also if you can push your memory to 1500 Mhz do it. upto1600 Mhz its worth pushing memory beyond which I would not advise.
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DaClownie, try using Trixx. Works good for me...

Might have to do that. Never had an issue with Afterburner until now.

Thanks man and I'll report back with how things go.

Trixx was a good idea, except for the lack of voltage for memory... so I can OC my core but not my memory. I just wish I knew why AB all of a sudden stopped working. It was awesome up until 2 days ago and it just stopped saving my overclocks in the profiles :/
Edited by DaClownie - 8/20/12 at 9:15am
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AMD Releases New HD7950 BIOS for Ref. Cards:

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/HD7950-GTX660_Ti-Radeon-BIOS_Update-amd,16897.html
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AMD has released a new BIOS ROM image file, which works on all AMD reference design Radeon HD 7950 graphics cards that implements the new specifications. The specifications increase the core frequency to 850 MHz (from 800 MHz), and introduces PowerTune with Boost, which sends the clock speed up to 925 MHz (when applications demand it). The other specifications remained the same for the HD 7950, including the memory frequency, stream processor, TMU, and ROP counts. Any Radeon HD 7950 graphics cards manufactured from mid-August and thereafter will feature the new specifications, with no planned price change.
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