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Weren't a lot of the 6870s 10.5" cards while the 6850s we're 9"? I remember some of the 6870s consumed more power than the 6950s due to being based off the 6970 PCB. But maybe I'm only thinking of a few 6870s from launch as I read up a lot about them and I helped build my friend a rig a month or two after their launch. He ended getting 6850CF since it was near GTX 580 performance for just over $300 total, such a great deal then. tongue.gif
    
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Weren't a lot of the 6870s 10.5" cards while the 6850s we're 9"? I remember some of the 6870s consumed more power than the 6950s due to being based off the 6970 PCB. But maybe I'm only thinking of a few 6870s from launch as I read up a lot about them and I helped build my friend a rig a month or two after their launch. He ended getting 6850CF since it was near GTX 580 performance for just over $300 total, such a great deal then. tongue.gif
    
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The 6870 just had a netter pcb. It was a barts chip just like the 6850. The 6850 only sold on cheap non-reference boards at retail though. The in game power consumption is close as it is between 6870/6950 so an ovetclocked model or msi hawk for example ight consume more. The chips have nothing in common, but the reference pcb was of the same build quality.
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Looks like I got a really crap chip. My HD7970 won't even do 1125mhz @1.17V in BF3 without artifacting.
     
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Looks like I got a really crap chip. My HD7970 won't even do 1125mhz @1.17V in BF3 without artifacting.

Your not using 12.8 whql are you?
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post #14796 of 38704
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Looks like I got a really crap chip. My HD7970 won't even do 1125mhz @1.17V in BF3 without artifacting.

Your not using 12.8 whql are you?

I'm using 12.8 WHQL and my card still clocks to the higher 1200s like it was doing before.

Also, Trixx is really nice for those that were wondering. I just wish it auto switched clocks/volts like Afterburner used to do for me, as I don't want to course 1.3v through the chip when the thing is idle. Seems a bit overkill. Leaves me manually changing clocks before and after gaming sessions.
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Your not using 12.8 whql are you?

Infact I am and I did the OC through Catalyst Control Center.
     
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Your not using 12.8 whql are you?
I think the first question is what is the memory clocked at because Isn't artifacting normally from bad memory clocks?
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I'm using 12.8 WHQL and my card still clocks to the higher 1200s like it was doing before.
Also, Trixx is really nice for those that were wondering. I just wish it auto switched clocks/volts like Afterburner used to do for me, as I don't want to course 1.3v through the chip when the thing is idle. Seems a bit overkill. Leaves me manually changing clocks before and after gaming sessions.

Why you OCing just for gaming? That 7970 is more than capable for most games at stock clocks isn't it?
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I think the first question is what is the memory clocked at because Isn't artifacting normally from bad memory clocks?

My memory was at its stock clock which is 1450mhz.
     
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