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post #14901 of 38704
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this is the second review I've seen since the gtx680 launch that has stated "actual clock speeds".

how many times does he say "voltage control and great cooling" in his summary of the 7950's overclocking..
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Thanks, will look closer at that PSU thumb.gif
Just filled out the fields with all clocks stock and only the parts I use right know and with 7950 crossfire, it turned out a lot lower wattage redface.gif 544w minimum and 594w recommended! smile.gif
A will look at a 850W 80+ gold or better anyways, can't really get enoug power in the coming years biggrin.gif

don't bother buying anything less than 1000w now in days

last time I got an Antec 1000w it wasn't even enough
then same with Corsair Gold AX 1200w
i had to go all the way up to OCZ ZX 1250w to get enough power to run all my toys

back when i got my rig that PSU calculator was not up to date yet with all the available hardware choices, so i just went by the feel

started with a Corsair Gaming 850w and it was clearly not enough, then tried all of the above

it's hard to find PSU with more power than 1250w

worse case scenario, i had to run 2 separate PSU, one for the basic stuff, and another external with the pin shorted just for the video cards
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post #14903 of 38704
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don't bother buying anything less than 1000w now in days
last time I got an Antec 1000w it wasn't even enough
then same with Corsair Gold AX 1200w
i had to go all the way up to OCZ ZX 1250w to get enough power to run all my toys
back when i got my rig that PSU calculator was not up to date yet with all the available hardware choices, so i just went by the feel
started with a Corsair Gaming 850w and it was clearly not enough, then tried all of the above
it's hard to find PSU with more power than 1250w
worse case scenario, i had to run 2 separate PSU, one for the basic stuff, and another external with the pin shorted just for the video cards
Cred for telling me that! It's a bad day if I buy something that turns out that it isnt enoug performance wise frown.gif I will look att 1200w and over PSU then smile.gif

I've seen a couple 1500w PSU when I looked around at other parts, just so you know if you will run quad crossfire in the coming months rolleyes.gifbiggrin.gif
    
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I just installed 12.8 with 12.7 cap 3 on a fresh installed SSD and im going ot test it out and see what happens. Ive heard bad things about 12.8 but I had to try them

 

@kraytdizzle

 

If your idling at 60c something is wrong. My 7970 reference idles at 40c @ 20%

 

Stock clocks 925/1375

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Cred for telling me that! It's a bad day if I buy something that turns out that it isnt enoug performance wise frown.gif I will look att 1200w and over PSU then smile.gif
I've seen a couple 1500w PSU when I looked around at other parts, just so you know if you will run quad crossfire in the coming months rolleyes.gifbiggrin.gif

You are correct - there are some really cool 1500w models coming out, which for most people is serious overkill, but they are still awesome units.

I took these pics of the EVGA model when I was at Computex in July - this is the one I would like to have:

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You are correct - there are some really cool 1500w models coming out, which for most people is serious overkill, but they are still awesome units.
I took these pics of the EVGA model when I was at Computex in July - this is the one I would like to have:
*Pics*
Eye candy!!! drool.gif

Extremely cool, but I'd go a littly less extreme I think blushsmiley.gif

Mine 7950 idle around 35 degrees celsius, but time too sleep now, Godnight OCN!
    
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12.8 drivers are HORRIBLE. They caused 7970 fan to actually stop running and my GPU hit 95c and and it also has texture flickering in BF3. I am going to revert back to 12.7 beta

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the only 1500w i can find around town is a Silverstone Strider ST1500 for $300

never had a Silverstone as PSU before so didn't quite trust it

i've had Silverstone as PC cases and accessories but not PSU, so not enough reference to make such a huge purchase for an unfamiliar name in the PSU arena
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Anyone in here using sapphire 7950(950 clocked edition) or 7950 vaporx editons in crossfire? reason im asking is, what kind of temps they do they run in games and benching?
you can see what my system is but all that heat inside case makes me worry about buying these cards. Would the ref 7950 heat up the case any less? thanks for your input.
    
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I switched back to the 12.7 Modded drivers from benchmark3d and everything is back to normal. fan is working fine as usual, drivers are running great and the texture flickering is not there anymore. 12.8 drivers IMO are junk. Here is the link for anyone who wants to try the 12.7 Modded drivers. IMO they work fantastic

 

http://benchmark3d.com/amd-catalyst-8-981-2-12-7-beta-7900-mod

 

Also I setup a custom Fan profile using Trixx and man the fan on this thing gets loud. I did a MAX fan speed of 50% and I can easily tell the difference from 45% to 50%. 45% is semi inaudible where are 50% is kind of annoyingly loud in a way. I played BF3 for a bit it never broke 65c VRMs stayed nice n cool at around 48c

 

This is still at stock sorry but i will get to the OCing soon. Stock clocks on my 7970 are 925/1375


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