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Yep, the more demanding a game is, such as an increase in resolution or features, the hotter the card will get, including the VRM's. People only think they get hotter when overvolting, which is wrong as you've proven. Yeah, Sapphire Trixx seems to be better for me when overclocking and overvolting. I'm not too sure about msi AB. I just use it for the fps counter and limiter, with the graphs to check temps and usage.

Yeah, although I meant more VRM temperature with respect to Core temperature. VRM1 temperature increases at a faster rate than core temperature at higher resolutions for my card.

edit: Very impressed with Sapphire TRIXX! My card even runs a bit cooler now vs. with Afterburner, while being stable at 1125/1575 on stock voltage. Going to try bumping up the core clock a tad more soon to see how far I can get on stock.

edit #2: well, looks like 1125 wasn't quite stable... or else GW2 is buggy. Ended up suddenly artifacting in the game, which was only solved by a full reboot. Trying 1110 now. Still runs cooler than it did with Afterburner though on the same fan profile.
Edited by ElevenEleven - 8/30/12 at 6:52pm
   
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I got 7950 TF III from amazon today. The temp and quick OC is fine, 1.093V with 1100 core and stock memory. Fan doesn't go above 64% and temp stays at mid to low 70s when running kombobuster.

However disappointed that sometimes the fan makes weird noises. such a shame because the chip seems to be decent. might have to return it or move up to 7970 rolleyes.gif

edit: just checked ASIC 89.7.... such a shame
Edited by fruitflavor - 8/30/12 at 7:37pm
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Oh, one more thing, I've been wondering about my Sapphire's 7970 Dual-X VRM temperatures. It seems like people here have theirs lower than core temperature. Mine (the first VRM at least) is usually 10-15C warmer than the core. So if the core's at 70C, VRM1 will be at 80C or so. Could it be that the heatsink on the card was not mounted well during Sapphire's "recertification" process? (the PCI-E bracket was all bent, after all).
As others have said, you're fine. I have the Sapphire 7970 OC with the Dual-X cooler as well and my VRMs are almost always warmer than the core. I only made a quick glance, but I think the VRMs are still "naked" even with the Dual-X cooler. The heatsink isn't actually in contact with the VRMs; the fan is just blowing air on to the bare VRMs.
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Hi...good morning!!!.

Finally I will decide for one of these two ...

What do you think is better?

One version is "Ghz" and the other version is "turbo"

HIS 7970 ICEQ GHZ EDITION

http://www.hisdigital.com/un/product2-726.shtml

HIS 7970 ICEQ "TURBO"

http://www.hisdigital.com/un/product2-692.shtml

I think this card is one of the better 7970 in terms of quality / performance /noise...

Thank you!!!.
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I got 7950 TF III from amazon today. The temp and quick OC is fine, 1.093V with 1100 core and stock memory. Fan doesn't go above 64% and temp stays at mid to low 70s when running kombobuster.
However disappointed that sometimes the fan makes weird noises. such a shame because the chip seems to be decent. might have to return it or move up to 7970 rolleyes.gif
edit: just checked ASIC 89.7.... such a shame

Time to watercool my friend.
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Hi...good morning!!!.
Finally I will decide for one of these two ...
What do you think is better?
One version is "Ghz" and the other version is "turbo"
HIS 7970 ICEQ GHZ EDITION
http://www.hisdigital.com/un/product2-726.shtml
HIS 7970 ICEQ "TURBO"
http://www.hisdigital.com/un/product2-692.shtml
I think this card is one of the better 7970 in terms of quality / performance /noise...
Thank you!!!.

Both cards run at 1050 Mhz. and same cooler. the HIS Iceq Turbo is manually overclocked while the HIS Iceq Ghz runs at 1050 Mhz boost. so pick which ever is cheaper.
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Guys which 7950 is worth getting? Sapphire Or Gigabyte? smile.gif
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Guys which 7950 is worth getting? Sapphire Or Gigabyte? smile.gif

Sapphire HD 7950 950 Mhz edition or Sapphire HD 7950 Vapor-X with 950 Mhz boost. Both cards use a HD 7970 PCB design. the vapor-x comes with a newer custom PCB while the 950 mhz edition uses a ref HD 7970 PCB.
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I noticed that 7950 comes in blue pcb while 7950 OC version comes in brown pcb. So which one has the 7970 pcb?
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