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Originally Posted by s0up2up View Post

The Sapphire 7970 Ghz is such a nice card! But why the Blue PCB?!?! WHY!!?!?!?

It would match your motherboard.....

I'd rather have blue PCB / black cooler than a black PCB with red cooler. Red doesn't go with anything in my rig (its all blue / black). For the record, my card is "technically" a reference Sapphire 7970 with a black PCB / red cooler (stock).

But meh, we're just nit picking at this point. tongue.gif
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Is it good at all??

XFX r7970 CORE EDITION 1100/1500 (Reference Cooler).






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Originally Posted by ChrisTahoe View Post

I just ordered another 7970 to do CFX. Anything I need to do other than install AMD CAP to get ready for it?

For xfire I have found RC 11, 12.4 and 12.8 best for xfire. Obviously go with the newest as you will need the profiles.

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Just got my Sapphire and what a world of difference!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I can hear the turbine fan now!!!
Only got a chance to bench as I'm unsure at this point if I'm keeping my rig or not frown.gif
Still working with the ebay seller and trying to get a full refund.

You will be licky. Coil whine is not a fault. Just have to live with it.

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Originally Posted by MarlowXim View Post

Just got a 7970 from Visiontek 7970 Reference
ASIC 68.5%
Manage to overclock it to 1225/1600 MHZ, @ 1.237v however I can push further. After 1225 MHZ I get random artifacts tested with Uniengine, Skyrim, Crysis 2.
Will adding better cooling to the core remove the artifacts?
I'm wondering if there is a temperature wall, if keeping it under 59 degrees Celsius would remove the artifacts? or it's a limitation of the core sample.

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I'm running into issues with my Sapphire 7970 OC.
I'm running stock clocks on 12.4 drivers (I've tried them all trying to fix my problem) and I get hard crashes to a black screen. I then have to hold my power button to shut down and restart. Sometimes I can't even get a boot screen, there's audio, but no video. I then hard shut down and try again. If I can get it to boot properly, it'll browse the internet with zero issues, but the moment I start a game, I'd lucky to make it 2 minutes before a hard crash.
Any ideas? I've tried all drivers from 12.4 to 12.9 beta and I get the same result every time, a hard crash to black screen.
Occasionally, it'll crash to a black screen, then display a "lined" image of varying shades of black and dark grey. When I hit keyboard commands, I can get it to flicker here and there, but the only way to fix it is to hold the power button down again and restart.
Is an RMA in order?

I would try a fresh install. I had weird issues when I first installed drivers. All the drivers I installed were effected. Did a wipe and all worked after.

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wow you can OC your second GPU bios!! Thought that was meant to be like a safely back up that would not OC
2 Question
How to i unlock voltage control in Trixx ?
Is 12.9 more stable than 12.8 in general ?

Trixx should automatically be unlocked volts.

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Why only x8?

It downclocks when not in use.
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Just as a note to everybody, don't bother with 12.9 until it is released on the AMD site. From the comments about it, I am finding it hard to find anything positive.
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Just as a note to everybody, don't bother with 12.9 until it is released on the AMD site. From the comments about it, I am finding it hard to find anything positive.

Have you tried it Bradleyw?
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Just as a note to everybody, don't bother with 12.9 until it is released on the AMD site. From the comments about it, I am finding it hard to find anything positive.

My experience with 12.9 is completely positive so far. I like it more than 12.7 and 12.8, because of better and smoother performance and better GPU temps.
   
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Didn't even see that? Wierd,gotta check my bios settings. Oh wait,i have agility 3 sata 3 sdd,bios option like,turbo sata3 or something....x8 x16 any difference in performance?

So any expansion slots occupied other than the gpu?

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For xfire I have found RC 11, 12.4 and 12.8 best for xfire. Obviously go with the newest as you will need the profiles.
You will be licky. Coil whine is not a fault. Just have to live with it.
I would try a fresh install. I had weird issues when I first installed drivers. All the drivers I installed were effected. Did a wipe and all worked after.
Trixx should automatically be unlocked volts.
It downclocks when not in use.


I'm not talking about the gpu-z reading, cpu-z is reading x8.
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How bad is the microstutter with the 7 series in crossfire?
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How bad is the microstutter with the 7 series in crossfire?
Personally i dont notice it, i have two HD 7870.
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Which brand is the most reliable for a 7950 card? Kinda looking at Sapphire right now smile.gif
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