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edit: Installed Afterburner and it was reporting a 1.256V for the GPU. That seems high...



Iirc, that's the boost voltage, but it's not a real voltage since AB cannot read real voltage and instead display "intended" voltage.
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I hear the lightning is problematic, and yes I believe that voltage is right. That's what I typically get with the second bios. Otherwise that seems really hot, just use the first bios which has a voltage of 1.2.

Problematic? It's one of the best, if not the best 7970 available right now. Plus there are water blocks available for it. I've got 4 and they easily match or beat my 680s depending on the game and OC.
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Problematic? It's one of the best, if not the best 7970 available right now. Plus there are water blocks available for it. I've got 4 and they easily match or beat my 680s depending on the game and OC.


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It's above avg for asic, but that only refers to how much it likes voltage at stock clocks. If you're on aircooling, higher is better.

I would argue it is the opposite. Higher ASIC means lower VID, but at least for AMD it means a higher leakage chip. AMD wants to balance the power consumption between the chips, which means they use lower VIDs for chips with higher leakage. Seeing how my 84.3% ASIC card shoots up in power consumption and temperature when put on similar voltage as my 75.5% card, I can only come to this conclusion. I have also read a lot of hard core OCers saying they love high ASIC quality 7970s for LN2. For air, a card with a lower ASIC quality would be better.

From the horse's mouth: http://forum.beyond3d.com/showpost.php?p=1344008&postcount=29
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What did your 5870s score in 3DM11 if you don't mind me asking?


It's in that post you quoted smile.gif
For awhile I had the highest GPU score on the bot, course my cpu held back my total score.
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I can tell you that high ASIC ain't great for water. Both my 7970's are over 84% but they won't budge beyond 1230MHz no matter the voltage...
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I can tell you that high ASIC ain't great for water. Both my 7970's are over 84% but they won't budge beyond 1230MHz no matter the voltage...

And I can tell you that high ASIC ain't that great on air, either. So are we coming to a conclusion that high ASIC ain't that great PERIOD? biggrin.gif

Still, LN2 crowd seems to like them.

Edit: The thing is, I'm seriously considering going for water with my cards, but if even water isn't enough for these high leakage chips... idk.
Edited by specopsFI - 9/26/12 at 6:00am
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And I can tell you that high ASIC ain't that great on air, either. So are we coming to a conclusion that high ASIC ain't that great PERIOD? biggrin.gif
Still, LN2 crowd seems to like them.
Edit: The thing is, I'm seriously considering going for water with my cards, but if even water isn't enough for these high leakage chips... idk.


Your confused.
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Your confused.

Care to elaborate? As far as I know, there is no official data on this above what Dave Baumann said in my quote.
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Care to elaborate? As far as I know, there is no official data on this above what Dave Baumann said in my quote.



Why don't you help yourself and do a search since you know it all?
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