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Man I was planning on buying 2 for my pc but if there micro stuttering issues then ill wait, but then you have Denim which has 2 running great. I am planning on buying a MSI R7970's today and on the fence big time if I should just man up and get 2. How has BF3 been maxed out on 1920x 1200 ( 1080 ) ? Any input would be great seeing as you guys have the cards. Also they always bench BF3 on campaign maps such as Sword-Breaker. From my hours of playing, 64 player Caspian and the new B2K maps are far harder then campaign, thus me thinking 2 cards might be in order. ( Running single 1080p). What have your tests shown you guys and gals?

Thanks again smile.gif
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Congrats to all who already got the cards... Mine is coming in tomorrow. I'm anxious (in a good sense of this word) - haven't used AMD card in years.
Have question regarding powertune: do I have to enable it when overclocking? I am not planning to touch the voltage at first. To what value? To the max 20%? I want to see how high I can go on default volts.

Please do post how it works out for you compared to your current GTX 580 dude! I want to know smile.gif
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These cards are pretty damn good !

Check out these DX11 titles MAXED on a 120hz LED monitor....

Battlefield 3
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Crysis 2
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Max Temperatures on a 22% Overclock @ 1125/1575 were:
Card 1 - 81c
Card 2 - 83c Keeping in mind its a summer night here in Sydney so ambient is up there.

The Reference cooler absolutely annihilates the 6970's cooler with a great hot air expulsion outside the back of the case. It does it's job superbly !
Noise is absolutely bearable, the screeching noise that the 6970's had, has now been eradicated. Fan is not annoying and nothing to be afraid of whatsoever.
One thing i dislike about the card is the fact that they left out the back plate. I don't know if this helps in temps but it sure does help with static protection and aesthetics.

ZERO MICROSTUTTER for all those that are holding back.
Edited by Denim-187 - 1/10/12 at 7:49am
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Max Temperatures on a 22% Overclock @ 1125/1575 were:
Card 1 - 81c
Card 2 - 83c Keeping in mind its a summer night here in Sydney so ambient is up there.

The Reference cooler absolutely annihilates the 6970's cooler with a great hot air expulsion outside the back of the case. It does it's job superbly !
Noise is absolutely bearable, the screeching noise that the 6970's had, has now been eradicated. Fan is not annoying and nothing to be afraid of whatsoever.
One thing i dislike about the card is the fact that they left out the back plate. I don't know if this helps in temps but it sure does help with static protection and aesthetics.

ZERO MICROSTUTTER for all those that are holding back.



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So I take it that 2x 7970's are overkill for my 40" Samsung 1080P 60Hz ?? smile.gif

Just don't want dips below v-sync a lot ! That's why 2 like you have are being considered.

Thanks for the great information thumb.gif
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So I take it that 2x 7970's are overkill for my 40" Samsung 1080P 60Hz ?? smile.gif
Just don't want dips below v-sync a lot ! That's why 2 like you have are being considered.
Thanks for the great information thumb.gif

Get one and overclock the hell out of it lol thumbsupsmiley.png
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The coolers on these cards are great, can hardly hear them while gaming. Set it so the fan never goes over 50%, however stays below 40% mostly with a maximum of 69c while overclocked. Just need to get these driver issues sorted then I'll be happy with my purchase smile.gif
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Congrats to all who already got the cards... Mine is coming in tomorrow. I'm anxious (in a good sense of this word) - haven't used AMD card in years.
Have question regarding powertune: do I have to enable it when overclocking? I am not planning to touch the voltage at first. To what value? To the max 20%? I want to see how high I can go on default volts.

Please do post how it works out for you compared to your current GTX 580 dude! I want to know smile.gif

Will definitely do. In anticipation of new card's arrival I already started benchmarking 580 in everything I can find. When card gets here, it's a swap and re-bench with same settings... Stock Lightning/930 OC vs stock 7979/whatever OC I will able to attain on stock volts biggrin.gif
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These cards are pretty damn good !

Check out these DX11 titles MAXED on a 120hz LED monitor....

snip

Keeping in mind its a summer night here in Sydney so ambient is up there.

The Reference cooler absolutely annihilates the 6970's cooler with a great hot air expulsion outside the back of the case. It does it's job superbly !
Noise is absolutely bearable, the screeching noise that the 6970's had, has now been eradicated. Fan is not annoying and nothing to be afraid of whatsoever.
One thing i dislike about the card is the fact that they left out the back plate. I don't know if this helps in temps but it sure does help with static protection and aesthetics.

ZERO MICROSTUTTER for all those that are holding back.



Well, that's great news regarding noise being in check... I was kinda afraid that blower-type fan on ref 7970 will be too loud. At what fan % you start hearing it?
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At what fan % you start hearing it?

50% it becomes audible, it's default fan profile is near perfect. Although if you want lower temps, you can set a more aggressive profile in Afterburner. Default works for me.
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Originally Posted by Denim-187 View Post

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So I take it that 2x 7970's are overkill for my 40" Samsung 1080P 60Hz ?? smile.gif
Just don't want dips below v-sync a lot ! That's why 2 like you have are being considered.
Thanks for the great information thumb.gif
Get one and overclock the hell out of it lol thumbsupsmiley.png

Ya that's what I was thinking. I just wanted 2 so bad ..... smile.gif haha

My mobo has 2 pci-e slots and I just wanted to use both once ! smile.gif

Also would you mind taking some screen shots of Caspian 64 player conquest Large ! I just see huge FPS drop when I look though a 12x zoom scope on that map. Just want to make sure 1 can handle all the punches.

Thanks again for helping me out! +1 Rep smile.gif
Edited by slice259 - 1/10/12 at 8:12am
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Originally Posted by DimmyK View Post

At what fan % you start hearing it?

50% it becomes audible, it's default fan profile is near perfect. Although if you want lower temps, you can set a more aggressive profile in Afterburner. Default works for me.

Awesome. Can't wait until tomorrow, so excited. Damn, UPS, hurry up!
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