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I've heard a few 7970 users say that Trixx has given them a higher stable overclock compared to using MSI AB. I also tested this and found it to be true.

? I do not understand? How much difference did you see? You got better OC at same voltage setting? I wonder why? I have been using AB for months.
 
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Hey all.

Quick update, I trying everything out on the wife's 3570k. Wow is running about 75-80 fps about all the time spikes up to 200 and down to 60. Haven ran about the same and MW3 also ran at 91fps however it stayed at 91fps did not move an ounce. I she doesn't have BF3 installed or GW2 so installing those. I will post updates as I get them.

Thanks

~Neon
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i am also curious about Trixx and whether it is worth trying as my core is stable at 1160 with AB, i wonder if i can hit 1200 with Trixx.. i am fortunate to have an Asus card that is not voltage locked.. so would it be worth trying trixx?
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Trixx did nothing for me.
Is there a newer version within the last couple of months?

Nope


Edited by grunion - 11/6/12 at 5:12pm
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Currently have my Gigabyte WF3 7950 OC'd in AB @ 1200/1600 on 1.26V with VRMS at 60C and temps of 54C under full load. Can push it further to 1250/1800 at 1.29V but I didnt wanna keep it there for 24/

Edit: Correction, I forgot I changed my fan profile. 49C under full load.
Edited by Honk5891 - 11/6/12 at 5:47pm
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Okay guys, I'm gonna get this card as a sidegrade for my 6950's CF:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202006

Quick question though, only some of the Gigabyte models are voltage locked right? So if I plan of overclocking this is the better choice than the Gigabyte?
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So since this is a 7950/7970 thread, I was wondering if someone could give some advice on choosing either of the cards, 7950 or 7970, for gaming on a 2560x1440 display. Would a 7950 suffice for that task or would a 7970 be necessary? I ask because there is about a $100 difference between the two and I am just trying to justify the extra cost if I were to select the 7970.
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Reasons I use Trixx:

No BS.

Annnd... That's it. It's simple and clean and doesn't get in the way of anything else. No quirks, no bugs, no editing text files to do what you want, just OC the crap out of your card. Afterburner just reminds me of a clumsy teenager fondling his prom date. I personally didn't have stability issues with it, because I was never satisfied with how it worked and would give up on it after 5 minutes and go back to using trixx.
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Is going past the 1100 limit only possible by flashing to a new bios? Both CCC and msi afterburner show a max of 1100 mhz for me. I flipped the swtich on both cards that enables 2nd bios I think but it's still set to a max of 1100 (I am able to control the voltage though).
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Is going past the 1100 limit only possible by flashing to a new bios? Both CCC and msi afterburner show a max of 1100 mhz for me. I flipped the swtich on both cards that enables 2nd bios I think but it's still set to a max of 1100 (I am able to control the voltage though).

You can either enable unofficial overclocking or add /xcl to the MSI Afterburner shortcut.
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