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lol cat 12.11beta 7 got a huge boost in alot of games and even heavin and 3dmark.

Any of the 12.11 beta drivers give a BIG INCREASE to performance in most things. So much of a performance increase we are talking a 7970 taking the crown from the GTX 680. and the 7970 ghz being on a whole different level. The 7950 WALKS all over the 660ti now as well. It also beats out the 670 when its overclocked.

from a driver i will take it.
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so I should go ahead and update then?

i was debating cuz 12.8 and 9 were a disaster.
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post #17923 of 38704
Trying to decide on which PSU purchase; my setup would be a i5-3570k and a 7970. Would there be any problems if I were to choose this 550W PSU? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151119

Will that PSU be sufficient for my system? More importantly, would it be able to handle it on a OC load? If not, what wattage should I be looking at, considering my setup?
post #17924 of 38704
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Trying to decide on which PSU purchase; my setup would be a i5-3570k and a 7970. Would there be any problems if I were to choose this 550W PSU? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151119
Will that PSU be sufficient for my system? More importantly, would it be able to handle it on a OC load? If not, what wattage should I be looking at, considering my setup?


You can use this tool for basic calculation of what watts are needed for your components

7970 needs a 750 Watt power supply unit as minimum.

http://www.extreme.outervision.com/psucalculator.jsp
Edited by evolutionxxx86 - 11/15/12 at 10:53am
post #17925 of 38704
Thats ignorant. 7970 doesn't need 750W. With 750W you can run 2 of them. 550W is enough for 1 if you buy a quality PSU.
post #17926 of 38704
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Thats ignorant. 7970 doesn't need 750W. With 750W you can run 2 of them. 550W is enough for 1 if you buy a quality PSU.

sure it could use only a 550watt @ stock settings,but he wants to OC it too, duh.
post #17927 of 38704
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Thats ignorant. 7970 doesn't need 750W. With 750W you can run 2 of them. 550W is enough for 1 if you buy a quality PSU.

Agreed.

Amd recommends a 500 watt power supply min. If your overclocking the gpu and cpu, then might want to go with a 550-600 watt one.
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post #17928 of 38704
My rig setup below is OC'd and pulls ~320w max from the wall fully loaded when GPU crunching.

I'm running a 550w PSU, but it is rated a continuous 550w.
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post #17929 of 38704
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Originally Posted by Andrazh View Post

Thats ignorant. 7970 doesn't need 750W. With 750W you can run 2 of them. 550W is enough for 1 if you buy a quality PSU.

thought I put 500watts minimum on 7970, my bad.
Edited by evolutionxxx86 - 11/15/12 at 11:57am
post #17930 of 38704
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sure it could use only a 550watt @ stock settings,but he wants to OC it too, duh.
Ha, thats funny. My friend owns 2 7970's, both oc to 1200mhz and he draws a total (including the rest of the system, including his OC'ed 3570k) of 735 watts
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