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Originally Posted by disintegratorx View Post

Ehh, depends on what game you're talking about. For me to be able to play BF3 at around 60+ frames per second, I had to overclock my 7970 to 1110 and memory to 1500 as well as apply a few other tweaks, so its really depending on the game that you're trying to get that much performance out of.

shouldnt a 7970 already have had 6Ghz Memory??
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Originally Posted by hollowxx View Post

if it for games dont go for the FX lol go with intel ivy i5 3570k should be a blast if it for work and multitreads well go with the FX but FX sucks for Gaming

the 4 cores do,

my FX is Fine.
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I feel as if my 7950 isnt performing as it should. Shouldn't i be able to play in 1080p in high settings with like 60+fps?

Whats your 3d Mark Score?, 7950 @ 900Mhz should get like 8K Minimum.
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It was above 8k
    
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i get 8500~ at 900Mhz, and around 10K~ at 1.1Ghz.

3d Score (not combined).
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the 7950 is a good card.

However it alone will not max out games at 1080p, well at least some of them. Most games it not a problem, but then there is metro 2033, farycry 3, hitman absolution , sleeping dogs. All Tax video cards hard.

At stock speeds the 7950 isn't all that great, but when it overclock it past 1100 core and 1400 mem it really starts to show its power. I pretty much run a solid 60fps in most games on ultra specs, no aa. With the exceptions being those listed above, where i usually just turn down one setting, and i'm back at 60fps.

The FX processors do really well for their price point in gaming. Well at least the Vishera chips do. (piledriver) Bulldozer chips well they do ok, but only when overclocked like crazy. My 8120@ 4.9ghz does well in most things. Single thread i'm on par with a 4ghz thuban scoring 1.22 single core in cinebench. So if the game doesn't take advantage of more than one core, it simply sucks on the AMD platform or doesn't come close to intels performance.
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1.3v
depends on chip also.
I run 1200mhz when I game and 12.6v then and I am on air.
desktop use its way lower.

I think the stock voltage for 7950 is 993-1093mv, so it is slighly slightly lower compared to the 7970.
Maybe the 1.25v is maximum for 7950?
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I hope you mean 1.26 and not 12.6 lmao.
What is the stock voltage for the 7950 boost?
Running at 1200/1500 at 1.15 V /1.6 V respectively; wondering where I am standing in comparison to the boost.

My worst card needs 1.25v for 1100mhz core, not sure if I should try 1.3v, still as I said temperature is not a problem as it's under water.
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the 7950 is a good card.
However it alone will not max out games at 1080p, well at least some of them. Most games it not a problem, but then there is metro 2033, farycry 3, hitman absolution , sleeping dogs. All Tax video cards hard.
At stock speeds the 7950 isn't all that great, but when it overclock it past 1100 core and 1400 mem it really starts to show its power. I pretty much run a solid 60fps in most games on ultra specs, no aa. With the exceptions being those listed above, where i usually just turn down one setting, and i'm back at 60fps.
The FX processors do really well for their price point in gaming. Well at least the Vishera chips do. (piledriver) Bulldozer chips well they do ok, but only when overclocked like crazy. My 8120@ 4.9ghz does well in most things. Single thread i'm on par with a 4ghz thuban scoring 1.22 single core in cinebench. So if the game doesn't take advantage of more than one core, it simply sucks on the AMD platform or doesn't come close to intels performance.


seeing how the industry has hit a 3 - 4Ghz Barrier for Stock clocking their chips, it makes sense to program and optimize for Multiple Threads.

Trying to cram so much data on a single 3-4Ghz Core vs spreading them out to 3 or 4 cores at 4 Ghz......

Intel Chips Shine on Apps and Games that are still running a Single Thread Compiler, while AMD catches up a lil in Multi Threaded ones.

AMD Really only shines w/ FX When you do about 8 or 9 CPU Taxing things at once (Several Max speed/priority virus/~ware scans, exporting/compressing video, and running multiple instances.

At one point I was running a Virus Scan, MS SE Scan, Malware Bytes Scan, Spybot Scan (all at max speed)[spread onto left screen], and still editing and compressing video on center screen. while applying realtime 1080p custom special effects to another video minimized, and rendering the updated 3d scene to a 1080p X264 from 3ds Max.

Pressing the start button or an Icon that's pinned on taskbar was still an immediate response and programs still loaded up quickly if not instantly. I was still able to watch YT Videos during the above too. bringing up the virtual machine for legacy XP Effects Applications is also equally responsive.

granted,
- The H.264 Compession could be prolly offloaded to the GPU to make room for other threads, but Vegas seems to crash when i used DirectCompute on my 7950, (waiting for Sony support to address the issue for the last 8 months.)

-The Rendering from Max uses GPU for most of the work but still uses alot of CPU

- Virus Scans at Full Speed/Max Priority take up most of the CPU, Rendering Special Effects from Adobe Take a Chunk too (again Direct Compute doesnt work for Aft.Effects).




Tried a Similar Scenerio on a i5, and the system locked up (well, you pressed the start menu button and it takes about 30 seconds to come up, then you have to wait for it to load. i7 was the same.
most i3's would crash.
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I think the stock voltage for 7950 is 993-1093mv, so it is slighly slightly lower compared to the 7970.
Maybe the 1.25v is maximum for 7950?
My worst card needs 1.25v for 1100mhz core, not sure if I should try 1.3v, still as I said temperature is not a problem as it's under water.

Temperature is only 1 factor,

dumping so much overvolt into an I.C. will still kill it quicker, regardless of temperature.

I've seen people run their cards at 1.3v with decent temps, but after a lil under a year, GPU went bye bye.
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the 7950 is a good card.
However it alone will not max out games at 1080p, well at least some of them. Most games it not a problem, but then there is metro 2033, farycry 3, hitman absolution , sleeping dogs. All Tax video cards hard.
At stock speeds the 7950 isn't all that great, but when it overclock it past 1100 core and 1400 mem it really starts to show its power. I pretty much run a solid 60fps in most games on ultra specs, no aa. With the exceptions being those listed above, where i usually just turn down one setting, and i'm back at 60fps.
The FX processors do really well for their price point in gaming. Well at least the Vishera chips do. (piledriver) Bulldozer chips well they do ok, but only when overclocked like crazy. My 8120@ 4.9ghz does well in most things. Single thread i'm on par with a 4ghz thuban scoring 1.22 single core in cinebench. So if the game doesn't take advantage of more than one core, it simply sucks on the AMD platform or doesn't come close to intels performance.

If I wasnt a Die hard AMD Fanboy from the K6's on up, I'd have an i7 Ivy Bridge..

But Im am an AMD Fanboy, so I back my FX8Core, like i said above, 8 integer cores has advantages over the IBs 4, No one ever benchmark's them like that.

in fact, If I ran Cinebench while doing all of what I did, it would complete and give me a score.

i bet if I was able to get Chinebench to run on a i5 or i7 while doing all that, it would be an Abysmal score.
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