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I've been getting PM's on how to flash the Cards using atiflash. Here's a simple guide to use thumb.gif

1. You will need to make a bootable USB or CD.. (preferably USB)

Use these tools to format the USB.
TOOLS.zip 708k .zip file

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2. After you have formatted, download and rename the following BIOS to AsusOC.bin, then throw it onto the USB.
Asus.HD7970.3072.111220.zip 41k .zip file

And ATIflash.exe also to be on the USB.
atiflash.zip 580k .zip file


3. Once the USB has been made bootable and both Atiflash and the ASUS OC bios are both on the USB, set your motherboards bios to boot from the USB.

4. After you have successfully booted through the USB, you will be taken to a DOS prompt. From there you will type the following:

For Primary (1st) GPU
Code:
atiflash.exe -fs -p 0 Asusoc.bin

For Slave (2nd) GPU
Code:
atiflash.exe -fs -p 1 Asusoc.bin


If the adapters arent "found", use this line to correctly identify the adapter numbers.
Code:
atiflash.exe -i


After successful flashing, shutdown the system and remove the USB. Boot into windows normally.
Edited by Denim-187 - 1/28/12 at 8:46am
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Is there a backup command to make a copy of the current BIOS? Or is exporting it via GPU-Z the same thing?
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500 Mhz across 8 threads adds up man
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Quote:
Originally Posted by WiL11o6 View Post

To all CF 7970 only (unless you know):
I will point at you Denim, and other 2600k owners. He gets 100+ fps on 64-player maps (and others), albeit it's a 5ghz overclock vs my 4.5ghz, but I don't think 500mhz is going to gain 20+ fps. How do your CF 7970 run as far as GPU usage goes, ONLY on FULL 64-player maps? Can someone verify this? If a 2600k is going to net me +20 more fps, I'd rather switch out my 2500k for a 2600k!

Hmmm i'll try disabling Hyperthreading see if it makes a difference thumb.gif and i'll also downclock to 4.5ghz for the accuracy.

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Is there a backup command to make a copy of the current BIOS? Or is exporting it via GPU-Z the same thing?

GPU-z is the same thing and very reliable.
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To all CF 7970 only (unless you know):
How important is CPU in 64-player BF3 multiplayer? I am running a 2500k @ 4.5ghz
I just finally got everything running, and in single player, 32-player multiplayer, both my GPUs sit at constant 95-99% usage, netting me a good 120 average fps. Once I join a 64-player server map, mainly the new Karkand maps like, Gulf of Omen, Sharqi Pennisula, and Strike at Karkand, my GPU usage on both cards fluctuate from 75-99%, and mostly sits around 85%. This brings my fps down to around 80 or so during intense firefights and sometimes down to 60 when I am overviewing the map from above.
Now, from what I read, as long as you have a new generation quad core, you should be fine because BF3 is more so GPU dependent. However, it seems like from what I have gathered from some people on here and in [h]ardforum is that a couple people like myself, with overclocked 2500k are getting dips into the 60fps (75-99% GPU CF) range on these 64-player multiplayer maps, but getting 120fps on 32-player as state above.
Seems like the people who are getting 100+ fps, never dipping under 80fps, even on 64-player maps are the people with 2600k CPUs or older i7's. My 2500k folks are dipping into the 60s, while the 2600k folks here are getting above 80+. It's hard to believe that a 2600k is netting at LEAST 20+ fps vs a 2500k when I got a 2500k mainly because I read that these two are almost identical for gaming.
I will point at you Denim, and other 2600k owners. He gets 100+ fps on 64-player maps (and others), albeit it's a 5ghz overclock vs my 4.5ghz, but I don't think 500mhz is going to gain 20+ fps. How do your CF 7970 run as far as GPU usage goes, ONLY on FULL 64-player maps? Can someone verify this? If a 2600k is going to net me +20 more fps, I'd rather switch out my 2500k for a 2600k!


Hey Will,

I just ran a benchmark using fraps on Gulf of Oman probably the most intensive map you can view below.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AtfCn9E5rfK2dE5IelRYMGw1VkJrZWZJZDVBdVlaNnc&hl=en_US#gid=0

I started the bench in an intense fight guarding F in Oman the craziest point me thinks.

My 2600k CPU is OC'd to 4.8
My GPU's are running stock clocks

smooth as butter except when I try to record a video with fraps 2 second pause understandable.
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Hey Denim thanks for posting that smile.gif so flashing to this bios unlocks more overclocking capability basically?
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Here is the graph from a 5 minute run through of Caspian Border, 64 Players. CPU is at 4.6GHz with HT OFF.

P.S the dip in the middle is when I alt+tabbed out.

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I saw a low of around 58 and a max of 85.

I will run again with HT on now.
Edited by Outcasst - 1/28/12 at 9:03am
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Here is the graph from a 5 minute run through of Caspian Border, 64 Players. CPU is at 4.6GHz with HT OFF.
P.S the dip in the middle is when I alt+tabbed out.
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I saw a low of around 58 and a max of 85.

What's your 3dmark score with those OC configs?
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that asus 7970 is no longer on newegg?
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Caspian Border, 64 Players.
Hyperthreading Disabled
P.S the dip in the middle is when I alt+tabbed out.

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Hyperthreading Enabled
Same server, same map and roughly in the same area.

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