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I used the DOS flash posted in the OP; Asus.HD7970.3072.111220
Do I need to use the Asus Tweak software exclusively?


No, no need. Just uninstall everything (including Afterburner, Trixx or whatever you use) before flashing to avoid possible conflicts then flash from DOS with the latest ASUS BIOS. Restart PC and install Catalyst.

 

 

 

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Is Asus.HD7970.3072.120104 better than Asus.HD7970.3072.111220? What are the differences? Since the number is higher does that indicate that the first one is newer?
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Denim posted a guide a few pages back on Asus bios flashing.
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The only advantage I see with lower ASIC VID, is that you can keep your temp lower.

My Quad-Fire set-up is rock-stable at 1250/1600, with 3 cards at 1.237v and the 4th one at 1.175v. So everything is nice and cool at those voltages. smile.gif

So IF we are able to unlock the +0.125v limit someday, then I will be able to get a much higher OC since I'm already at 1250/1600 with really low and cool voltage. smile.gif

Also, I did compared VRAM speed at 1700 vs 1600 extensively, and I get lower results at 1700 vs 1600 in 3D marks 11, Heaven, Metro 2033 and Vantage. So I left my 4 cards at 1600.

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Originally Posted by Outcasst View Post

Is Asus.HD7970.3072.120104 better than Asus.HD7970.3072.111220? What are the differences? Since the number is higher does that indicate that the first one is newer?


This is the test OC BIOS. Some claimed they clock better with Asus.HD7970.3072.120104. So far there's no way to dissect the BIOS to see the difference.
 

 

 

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Also, I did compared VRAM speed at 1700 vs 1600 extensively, and I get lower results at 1700 vs 1600 in 3D marks 11, Heaven, Metro 2033 and Vantage. So I left my 4 cards at 1600.
Higher is not always better. smile.gif

I also noticed that in heaven.
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All games, even benchmarks like 3DMark 11 and Ungine Heaven gives me this strange fps-drop ..

Do you have Afterburner OSD running while this is happening? Is GPU usage dropping with the FPS drop?
    
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To those that are wanting to flash their bios and are not using Denim's guide. Use this

Tahiti_XT_C3860100_X00_BIOS_Dec20_2011.zip 420k .zip file

It'll do everything for you. Just run it

That said. Here's my score overclocking to 1200/1600 with 1.25v (I haven't played with the volts much yet) Max temps were right around 70c with a peak of 72c

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The only advantage I see with lower ASIC VID, is that you can keep your temp lower.
My Quad-Fire set-up is rock-stable at 1250/1600, with 3 cards at 1.237v and the 4th one at 1.175v. So everything is nice and cool at those voltages. smile.gif
So IF we are able to unlock the +0.125v limit someday, then I will be able to get a much higher OC since I'm already at 1250/1600 with really low and cool voltage. smile.gif
Also, I did compared VRAM speed at 1700 vs 1600 extensively, and I get lower results at 1700 vs 1600 in 3D marks 11, Heaven, Metro 2033 and Vantage. So I left my 4 cards at 1600.
Higher is not always better. smile.gif

On my 6950's and 6990 and tri-fire this seemed to be the same for me, but on my single gpu the higher I turn the memory clock the better my score gets... maybe it's a multi-gpu thing?
    
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To those that are wanting to flash their bios and are not using Denim's guide. Use this

Tahiti_XT_C3860100_X00_BIOS_Dec20_2011.zip 420k .zip file
It'll do everything for you. Just run it

Will it flash all the cards in a CrossfireX setup, or only card #1?
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