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Pretty sure it's black, like most of the reference cards are. I have the MSI version and they're also black as well.

Seems Fry's Electronics might be getting the ASUS version in store by tomorrow and I'm thinking between that or order online a Sapphire. Like to keep it on a cash only basis for personal reasons. Need the PCB to be black though. Red would be an eye sore. I'm going to take a ride and check it out.

When you order online if something goes wrong it's a shipping cost to return. In store purchase is a ride down the road. Plus, I'd like to keep my side spending hobby from spouse who'd not appreciate finding out through a credit card charge. tongue.gif yeah I know....
     
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Registered, but forgot to mention that I have 2 of them.
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Been noticing something a bit strange about my 7970's as of a late. Whenever I watch a video, say on youtube, or similar site, the temp will go up as much as 10 - 13 degrees, something that never happened with my GTX 570. The videos I'm watching or not even great quality by any means. The 570 temps would increase about 4 or 5 degrees max. The 7970 is totally different in that regard. Anybody else experiencing this?

I've also noticed sometimes just surfing the web my temp will increase ~10C or so and I see the card is at full 1.3v like its being required to do something. Other times the voltage will drop back down to normal desktop .95v and the temp will go back down. I haven't found a rhyme or reason to it yet (no Youtube).
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Well, I've switched over to BIOS 2 on both cards. Upped the voltage to 1200mv, core @ 1150, memory @ 1550. Switching the BIOS over to 2 made it so that my system doesn't crash upon playing a game as it did with BIOS 1. Is there any reason for this? Unfortunately, I can only manage to run at these speeds for a few minutes before artifacts start to show up. I've played around with the voltage settings from 1174 (stock) and 1200mv, with various settings. I can't seem to get a stable OC no matter what I try.

Any suggestions?
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I've also noticed sometimes just surfing the web my temp will increase ~10C or so and I see the card is at full 1.3v like its being required to do something. Other times the voltage will drop back down to normal desktop .95v and the temp will go back down. I haven't found a rhyme or reason to it yet (no Youtube).

Hmm. Interesting. This just happened to me a few mins ago
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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?

These are the exact same BIOS', the only difference is the clock limits have been expanded through the bios in the 120104. This still can be achieved with the 111220 using Afterburner or GPU tweak.
I would stick to the 111220 since it is the retail version BIOS and not a "test" beta bios.
Ive tested both and there is no "better" BIOS when it comes to overclocking. thumb.gif

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Well, I've switched over to BIOS 2 on both cards. Upped the voltage to 1200mv, core @ 1150, memory @ 1550. Switching the BIOS over to 2 made it so that my system doesn't crash upon playing a game as it did with BIOS 1. Is there any reason for this? Unfortunately, I can only manage to run at these speeds for a few minutes before artifacts start to show up. I've played around with the voltage settings from 1174 (stock) and 1200mv, with various settings. I can't seem to get a stable OC no matter what I try.
Any suggestions?

If its artifacting, its unstable, try dropping the clocks. Some cards do 1300mhz some only do 1050mhz... it's luck of the draw unfortunately.


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

use this command to flash all cards....
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atiflash.exe -fs -pa (biosname.bin)

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I see the GIGABYTE GV-R797OC-3GD Radeon HD comes at 1000Mhz Core. Only difference between it and the reference is the non-reference cooler. Do you guys think it will OC higher than reference based on the better air cooling in theory?

I'm not sure if I should go reference or keep hanging on for the MSI Lightning version in hopes it will OC like a beast. Hard to say since reference cards are already hitting the 1175-1200Mhz Core range if the 28nm fab can even OC higher than that. Has to be a limit somewhere. Also noticed those on water are about 1250Mhz. Anyone on water get higher or hit the 1300Mhz mark?
     
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I see the GIGABYTE GV-R797OC-3GD Radeon HD comes at 1000Mhz Core. Only difference between it and the reference is the non-reference cooler. Do you guys think it will OC higher than reference based on the better air cooling in theory?
I'm not sure if I should go reference or keep hanging on for the MSI Lightning version in hopes it will OC like a beast. Hard to say since reference cards are already hitting the 1175-1200Mhz Core range if the 28nm fab can even OC higher than that. Has to be a limit somewhere. Also noticed those on water are about 1250Mhz. Anyone on water get higher or hit the 1300Mhz mark?

most cards will overclock same right now because voltage is capped at 1.3v
     
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Well, here it is. Anxiously awaiting Monday when UPS delivers me two more monitors!

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