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I'm curious - did any other asus cards have these black lines on the caps? It seems odd that part of the manufacturing process involves taking a sharpee to the capacitors.

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post #2542 of 38704
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Well, here it is. Anxiously awaiting Monday when UPS delivers me two more monitors!
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Your 2 extra monitors would really like another 7970.
 
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post #2543 of 38704
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Your 2 extra monitors would really like another 7970.

Ha! I'm sure they would. Soon.
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Just a quick question for you guys. I am thinking about getting this card and wanted to know what the game play (fps) is like on bf3 multi 64 player mode with 3 monitors. Ever since I saw videos of eyefinity and nvidia surround I can't stop thinking about wanting it. I can't decide weather a single 7970 will do the trick at 5760x1080 on ultra settings with no aa or motion blur or adding a second MSI card (the one I currently have). As of now my card does very well on one monitor avg'ing 60-70fps with my current oc and in game settings. I would like some to hear what you guys think since you have the card.
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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?

I'm at 1390Mhz so far using an EK waterblock. With the reference cooler I could only do 1225-1250 before crashing. Seems like cooling the VRMs makes the biggest difference as the stock fan at 100% will keep the GPU relatively cool.
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Just a quick question for you guys. I am thinking about getting this card and wanted to know what the game play (fps) is like on bf3 multi 64 player mode with 3 monitors. Ever since I saw videos of eyefinity and nvidia surround I can't stop thinking about wanting it. I can't decide weather a single 7970 will do the trick at 5760x1080 on ultra settings with no aa or motion blur or adding a second MSI card (the one I currently have). As of now my card does very well on one monitor avg'ing 60-70fps with my current oc and in game settings. I would like some to hear what you guys think since you have the card.
Thanks
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Take your current frames per second and cut them in half for 3 screens. Eyefinity is very taxing on gpu's. Especially on multiplayer bf3. To enjoy eyefinity properly id strongly recommed a second 7970.
 
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Darn it, still waiting on PPCS' delivery of backplates. Damn I hate PPCS, but they were the only game in town with the plates.
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I'm curious - did any other asus cards have these black lines on the caps? It seems odd that part of the manufacturing process involves taking a sharpee to the capacitors.
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It's called QC (Quality Control)

That's pretty standard really.
     
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I'm curious - did any other asus cards have these black lines on the caps? It seems odd that part of the manufacturing process involves taking a sharpee to the capacitors.
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My caps had blue sharpy on them lol...


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Hey guys, I've been tinkering, albeit slowly due to work, with overclocking my cards and I have a question. My cards will play BF3 and at times I go to a black screen and the system freezes entirely. I must do a reset via my tower. My question is: is this a tell-tale sign of something specific? Do I simply have too low voltage? Previously when I was attempting to OC my single card, I'd get driver crashes. Keep in mind my components worked fine previously using my SLI 580's and I am on a new install of windows, using latest AB beta. I'm going for simply the max CCC clocks, and my voltage last time was at 1.149mv. I'm bumping it up, but I want to know if it just needs more volts or what?
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