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Originally Posted by Denim-187 View Post

Just the fact that it makes your 7970 voltage modifiable and extends the ability to further overclock your core and memory clocks passed the default CCC 1125/1500.
Its basically an overclocking BIOS.

My MSI 7970 OC's to 1250 very easily, will it be worth my time to change the BIOS? What exactly is the CCC (Sorry, I've just upgrade from my GTX260, a lot of this is very new to me. biggrin.gif)
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Ok this is absolutely nuts.... was just playing BF3 in eyefinity ( 5908x1080 ) and previously I had just been using the same video settings that I had set with my 6990/50 tri-fire which was pretty much all high, no AO, 8x af, no blur, no AA, fxaa low. This was netting me high fps but still some drops under 60 in big situations. I normally just set maxvariablefps to 55 (because of screen tearing) and it really never dipped. Well I decided to see what this gpu could handle at the clocks I'm pushing it at so I clicked all texture settings to ULTRA, 0xmsaa, FXAA High, no blur, 16x AF, HBAO. The first thing I noticed was my fps at the deployment screen didn't budge. I didn't play immediately because I thought it was a fluke so I restarted BF3, origin, batlelog, etc.... Jump back in the same server on the same map and set my maxvariablefps to 55 as usual and WOW! First off Ultra everything at this resolution is incredible and looks like I'm running msaa even though I'm not! NEXT thing I noticed was my fps hardly ever dipped under the set maxvarible except crazy huge explosions!!! WHAT THE HELL!!!!

In huge firefights with exploding vehicles it would do a quick dip in to the mid 40's but couldn't actually feel it in the game. I turned off Fraps and just played an entire match to see how the game felt and it was uber smooth and I'm just completely floored at this.

Of course I had to try it with MSAA on and it quickly shot down in to the high 20's low 30's hahaha..

Also note: In Sharqi when I'm far out from the city and looking in my fps will hit mid 40's but that's honestly the lowest I'm getting... this is incredible. Newegg needs to fuggin stock up again I need xfire! thumb.gif

Just wanted to express my joy, I mean seriously this just blows my tri-fire 6xxx out of the water!



EDIT: Played a few more karkand maps in 64 player... I'd say my avg stays around 50fps actually. Either way it seems the gpu usage goes up the higher I put the settings? I'm not using AB so I can't verify that at the moment and honestly I hate AB so I won't be checking LOL. Regardless I messed around with the settings to get a steady 70fps now with maxvariablefps. WOOT
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Original CCC limit for mem clock is 1575 not 1500

My bad, yeah 1575mhz

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My MSI 7970 OC's to 1250 very easily, will it be worth my time to change the BIOS? What exactly is the CCC (Sorry, I've just upgrade from my GTX260, a lot of this is very new to me. biggrin.gif)

CCC Catalyst Control Centre, If your MSI's BIOS is netting you 1250 mhz then no there is definitely no need to update to the ASUS BIOS.
Did your card come unlocked?
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according to you is 1.231-1.25v safe for 24\7 daily use on air? i'm doing some tests and i think that at this voltage i can hold 1250mhz
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according to you is 1.231-1.25v safe for 24\7 daily use on air? i'm doing some tests and i think that at this voltage i can hold 1250mhz

If your ears can handle all that dB, sure.
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If your ears can handle all that dB, sure.

thanks, so there is no risk of damaging the card? (assuming that the temps are ok)
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Originally Posted by Denim-187 View Post

Just the fact that it makes your 7970 voltage modifiable and extends the ability to further overclock your core and memory clocks passed the default CCC 1125/1500.
Its basically an overclocking BIOS.

I haven't flashed my Sapphire cards yet, just enabled unoffical overclocking in MSI AB. I could set votlage to 1.3 and clocks alot higher than that if I wanted to
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thanks, so there is no risk of damaging the card? (assuming that the temps are ok)

What are your temps? And do you really need 1.25ghz all the time? I mean unless you're gaming 24/7...
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What are your temps? And do you really need 1.25ghz all the time? I mean unless you're gaming 24/7...

no no, with 24\7 i do not mean that i'm keeping 1250mhz 24\7 but only when i play. My temps are good i think (max 65 in game)
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I haven't flashed my Sapphire cards yet, just enabled unoffical overclocking in MSI AB. I could set votlage to 1.3 and clocks alot higher than that if I wanted to

Yeah sure you can set the voltage to 1.3 but unfortunately they don't apply unless you flash to an unlocked BIOS.
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