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Just received my Sapphire 7970 today! Just registered and subscribed.

I was wondering how B3 runs for you guy's with this card? Mine seems pretty crappy haha, but for the rest of my games it runs great.

and could someone provide me the link to the newest drivers?

Thanks biggrin.gif
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Correct. You only disable ULPS if you use AB or Trixx and crossfire. Single cards don't use ULPS.

Single cards do go into ULPS. Just turn off your screen, wait a minute, and the GPU and its fan will shut down. I noticed a good 15 W drop in power consumption on my power meter.
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Denim said he was going to do a few tests on this... and mine was bottlenecking in eyefinity with my tri-fire setup yet everyone else that said they didn't have the same problem seemed to also have a 2600k with HT still on. hmmmm thumb.gif
    
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Single cards do go into ULPS. Just turn off your screen, wait a minute, and the GPU and its fan will shut down. I noticed a good 15 W drop in power consumption on my power meter.


ULPS was one of the many features AMD had briefed us about in September when they introduced the 5000 series, where ULPS allows AMD to power down the slave card(s) in a Crossfire configuration to a state even lower than idle. For the 5870/5970, this meant being able to reduce the slave(s) from 27W at idle to 20W under ULPS.


http://www.anandtech.com/show/2940/2
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I'm a little confused. Hyper threading does not effect game play. Other than the extra GPU processing I can't imagine how it made much difference?
My i7 950 (4 Core) HT runs on par with a FX 8150. It's just a sliver behind a i5 2500K.
The 2500K bottle necking you crossfire seems weird, when it dosent bottle neck the i7 950.

I only game on 1080p so I guess the 2500k wasn't able to keep up with two 7970s, which makes a little sense since these 7970s are monsters.

The 2500k didn't necessarily bottleneck me. I was still getting 60+ fps in most instances. It did drop to 50-60fps at times (75% GPU usage), which to me, wasn't acceptable for spending $1200 in video cards and can't get above 50fps. With the 2500k, my GPUs are running at 75-95%. With the 2600k, my GPUs are pegged at 98-99%. A couple fellows on [h]ardforum has the same experience with 75-95% GPU usage who are on 2500k.

Do I notice a difference while playing? Not really since with either CPUs, I always sit around 100fps, but at least with the 2600k, I don't go below 60. And it's good to know, for peace of mind, that my $1200 is well spent if both my cards are working 99%, not 75%.

That alone to me is $100 well spent to change 2500k to 2600k.
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Try the automatic one I posted some pages back. It's in the OP as well.

Wow, thanks for all the replies guys. Ok to recap.

I have tried flashing in Windows using the Atiwinflash, this results in "No valid adapter could be found! Video Bios not updated".

In dos using atiflash i get "adapter not found" when running atiflash -i

With the automatic updater exe that you posted. It looks like it is working then gets to the end and says "Adapter 0 SSID Mismatched".

Yes in Windows I have the drivers installed also. I really can't work this out. I have tried bios switch in 1 and 2.

Thanks for your help guys.
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It'll only work on switch 1; BIOS switch 2 is the failsafe locked original BIOS, for when you screw things up on 1 wink.gif

Just so you know.
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ULPS was one of the many features AMD had briefed us about in September when they introduced the 5000 series, where ULPS allows AMD to power down the slave card(s) in a Crossfire configuration to a state even lower than idle. For the 5870/5970, this meant being able to reduce the slave(s) from 27W at idle to 20W under ULPS.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/2940/2

I must have been referring to ZCP (Zero Core Power), which I believe is also turned off using the same registry switches.
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^ Bingo wink.gif zeroCore is what switches the GPU effectively "off" (~3W), whereas ULPS leaves it "on" running at super-low clocks, ~20W
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It'll only work on switch 1; BIOS switch 2 is the failsafe locked original BIOS, for when you screw things up on 1 wink.gif
Just so you know.

Ok thanks for that info. Currently on Switch position 1. Tried all of the above and still the same. Anyone else with a XFX Core Card that has successfully flashed another bios?
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