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can you give me advice sir,.. i have a friend selling his amsung 27 inch monitor,.. it his full hd screen and 60 hz ,.. but my problem is i dont know whta should i upgrade first,.. my gpu or my tv ? currently have 7870 myst gpu and a sont bravia tv 32 inch 720 p.... if you are me guys what should i upgrade first? thanks in advance
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I'd upgrade the monitor first...overclock the card and it'll cope with 1080p with some lowered detailes (shadows, no ssao)
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thanks sir,.. when in full hd resolution sir,.. what fps should i be targeting ? is 40 fps to 50 is enough? with all max settings except anti aliasing?
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there are also some very good air coolers available for your cards. The stock Gigabyte coolers aren't bad either!

Right now I'm running Metro LL on just one of the cards and it looks great and doesn't sound too bad at all for fan noise. I'm hoping that adding the second card will split the load between the 2 cards and take the fan noise down further. That being said, yeah, I envy your setup no doubt. Those temps are impressive. Eventually I'll upgrade to a loop and a pair of reference cards, but those cards will be at least a couple of generations away. In the mean time, if games look this good on just 1 7950 I'm looking to see what I can get out of two, especially if they stay cool enough to OC.
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there are also some very good air coolers available for your cards. The stock Gigabyte coolers aren't bad either!

Right now I'm running Metro LL on just one of the cards and it looks great and doesn't sound too bad at all for fan noise. I'm hoping that adding the second card will split the load between the 2 cards and take the fan noise down further. That being said, yeah, I envy your setup no doubt. Those temps are impressive. Eventually I'll upgrade to a loop and a pair of reference cards, but those cards will be at least a couple of generations away. In the mean time, if games look this good on just 1 7950 I'm looking to see what I can get out of two, especially if they stay cool enough to OC.
Once you get your cooling sorted out, they'll be great.
Two 7950's will give you some excellent gaming power. And they do have good stock cooling. Enjoy those cards you have now, I wouldn't rush into getting replacements for them, you've got lots of horsepower there!thumb.gif
    
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I like my Windforce rev 1 7970 but it sucks for litecoin mining...I'm gonna sell it locally and with the $ I can get two used msi ref cards, it's crazy.
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I still haven't figured out how to use Radeon Pro but the frame counter does show up. Metro LL is running at 70+ FPS at 1440 on high settings? Can that be right?
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Finally got my 7950 under water.

Seem to have found a stable OC @ 1325MHz/1.25v



Ignoring the first split between the two graphs which I suppose is me minimizing Heaven and getting it ready for benchmark, it looks like the core clock dropped quite a few times during it. No artifacts or anything, temps.. well, they speak for themselves. Power slider is +20%. This.. is throttling, right?

Here are valley results




I ran it again at 1300, and framerate was 27.1 vs 27.7. Pretty close to 1:1 gains for the extra 25MHz. There were a lot less bumps in the core clock though. In both runs GPU usage held steady at 99%

And again at 1200, framerate was 26. Almost no bumps in core clock.

So, 10% higher core clock results in 6.5% higher performance?


If I am throttling what are my options?
Edited by Derpinheimer - 8/22/13 at 9:29pm
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I still haven't figured out how to use Radeon Pro but the frame counter does show up. Metro LL is running at 70+ FPS at 1440 on high settings? Can that be right?
Well, it's GTA IV, but it works for me...........
    
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I mean, does 1 7950 really run Metro LL at 1440 on high settings at 70+ FPS? I know that these cards are respectable but that"s a lot higher than I would have expected at that resolution. Not that I'm complaining if the 70+ is legit smile.gif
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