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It's getting reaaaally difficult to be patient and hold off for the 7990! biggrin.gif

I'm right with you there, bud! Possibly with the exception of decently priced ASUS or MSI 7970 actually in stock to buy. thumb.gif
    
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GoldenTiger, I love you. Thanks for taking the time to test that. I'm less worried about the switch now. I'm surprised that even at 1080p, you are pulling 2gb of vram usage, that's insane! I'm glad to hear there's no stuttering and I'm also surprised the minimum fps is actually quite high at 50. My 570s occasionally dips into 40s and averages around 80. Nice to know the 7970 can keep up at around 70 fps average. I'll just miss the meaningless benchmarks because I was hitting 11k on 3dmark11, now it'll be down to 8k, but at least I can max ultra and 4x MSAA in bf3.
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I'm right with you there, bud! Possibly with the exception of decently priced ASUS or MSI 7970 actually in stock to buy. thumb.gif

I plan to run Tri-fire that's why I need the 7990 so I only take up two pci slots biggrin.gif My 6990/70 trifire now will hold me over haha. These cards are just showing their true nature and they've only been released a couple days! BEAAAAAAAST!
    
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How are you guys preventing the card from potentially throttling when using OC software besides CCC? Currently, I'm only using CCC, and increasing Powertune to max (+20), but I would like to OC past the current clock limits. I was using Sapphire Trixx previously, but I wasn't sure if disabling CCC would prevent the over-watt protection.
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I plan to run Tri-fire that's why I need the 7990 so I only take up two pci slots biggrin.gif My 6990/70 trifire now will hold me over haha. These cards are just showing their true nature and they've only been released a couple days! BEAAAAAAAST!

Bleh~! Try having a GTX 480 hold you over til 7990 comes out! Although it will be really interesting to see what non-reference variations are released by that time as well. I'm praying ASUS does an Ares II that will put the Mars II to shame. And MSI's Twin Frozr cooler on a 7970?! ****!! thumb.gif

On a side note, it's funny seeing Sapphire and Diamond cards randomly become "In Stock" on Newegg lol!
    
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I'll probably run the accelero cooling setup on the 7990 if they make it in time and then the single card will hopefully be an msi frozr if it's out biggrin.gif
    
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How are you guys preventing the card from potentially throttling when using OC software besides CCC? Currently, I'm only using CCC, and increasing Powertune to max (+20), but I would like to OC past the current clock limits. I was using Sapphire Trixx previously, but I wasn't sure if disabling CCC would prevent the over-watt protection.

If you use Saphire Trixx then uncheck the overdrive box in CCC so it disables all of that mess. Then in Trixx check the "disable ulps" box and restart. Now up the voltage and set your clocks. You shouldn't have to do anything in ccc for over clocking. (This is how it's been at least... new cards may be a little different but it's worth a shot).
    
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Guys i cannot stress this enough... Afterburner and techpowerup Gpu tool or OCCT are the most accurate ways to test for absolute stability.
I was able to max the sliders in CCC and run benchmarks with no problems, but i did notice minor little artifacts. 
I then used GPU tool and it showed me where the cards where missing renders.
To my surprise, it gave me my 100% stable stock voltage overclock which was 1070/1575 mhz. 
This performed better than when i had the sliders maxxed in CCC due to the fact that it wasn't a stable overclock.
Just because you can max the sliders and finish bemchmarks, doesnt mean your overclock is completely stable. 
Good luckkkkk yooo
Yup, 1070 MHz core is the current stable limit it seems.
You could game at a higher clock, but your mileage may vary.

BTW, I've found that OCCT 3.1 works the best for stressing the GPU.
The newest version still isn't quite there.
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Tools for flashing 7970 bios : TOOLS.zip 708k .zip file

ASUS 7970 classified bios: 7970Classified.zip 621k .zip file

PM me for help on flashing.



-Evil Penguin. You might wanna add this somewhere in the OP for those that want to overclock beyond limits. Thnx
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