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asic quality means nothing

I hope that is a joke?
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I hope that is a joke?

it wasn't a joke it is my personal experience and others agree with me even if some don't

http://www.overclock.net/t/1298200/asic-quality-question/10

Anyway I have exams to study for today so I won't be around to debate this any further.

Everyone is entitled to an opinion lets agree to disagree.
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You are just wrong. Asic quality means everything about a gpu. Volts,current,vdroop,ocp limits.
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I have a serious question.. since i upgraded to new cards from 6950 to 7970 ghz.. and updated latest driver.. i have noticed the screen while browsing on the net.. it flicked well not flicked more like a tilt down then back up in millisecond.... is it my card doing it or just amd CCC driver doing it? I wasn't sure if i should rma the cards
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I have a serious question.. since i upgraded to new cards from 6950 to 7970 ghz.. and updated latest driver.. i have noticed the screen while browsing on the net.. it flicked well not flicked more like a tilt down then back up in millisecond.... is it my card doing it or just amd CCC driver doing it? I wasn't sure if i should rma the cards

Happens to me too. I guess that means it's just the driver.
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post #31206 of 38704
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Originally Posted by Lionheart1980 View Post

Interesting thou.. my both cards are OC to 1125/1550 mhz and stable thur 3dmark11 advance (extreme)... cannot go higher like 1200/1600 mhz like some ppl have on OCN..
For anyone in curious what cards i have.. its HIS Radeon 7970 GHz Edition in CF.. rolleyes.gif

Just ran Heaven benchmark after running the new Catzilla benchmark. 1200/1600 1.225v 59c Max Temp ASUS 7950



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Actually, it does. It can be interpreted in different ways, but all comes down to VID and the leakage of the chip. Also most factory oc'd cards I've seen have a lower asic% . Might be nice to see someone start a info thread on this containing asic% and max oc's. Both air and water.


it means jack for ocing. In fact i've seen the reverse, low asic cards oc better on air atleast.


Which I guess would mean it does mean something, just not what people think.

Typically lower ASIC cards require water cooling to truly make them shine.. They usually have a higher stock voltage, but once kept extra cool via a full cover water block, they overclock pretty well. Higher ASIC cards seem to do quite well with air cooling, and will achieve similar results under water as well.

Obviously there's still a certain hint of silicon lottery involved, but based on what I've seen this tends to be the case. YMMV and all that.
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post #31208 of 38704
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Happens to me too. I guess that means it's just the driver.
Ah.. glad to see i'm not the only one.. wat card you have?
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Originally Posted by hotrod717 View Post

Actually, it does. It can be interpreted in different ways, but all comes down to VID and the leakage of the chip. Also most factory oc'd cards I've seen have a lower asic% . Might be nice to see someone start a info thread on this containing asic% and max oc's. Both air and water.


it means jack for ocing. In fact i've seen the reverse, low asic cards oc better on air atleast.


Which I guess would mean it does mean something, just not what people think.

Typically lower ASIC cards require water cooling to truly make them shine.. They usually have a higher stock voltage, but once kept extra cool via a full cover water block, they overclock pretty well. Higher ASIC cards seem to do quite well with air cooling, and will achieve similar results under water as well.

Obviously there's still a certain hint of silicon lottery involved, but based on what I've seen this tends to be the case. YMMV and all that.

Also, as a reference I believe my ASIC is 71% (I'd have to double check when I get home, I haven't looked since I bought the card) and I can overclock to 1310/1750 for stable 24/7 clocks with a full cover water block.
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GPU-Z. If you right click on the top banner on left, where it says GPU-Z ; scroll down the list to "Read Asic Quality"
i have sapphire 7970 with asic 68.8, my clocks is 1365/1805 smile.gif for me already TRIXX voltage is not enough 1.381, i need maybe 1.4v smile.gif than i can beat your valley score smile.gif now i have 60.5FPS cheers.gif
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