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After 2 MONTHS, MSI got me a 7970 lightning boost edition. Very glad I went through this BS now. They fed me the BS they couldnt fix the fans on my 7970 lightning but they fixed that 280x I sent back in. I told the guy I'd rather a 7970 lightning as a proper replacement, and he called me back saying they found a lightning BE. He even said he was having them send it to him to make sure its properly functioning, just to be safe.

So tell me 7970 friends, does the BE have better binning?


The original owner of my cards had four PE flashed to Lightning bios. He had to rma one of them and got a BE instead that clocked at 1100 stock. I had to rma that BE since the displayports were not working and got a new BE (~October 2013) that clocks @ 1150mhz biggrin.gif.

I haven't oc'd the cards at all but based on the previous owner's experience, the PE were decent and the BE he got was a good clocker. So it may seem so that these are binned a bit for the extra performance out of the box (PE < Lighting < BE).
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Thats good to hear. Hopefully they get this shipped out today so I can play BF4 on ultra again by friday. But that owner had a BE that was not a BE? Weird. I thought all BE clocked 1070 with 1150 boost.
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The original BE had default clock to 1100 in gpuz. My new one defaults to 1150Mhz. Never paid attention to it before until i got the new one. Maybe that old BE was an early BE bumping to 1100, ???

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The original BE had default clock to 1100 in gpuz. My new one defaults to 1150Mhz. Never paid attention to it before until i got the new one. Maybe that old BE was an early BE bumping to 1100, ???


Like i said, there were a few revisions of both the BE and the Power Edition.

I know Power Edition was originally 900Mhz, and the updated revision bumped it to 925.

BE was originally 1100 and they boosted it to 1150 in a revision.
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The original BE had default clock to 1100 in gpuz. My new one defaults to 1150Mhz. Never paid attention to it before until i got the new one. Maybe that old BE was an early BE bumping to 1100, ???

Could be. I cannot wait. My old lignting sat on 1225/1700 so I may bump the memory clock and just set the GPU to 1150 and let it sit there.

My other question is, does the card default voltage change when it is in that mode, or is it 1 voltage that will run both the default and boost clock? If its 1 voltage to run both default and boost, I can probably switch it out of the boost profile to the secondary profile, and then set it to the boost clocks as a default. As it is with dual monitors I set a 3D and 2D profile to rotate because the card will idle with the memory on full speed which is just heat I don't need.
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Like i said, there were a few revisions of both the BE and the Power Edition.

I know Power Edition was originally 900Mhz, and the updated revision bumped it to 925.

BE was originally 1100 and they boosted it to 1150 in a revision.

I just got my lightnings last fall so I had no research in it other then what was available current for me in 2013. But good to know thumb.gif
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Could be. I cannot wait. My old lignting sat on 1225/1700 so I may bump the memory clock and just set the GPU to 1150 and let it sit there.

My other question is, does the card default voltage change when it is in that mode, or is it 1 voltage that will run both the default and boost clock? If its 1 voltage to run both default and boost, I can probably switch it out of the boost profile to the secondary profile, and then set it to the boost clocks as a default. As it is with dual monitors I set a 3D and 2D profile to rotate because the card will idle with the memory on full speed which is just heat I don't need.


I'll have to check my cards. I'm having issues displaying outputs on the three PE cards. I have ulps disabled and enabling doesn't change anything. They still work fine as i can get ~80-90fps in Bioshock Infinite @ 6000x1920. AB seems to dislike amd cards as the readings and options can get erratic. I had no troubles w/ the three 780s, tow Titans, and the two 690s I had before.
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Is it possible to go past 1.3v on a reference 7970? I'm stuck at 1210/1810. Anything above gets artifacts.
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Is it possible to go past 1.3v on a reference 7970? I'm stuck at 1210/1810. Anything above gets artifacts.
I wouldn't think it safe to go above 1.3v on a ref card. But 1200/1800 isn't bad for reference if you ask me.
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I can hit 1285/1800 on my reference 7950's at 1.3v. I would go higher if I could. Lol. Temps are still in the mid 50 ' s.
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I can hit 1285/1800 on my reference 7950's at 1.3v. I would go higher if I could. Lol. Temps are still in the mid 50 ' s.
On air? If so thats pretty cool under load. My old 7970 got 60c at load doing 1225/1700. I could have gone higher. Hopefully with this new BE I'm getting going higher will still be an option.
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