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post #3831 of 38704
That one is the 7970 Windforce, not the 7950. But damn that 7970 overclocks like a monster - check out the HardOCP review on the 7970 Windforce, where they tweak the voltage too!
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Ye i was just about to say that i have seen that 7970 version review but not single one from this 7950. But if its anything like its big brother it cant be that bad, cooler atleasts supposed to be same so hopefully it will be good smile.gif
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I've had a Gigabyte 7970 windforce since last Friday, still having a play and testing it out, but i can tell you its noisey.

Now i am coming from an 580 3gb which i fitted an Accelero Xtreme Plus II too. Now that thing is quieter at 100% than the Windforce is at 33%.

To be fair to the Windforce its quite effective, idle temps are 28-31'c and load at my overclock of 1260/6100 @ 1250mV hit 60-66'c (fan hitting 50-60% at this temp)- thats gaming during BF3 for 3hrs.
However its loud, very loud and if you dont game with a headset then it would really annoy you.

So what ive done is ordered a 2nd hand Accelero Xtreme pro from ebay cheap, with the intention of just swapping the fan sections over.
The Windforce has 3x 80mm fans, the Acceleros have 3x 92mm fans and i can vouch they are much much quieter.

Im a little bit annoyed as i paid the extra £40 for the windforce so i wouldnt need to go aftermarket... But i guess once youve had an Accelero Xtreme... Nothing comes close !!
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That sounds strange, ive had few cards with windforce coolers in past ( GTX470 SOC and GTX570 windforce x3) and those very relatively quiet. atleast if you compared to stock blower style coolers. Offcoure those werent totally silent at load but in desktop use i couldnt hear those over my 1000-1200rpm case fans. I think it really depends on person what they think is loud, some guys says even something like 1850rpm gentle typhoons or 2000rpm CM R4:s are silent at full blast but for me those sounds like leaf blowers. Anyway if that cooler is decently quiet at idle and load its enough for me.

OT: Damn when i had GTX480 with stock cooler that thing sounded like my pc would of been just about to take off when it was loaded LOL..
Edited by johnnyw - 2/13/12 at 6:42am
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Originally Posted by Denim-187 View Post

The non-refference models such as the XFX DD runs pretty hot on the VRM about 120c.
The reference designs only go up to about 91c.
Just remember.... with these cards, the lower the temps, the higher the overclock...
For example.. you could have a stable OC at 75c but at 80c you will crash.
28nm for ya tongue.gif
These cards are monsters, but sadly... their drivers are fairys mad.gif

Crap, sounds like my DCU2 version might be messed up then cause there's no way this mammoth cooler is less efficient than the reference cooler.
Grrr, I've already had to do one RMA for my XFX BEDD for rattling fans, now I probably have to RMA this DCU2 for poor VRM cooling! mad.gif
post #3836 of 38704

Looky Looky!!!

 

Accelero Xtreme 7970

 

600

 

Would this + Sapphire Reference ASIC 85.4% be as good as the coming Asus 7970 DCUII with all it's vundergear?


Edited by chillgreg - 2/13/12 at 8:05am
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Now how far off the back of the stock card do those coolers sit though? I don't have much more length room.

Not like it matters since my card still doesn't work right. sozo.gif
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Are you using the current gpuz?

Yes/no.... using 0.5.8 but i noticed that today a new version came out smile.gif


On another note, i just ordered a second powercolor PCS 7950 biggrin.gif looking forward to that, every game i tried works like a sharm with only one so i didn't really need one...but what the hell, at lest now it will take some time before my pc is to old for new games smile.gif

Any tips on what card to have on top, both are identical tho and i know they use the same clock and stuff....probably take the oldest on the bottom since i know how much mhz it can take...
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Now how far off the back of the stock card do those coolers sit though? I don't have much more length room.
Not like it matters since my card still doesn't work right. sozo.gif

Look do youself a favour and borrow a friend's spare HDD or just drop 30 bucks on any old POS HDD and install clean Windows on it. Then you'll know if it's software or hardware for once and for all.

 

Dimensions (Product) 288 (L) x 104 (W) x 54 (H) mm

 


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I wasn't worried about height, I was worried about length...before it hits my HDD cage.

And I am planning on wiping my machine soon. I have my entire server backed up to it right now on my F3's, because my server is down for a new board, CPU, and RAM. Once I get all the data moved back to it, I'll have no choice but to format, as I've lost my entire F3 RAID array, which had programs and games installed on it (I just deleted the folders, and ignored uninstalling everything).

So I will find out soon enough. I just can't do it right now, because of data issues right now.
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