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Any guides on how to tqake a 7970 apart?
I've got all the screws out, and the cooler shround off, but the heatsink/fan and their frame won't come off.
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Nevermind. It came off.
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Originally Posted by DB006 View Post

These are the latest 79** drivers
http://support.amd.com/us/kbarticles/Pages/RC11Driver.aspx

Ye those are the drivers that seems to be "official" ones for these cards, but i saw some discusion on other forums that some leaked betas gaved nice boost for games like BF3 and Metro. Also gigabyte site lists drivers that are at dated 16.1.12 and those RC11 drivers are dated 25.1.12 thinking.gif
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DICE has just announced a minor PC update that will be going live February 14th at 8am UT via Origin.

This particular update aims to improve general performance and stability issues as well as solve some reproducible crash problems, according to the. Support for the upcoming Intel “Ivy Bridge product line will also be included as will improvements on the AMD Radeon 7xxx series of graphics cards.
The full list of fixes are as follows:

-Support for Intel’s new Ivy Bridge product line (as yet unreleased)
-Fixes for two reproducible client crashes:
-Operation Firestorm- Conquest Large – Fixed a client crash when users spawn in certain vehicles.
-Canals – Rush – Fixed a client crash at the 2nd set of mcoms if the player drives a vehicle into the vicinity of the exploding rocket battery.
-AMD Radeon 7xxx series performance improvements

This is ok news for us 7970/7950 BF3 freaks. Hopefully significant improvements.


SOURCE


EDIT: in bold.
Edited by Denim-187 - 2/14/12 at 12:13am
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Thanks Denim! +rep Now if only AMD would couple some new drivers to go with the BF3 patch!
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Thanks Denim! +rep Now if only AMD would couple some new drivers to go with the BF3 patch!


Just LOVE that avatar! wheee.gifwheee.gifwheee.gif

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another club to join how nice thumb.gif


There are OTHER clubs!?! wheee.gif

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Add me to the club smile.gif
Just got my Sapphire 7970 a couple days ago.
So, somewhat impressed out of the box after upgrading from a W/C'ed 6970 other than the following issue.
There is an annoying high pitched sound when the card is idling. I have sensitive ears so I can hear it well. It is probably coil whine coming from the card when it is idling at 300/150MHz.
I can constantly hear the sound changing frequency, as if it was doing work, but it really isn't
Whenever the GPU becomes utilized (over 300MHz) from web pages with flash, gif's, whatever,..youtube, watching videos, the whine disappears, which is strange but annoying.
I've tried playing some games and the coil whine is there, but that is to be expected, I hear it but it is not annoying due to the fan.
I've read a few topics regarding the issue, and it seems to be common for high end cards, but I never read anything about this during idle.
Is anyone experiencing this?
The card is only a few days old, and I have my EK water block ready, but I don't want to proceed if this is some sort of defect on my card.
I don't recall my other cards ever making this noise at idle, so I am contemplating on whether I should RMA it or not.
FYI - I am using the GPU Observer gadget to take clock readings.


FYI RMA ASAP IMHO

 

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Hi Guys I am new here and have been reading this thread lately to gain some knowledge.
Now I still have some question about overclocking my SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7950 OC Version.

- ULPS is NOT disabled since I am not running in crossfire (only got 1 card); this is correct I assume?
- First changed the powertune (dont know exactly how it is called again) function in AMD overdrive to +20%; I read this is needed for keeping clocks constant, correct?
- After that I used Trixx (latest version from Sapphire site) to overclock core + memory and to raise the voltages.

Now first question : do I need to flash my Bios to be able to raise the voltages on my card?
Because when using Trixx it seems it did not save my new voltages, always going back to stock values (at least according to Trixx). Or is this due to the program itself and should I use Afterburner for raising the voltage?

I now got it running at 1000/1500, but this is afaik on stock voltages. If I could increase it I think it can go further!

Thanks alot for your help and suggestions, greatly appreciated.
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New Driver?!?

 

amd_8921_7_vga.zip

 

Release Date 2012-02-10

 

Special Note:

The Drivers provided here are exclusively for MSI products only. MSI takes no responsibility for any damage resulted from improper usage or lack of technical expertise.

 

Edit: Well I just installed it and using Custom, it confirmed that it is a newer driver than the official RC beta. No release notes that I can find yet either. No issues so far... maybe MSI gotta hold of a new one before AMD put it out to the rest of them. Interesting politics behind the scenes there in that case... I wonder what the other "top tier" partners will think of that lol...


Edited by chillgreg - 2/14/12 at 7:16am
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