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post #491 of 38704
@DimmyK

Very useful comparison. Thanks
I already sold few gtx 580 3gb and 7970 will be here next week. I probably won't see huge performance increase, but 7970 is new tech lol
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post #492 of 38704
Count me in ! I got this in the morning and had to wait till after college to install it... what a slow day it was.

Installed it about half an hour ago and played some bf3, works perfectly. Now i'm off to benchmark lol

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post #493 of 38704
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Originally Posted by RawFoodPhil View Post

THANK YOU! some HONEST numbers! +1 rep thumb.gif Guess I'll be joining this club tomorrow.

You're welcome.
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Originally Posted by Darylrese View Post

DimmyK - Thanks for the 580 comparisons. I'm not convinced a 10 - 20% increase is enough to sell a GTX580 and upgrade. Perhapse if you were looking to buy new and didnt have a GTX580 already but it seems a little pointless on a single monitor making the switch? Eyefinity is well worth it though if your into that kind of stuff

You're welcome. As for upgrading from 580 to 7970... Depends on a person I guess. I didn't have to upgrade, performance was there already, but selling one of my Lightnings for almost $500 right before 7970 appeared, and all this excitement about new 28nm tech, the fact that kepler is nowhere to be seen, and people saying all these nice things about AMD cards lately. I just decided to see for myself... You know, like a new shiny toy just because I can thumb.gif
post #494 of 38704
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@DimmyK

Very useful comparison. Thanks
I already sold few gtx 580 3gb and 7970 will be here next week. I probably won't see huge performance increase, but 7970 is new tech lol

Precisely. New toys meant to be played with biggrin.gif And 21% overclock on stock volts is quite impressive.
post #495 of 38704
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Originally Posted by Aventadoor View Post

Man this card is noisy!
Oh well... Hopefully there will be cards with pre mounted WC block on it!

Do you have one? Mine is quieter than my oc'd 6950.
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I hit a problem this morning that I'm hoping does not mean I killed my card. Last night gputool was giving me around 485 fps during stability testing at 1140MHz on stock voltage. That was after I flashed the ASUS BIOS but it matched exactly what I was getting when running on the stock Sapphire BIOS. This morning I fired it up again to test with higher fan settings and now I'm only getting ~200fps!! I hope this doesn't mean I damaged the card. I did kill every gputool test as soon any artifacts showed up so I'd be surprised if the card was damaged. Cleaning and reinstalling the drivers did not help. I'm reinstalling my system now in the hope that fixes the problem.
Any of you encounter a similar drop in gputool?

You might have resized the test window. It's easy to do and it changes the test resolution in real time if you do so.
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post #496 of 38704
Sure.

Comparing 1 year old mature drivers with beta drivers for a totally new architecture is really useful.

We are still on beta drivers for the 7970, so any comparison with the 580 3Gb is not really helpful. Just wait 3-4 months and the gap will get bigger and bigger with each new drivers between the 7970 and the 580 3Gb.

We dont' even have waterblock yet for the 7970, and the tools to OC it are just starting to show up.
    
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Ordered mine today, overnight shipping so should be here Saturday morning. First time buying a new toy at launch.
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Do you have one? Mine is quieter than my oc'd 6950.

I do have to agree with him. It seems as loud as my trifire 5850s. BUT, I will also say that this is BY FAR the best stock cooler I've ever had. So it ends up being quieter since it never really has to spin the fan up all that high.
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I do have to agree with him. It seems as loud as my trifire 5850s. BUT, I will also say that this is BY FAR the best stock cooler I've ever had. So it ends up being quieter since it never really has to spin the fan up all that high.

Right, my card's not quieter at the same fan speeds, but it runs so much cooler, the fan stays much lower.
    
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Going to be upgrading from a 4870 to a 7970. About time, huh?

Rofl.
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