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Still no drivers since mid january for performance boost?
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Still no drivers since mid january for performance boost?

Implying we need one ? =P The 7970 is already the BOMB baby
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Implying we need one ? =P The 7970 is already the BOMB baby

Not implying one is needed, but I would like to see improvements from launch drivers. Don't get me wrong, love thecard and it performs so well I will not bother getting a 2nd one (first time in years no multi gpu setup)

I would like AMD so make me pleasently surprised with awesome driver support.
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Hey all,
I just placed an order for a XFX 7970. I have some concerns about coil whine -- seems like a lot, if not all, of people experience it. Does the 7950 experience coil whine?
If not, I may cancel and go for the 7950.

The coil whine issue is being blown out of proportion, it's not _that_ bad. So the card makes a slight buzz sound when you OC hard and push it. So what?
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Originally Posted by svthomas View Post

The coil whine issue is being blown out of proportion, it's not _that_ bad. So the card makes a slight buzz sound when you OC hard and push it. So what?

Have 2 cards and a open air tech bench. IT'S ANNOYING!!! Especially for a $600 card or 2 of them. Then you spend even more money and water cool them and you hear it even more. It's way worst than my old 680i mobo that squealed like crazy. The stock fan on these cards sounds like a hair dryer. If you can hear the coil whine over that, it's pretty loud.

Some of us like our pc's silent.
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3x 7970 @ 1300/1700 1.3v/1.65v

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Batman AC:
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Wow, DX11 mode in Batman is piss poor. biggrin.gif
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The coil whine issue is being blown out of proportion, it's not _that_ bad. So the card makes a slight buzz sound when you OC hard and push it. So what?

OCed and at load my card is very loud. With it being watercooled, the whine is by far the loudest thing in my office. I can hear it over my headset and anyone I'm talking to on Skype can hear exactly when I start up a game.

Been contemplating RMAing it to try for a quieter one but I don't want to let it go since the GPU is a decent overclocker and the memory is absolutely golden. Meh.
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Have 2 cards and a open air tech bench. IT'S ANNOYING!!! Especially for a $600 card or 2 of them. Then you spend even more money and water cool them and you hear it even more. It's way worst than my old 680i mobo that squealed like crazy. The stock fan on these cards sounds like a hair dryer. If you can hear the coil whine over that, it's pretty loud.
Some of us like our pc's silent.
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OCed and at load my card is very loud. With it being watercooled, the whine is by far the loudest thing in my office. I can hear it over my headset and anyone I'm talking to on Skype can hear exactly when I start up a game.
Been contemplating RMAing it to try for a quieter one but I don't want to let it go since the GPU is a decent overclocker and the memory is absolutely golden. Meh.

I must have gotten lucky with my 7970. I too am water cooled, and even at 1250core it's not that bad. I know my mic wouldn't be able to pick it up, and I certainly wouldn't be able to hear it over that jet engine AMD calls a reference cooler! haha.
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