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Just got a HD 7970 Reference. This is what i think of it so far after using HD 69XX, GTX580.
-> Cooling

Quiter then Reference HD 6950/70 but hotter.
This was with same fan profile to make the test fair.
It was as Quite as GTX580 but much hotter.

-> Performance

Did not even try to install drivers for this Card. Just used old Drivers from HD 6990, 12.2
Only BF3 because thats all i care about. 2560 x 1440
HD 6970 would choke at this resolution ~ 40fps.
@ Stock its not as fast as HD 6990 @ 950/1375
@ 1125Mhz/1375 its faster.
I could not believe this card could walk same fps with HD 6990.

-> Stutter

Being a Single GPU there is none.
I did some testing and as long as fps are 60+ for this and HD 6990 i did not feel the difference in BF3.
What surprised me is that with higher frame time you feel more stutter and HD 6990 being dual GPU you can get higher times.
As a matter of fact looking @ first 200fps HD 6990 did them 50ms faster, 500ms vs 450ms.


All i can say is that i cant wait to fully overclock it. Its truly a beast. I have a GTX580 @ 900Mhz and its not even close in BF3.
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post #6082 of 38704
Well I returned my 7950 and got 2 GTX 550 TI's 2GB. Got about a 140 left. What should I get case wise?
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Originally Posted by OverClocker55 View Post

Well I returned my 7950 and got 2 GTX 550 TI's 2GB. Got about a 140 left. What should I get case wise?

Really? Why GTX550?
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Well I returned my 7950 and got 2 GTX 550 TI's 2GB. Got about a 140 left. What should I get case wise?

Fans as your case is now going to get hot as you went Nvidia, why are you posting this here? And Zealot just wait untill you pass 3Dmark11 over p10,000 on a single GPU!
Edited by Ruined - 3/10/12 at 9:46pm
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Originally Posted by ZealotKi11er View Post

Really? Why GTX550?

there not ordered yet. just like pre-checked out
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Originally Posted by OverClocker55 View Post

there not ordered yet. just like pre-checked out

Well if you think the gain is worth it, more power to you, I'm not a Nvidia hater in fact i rocked Nvidia until the 500 series, it's just the 7000 series from Ati is incredible, plus the bios switch for 7970.
Edited by Ruined - 3/10/12 at 8:26pm
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Originally Posted by ZealotKi11er View Post

Just got a HD 7970 Reference. This is what i think of it so far after using HD 69XX, GTX580.
-> Cooling
Quiter then Reference HD 6950/70 but hotter.
This was with same fan profile to make the test fair.
It was as Quite as GTX580 but much hotter.
-> Performance
Did not even try to install drivers for this Card. Just used old Drivers from HD 6990, 12.2
Only BF3 because thats all i care about. 2560 x 1440
HD 6970 would choke at this resolution ~ 40fps.
@ Stock its not as fast as HD 6990 @ 950/1375
@ 1125Mhz/1375 its faster.
I could not believe this card could walk same fps with HD 6990.
-> Stutter
Being a Single GPU there is none.
I did some testing and as long as fps are 60+ for this and HD 6990 i did not feel the difference in BF3.
What surprised me is that with higher frame time you feel more stutter and HD 6990 being dual GPU you can get higher times.
As a matter of fact looking @ first 200fps HD 6990 did them 50ms faster, 500ms vs 450ms.
All i can say is that i cant wait to fully overclock it. Its truly a beast. I have a GTX580 @ 900Mhz and its not even close in BF3.

Hehe you joined the HD7970 group, i'm shocked! tongue.gif

Overclock that sucka ! thumb.gif
post #6088 of 38704
Quote:
Originally Posted by ZealotKi11er View Post

Just got a HD 7970 Reference. This is what i think of it so far after using HD 69XX, GTX580.
-> Cooling
Quiter then Reference HD 6950/70 but hotter.
This was with same fan profile to make the test fair.
It was as Quite as GTX580 but much hotter.
-> Performance
Did not even try to install drivers for this Card. Just used old Drivers from HD 6990, 12.2
Only BF3 because thats all i care about. 2560 x 1440
HD 6970 would choke at this resolution ~ 40fps.
@ Stock its not as fast as HD 6990 @ 950/1375
@ 1125Mhz/1375 its faster.
I could not believe this card could walk same fps with HD 6990.
-> Stutter
Being a Single GPU there is none.
I did some testing and as long as fps are 60+ for this and HD 6990 i did not feel the difference in BF3.
What surprised me is that with higher frame time you feel more stutter and HD 6990 being dual GPU you can get higher times.
As a matter of fact looking @ first 200fps HD 6990 did them 50ms faster, 500ms vs 450ms.
All i can say is that i cant wait to fully overclock it. Its truly a beast. I have a GTX580 @ 900Mhz and its not even close in BF3.

You've got a LONG way to go on that memory btw. Every card can do 1500mhz on the memory out of the box, and some can hit up to 1800-1900, but you have to keep an eye on performance as you increase due to the error checking feature of GDDR5.

I hit 1310/1800 on my 7970 and broke a 10k Pscore and 10,500 GPU score in 3dmark11.. beating my CF 6970 setup @ 1040/1400, even if barely, it's still a massive feat for a single GPU. Nearly a 100% increase in performance in 1 die shrink is unheard of these days, regardless of what people say.
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Well I returned my 7950 and got 2 GTX 550 TI's 2GB. Got about a 140 left. What should I get case wise?

*PUKE* Get ready for some microstutter with those cards. You need a bit more power per GPU to not get stutter with an SLI setup like that. Nvidia is a bit better with MS, but 550 Ti's are not enough to avoid running into MS issues.
Why not at least get 2 560 2GBs or 2 560 Ti's? They can be found for 170-180 each used or even nearly new on these forums and others.

To each his own, I guess.thumb.gif
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I would probably wait for Kepler to come out (presumably later this month) and then either look at those options, or maybe AMD will be forced to come out with a stabler driver at that point and you can come back to the 7900 series.
 
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I would probably wait for Kepler to come out (presumably later this month) and then either look at those options, or maybe AMD will be forced to come out with a stabler driver at that point and you can come back to the 7900 series.

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