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Disable MSAA. It destroys AMD GPUs and isn't a very noticeable difference. I think you can manually force FXAA in CCC if you want.

I was mostly just trying to see what FPS I got when having all settings maxed. Tomorrow I plan on trying it out again with no MSAA. I was mostly curious if this is normal behavior for a 7970 in a 64 player server with similar settings.

I was also thinking of testing vsync + triple buffering since my monitor is a lowly 60Hz (thought it was 120Hz for some reason). Not sure how the input lag will be but I guess I'll find out thumb.gif.
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how well would a XFX black edition 7970 work in my system or would there be a huge bottleneck? I recently purchased one from a seller here on OCN. What after market cooler would be best I think the accellero extreme is to big.
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how well would a XFX black edition 7970 work in my system or would there be a huge bottleneck? I recently purchased one from a seller here on OCN. What after market cooler would be best I think the accellero extreme is to big.

You're gonna be a bit bottlenecked, not positive how much, but you should be fine.

Are there other aftermarket coolers that aren't liquid?
     
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You're gonna be a bit bottlenecked, not positive how much, but you should be fine.
Are there other aftermarket coolers that aren't liquid?

I like air cooling helps heat my house better. nah just kidding. I just like air I actually water cooled at 1 time But got scared of it ever leaking.
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I like air cooling helps heat my house better. nah just kidding. I just like air I actually water cooled at 1 time But got scared of it ever leaking.

He means, he doesn't think any other aftermarket coolers really exist! You don't particularly need an aftermarket cooler, the reference coolers are apparently pretty good if you don't mind a bit of noise.
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He means, he doesn't think any other aftermarket coolers really exist! You don't particularly need an aftermarket cooler, the reference coolers are apparently pretty good if you don't mind a bit of noise.

I don't mind a little noise But I don't like the sound of jet air planes in my house either. That big accellero extreme 2 or what ever is way to big for my case.
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He means, he doesn't think any other aftermarket coolers really exist! You don't particularly need an aftermarket cooler, the reference coolers are apparently pretty good if you don't mind a bit of noise.

I don't mind a little noise But I don't like the sound of jet air planes in my house either. That big accellero extreme 2 or what ever is way to big for my case.
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Noise levels on AMD cards are ok up to about 40-45% fan speed, 50 is my personal limit.. Anything over that is ridiculously loud.
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http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/1444/pg1/msi-r7970-lightning-enthusiast-overclocked-graphics-card-review-introduction.html

Woohoo! Lightning review biggrin.gif Can't wait till they come out in Australia, I'll lose money selling my DCUII but oh well, much rather have decent VRM temps
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Wow! The Ligthning is totally owning the 580 3Gb in those tests, and with BETA drivers. Not the ''7970 only 15-20% better then 580 3Gb'' we read everywhere. The Lightning is killing the 580 3Gb. thumb.gif

Nice review.
    
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