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To the people posting graphs., VRM temps, not GPU temps. Try reading it before posting.
Edited by driftingforlife - 1/14/12 at 11:00pm
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post #12 of 123
Quote:
Originally Posted by rcfc89 View Post

Lol this is the only review stating this bs. Keep hating on the best 7970 available. There are over half a dozen reviews showing it runs much cooler compared to the single one op posted. Here is a few.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsQ6B4_UY1Y
http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/1373/pg11/xfx-r7970-black-edition-vs-gtx-580-overclocked-vs-radeon-6970-overclocked-power-temps-noise-overclocking.html
600
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I have many more if you'd like...............thumb.gif

please re-read the TC's post. He mentioned VRM temps, not core temps.
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post #13 of 123
Thread Starter 
You're right it seems to cool the GPU better. My goal was to show the higher VRM temperatures, I just don't know if I would trade a few degrees off gpu temps for 22c higher vrm temp at added cost.
    
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post #14 of 123
The OP states VRM temps, NOT GPU temps. Learn to read people.
 
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post #15 of 123
We need a few more samples of 7970 and XFX 7970 BE before making such strong conclusions.
post #16 of 123
Correct me if I'm wrong but aren't most non ref coolers worse at VRM cooling than reference designs? I'm sure it has always been this way. Cards like MSI's Twin Frozr and ASUS' DirectCU not included in that generalisation obviously. But I'm sure most of the other ones do a worse job at this.
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I think im waiting for a MSI Lighting version of this before i buy it...
    
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This seems to be more of a case cooling issue then a gpu problem. Most all gpu's with double fans draw heat off the card and into the case. Thus is why nicer cases have multiple fans to draw heat out. Its not a knock on XFX but instead a example of a poorly cooled environment. And for those that wouldn't buy one anyways you really don't have a choice because no one has them in stock. They sold out quicker then any other 7970. I believe this is the motivation for all this hate. Its easy to hate something you simply cant have so your stuck buying the crappy reference design. Also for the moderator guy the BEDD does come with a lifetime warranty. Something no other 7970 has except visiontek. Also where on this page do you see anything about VRM http://forums.guru3d.com/showpost.php?p=4215399&postcount=141 All I see is gpu temps. Hate on............
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pioneerisloud View Post

I would avoid anything XFX period. Have any of you even seen their revised warranty? 2 years now, instead of double lifetime. Not that I would have bought XFX to begin with, but that's a slap in the face.

this ^

Listen to pio.
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Evidently not: Here's a thread about this as well.

The point is if there are a bunch of conflicting reviews like this, I think it's safe to say stay away until this issue is fixed or at least some agreement can be made.

Conflicting lol no. One says it runs the same and only marks it as running at higher temps. I can show you 8 from respectable reviews showing it runs much cooler...........Its from the same french review lol.
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