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Congrats!

Now ship my GTX580 tomorrow so I can enjoy the 3-Way SLI! wubsmiley.gif
    
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First run with the 7970

EDIT: How does the first run look?

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And here's run #2. I thought the 12FPS was a little.... off

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Congrats! thumb.gif

HardwareHeaven had done a review on your card HIS AMD 7970.

I was curious about the mention of it being just a little different than the reference cards:
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HIS retain the revised red fan design with new blades (for lower noise levels) and the right side of the card slopes off to allow more airflow into the cooler than on the last generation.

Flipping the card over we find there is no cover on the back of the card and that there are also no significant components, such as memory chips.HIS retain the revised red fan design with new blades (for lower noise levels) and the right side of the card slopes off to allow more airflow into the cooler than on the last generation.

Flipping the card over we find there is no cover on the back of the card and that there are also no significant components, such as memory chips.
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We still have issues with the cooling used by AMD. Yes improvements have been made since the 6900 series (in power use too) but the noise generated by the 7970 is still more than we get on a GTX 580 and in Crossfire the noise level generated is very noticeable.

Question I have is the HIS version actually quieter than the other reference 7970 cards like Sapphire, ASUS, and MSI? What did they do to the actual fan blades to make them different as I can't tell?


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It is definitely not any way near as quiet as the gtx 580
     
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Your heaven score seems low? My GTX580 i get 64fps score, 150fps max and 35 minimum????

Is it much better than your GTX 580? I'd like to know if its any better coming from a 580
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Congrats! thumb.gif
HardwareHeaven had done a review on your card HIS AMD 7970.
I was curious about the mention of it being just a little different than the reference cards:
Quote:
HIS retain the revised red fan design with new blades (for lower noise levels) and the right side of the card slopes off to allow more airflow into the cooler than on the last generation.

Flipping the card over we find there is no cover on the back of the card and that there are also no significant components, such as memory chips.HIS retain the revised red fan design with new blades (for lower noise levels) and the right side of the card slopes off to allow more airflow into the cooler than on the last generation.
Flipping the card over we find there is no cover on the back of the card and that there are also no significant components, such as memory chips.
Quote:
We still have issues with the cooling used by AMD. Yes improvements have been made since the 6900 series (in power use too) but the noise generated by the 7970 is still more than we get on a GTX 580 and in Crossfire the noise level generated is very noticeable.
Question I have is the HIS version actually quieter than the other reference 7970 cards like Sapphire, ASUS, and MSI? What did they do to the actual fan blades to make them different as I can't tell?
In conclusion.....
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The HIS cards are the same as the others. Theyre saying its a new design from the 6000 series.
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It is definitely not any way near as quiet as the gtx 580

When i had my GTX580 it probably was the first card even after applying MAX voltage the stock cooler could handle it and on top of that it was quite enough for me not to consider a after-market cooler.
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Your heaven score seems low? My GTX580 i get 64fps score, 150fps max and 35 minimum????
Is it much better than your GTX 580? I'd like to know if its any better coming from a 580

It is much faster than the GTX 580 I sold a couple days ago. The 64FPS you're talking about is using normal tessellation or not maxing out any other settings.


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