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Buy a better mother board. Problem solved. My Asus Sabertooth X79 will fit 2 of these nicely both 16x with room to spare. Also they are making a waterblock for this card. I doubt they will make one for the frzr. http://www.bjorn3d.com/news/EK_preparing_new_water_block_for_ASUS_HD_7970_Direct_CU_II/1235.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+NewsAtBjorn3dcom+%28News+at+Bjorn3d.com%29
Also screw MSI, they release the 7950 version twin frzr first and give us a ugly reference knock off Oc'd card for 600.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127652

I'm going to run at least 3 7970s. Problem not solved.
    
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post #92 of 144
Now all we need is a 7950 chip on a 7970 PCB, like a GTX 570 Classified or a 6950 Toxic. You'd get the VRMs and overclockability of a 7970, but at the price of an OC'd 7950.
Edited by brucethemoose - 2/4/12 at 11:59am
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On games not being demanding enough............
In games like BF3 for instance you really don't have a choice if your running 120hz, 2560 resolutions or eyefinity. In 120hz you need over 100fps to really take advantage of the monitor and even one 7970 isn't going to give you that. Same goes for eyefinity or 2560 your going to need two 7970's to run the game at its best which imo is the only way to do it. Why turn down the settings in the first game in years that was actually built for Pc. If you want to experience the best of whats available mid-range cards aren't going to cut it anymore. Same as anything else regarding technology. You have to pay to play.

You know there is a setting called high, that in bf3 is basically visually indistinguishable from ultra. Try using that.
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You know there is a setting called high, that in bf3 is basically visually indistinguishable from ultra. Try using that.
For someone like myself wanting to build a system that will allow me to get the best of whats availabe for at least a year for a gpu upgrade that wont work. Not really worth it if im already having to turn down a game from 2011.
 
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I think I see some 7970 sales dropping to 7950 for those who don't need that extra tiny bonus for $100 more...

You can also overclock the 7970... And it should get a better performance scaling since it has more stream processors.

I'd also get a 7950 if given the opportunity.
   
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For someone like myself wanting to build a system that will allow me to get the best of whats availabe for at least a year for a gpu upgrade that wont work. Not really worth it if im already having to turn down a game from 2011.

Nice use of the spoiler tags, chief.
    
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For someone like myself wanting to build a system that will allow me to get the best of whats availabe for at least a year for a gpu upgrade that wont work. Not really worth it if im already having to turn down a game from 2011.

That's the kind of thinking that makes companies charge a lot of money for the little gains you get. A single 5770/6770 could play BF3 on High, yet you need a crossfire setup of at least 2x 6850s to even try to play Ultra. To most people here, they won't notice a single thing between High and Ultra (I know I don't), yet it's just the fact that you're getting lower FPS with Ultra that you think you're not maxing out the game, when High settings look just about the same.
    
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Doesn't look like the extra SPUs are being utilized much...
Drivers aren't really polished after all.
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Doesn't look like the extra SPUs are being utilized much...
Drivers aren't really polished after all.

High end ATI cards of the same architecture don't really gain significant fps jumps with full shader clusters active.

5870/5850 and 6970/6950 were similar.
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Is the one thing holding these cards back ROPs? Or am I smoking a little too much of something?
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