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post #11 of 20
Sapphire OC

Check out the OC3D video review, The best over clocking and quietest 7950 there is.
post #12 of 20
I'll just make a separate response instead of quoting all those posts tongue.gif

7970 block is NOT compatible with 7950s, even though it says it is :|

RX360 could definitely do it. The RS360 would also probably handle both.

When you do get around to watercooling feel free to post up or PM me biggrin.gif

(your rig's title is outdated I believe. I think someone posted that they flashed a 7970 BIOS and it didn't do anything)
     
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post #13 of 20
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yes the twin frozr iii isnt out yet but it will be very soon since there are already a lot of reviews, which are very, very positive i might add
post #14 of 20
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Originally Posted by TheJesus View Post

I'll just make a separate response instead of quoting all those posts tongue.gif
7970 block is NOT compatible with 7950s, even though it says it is :|
RX360 could definitely do it. The RS360 would also probably handle both.
When you do get around to watercooling feel free to post up or PM me biggrin.gif
(your rig's title is outdated I believe. I think someone posted that they flashed a 7970 BIOS and it didn't do anything)

I sure will, but as for now, i'd rather get a second 7950, as i've explained before biggrin.gif

i've read a thread (not on ocn) about flashing the bios and it seems like a half unlock. i'm now pulling numbers out of my bottom but the results were as follows:
7950 @900mhz score: 1
7950 @900mhz w/7970 bios score: 1.5
7970 @900mhz score: 2

maybe its because the voltage is higher or the memory is clocked higher with the 7970 bios bit it seemed to be right in the middle of the two.

I beleive this was the post. Sorry I don't know how quoting an article works, but here goes:

" Right some odd Heaven results here:-

7950 @ 925MHz / 5500MHz = 1504 points
7950 on 7970 BIOS @ 925MHz / 5500MHz = 1545 points
7970 @ Stock (925/5500) = 1584 points

So even though according to GPU-Z the shaders are not unlocking, flashing to the Asus 7970 BIOS is definitely giving a performance boost, though its not quite at genuine 7970 performance levels, kind of like half way from the results.

So either some shaders are unlocking or the 7970 BIOS is making other improvements, maybe memory timings etc. which is giving the boost.

Still flashing the BIOS is so easy anyway and it would appear the 7970 BIOS is giving some performance enhancement even when clock speeds are identical.

"
post #15 of 20
Thread Starter 
so, if i were to buy one right now, sapphire OC is the way to go?

later on, i will go for the twin frozr iii, tho, as it will retail for around 450$ and 400 euros
post #16 of 20
Thread Starter 
anyone knows when the twin frozr iii is released? i really can't find anything on the web, but there's already a ton of reviews tho
Edited by Arthedes - 2/25/12 at 6:47am
post #17 of 20
Thread Starter 
what the hell, this is rediculous, my f'ing edits don't show up, how can i get this workin' again?
post #18 of 20
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what the hell, this is rediculous, my f'ing edits don't show up, how can i get this workin' again?

It's a known problem they're trying to locate and fix, you're not the only one.

Also no idea on TFIII release date.
post #19 of 20
I had this same "issue"... after reading a lot i wanted Sapphire with dual fans or Power color PCS+ dual fans... Since the shop didn't have the Sapphire one i got the Powercolor PCS, it costed a bit more but had a year longer guarantee. And both those cards come out on top on almost every test i've seen. Love my card, barely hear it in the case, sick.
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post #20 of 20
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how about msi's and sapphire's warranty?

For me the choice is now either get the sapphire oc now or wait for TFIII. if i wait, might aswell wait for ivy bridge and kepler to release in March-april (???) and (hopefully) watch those ridiculous prices go down thumb.gif
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