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I have 3 of these and i love them (except one was doa and is going back for replacement). I was able to unlock ab and get all voltage control and all. I have had noproblems at all. Did 1125 on stock voltages (1175 with a slight bump but to much heat with the voltages) and could run ram all the way to 1850 on 1.62v.

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I don't care about "best looking"... 

 

 

I care about robust engine and functionality, (The frostbite engine has that). Not only that, but the Battlefield franchise are based on series and platforms. I still play BF2142 about 20h/month & BF3 still has 3 more expansion packs comming. Making BF3 benchmarks more significant than most others.

 

 

 

Who buys a Radeon R7970 and doesn't have at least a 30" monitor/multi-monitor setup...  why no dual-link DVI ..?

Also, I agree, the R7970 should be listed @ $469...!  ($30 cheaper than the gtx680)


Troll harder. Apple Cinema Display uses a MiniDP. I'd hope someone spending $500 on a graphics card can afford a decent monitor. http://store.apple.com/us/product/MC007LL/A
 
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Who buys a Radeon R7970 and doesn't have at least a 30" monitor/multi-monitor setup...  why no dual-link DVI ..?
Also, I agree, the R7970 should be listed @ $469...!  ($30 cheaper than the gtx680)

Every 27" 2560 IPS panel on the planet has DP connections. Second, DP is superior to DPI because it supports higher bandwidth, more colors, and cool stuff like wireless display and 3 monitors on 1 cable. Finally, just about every *modern* monitor has DP connectors.

I think 7970 prices should be lowered, but I suspect the higher price on the lightning is because it is eyefinity 6. Most people are oblivious to this fact, it costs more because of it. Also, anyone spending 600$+ on a GPU and getting a cheap trash TN panel with nothing but DVI connections has issues. You don't spend a ton of money (500$+) without a corresponding investment in a proper 2560 panel or a 27"+ 120hz. If you do, you're crazy.
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When i get home ill post up a screenie of the settings and such. I just did a sweeps with atiman, installed catalyst 12.3 (DO NOT EVER START IT AFTRR INSTALLING OR U WILL BE SCREWED), then installed ab. After the reboots i then did the uom cfg mod to ab and rebooted and all was good to go. Dont have any driver issues or voltage issues.
     
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post #105 of 118
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Every 27" 2560 IPS panel on the planet has DP connections. Second, DP is superior to DPI because it supports higher bandwidth, more colors, and cool stuff like wireless display and 3 monitors on 1 cable. Finally, just about every *modern* monitor has DP connectors.
I think 7970 prices should be lowered, but I suspect the higher price on the lightning is because it is eyefinity 6. Most people are oblivious to this fact, it costs more because of it. Also, anyone spending 600$+ on a GPU and getting a cheap trash TN panel with nothing but DVI connections has issues. You don't spend a ton of money (500$+) without a corresponding investment in a proper 2
560 panel or a 27"+ 120hz. If you do, you're crazy
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Guess we have alot crazy people around here!! Dude r u F-ing kiding me?!
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Guess we have alot crazy people around here!! Dude r u F-ing kiding me?!

No, i'm not kidding. If you spend 600$ on a GPU and connect it to a cheap trash 23" wal mart TN panel you got issues pal thumb.gif Using a turd TN panel that costs 100$, connected to 600-1200$ worth of GPUs, how about : are u f'ing kidding me?

Your display is 80% of your experience. Yes, you are crazy if you skimp on it while spending 600$ on a GPU rolleyes.gif
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No, i'm not kidding. If you spend 600$ on a GPU and connect it to a cheap trash 23" wal mart TN panel you got issues pal thumb.gif Using a turd TN panel that costs 100$, connected to 600-1200$ worth of GPUs, how about : are u f'ing kidding me?
Your display is 80% of your experience. Yes, you are crazy if you skimp on it while spending 600$ on a GPU rolleyes.gif

I don't understand people who spend 500 dollars on one GPU and then get a crappy display. So /agree 100 times with this. If anything you should be spending more on your displays then GPUs considering it's what pulls your entire PC experience together.
    
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Agreed. You should choose either 120Hz or hi-res and enjoy the graphics your $600 card is capable of delivering. Using a $100 60Hz 1080p 23" TN panel with a GPU capable of 100+fps makes no sense...
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I have a 27" 60Hz 1080p screen, and it is awesome but I wish I got a higher res screen now that I have a GTX 680. O well.
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post #110 of 118
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How come all the reviewers are incapable of OC'ing properly...?
1190 MHz, come on, even 99% of the reference 7970's can do ~1200MHz+.
I reckon this card will do well above 1300MHz on air if someone from OCN gets his hands on that.

lol, most people's idea of stability is to run some loops of metro 2033 or run 15 minutes of furmark, call it a day and brag about overclocks.

one person can't be better at overclocking than another person. one person can skimp on the stability process and brag about big numbers though.
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