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Main Purpose:

This is for collecting data to compliment the Owner's Thread, not replace it.  Keep discussion about buying cards, asking for benchmarks and what not in the owner's circle.  We are getting swamped with posts of individuals users, and this is to offset the those posts as much as possible so they can be answered, troubleshooted, or at least recorded without getting lost.  This is a thread is primarily for Owner's / Troubleshooters to get them working solidly.

 

Drivers Release For 7970s:

Driver Release: RC11

Date: 1/25/2012

Version: 8.921.2 RC11

 

Driver Release: 12.2

Date: 3/7/2012

Version: 8.950

 

Driver Release: 12.3

Date: 3/28/2012

Version: 8.951

 

CAPs Released Thus Far:

CAP: 12.2 CAP1

Date: 2/29/2012

 

CAP: 12.3 CAP1

Date: 3/29/2012

 

Driver Versions vs. The Game Library:

*To Do*

 

Current Issues:

Battlefield 3 seems to be the most delicate title, or the title most played by 7970 users :).  Seen a lot of users reporting crashing on multiple driver version, with eyefinity, without eyefinity, multiple GPUs and single GPUs.  Could be the game itself.

 

Users with the least amount of issues are definitely those that don't overclock and/or have single GPUs.

 

Users have have reported temperatures are affecting stability, but without reliable testing there is no way to rule in favor of it or rule it out as part of the problem.  Good to take into consideration.

 

Useful Links:

OCN 79xx Owner's Thread: http://www.overclock.net/t/1196856/official-amd-radeon-hd-7950-7970-owners-thread/0_50

Overclocking 7970 - Getting Started: http://www.overclock.net/a/getting-started-with-radeon-hd-7970-overclocking

OCN Battle Royale II - GTX 680s vs HD 7970s: http://www.overclock.net/t/1233063/gtx-680s-vs-hd-7970s-the-ocn-battle-royale-part-2/0_50

 

 

Catalyst Crew Feedback & Bug Reporting:

http://www.amdsurveys.com/se.ashx?s=5A1E27D27E29B0E3

 

AMD Catalyst Forums:

http://forums.amd.com/game/categories.cfm?catid=428&zb=1056618

 

Please use this thread for reporting all the issues that you are currently experience with GAMES and the 7970s.

 

Lots more incoming.

 

Feel free to share your woes and successes with as much information.  If you play WoW with beta 12.4 and you thing its the dog's bollocks, let me know.   If on the other hand there is severe flickering in Eyefinity or BSODs, let us know that too, and again with as much information as possible!


Edited by RagingCain - 4/5/12 at 1:59pm
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Never crashed a single time with 12.2, 12.3, 12.4 Beta (Single HD 7970) in BF3.
Temp do effect overclocking but its also the Chip Limitation.
You know you cant get more then 100Mhz once you start getting artifacts on Air with Stock fan profile no matter the Voltage.
I hit 1125Mhz @ 1.125v and 1200Mhz @ 1225v. I could probably do 1225Mhz but i will need 1.3v. 1250Mhz i cant do even with 1.3v. I can play most game even 1.25v @ 1250Mhz but i get random artifacts and texture pooping.
Water will just make the card cooler and maybe help a bit.
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As far as temperature goes.

At 1250mhz I can keep completely stable at 1215mv if the temperature is kept under 75 degrees. At 80 degrees 1237mv will keep the card stable. If that card reaches 85 degrees I can keep it running at 1250mv but I get pretty frequent but hard to notice artifacting in game.

I've tested this in both the witcher 2 and battlefield 3 and been able to replicate almost the exact same results in both. Moral of the story for me at least has been to keep the fan speed high rather then try to cut down on noise and push more electricity through it.

Not sure if this qualifies as an issue but I thought it'd be interesting to know.

I have also experienced driver crashes in Mass Effect 3 when overclocked heavily. Just simple hard lock crashes to desktop. As far as I can tell this happens when my card is clocked past 1225mhz. This is on 12.3 official have yet to test it on 12.4 beta.
    
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Reporting issues in the owners thread doesn't seem like it's inappropriate.
If people have more complex issues to attend to they usually create a separate thread focusing on their issues.
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Reporting issues in the owners thread doesn't seem like it's inappropriate.
If people have more complex issues to attend to they usually create a separate threading focusing on their issues.


Yeah but this will try and get them in one place, just not swamping the owner's thread :p

 

 

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Originally Posted by ZealotKi11er View Post

Never crashed a single time with 12.2, 12.3, 12.4 Beta (Single HD 7970) in BF3.
Temp do effect overclocking but its also the Chip Limitation.
You know you cant get more then 100Mhz once you start getting artifacts on Air with Stock fan profile no matter the Voltage.
I hit 1125Mhz @ 1.125v and 1200Mhz @ 1225v. I could probably do 1225Mhz but i will need 1.3v. 1250Mhz i cant do even with 1.3v. I can play most game even 1.25v @ 1250Mhz but i get random artifacts and texture pooping.
Water will just make the card cooler and maybe help a bit.


Very cool thanks for the info!


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right on, I'm wonder what I can push mine too!

It's ref but factory oc'd so I oc'd it even more, see sig rig.
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