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Hello,

I am about to get this card this week and i am browsing around about overclocking it more.

Is this safe:
http://www.hardocp.com/article/2012/04/10/sapphire_hd_7970_oc_edition_video_card_review/7

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Perfectly fine!
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When reading conclusion about this card, damn! its worth the money. ( I hope LOL smile.gif )
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if you want to use it for gaming i would suggest to go for a higher meory speed then a higher clock speed since higher clock speed gives you a smaller fps increase if you were to raise the memory clock. but games like higher meory clocks and benchmarks tools such like 3dmark11 love higher core clocks.
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post #5 of 67
if u can OC both the memory n the core equaly will gain the best..
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I am waiting for new version of TriXXX from sapphire so i can overclock this card.

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I just ordered one from Amazon, I was about to buy the HIS for $450 but it went back up to $479, then when I was looking for another 7970 I stumbled on the Sapphire o.c. edition for $459, needless to say I couldn't resist and ordered one immediately, even got a 25 foot hdmi cable so I don't have to lug my rig to the living room for the bigscreen when I feel like kicking back with a gamepad. I had a 680 in my cart that would have been $520 but after looking through many many reviews and user forum comparisons on the two I felt that the 7970 is the best card for the price right now and with the better cooling on the 7970 to reach higher o.c. the 7970 will dominate the 680 unless its on water.
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There is new version of Trixx from Sapphire , 4.3.0 which fixes overclocking problems on previous version.

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Originally Posted by Grumby21 View Post

if you want to use it for gaming i would suggest to go for a higher meory speed then a higher clock speed since higher clock speed gives you a smaller fps increase if you were to raise the memory clock. but games like higher meory clocks and benchmarks tools such like 3dmark11 love higher core clocks.

Do you have anything to back this up, nearly all of my experience overclocking over the past few years show a considerable increase in performance in regards to a higher core clock rather than memory.
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Do you have anything to back this up, nearly all of my experience overclocking over the past few years show a considerable increase in performance in regards to a higher core clock rather than memory.

^^ THIS ^^ very much agreed. Core usually about 15-25% gain vs Mem about 2-3% gain.
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