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Almost bricked my card, be warned.
Luckly I have a bios switch (not sure if every 7970 has it).
    
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Almost bricked my card, be warned.
Luckly I have a bios switch (not sure if every 7970 has it).

Impossible to brick a HD 7970 they have dual bios. Are you using a non reference card? Plz list what model your card is it may be helpful for others.

So far I have flashed,

Powercolor HD 7970 (Reference)
HIS HD 7970 (Non reference Blue PCB)

Both worked fine 100% stable at new speeds / lower volts.
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Higher stock clocks, GTX 680 equal or better performance, lower voltages meaning uses less power than previous bios, pretty damn good for a free upgrade imho.

Yeah, and all that can be done manually with a few clicks and go for even less volts / higher clocks.

Being able to achieve higher memory clocks with a new BIOS sounds unlikely to me, can anyone else back this up? That however, would be quite impressive if actually true. Different timings may be the only logical explanation as you already pointed out, interesting.
Edited by toX0rz - 7/13/12 at 3:08am
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Being able to achieve higher memory clocks with a new BIOS sounds unlikely to me, can anyone else back this up? That however, would be quite impressive if actually true. Different timings may be the only logical explanation as you already pointed out, interesting.

How rude tongue.gif, I can tell you it's true because my limit before was 1475Mhz, now I can reach 1600Mhz+, whether you believe me or not I don't actually care lol. No offense smile.gif
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How rude tongue.gif, I can tell you it's true because my limit before was 1475Mhz, now I can reach 1600Mhz+, whether you believe me or not I don't actually care lol. No offense smile.gif

Yes that is a little rude. Timings perhaps as you mentioned. This has been posted 2 days ago on OCN, I "assume" this is the same bios, so some more opinions to read up on. Different source though.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1280246/icrontic-leaked-7970-bios-turns-your-card-into-a-ghz-edition
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Almost bricked my card, be warned.
Luckly I have a bios switch (not sure if every 7970 has it).

Impossible to brick a HD 7970 they have dual bios. Are you using a non reference card? Plz list what model your card is it may be helpful for others.

So far I have flashed,

Powercolor HD 7970 (Reference)
HIS HD 7970 (Non reference Blue PCB)

Both worked fine 100% stable at new speeds / lower volts.

I wasn't sure every 7970 had a bios switch. Mine is a reference 7970, HIS.
I got some kind of error message, then the comp wouldn't boot.
I hit the switch button and all is fine.
    
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I wasn't sure every 7970 had a bios switch. Mine is a reference 7970, HIS.
I got some kind of error message, then the comp wouldn't boot.
I hit the switch button and all is fine.

Every reference has, which is what this bios is for, reference cards.
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I wasn't sure every 7970 had a bios switch. Mine is a reference 7970, HIS.
I got some kind of error message, then the comp wouldn't boot.
I hit the switch button and all is fine.

Every reference has, which is what this bios is for, reference cards.

Good to know, thanks!
    
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Good to know, thanks!

BTW I have a HIS aswell. Took me a while to flash it to the old overvolt asus bios what was floating around 6 months ago. Eventually I got it working, (reverted to stock in the end because the bios was giving me some scary reasings in gpuz) so I wouldn't give up.

You will likely have to force it in the command panel. I will flash my two today and report back, HIS & SAPPHIRE. thumb.gif
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Man, I hope that 7950 GHz edition isn't a rumor, so I can flash that BIOS to my 7950 (any 7970 BIOS ruins my HDMI port, and I need it).
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