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post #3381 of 6172
Unfortunately my mini-itx build is limited to one card. Which GHz edition? I was looking at the Sapphire Vapor-X 3GB version...looks like it has been getting pretty positive reviews.
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post #3382 of 6172
Vapor X is quiet but large. And Sapphire isa always a safe bet due to CS.
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Ok, and I've read mixed reviews on the whole voltage lock thing. Does anyone know if the Vapor-X is?
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Ok, and I've read mixed reviews on the whole voltage lock thing. Does anyone know if the Vapor-X is?

Don't know to much about it, but it seems as though the 7950 is locked. The post is from September so it may have changed via an update.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1303929/7950-vapor-x-voltage-locked
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I'm thinking of getting the Achieva Shimian QH270 after debating whether or not to get the Yamaksi Sparta, but unfortunately after the price went up by 100$ it is no longer a viable option. frown.gif
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Ok, and I've read mixed reviews on the whole voltage lock thing. Does anyone know if the Vapor-X is?
Sapphire 7950 Vapor-X is no longer voltage locked (mine included). Has not been in a awhile anyway.

It is pretty much impossible to tell if a non reference card is locked up or not these days, but It would be safe to assume that the 7970 Vapor-X is also unlocked. I think the stock boost voltage is 1.25V by default, so you should be able to get nice overclock regardless. The cooler on these is not among the most quiet ones, btw. When overvolting 7950 Vapor-X the auto fan easily ramps up to 50%+ and starts to get louder, which is fine by me though since i use headphones.

I would still take it over any of the other alternatives any day.
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Gaming impressions on this new PB278Q monitor are awesome and shines gaming. Really enjoying 1440p. thumb.gif

BF3 Ultra settings maxed with everything turned up like texture detail etc. is beautiful. Saw crazy FPS higher than 150+ to 95+ lows in Fraps with no problem. When I turned on Fraps to record it maxed 53 - 57 FPS to record this 40sec clip below to show an example of what the monitor colors looks like after being calibrated for those who might be curious. Close enough to 60 FPS and no stuttering. biggrin.gif


Edit: On Crysis 3 I can play 'Very High' settings and AA turned off I range 57-65 FPS. I will also concur to what I've read at 1440p I didn't see any color / detail gains to using AA other than a drop in FPS to about 37-45 FPS and ghosting.
     
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Gaming impressions on this new PB278Q monitor are awesome and shines gaming. Really enjoying 1440p. thumb.gif

BF3 Ultra settings maxed with everything turned up like texture detail etc. is beautiful. Saw crazy FPS higher than 150+ to 95+ lows in Fraps with no problem. When I turned on Fraps to record it maxed 53 - 57 FPS to record this 40sec clip below to show an example of what the monitor colors looks like after being calibrated for those who might be curious. Close enough to 60 FPS and no stuttering. biggrin.gif


Edit: On Crysis 3 I can play 'Very High' settings and AA turned off I range 57-65 FPS. I will also concur to what I've read at 1440p I didn't see any color / detail gains to using AA other than a drop in FPS to about 37-45 FPS and ghosting.

Nice monitor, you should turn on FXAA in Crysis 3; there is essentially no performance loss and you get a bit of AA.
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Nice monitor, you should turn on FXAA in Crysis 3; there is essentially no performance loss and you get a bit of AA.

Thanks for the tip. Will do. thumb.gif
     
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Originally Posted by Arizonian View Post

Gaming impressions on this new PB278Q monitor are awesome and shines gaming. Really enjoying 1440p. thumb.gif

BF3 Ultra settings maxed with everything turned up like texture detail etc. is beautiful. Saw crazy FPS higher than 150+ to 95+ lows in Fraps with no problem. When I turned on Fraps to record it maxed 53 - 57 FPS to record this 40sec clip below to show an example of what the monitor colors looks like after being calibrated for those who might be curious. Close enough to 60 FPS and no stuttering. biggrin.gif


Edit: On Crysis 3 I can play 'Very High' settings and AA turned off I range 57-65 FPS. I will also concur to what I've read at 1440p I didn't see any color / detail gains to using AA other than a drop in FPS to about 37-45 FPS and ghosting.
Also try dropping shadows to med and water to low. I didn't notice the difference, water still nice, and get a nis FPS boost.
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Gaming impressions on this new PB278Q monitor are awesome and shines gaming.

Glad to hear you're digging it.
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