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Originally Posted by Kriant View Post

Hmmm didn't have that problem with single 7970. do you also have latest CAPs ?

CAP's? unfamiliar....
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Originally Posted by AKWhiteRice View Post

Fresh 12.7 install. Ran 3DMark again..

3DMark Score P7129
Graphics Score 8612
Physics Score 4749
Combined Score 4634
Graphics Test 1 39.16 FPS
Graphics Test 2 42.94 FPS
Graphics Test 3 53.62 FPS
Graphics Test 4 25.41 FPS
Physics Test 15.08 FPS
Combined Test 21.56 FPS

Not sure if it stacks up where it should be. However that is an improvement.

86xx on the graphics score is just about perfect for a stock 7970. Your first results were indeed way too low. It looks like your card is performing properly now.

It also looks like you DESPERATELY need to overclock that CPU. 47xx physics score? Ouch. I get almost 10xxx Physics score with my i5.
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86xx on the graphics score is just about perfect for a stock 7970. Your first results were indeed way too low. It looks like your card is performing properly now.
It also looks like you DESPERATELY need to overclock that CPU. 47xx physics score? Ouch. I get almost 10xxx Physics score with my i5.

yeah not as happy with the 695 myself. going to a high end FX soon.

THe 7970 still wont overclock worth a damn. Not heat related either. Kinda stumped.....
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yeah not as happy with the 695 myself. going to a high end FX soon.
THe 7970 still wont overclock worth a damn. Not heat related either. Kinda stumped.....

If you're planning on playing a lot of BL2 you might be happier with a Phenom II 980 or 1100T if you can find one. The FX series doesn't do so good in that game.

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Damn..I just read through this thread right after buying a 7970. I forgot how bad AMD drivers are, hopefully this isn't a problem when I install mine.
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Damn..I just read through this thread right after buying a 7970. I forgot how bad AMD drivers are, hopefully this isn't a problem when I install mine.

I hear that their drivers are bad a lot and it always makes me scratch my head. I must be really lucky. 4 years of owning Radeon GPUs and never any problems with drivers. Then again, I've never owned any of the high end stuff which seems to be what most people are complaining about. I always buy midrange.
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I hear that their drivers are bad a lot and it always makes me scratch my head. I must be really lucky. 4 years of owning Radeon GPUs and never any problems with drivers. Then again, I've never owned any of the high end stuff which seems to be what most people are complaining about. I always buy midrange.

Well the last AMD card I had was a 5870 which I had no problems with. Hopefully this remains to be the case when I receive my 7970.
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Well the last AMD card I had was a 5870 which I had no problems with. Hopefully this remains to be the case when I receive my 7970.
You'll be fine. If there's a problem with 12.8, go down to 12.7. Takes about 10 minutes, tops.
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They are bad, when you get "exotic". For single card they are pretty solid.thumb.gif
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CAP's? unfamiliar....


catalyst application profiles?
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