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In addition, user Pioneerisloud has a Sapphire 7970 OC that can do 1300/1800 on air without any of the goodies on the Matrix.

Just so we don't exaggerate:

http://www.overclock.net/t/1196856/official-amd-radeon-hd-7950-7970-owners-thread/15030#post_18026978
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It takes 1.30v / 1.70v for those clocks on water. On air I can pull off 1300 / 1800 at 1.30v / 1.70v, up until my VRM's get too toasty. That's my "bench stable" speed, which doesn't artifact or anything....until my VRMs overheat. So its fine for benching. My 24/7 daily stable clocks are 1200 / 1800 at 1.225v / 1.70v. Rock solid there, VRM's load at about 96*C.

He used an Accelero Xtreme cooler, by the way, which is another $70+. My personal Sapphire 7970 OC card does not get anywhere close to this on air before my VRM temperatures get too high and fans get overwhelming, but then I'm also not using an Accelero cooler (don't want to void my warranty).
Edited by ElevenEleven - 10/18/12 at 10:27am
   
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post #82 of 99
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Just so we don't exaggerate:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1196856/official-amd-radeon-hd-7950-7970-owners-thread/15030#post_18026978
He used an Accelero Xtreme cooler, by the way, which is another $70+. My personal Sapphire 7970 OC card does not get anywhere close to this on air before my VRM temperatures get too high and fans get overwhelming, but then I'm also not using an Accelero cooler (don't want to void my warranty).

? What's your point? If anything this furthers my point that on air Tahiti chips generally overclock similarly.

In addition, I pity the fool who run their maximum clocks on air 24/7. 1300/1800 for benching is fine and still one hell of an overclock. Fan usage in the reviews where the Matrix was able to hit 1300MHz was set to 100%. You know how impractical that is sitting next to a hair dryer?

Generally, 1150-1200MHz/1600-1700MHz is about the limit of practicality before sound and heat are compromised for Tahiti adapters.
Edited by Bruennis - 10/18/12 at 10:41am
post #83 of 99
My point is that to reach such an overclock, and even his 1200/1800 Overclock at decent temperatures, somewhere close to $100 had to be spent on a different heatsink/cooler. So basically add that money to the price of the card and then compare. The Matrix comes with a very good heatsink to start with. My Sapphire, when at 1100MHz core, already runs into high VRM temperatures because I simply can't have fans at 100% on it (way way loud and whiny).
   
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After much thought, I decided to just wait for the 8000 series which should be here in less than 2 months.
    
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After much thought, I decided to just wait for the 8000 series which should be here in less than 2 months.

Probably will not see until 2013. Although I would make same decision. Learned to buy beginning of a cycle rather than near end.
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After much thought, I decided to just wait for the 8000 series which should be here in less than 2 months.

In your case, waiting is best.
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Probably will not see until 2013. Although I would make same decision. Learned to buy beginning of a cycle rather than near end.


I think there could be reviews out few days before Christmas if they launch early Jan like this year, and I don't see any obvious reason for delay as this is TSMC's second year with 28nm.
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Probably will not see until 2013. Although I would make same decision. Learned to buy beginning of a cycle rather than near end.

Yeah, this is a gorgeous card and its a shame they waited so long to release it but what can ya do.

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In your case, waiting is best.

Yeah, I dont know how I am going to have the patience to wait this out lol

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I think there could be reviews out few days before Christmas if they launch early Jan like this year, and I don't see any obvious reason for delay as this is TSMC's second year with 28nm.

Last year the 7970 was annoucned a few days before Xmas. Hopfully the same is true for this cycle.
    
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I think there could be reviews out few days before Christmas if they launch early Jan like this year, and I don't see any obvious reason for delay as this is TSMC's second year with 28nm.

You could be right. I agree about the 28nm, if it's delayed it may be because AMD feel the 7900 series is still selling too well to pull the plug just yet.
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Possibly late January to some time in February is when we will see these on store shelves. in the meantime, your 6850 should keep you satisfied till then.
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