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GIGABYTE GV-R797TO-3GD Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB

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I acquired the GIGABYTE GV-R797TO-3GD Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB and I can conclude that the Swiftech Komodo HD7970 series is not compatible with this card. Please check the images below for the diagram pics. Even on Swiftech web site compatibility chart it says it is. It may be compatible with Rev1.0 of that card but definitely not with Rev2.1.
3rd pics is my current rig bypassing the video card with a pair of koolance quick connect until I can find a waterblock for the GV-R797TO-3GD Rev2.1. Koolance is my next try.

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I've been in contact with Swiftech tech support for days now and there saying that is compatible with this revision, it is my mistake, I had to film it for them to prove that it wasn't.
post #2 of 5
Bad luck, I thought it had a reference PCB.

On another note, since you have this card, could you do me a favor and send me it's bios, or upload it to TPU. I had opened a thread here: http://www.overclock.net/t/1312373/bios-request-gigabyte-7970-ghz-1100mhz-gv-r797to-3gd
    
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It is not listed as supported now.

That looks like a completely custom PCB ... you would need a block designed just for it I'm pretty sure. None of the other companies 7970 ones would fit as far as I know.

That sucks man. I feel for you.
Edited by Jakusonfire - 10/17/12 at 8:30am
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post #4 of 5
Hello.
If you want to sell your site waterblock I buy it smile.gif
To enlighten you how it works with this model of the plate with 2 versions available, if anything, take a look here.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1331761/any-gigabyte-7970-ghz-ed-gv-r797to-3gd-owners
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The manufacturers of these cards change their PCB configurations quite frequently and without any notice. I would highly recommend that you should check with the manufacturer prior to purchasing your card so that they can tell you whether or not it still uses the reference PCB. Please contact me at bryan@swiftech.com if you have any questions about this.
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