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i love using it for like watching netflix and multiple open windows on the other 2 screen....

That's what I miss from it.... It allowed me to get homework done a bit faster as I could "multi-task" better. tongue.gif
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Yup, I tried an eyefinity at an electronic expo, couple shooters plus starcraft.
It was cool but the splits between the screens drives me crazy and many games just aren't programmed properly for it, I didn't like it.
Maybe in another couple of years but its nothing I care to have anytime soon.

Completely agree, but to each his own.
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Where the hell are you getting that from??

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=7970+voltage+locked

Personal experience.

 

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Originally Posted by onthemour View Post

no overvolt? flash it to ghz!!!!!!!!
Seriously how hard is it to flash a dual bios

It's locked on a hardware level.

 

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Originally Posted by Bruennis View Post


They don't overvolt anymore? lachen.gif
My Gigabyte 7950 @ 1280MHz/1800MHz crushes your 670 FTW

GPU-Z Validation
And this is what my Lightning 680 scored at 1372MHz/1771MHz

Do I even need to post what my 7970 Matrix scores at 1320MHz/1775MHz ???
A reference 7970(925MHz/1375MHz) is around 3% faster than a reference 670(980MHz/1502MHz) and so I am not surprised to hear that an awesome clocking 670 FTW(1300MHz on the core) such as yours is faster than a lemon 7970.
Before 12.11 beta, a ~1200/1700 7950 edges out a ~1315/1600 670. With 12.11 beta, that same 7950 would handily defeat the 670.
Review is here: http://www.hardocp.com/article/2012/08/23/galaxy_gtx_660_ti_gc_oc_vs_670_hd_7950/1
...Figured you needed the reminder thumb.gif

Most of them dont overvolt anymore, which mean that somebody (like me) who go out and buy one right now will be stuck with a lemon. I mean, of course a 1250 tahiti will destroy any kepler card, but it just wont happen anymore with the recent batches. 

Also, reference clock for 670 is 915 MHz thumb.gif



People should really be aware that they are now locking them. It was a real letdown for me. I expected so much out from it. Oh well..


 


Edited by splinterize - 11/15/12 at 12:30pm
post #274 of 293
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http://lmgtfy.com/?q=7970+voltage+locked


Personal experience.
It's locked on a hardware level.
Most of them dont overvolt anymore, which mean that somebody (like me) who go out and buy one right now will be stuck with a lemon. I mean, of course a 12500 tahiti will destroy any kepler card, but it just wont happen anymore with the recent batches. 


Also, reference clock for 670 is 915 MHz

That figure is a useless reference point, because nividia's dynamic overclock feature(it won't run any lower than 980 in benches) + kepler Boost(another 70-110 depend on the card), a stock/reference GTX 670 will run at least 1050 clock in a bench(thus skewing any and all bench results in their favor with this 15% factory Overclock running against 800mhz 7950s and 925Mhz 7970s both with 0% factory OC).

and try reading those threads:

Have you tried to read the 2nd post in this topic?
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Originally Posted by AndyM95 View Post

Mine isn't voltage locked, nor are any of the peoples I've spoken to. You may have a faulty card frown.gif

So far the only hard lock I seen are XFX Black edition V3.1 and latest Gigabyet 7970 WF3, 7950 wise Sapphire Vapor-X is volt locked(there is a big thread on this forum about it).
Edited by sherlock - 11/15/12 at 11:20am
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That figure is a useless reference point, because nividia's dynamic overclock feature(it won't run any lower than 980 in benches) + kepler Boost(another 70-110 depend on the card), a stock/reference GTX 670 will run at least 1050 clock in a bench.

QFT

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Originally Posted by splinterize View Post

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=7970+voltage+locked


Personal experience.
It's locked on a hardware level.
Most of them dont overvolt anymore, which mean that somebody (like me) who go out and buy one right now will be stuck with a lemon. I mean, of course a 1250 tahiti will destroy any kepler card, but it just wont happen anymore with the recent batches. 

People should really be aware that they are now locking them. It was a real letdown for me. I expected so much out from it. Oh well...

The only cards suspect of voltage lockdown is the Gigabyte 7970 and Sapphire 7950 Vapor-X. Other than those two I'm not sure why you would make such a claim that most of them are incapable of overvolting. MSI Afterburner requires missing ATI .dll files to function properly. These files can be found with a simple Google search. Asus GPUTweak is happily feeding my Matrix 1.3 volts. I haven't read or heard of any overvolting problems with Sapphire Trixx either.

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Originally Posted by splinterize View Post

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=7970+voltage+locked
Also, reference clock for 670 is 915 MHz thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by sherlock View Post

That figure is a useless reference point, because nividia's dynamic overclock feature(it won't run any lower than 980 in benches) + kepler Boost(another 70-110 depend on the card), a stock/reference GTX 670 will run at least 1050 clock in a bench.
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The only cards suspect of voltage lockdown is the Gigabyte 7970 and Sapphire 7950 Vapor-X. Other than those two I'm not sure why you would make such a claim that most of them are incapable of overvolting. MSI Afterburner requires missing ATI .dll files to function properly. These files can be found with a simple Google search. Asus GPUTweak is happily feeding my Matrix 1.3 volts. I haven't read or heard of any overvolting problems with Sapphire Trixx either.



I know for a fact that Gigabytes, Sapphires, XFX and now ASUS cards are being voltage locked.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1326878/matrix-7970-platinum-voltage-locked
According to this guy, his MATRIX 7970 is locked to 1.2XX volt. 


It's really a cheap move if you ask me. People need to be aware that they are now purchasing sub-par 7970s.

 

 

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 MSI Afterburner requires missing ATI .dll files to function properly.


You dont say.


Edited by splinterize - 11/15/12 at 11:40am
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This topic has peaked my interests.

So AMD releases drivers to speed up their cards and the manufacturers lock'em down? Nice.
 
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It's really a cheap move if you ask me. People need to be aware that they are now purchasing sub-par 7970s.

People need to be aware of the silicon lottery.
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Originally Posted by splinterize View Post

http://www.overclock.net/t/1326878/matrix-7970-platinum-voltage-locked

According to this guy, his MATRIX 7970 is locked to 1.2XX volt.

His Matrix is not locked. Review thread once more.
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Originally Posted by splinterize View Post

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=7970+voltage+locked


Personal experience.
It's locked on a hardware level.
Most of them dont overvolt anymore, which mean that somebody (like me) who go out and buy one right now will be stuck with a lemon. I mean, of course a 1250 tahiti will destroy any kepler card, but it just wont happen anymore with the recent batches. 


Also, reference clock for 670 is 915 MHz thumb.gif
How about this?
http://www.overclock.net/t/1253432/gigabyte-gtx-670-oc-version-hands-on/0_100

Regular oc card, one of the cheapest, runs at 1200Mhz, being only 6% faster than vanilla 670
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Gigabyte/GeForce_GTX_670_Windforce/28.html

I'm glad yours overclock to 1300Mhz, but it's not impressive at all, just regular Kepler's oc (well, above-average). The clocks isn't the great thing, if its not getting together with performance gain. 670 needs hard mems oc to compete 7970/7950, but you have to be lucky. 256bit memory bus is a big weakness of Kepler, a defect I'd say.
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