Originally Posted by splinterize http://lmgtfy.com/?q=7970+voltage+locked
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?
Originally Posted by AndyM95
Mine isn't voltage locked, nor are any of the peoples I've spoken to. You may have a faulty card
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