Originally Posted by paleh0rse14
OK, mine showed up tonight. First reaction: Looks "OK" after tweaking the settings on the monitor itself and then using Win7 calibration. I know my gamma is still off a bit, but not as much as some folks have been reporting. (it's close to 1.8 on the Lagom test screen).
That said, when this thing is set for 144Hz, the idle temps on my primary video card jump from 33C to 52C.... DOHHH!!
Thank god my new water systems are showing up later in the week...
EDIT: The good news is that my max GPU temps in BF3 only climbed about 5C @ 144Hz -- from 66C to 71C -- and MY GAWD THIS THING LOOKS GOOD IN A GAME!!!
This is a bug.
The idle temps increase because the video card switches into 3d clocks, at 500 mhz core and 3D gpu voots (instead of 2d volts; the CORRECT 2d volts for 500 mhz is 0.949v on ghz editoin cards (and maybe on non ghz 7970s too)), and the RAM speed being set to the current overdrive speed instead of the correct 150 mhz.
This causes a scrambled screen on flash videos IF you have overclocked the RAM past the default 3d speeds, because the GPU "resets" to 501/1500 (or 1375 for non ghz 7970's) when in flash...it's the ram downclocking that causes the corruption.
You'll notice that at 120 hz, the GPU should be at 300/150 and 0.804 or 0.850v (2d volts).