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http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/463405

I received the cards yesterday and they have performed flawlessly. Gameplay in BF3 was very smooth.
I had to add a fan to keep the top card cool and boy did that help (secured with heavy duty double sided tape). I would say its a must for a crossfire config with these cards. It must have dropped temps 15-20 degress. Even at idle, top card was over 50c. Now its 30c.

Both cards were bios 028 and ASIC ratings are 66.0% and 66.9%. Voltage is 1.256.

 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by josephimports View Post



http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/463405

I received the cards yesterday and they have performed flawlessly. Gameplay in BF3 was very smooth.
I had to add a fan to keep the top card cool and boy did that help (secured with heavy duty double sided tape). I would say its a must for a crossfire config with these cards. It must have dropped temps 15-20 degress. Even at idle, top card was over 50c. Now its 30c.

Both cards were bios 028 and ASIC ratings are 66.0% and 66.9%. Voltage is 1.256.


Its funny, side fan usually helps multi-gpu setups but again usually mess up single gpu temps.
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Originally Posted by asc3nsion View Post

I'm having the same problem as well, my 7870 XT VRM temps keep reaching 100+c, especially in Far Cry 3. GPU temps remain at 70c tho, is it a bad card? All my other graphic cards previously never had 30c difference between VRM and GPU

I have no idea why a new/stock card would have that much difference in temps. My old 4850 had this. Funny enough it didn't have this problem with a Thermalright HR03-GT. Whenever I put the stock cooler on, vrms would shoot up to 100.
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Crashed again in Far Cry 3 MP, checked gpu-z and it reached 115c before it crashed. Going to RMA it.
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Quote:
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http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/6260567

wow this is brutal score.
could you make some game tests? for example crysis 3 or tomb raider?
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wow this is brutal score.
could you make some game tests? for example crysis 3 or tomb raider?

That really is nice score. Stomps all over single GTX Titan for alot less money.
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Crashed again in Far Cry 3 MP, checked gpu-z and it reached 115c before it crashed. Going to RMA it.
increase ur cards fans to 60%...thats what i did and now i have normal temps... if it doesnt work..rma it
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the fan profiles suck, i noticed that day 1..

i had to set it to 70% when gaming, the default Profile that's in the bios waits way too long, by then the heat is already too much.
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card is not supposed to go that high with auto fan on. I would try to reapply tim or rma it.
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Forgot to mention my fans were at 80%, which sounds like a vacuum cleaner already. The vendor agreed to take it back, hope the next one wont be so screwed up lol
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mixal1 View Post

wow this is brutal score.
could you make some game tests? for example crysis 3 or tomb raider?

Have not installed Tomb Raider yet and don't have Crysis3 but here are some other benchmarks, including games









http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/455109
Edited by jimbo02816 - 4/5/13 at 3:20am
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