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1- Any reference overclocked card is not worth the money. Buy stock and overclock yourself

2- If you're planning to watercool, even more emphasis on reference un-overclocked cards.

3- XFX cards are great, don't worry about your decision.
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post #12 of 16
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Originally Posted by Roudrani View Post

i got it cuz it was the only manufacturer with a ghz edition that was reference design and could fit on the ek waterblocks. since this new revision isnt reference design ill probably return it and get a regular 7970.

you card with part number FX-797G-TDFC is an AMD reference HD 7970 PCB design.

http://www.coolingconfigurator.com/

ekwb lists your card as compatible with full cover and universal HD 7970 waterblocks. look for this card in the list. XFX Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 1050M Double Dissipation 3GB GDDR5 (FX-797G-TDFC)
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post #13 of 16
Just open GPU Z and see what it says about the hardware
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Originally Posted by Roudrani View Post

also i cant test it out since i still dont have all the parts of the pc yet.

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Originally Posted by FlashFir View Post

Just open GPU Z and see what it says about the hardware

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post #15 of 16
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Originally Posted by raghu78 View Post

you card with part number FX-797G-TDFC is an AMD reference HD 7970 PCB design.
http://www.coolingconfigurator.com/
ekwb lists your card as compatible with full cover and universal HD 7970 waterblocks. look for this card in the list. XFX Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 1050M Double Dissipation 3GB GDDR5 (FX-797G-TDFC)

yea thats what i thought but xfx changed the pcb to nonreference somewhere along the way accourding to this article that JB13 showed me. http://www.ekwb.com/news/233/19/New-revision-od-XFX-7970-cards-brings-compatibility-issues/

it wont say tell you in the cooling configurater but if u go to the waterblock on ek's website and click the compatability list theres a fine print under the xfx cards with this info. http://www.coolingconfigurator.com/waterblock/3831109856703
post #16 of 16
I have the XFX 797G-TDFC. I don't believe it's "reference" although I was able to use the EK reference water block. This is my 3rd one after the first two both failed after about a month. This time I figured I'd water cool it to see if It would increase RMA intervals lol, so far it has as this one has made it almost 3 months. The VDDC is unchangeable however I am able to increase the MVDDC and run my memory up to 2000 MHz which gets litecoin mining up to 674 KH/S. To bad XFX just sucks at SCRYPT mining.
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BTW XFX's RMA takes about 3 weeks mad.gif
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