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I'm getting it tomorrow, I'll let you know what I find, I can give you temps but noise is impossible to judge, my XSPC Rad Fans are always running full blast (2000rpm). I'll tell you if it overshadows them though.
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Okay I installed it, and this is the highest Overclock I could push it too (without OV):





I sometimes see some extremely faint artifacts, it took 6 runs before I even noticed them, are those okay? (I haven't had any problems in games at all).

Is this good overclock on the Sapphire 7970 Vapor X Ghz 6GIG? (Or did I get a dud)
Edited by Skilletis - 2/2/13 at 6:48pm
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Good morning i don't know anything about overclock but about those artifacts u telling if u see them inside in games this isn't normal but i can't tell the same for furmark.

How about idle or in game temps? Have fun with your new card biggrin.gif
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What do these artifacts look like?

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Very fast and small grey flickers only occurring in the fur circle for a fraction of a second, had to stare at it for 10 minutes to notice, I have no Artifacts in games at all, in fact all my games run beautifully, exceeding the 680, but for some reason I was getting good FPS in Crysis 3 Beta with my 680, but my 7970 are not as good, any thoughts?
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Very fast and small grey flickers only occurring in the fur circle for a fraction of a second, had to stare at it for 10 minutes to notice, I have no Artifacts in games at all, in fact all my games run beautifully, exceeding the 680, but for some reason I was getting good FPS in Crysis 3 Beta with my 680, but my 7970 are not as good, any thoughts?

use the 13.2 beta 4 it has 50% boost on crysis 3.......
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Wow, significant improvement with the beta drivers, a Min FPS 29, Avg 34, Max 40. Before it was unplayable in the less then 20 FPS area. Completely maxed out at 1080p Too, The 680 now has nothing on the 7970 biggrin.gif
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All my games are now running at almost 20-50% framerate increases on my Sapphire 7970 (OCed to core 1173MHz mem 1704MHz) comparied to my Gigabyte GTX 680 (OCed to core 1223MHz mem 1633MHz) defiantly worth it. biggrin.gif
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