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Heh, responding to Vega like that. Cute.

You better just .. not respond anymore to him, lol.
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Something Vega has no experience in. You should educate him on CF / SLI, I bet he could learn a lot from you.
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Lol. You guys are jerks... tongue.gif

Am I missing something? I don't get it. eh-smiley.gif
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It wasn't drivers, it was the release of the GHz edition.

I was a bit out of the loop at the time, but i thought GE and a new drivers set came at the same time. Considering GE was just a bios tweak of the base speeds, I hardly consider that more than just firmware tweak.
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Am I missing something? I don't get it. eh-smiley.gif

Lol, sigh. Fine I'll fill you in. Vega is one of The experts here on CF and SLI scaling, ridiculous monitor configurations and he's pretty good at water cooling as well, if I remember right. His contributions to general knowledge here are very well known, and his word is given significant weight when in doubt..
Edited by Avonosac - 2/15/13 at 7:48pm
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Vega is rather well known around here for having built some of the most intense and highest performing quad-GPU and extreme cooled rigs. He's usually the leader in most benchmark threads and knows quite a bit about extreme setups...
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Am I missing something? I don't get it.

your quote:
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And that's why you(Vega) get CF or SLI, or water cooling.

Vega's system:

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Oh...

Well that was a bit awkward.
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I was a bit out of the loop at the time, but i thought GE and a new drivers set came at the same time. Considering GE was just a bios tweak of the base speeds, I hardly consider that more than just firmware tweak.

All the GE did was give the 7970 a boost clock and a higher base clock. The original 7970 had no problems hitting the same speeds as the GE but AMD clocked them absurdly conservative in the beginning. The GE is really what the 7970 should've been clocked to at stock from the beginning. The never settle drivers came later...
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Nvm, I think my system just didn't load the pic.
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Point is he didn't know about Vega. Not his fault...
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All the GE did was give the 7970 a boost clock and a higher base clock. The original 7970 had no problems hitting the same speeds as the GE but AMD clocked them absurdly conservative in the beginning. The GE is really what the 7970 should've been clocked to at stock from the beginning. The never settle drivers came later...

Even so.. It was not on top when the 680 was released, lol.
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Conservative stock clocks were the source of many an argument when the 680 launched. I always maintained that stock tests were meaningless. Overclocked, the 7970 has always been slightly stronger than the 680 due to Green Light. The 680 Lightnings were another story...
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