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Originally Posted by guinner16 View Post

What the hell is that whine on the 7970? I would rather have a louder card than one with a whine like that. That type of noise would drive me insane. Is that normal for an AMD card?

Yes, it is normal... has been on their reference coolers for awhile now. I can't stand 'em.
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Lol, that works fine when you own your own shopping mall.. thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by Mad Pistol View Post

Again, there is not a single 7970 Ghz Ed. and very few standard 7970's available today that use the stock AMD cooler. Almost all cards use aftermarket solutions that cool better and more quietly.

The comparison is irrelevant.

I couldn't find a non-reference one when the Radeon 7970's came out... and god was that thing frigging loud. That's part of why I got rid of it and went to a GTX 680 the instant they launched... among other AMD faults.
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Did you ever think that maybe it has to do with Amd's reputation for horrible driver support that makes them sell far less gpu's then Nvidia. Until they start taking it more seriously that trend will continue. I will easily admit that they have a great performance/value ratio over Nvidia and have almost pulled the trigger on their gpu's several times. But ultimately talked myself out of it everytime. It might be unfair but as of right now there is a premium to pay to have a reliable error free gaming experience. And that's with Nvidia.

Oh jesus, you with more silly unfounded bashing...

AMD drivers were resolved long ago, years even, in fact the last time I had any driver related issue it was with a GTX 470 and the 301 drivers not working with it. When installed they completely dogged the performance, resulting in the need to roll back to 296. In the last year I have built, oh, 8 or 9 systems, with a mix of Nvidia and AMD cards in them, from budget to high end. Other than the just mentioned 470, not being one of the new systems built, none of them had driver issues that caused any "errors" in gaming.

To put it bluntly, people who are complain about drivers causing error on large scale, especially with AMD, simply screwed up their driver installation or didn't configure the system post installation properly. People talk about AMD drivers being crap and Nvidia being great, but it isn't due to any issue with stability! It comes down to the fact that Nvidia will release driver sets that post double digit improvements in games, but not just any games. Titles released under TWIMTBP campaign, which should be optimized around Nvidia, considering Nvidia helps with development of those titles!

Is the Nvidia Control Panel a bit more user friendly than CCP? Yea, I will give it that for sure. But that doesn't impact stability of the drivers and the cards performance, it just requires looking for proper settings.

People, stop with crapping on AMD and their drivers, it is old. That horse was put out in the back forty years ago....

If you install drivers and things aren't right, there is a pretty solid chance you did something wrong! RARELY is it due to the drivers themselves!
    
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No its completely relevant because I compared reference models on all GPUs. There is lots of people who own the reference model. You want GHz Edition?

His point is that it's irrelevant really. If you want a quieter cooler there are many alternatives and for the same price or cheaper than a reference 7970.

It's an interesting footnote but not much more than that.
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No its completely relevant because I compared reference models on all GPUs. There is lots of people who own the reference model. You want GHz Edition?

Please tell me where I can purchase this 7970 Ghz Ed. with a stock cooler and why it would be preferable versus other 7970 Ghz Ed. cards with third party coolers.

If the 7970 Ghz Ed. only came with the stock cooler, you would be on to something, but as it stands, it's harder to get a 7970 Ghz Ed. with the stock cooler than it is to find one with a custom cooler.

So that begs the question, why would you compare the acoustics of a product you cannot find (7970 Ghz Ed. w/ stock cooler) to anything?
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Are you going to buy me the 7970? rolleyes.gif

I'm surprised you DIDN'T buy one in the first place.

Ever since the 7970's launched, you've talked about how superior they are, yet you ended up buying an NVIDIA card? headscratch.gif
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No its completely relevant because I compared reference models on all GPUs. There is lots of people who own the reference model. You want GHz Edition?
At this point, that's irrelevant, and he's right, you can't even buy a GHZ Edition reference model.

I checked:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&N=-1&isNodeId=1&Description=7970+ghz&x=0&y=0
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No its completely relevant because I compared reference models on all GPUs. There is lots of people who own the reference model. You want GHz Edition?

Please tell me where I can purchase this 7970 Ghz Ed. with a stock cooler and why it would be preferable versus other 7970 Ghz Ed. cards with third party coolers.

If the 7970 Ghz Ed. only came with the stock cooler, you would be on to something, but as it stands, it's harder to get a 7970 Ghz Ed. with the stock cooler than it is to find one with a custom cooler.

So that begs the question, why would you compare the acoustics of a product you cannot find (7970 Ghz Ed. w/ stock cooler) to anything?

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+rep for who names the game..

 

Fus roh dah

 

obvious Skyrim is obvious :p

 

That 7970 is loud, just as loud as my 5850 and 5770 and 4890 was. The 4890 was one of the loudest cards I ever had despite having a Vapor Chamber cooler. I'd never get reference AMD cards again. I do like the professional look of most nVidia ref coolers though. GTX 295 and 9800GX2 were the ugliest cards ever though.


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If anyone is interested in a wallpaper resolution pic of the titan here's one:



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