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http://www.caseking.de/shop/catalog/VTX3D-RADEON-HD-7970-3072-MB-DDR5-PCIe-30-miniDP-HDMI-DVI::18149.html

Pure reference card from amd, has voltage control so you can overclock the crap out of it.

Arctic cooler

http://www.caseking.de/shop/catalog/Arctic-Accelero-Xtreme-7970-7950-VGA-Cooler::19165.html

Should easily be able to do 1300 core with that cooler and be whisper silent

Or http://www.caseking.de/shop/catalog/Grafikkarten/AMD-Grafikkarten/RADEON-HD7000-Serie/Gigabyte-RADEON-HD-7970-OC-Windforce-3X-3072-MB-DDR5-miniDP::18641.html

359,90 EUR, Windforce cooler, and even on stock volts you'll be able easily reach GHz clocks 1050/1500
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post #12 of 32
No point going reference if your not going to toss it under water.

Go with,

http://www.caseking.de/shop/catalog/Grafikkarten/AMD-Grafikkarten/RADEON-HD7000-Serie/SAPPHIRE-RADEON-HD-7970-OC-Boost-Edition-3072-MB-DDR5-Mini-DP::21723.html

http://www.caseking.de/shop/catalog/Grafikkarten/AMD-Grafikkarten/RADEON-HD7000-Serie/Gigabyte-RADEON-HD-7970-OC-Windforce-3X-3072-MB-DDR5-miniDP::18641.html

http://www.caseking.de/shop/catalog/Grafikkarten/AMD-Grafikkarten/RADEON-HD7000-Serie/HIS-RADEON-HD-7970-IceQ-X2-3072-MB-DDR5-PCIe-30-mini-DP-HDMI::21828.html


Dont even bother getting a ghz either OC will get you the same clocks easily. So far I know for sure the Sapphire and HIS arent voltage locked, not 100% on gigabyte.
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post #13 of 32
If you can't sell your 660ti you might be farther ahead getting another one and going SLI
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ive never tested overclocking manually, is it easy with the amd overclocking tool? and is it easy to remove the cooler from the reference?
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post #15 of 32
You better get a 3GB card like the 7970 with resolution of 2560x1440 than a 2GB card.

Get this one

371,90 EUR*


SAPPHIRE RADEON HD 7970 OC Boost Edition, 3072 MB DDR5, Mini-DP






No need to change the cooler


How to overclock AMD Cardwith MSI Afterburner : AMD how to Thread And check in the unofficial overclocking method. Folow each step carefully.

How to overclock with MSI Afterburner (Unofficial method. Guide created by tsm106) (Click to show)

Afterburner install - unofficial overclock method

**Assumes you have no instance of AB, aka afterburner installed previously. If you do have AB installed previously, uninstall it or delete the folder. Also, it is generally a good idea to uninstall AB before any new driver install when you are crossfired. AB will automatically run, even when run at windows start is disabled, and when it does and it tries to fool with clocks you will BSOD with a 07E code.


Run afterburner install. At this point, if you choose default install directory, there will incur security issues later on, just keep that in mind. I would recommend you install it in another folder/drive.

After install completes, do not check the option to start afterburner. If you are crossfired follow A- below to disable ULPS if you are using Unofficial Overclock Method (UOM) or , you can skip this portion if you are using Official Overclock Method (-xcl), however be warned that Afterburner will not be able to see your sleeping cards if you have ULPS enabled. Thus it's probably a good idea to disable ULPS anyways.

A- Disabling ULPS

Open regedit and go to:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E968-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}

This key 4D36E968, under CurrentControlSet is the only folder you need to access. You can ignore the others, so don't search for it just traverse directly to said folder. It's time to disable ULPS, or ultra low power savings. Inside the folder you will find more folders, 0000/0001/0002/etc so on and on.

Open each folder and double click on EnableULPS and change to 0. You do not need to change any other key, or any keys that look similar, just change EnableULPS. Close regedit.


Next Step


At this point if you installed into default directory, you will have a security issue. Open file manager, go to where you installed afterburner and right click on MSIAfterburner.cfg and go to security, click edit, add yourself and give yourself full control, click ok.

Now go back and open MSIAfterburner.cfg in notepad.

Scroll to bottom and change this:

[ATIADLHAL]
UnofficialOverclockingEULA =
UnofficialOverclockingMode = 0

to this:

[ATIADLHAL]
UnofficialOverclockingEULA = I confirm that I am aware of unofficial overclocking limitations and fully understand that MSI will not provide me any support on it
UnofficialOverclockingMode = 1


**Note on the mode setting. Some new games are causing clock conflicts with Powerplay creating flickering on the desktop. You can avoid this by choosing 2, instead of 1. I am running with Powerplay off. Look Mom, no flickering. Refer to the bottom of Post 2 for more info on this. biggrin.gif

Close and save MSIAfterburner.cfg.

At this point download the file from the link above for AMD Clock Control files and run it. Do not reboot.

Now you can run afterburner for the first time. Afterburner will analyze the gpu asic and ask to reboot when ready. Choose yes to reboot. After reboot, you will have afterburner installed, you can then unlock voltage control and monitoring, etc. Happy overclocking.


You can also get Standalone of Trixx to overclock


Edited by KaRLiToS - 3/4/13 at 1:33pm
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post #16 of 32
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Originally Posted by KaRLiToS View Post

Get this one

371,90 EUR*


SAPPHIRE RADEON HD 7970 OC Boost Edition, 3072 MB DDR5, Mini-DP






No need to change the cooler

ok you really sure? is the cooler good for overclocking and is the amd overclocking easy?
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post #17 of 32
Had that card before I replaced it with a reference to water cool.

Runs cool, all you need to DL is Trixx and move the clocks slider up slowly to OC.
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post #18 of 32
I updated my post with everything you need to know: Msi Afterburner Installation

Give a click and a +rep to the guy who wrote the guide (tsm106 ... AMD how to Thread)

(And the Sapphire Boost card is awsome)
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Had that card before I replaced it with a reference to water cool.

Runs cool, all you need to DL is Trixx and move the clocks slider up slowly to OC.

ok thanks i will investigate a bit more just incase.
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ok thanks i will investigate a bit more just incase.

What he meant is: he had the card before but wanted to watercool the card so he bought a reference design in order to install a reference block on it. He doesn't mean the card is bad wink.gif
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