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Originally Posted by Razor 116 View Post

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

Don't get the gigabyte one, you can't overvolt it.

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ok you really sure? is the cooler good for overclocking and is the amd overclocking easy?

Yes the sapphire one is really good and you can overvolt it as well.
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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

yeah i understood that but i have to be 100% sure. its not his comments its just the type of person i am.
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yeah i understood that but i have to be 100% sure. its not his comments its just the type of person i am.

Don't worry, I understand you. I'm that kind of person too thumb.gif
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Yea I figured that to lol.
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post #25 of 32
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ok guys last question, and this will sound really stupid probably but will it be possible to overclock a bit (not alot) so that the 7970 would be on par with the 680 with the newest amd drivers`?

is the cooler good enough for overclocking? silent etc
http://www.caseking.de/shop/catalog/SAPPHIRE-RADEON-HD-7970-OC-Boost-Edition-3072-MB-DDR5-Mini-DP::21723.html
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post #26 of 32
7970 trade blows with the 680. It depends on the game really. OCing it can give you an edge though.
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post #27 of 32
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Originally Posted by CM Aztec View Post

ok guys last question, and this will sound really stupid probably but will it be possible to overclock a bit (not alot) so that the 7970 would be on par with the 680 with the newest amd drivers`?

is the cooler good enough for overclocking? silent etc
http://www.caseking.de/shop/catalog/SAPPHIRE-RADEON-HD-7970-OC-Boost-Edition-3072-MB-DDR5-Mini-DP::21723.html

On par??

This is a graph that I did myself with results from OCN members in the Unigine Valley Benchmark. Seems like the 7970s got ahead. But 7970 vs GTX 680 is not worth debating at low resolution (1080p) , you will debate over a few fps difference.

This graph is made with the average results of all members, each GPU setup have medium and high-end system in the results. All high overclocks. Gives a great idea or a perfect idea of the performance you'll get with your card.



Edited by KaRLiToS - 3/4/13 at 7:39pm
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post #28 of 32
That is an interesting graph. I wonder why the 7950 and 670 are so close. I thought a OC 7950 blew a 670 out of the water..
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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

Who cares about 1050 clocks. This is ocn. We shoot for 1300 core and a reference and arctic cooler has the best shot of getting you there.
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post #30 of 32
OP the HIS HD 7970 iceq x2 ghz edition is one of the best HD 7970 cards. AMD reference HD 7970 PCB design. dual 8 pin power connectors. more power phases than reference. better stability and lower temps for extreme voltage overclocking. unlocked voltage and good cooler. card measures 311mm long. your haf x case can supports upto 342 mm length

http://www.coolermaster.com/product.php?product_id=6653

http://www.hisdigital.com/un/product2-726.shtml

http://www.legionhardware.com/articles_pages/his_7970_iceq_xsup2_ghz_edition_7950_iceq_xsup2_boost_clock,2.html
http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/59265-his-hd-7970-iceq-x-hd-7950-iceq-x-review-13.html

here is the card for 380 euros
http://www.mindfactory.de/product_info.php/info/p810278_3072MB-HIS-Radeon-HD-7970-IceQ-X2-GHz-Edition-Aktiv-PCIe-3-0-x16--Retail-.html

sapphire cards also have unlocked voltage and are good options.

Sapphire HD 7970 Ghz vapor-x (1050 mhz)
http://www.mindfactory.de/product_info.php/info/p807172_3072MB-Sapphire-Radeon-HD-7970-Vapor-X-GHz-Edition-Aktiv-PCIe-3-0-x16--Full-Retail-.html

Sapphire HD 7970 OC(1000 mhz)
http://www.mindfactory.de/product_info.php/info/p807172_3072MB-Sapphire-Radeon-HD-7970-Vapor-X-GHz-Edition-Aktiv-PCIe-3-0-x16--Full-Retail-.html

both cards use a custom design. the vapor-x has dual 8 pin power connectors. in terms of cooling the dual x seems to be quieter than vapor-x.
Edited by raghu78 - 3/4/13 at 11:47pm
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