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I recently got my ASUS 7970 Matrix hoping it was going to be as good as all the hype makes you think it is. And NO, its CRAP. Im having tons of problems. It wont let me change voltages in any other program than ASUS GPU Tweak which is horrible, it doesnt restore overclocks on startup, sometimes the text is seethrough which makes it hard to read, user defined fan curve feature is BAD as it only increases fan speeds in STEPS not in curves like you would think it would, all of the voltages has no use at all for me. Like really. NO USE. The voltage buttons on the GPU itself doesnt help with anything, the heat doesnt even get higher. If you make a fan curve in any other program than ASUS Tweak it will only work with 1 fan (DONT ASK WHY BECAUSE I DONT KNOW). So its either a good OC utility but fan profile only counts for 1 fan.

It is NOT as l33t and uber as the whole MATRIX gimmick makes it look like. Avoid it at all costs and just get a reference card.


AHHH IM SO ANGRY. More rants if i remember more BS.

Getting a 7970 VaporX ASAP.
 
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Why not just use msi afterburner instead of asus tweak?
     
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post #3 of 60
I see this as a rant at the software than the card itself, and I read somewhere that locked voltages is due to software not being updated for it yet.
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Because ASUS thinks their 7970 Matrixness is too good for it. It wont let me change volts in any other program BUT GPU Tweak, not sapphire trixx, not MSI afterburner (ive done all the CFG editing to enable it + the voltage enabling button in the program itself) NOTHING WORKS.
 
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post #5 of 60
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rangerjr1 View Post

. It wont let me change voltages in any other program than ASUS GPU Tweak which is horrible,


Quote:
Originally Posted by jagz View Post

You aren't using MSI Afterburner why?
Quote:
Originally Posted by EpicAMDGamer View Post

Why not just use msi afterburner instead of asus tweak?


thats why.
post #6 of 60
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Originally Posted by mk16 View Post

is that at me or the other two

The other two.
 
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post #7 of 60
Yeah the SW is lacking, not very user friendly.

However you are getting the best card that money can buy as far as components are concerned.

What are your expectations of this card?, 1250/1800 is beastly.
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post #8 of 60
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Yeah the SW is lacking, not very user friendly.

However you are getting the best card that money can buy as far as components are concerned.

What are your expectations of this card?, 1250/1800 is beastly.

You think its stable? Its not... it worked once in 3dmark11 and i put it in the sig assuming it was stable. Ill have it changed to 1150/1700 which is really what i use every day
 
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post #9 of 60
isn't there a msi afterburner patch out there that overclocks the official way and unlocks voltages locked by other software?

think this is it not sure: http://forums.anandtech.com/archive/index.php/t-2263110.html
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You aren't using MSI Afterburner why?

This... I would really give Afterburner a shot. That's all I used until I got my 670 FTW's now I just use EVGA Precision.
 
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