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Yes I can confirm that it is a reference card. I owned one and it had a 76% ASIC score and was 1300mhz capable. The Sapphire on the other hand.... thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif


or if i am watercooling would i be better off returning mine and getting one of these?
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or if i am watercooling would i be better off returning mine and getting one of these?


Hell no, you already have a solid card with very good potential. I would continue on the path you are already on.
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ok...just hearing all this hate for TF3's with the 1.5v mem
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ok...just hearing all this hate for TF3's with the 1.5v mem


Your memory is kicking it at 1800mhz+ man I'm not seeing how that sentiment affects you.
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Your memory is kicking it at 1800mhz+ man I'm not seeing how that sentiment affects you.

lol thats true....1850 will do 10 loops of valley and never break 75C on stock TF3 cooler...

the komodo or heatkiller full cover block?
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mine does 1250/1800 valley loops and never gets over 65C with 100% fan that is....and i got mine like 3 weeks ago....only 68% asic but 1250/1800 is good in my book on air...and a full cover block is coming soon

dont have a 1250 run ss'ed but here is a decent one

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Dude!! you got REALLY lucky! Those are some crazy good clocks for air cooling! that's almost a golden card, getting that lucky with both core and memory

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ok...just hearing all this hate for TF3's with the 1.5v mem

I actually haven't heard any complaints about the memory on these TF3s. The main complaint so far is that these don't OC well on the core, they usually have very loud coil whine, and the cooler isn't strong enough for how much heat it produces.
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The main complaint so far is that these don't OC well on the core, they usually have very loud coil whine, and the cooler isn't strong enough for how much heat it produces.

But Temperature seems to make a difference, Today I got my hands on a used EK 7970 waterblock and holy ****, my card can do 1200mhz now on stock voltage without artifacts..
Oh and I've noticed that the thermal grease they've used was pretty dryed out, changing it might be worth a shot.

Only bad ting about my TF3 is the very loud coil whine.
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The main complaint so far is that these don't OC well on the core, they usually have very loud coil whine, and the cooler isn't strong enough for how much heat it produces.

But Temperature seems to make a difference, Today I got my hands on a used EK 7970 waterblock and holy ****, my card can do 1200mhz now on stock voltage without artifacts..
Oh and I've noticed that the thermal grease they've used was pretty dryed out, changing it might be worth a shot.

Only bad ting about my TF3 is the very loud coil whine.


Grats on getting wet. You will find your best overclocks when core temps is below 50c. The other awesome thing is that you now never have to worry about vrm temps again. Re: the coil whine, sometimes the noise subsides with age.
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Grats on getting wet. You will find your best overclocks when core temps is below 50c. The other awesome thing is that you now never have to worry about vrm temps again. Re: the coil whine, sometimes the noise subsides with age.

yeah i can run 1275 on core for like 10 minutes on air too....but after it loops enough it will start artifacting once it stays about 75C for too long so WCing should help alot too
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Hollywood - Here is the Diamond 7970





So far I ran 1050/1500 Stock volts (1.113v)
Edited by SLK - 5/18/13 at 7:06am
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