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That's a good asic to combine with an accelero. Reference card asic scaling, gotta love still having the chance at that lottery.


I would see how far you can go at stock volts.
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i have a question is it possible to do 1200 on air on a stock reference cooler 24/7
    
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i have a question is it possible to do 1200 on air on a stock reference cooler 24/7


It would if you re-did the TIM and had a very high asic card.
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Hollywood - Here is the Diamond 7970





So far I ran 1050/1500 Stock volts (1.113v)

That's a solid ASIC score!

So it looks like MSI has now discontinued their reference card =/ I noticed today that on Newegg it says Out Of Stock and that the TF3 was dropped from $409 to $399. The ref card was $399 before going OOS and unless they sold a new batch of them for less than $399, they likely wont be restocked because Newegg wouldn't sell both cards for the same price. It seems like the TF3 replaced the reference card... I don't see why MSI would sell them both this late in Tahiti's life cycle, especially only $10 apart...

Pretty disappointing. That was the last fully-reference card that you could get with a game bundle. The VisionTek 7970 on Newegg with the reference cooler has a blue PCB with voltage locked. You can buy a Diamond directly from their website but you don't get a game bundle. blehhh....

In other news, it looks like SuperBiiz is selling the 1150Mhz boost Lightnings for $505 to North American customers right now. This is also quite tempting...
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seems like bad reviews for the lightning on new egg
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seems like bad reviews for the lightning on new egg

That's the old original Lightning. This is the Lightning BE. It's guaranteed to work at 1150Mhz minimum (as opposed to 1070Mhz) and the only card with a higher guaranteed clock speed is the Sapphire Toxic 7970 (1200Mhz)
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Hollywood - Here is the Diamond 7970





So far I ran 1050/1500 Stock volts (1.113v)

why are your Pixel, Texture, and Bandwidth slightly lower? they should be 33, 134, and 288 respectively.
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why are your Pixel, Texture, and Bandwidth slightly lower? they should be 33, 134, and 288 respectively.


Because the screen shot was at the reference 925mhz speeds.
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Has anyone noticed lessened whine with this card compared to a normal 7970?
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That's the old original Lightning. This is the Lightning BE. It's guaranteed to work at 1150Mhz minimum (as opposed to 1070Mhz) and the only card with a higher guaranteed clock speed is the Sapphire Toxic 7970 (1200Mhz)

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