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Hey guys,

i'm going to order this card tomorrow.
Upgrading from XFX HD6950 [flashed]

i got a few questions.

The one I want has a Core clock of 925 MHz at stock.


These are my questions :



1. Can I raise the voltage @ MSI Afterburner?

2. Will I be able to OC the core to about 1000~1100Mhz & Memory to 1400~1500 ?

3. How much better is it from the HD6950?

4. What is the GHZ bios upgrade i keep reading about? will it break this GPU?


I have a extremely good airflow in my NZXT Phantom 820 case [push pull] [pivot aimed @ GPU]



Greetz,

Daisuke ! ^^
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You sould not buy a XFX 7970 card with the DD cooler its horrible

I dont know what they did with the cooler for the AMD 7000 series but its THE worst cooler of all the 7000 coolers out there

And its strange as the cooler on the older AMD 6000 cards was fine

You would be better off with almost any other card
Edited by shilka - 5/13/13 at 10:14am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by shilka View Post

You sould not buy a XFX 7970 card with the DD cooler its horrible

I dont know what they did with the cooler for the AMD series but its THE worst cooler of all the 7000 coolers out there

And its strange as the cooler on the older AMD 6000 cards was fine

You would be better off with almost any other card

This:
The DD cooler is WORSE then reference and i'm pretty sure it's louder or almost the same..
Go with a reference if you must.. Or just anything really. Post here though and we'll get back to you smile.gif
 
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post #4 of 26
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it was the cheapest HD 7970 i've seen.

maybe that was the reason lol

the cooler looked pretty amazing, the visuals ofc =P


What would you guys recommend?
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Originally Posted by DaisukeJP View Post

it was the cheapest HD 7970 i've seen.

maybe that was the reason lol

the cooler looked pretty amazing, the visuals ofc =P


What would you guys recommend?

MSI Twin Frozr
Gigabyte Windforce
Sapphire Vapor X
Asus CU II

Those 4 are much much better then the XFX DD

Cant recall which are voltage locked
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guys i don't know where you got your sources from but i found this just by searching @ google.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/5314/xfxs-radeon-hd-7970-black-edition-double-dissipation-the-first-semicustom-7970/2

it isnt that hot right? :O
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DaisukeJP View Post

guys i don't know where you got your sources from but i found this just by searching @ google.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/5314/xfxs-radeon-hd-7970-black-edition-double-dissipation-the-first-semicustom-7970/2

it isnt that hot right? :O

I had a XFX 7950 DD myself it sucked monkey balls sold it after i had it for 10 weeks as i could not stand the noise

Dont get a XFX DD card they are loud hot and overclock like crap they are so much not worth it

XFX DD = This

Edited by shilka - 5/13/13 at 10:21am
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ahh i see,
I should take you for your word then since u've owned one.

i'll look a bit further to see which brands are available for me.


I definitely won't go back to Nvidia tho.

Also the 7970 performs just as great as GTX 680 while the prices are alot lower.
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Why so much hate for the XFX 7900 heatsink? Granted that the PCB board is terrible but the heatsink it self I love!

Every game I play it's never audible, only fans I can hear is the ones on my radiator
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Why so much hate for the XFX 7900 heatsink? Granted that the PCB board is terrible but the heatsink it self I love!

Every game I play it's never audible, only fans I can hear is the ones on my radiator

The XFX DD card i had was horrible and many other say the same

Think that a few of them might be better sort of like some CPU´s can overclock better then others

Short version XFX DD still sucks
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