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Originally Posted by jerrolds View Post


Twice as fast? Yes - i was NOT exaggerating , i went from CF 6970s -> 7970 and the Tahiti craps all over the old 6970s, even more so since 12.7.

As I said, "look at the charts" haha, Sometimes a 7970 IS a 200% improvement, WOW. But only sometimes.

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2012/01/30/amd_radeon_hd_7950_video_card_review/8#.Ua6o753D-Uk


Edited by TehOnlyMITTENS - 6/4/13 at 8:01pm
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post #12 of 35
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As I said, "look at the charts" haha, Sometimes a 7970 IS a 200% improvement, WOW. But only sometimes.
http://www.hardocp.com/article/2012/01/30/amd_radeon_hd_7950_video_card_review/8#.Ua6o753D-Uk

1/12 . . . RC11?
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1/12 . . . RC11?

If by this you are implying immature drivers, that very well may be. I just had a resource to fall back on, so I did. I like to see charts before I trust words. Just my way around this world.
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As I said, "look at the charts" haha, Sometimes a 7970 IS a 200% improvement, WOW. But only sometimes.
http://www.hardocp.com/article/2012/01/30/amd_radeon_hd_7950_video_card_review/8#.Ua6o753D-Uk

Sorry i edited my post - i meant a 7970 is about twice as fast a single 6970 - not Crossfired.
post #15 of 35
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I hate to be a jerk but yeah my cf 6970s buddy crap all over your matrix 7970 by at least 40/50 fps! Personal experience on tests agsinst my friends matrix! ....,i think u schould stop quoting things unless u are positive! Besides we are getting off topic here this thread isnt about comparing a 7970 but watercooling 6970s as title states, but u can start a new thread on that issue if ud like? Id be morw then happy to provide my end of the test results i actually have em saved. Thanks lol
     
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It pretty much removes your thermal limit. With good card you can boost those 6970s to the 1000Mhz range. My cards never break 40c under water @980Mhz. (24/7)


how much rad do you have?
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Dont have any radiators yet hammer.
     
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Dont have any radiators yet hammer.
I think he was talking to nicedart tongue.gif
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I fold on my rigs... So I try and get as much rad-space as possible. (I have 1 480 rad solely to cool my cpu, overkill by any stretch of the definition, but she runs mad-low delta temps!)

What case do you have? I presume you'd like to throw your CPU into the loop as well. Do a search and see how many, and what types of radiators fit in your case, as well as what's the best airflow pattern for your setup.

All three of my 680s hang out ~37-40 degrees full load folding days on end. GPU's are so worth it to water cool. thumb.gif
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Yeah i not sure who he was talking to but hes a little miss informed on certin subjects, benchmarks are great and all but real world testing is a completly diffrent ballgame, case example matrix 7970 40fps @1080 6970 cf 85fps @1080 how is tha twice as fast when it seems almost dead even 1vs1?!......it might win at certin games on account of driver updates but how are u just gonna come out and spread miss information like that?id be glad to do a couple tests my 6970s agsinst your matrix 7970 & i wanna see where and how your card is exactly twice as fast then mine! .....its just annoying hearing the same thing over & over,they hesr or see a benchmark somewhere and like a parot keep repating the same thing on diffrent threads day in and day out.i can show you benchmarks from my personal video cards i use that i beat your matrix by 45/50 fps! .....now back to the subject at hand so u guys figure it will cost me around $600? Damm thats gonna require some thought, i dont know if i wanna invest thst much maybe max $350? ......ive seen a couple peopke do the red mod,take a cpu closed loop cooler and use it to cool there gpu/ can i do something like that?....unless i get lucky and score some used equiment
     
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