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post #11 of 18
I was under the impression that it did but I have no sources to back that up. This makes the point of getting the cheaper one even more.
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Yeah, my non ghz 7970 can OC to 1125mhz without touching the voltage.
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It's not worth paying for just use the GHz bios installer for 7970 by AMD.

GHz is more stable than overclocking the stock.
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It's not worth paying for just use the GHz bios installer for 7970 by AMD.

GHz is more stable than overclocking the stock.

Pls no. Thats totally wrong.
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While some of the Ghz editions probably use binned chips, the difference from 1100 Mhz (if you can't hit 1100 then you got a bad card) to 1300 Mhz (which seems pretty uncommon nowadays) isn't that big in most gaming situations. Just be sure to grab one that is voltage unlocked.

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While some of the Ghz editions probably use binned chips, the difference from 1100 Mhz (if you can't hit 1100 then you got a bad card) to 1300 Mhz (which seems pretty uncommon nowadays) isn't that big in most gaming situations. Just be sure to grab one that is voltage unlocked.

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Thats wrong too.
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It's not worth paying for just use the GHz bios installer for 7970 by AMD.

GHz is more stable than overclocking the stock.

Pls no. Thats totally wrong.


I'd imagine that flashing a ghz bios onto a true reference card is akin to shooting yourself in the foot. Seriously, I can only count the negatives to doing this, no positives at all.
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The GHz and Boost bios were for the reference cards since newer cards already included them.

They first came out with 925 and 850 MHz (mine 830MHz), after nVidia cards came out with dynamic boost then came the bios and there after cards that came out included them.

You don't necessarily need the GHz/Boost bios because you can OC them yourself and seeing how majority of the cards can OC above 1GHz with no problem so you can pretty much save yourself some money if you had to choose between the two.

If you're someone who doesn't like to OC or tweak with bioses then the GHz edition would be an obvious choice, if you look at both bioses they put more voltage than necessary which equates to heat, while you can technically tweak it yourself.
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