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Cheers Rec'
i've tried that auto build thing on the EK website but it only offers the VGA blocks and not a full PCB one. I'll email EK to see if they can confirm the 7970 waterblock will work. I don't want to fork out the money just to find they dont fit.

Yeah if you're lucky they might fit. Good luck mate.
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Devious, I think the EK 7970 full cover fits "some" Xfx 280x. It fits my Powercolour so it might fit yoursz

I see you have Powercolor R9 280X Turbo Duo, can you please tell me how good card is ist?
I know it/s a reference HD7970 PCB, with Turbo Duo cooler, how good is that cooler if you have tried it first on air?

Also does card comes with ulocked core voltage control, as it has Chill voltage controler?


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I see you have Powercolor R9 280X Turbo Duo, can you please tell me how good card is ist?
I know it/s a reference HD7970 PCB, with Turbo Duo cooler, how good is that cooler if you have tried it first on air?

Also does card comes with ulocked core voltage control, as it has Chill voltage controler?


CHEERS..

Air cooler is meh. It's average. It has potential under water though. The voltage is unlock but it has a limit lower than the card can go. I mean the card overclockability is higher than the voltage can take it. I'm currently waiting on a fellow turbo duo use to mod the bios to see if he can raise the voltage.

I don't know what chill voltage is.
Edited by Recr3ational - 3/30/14 at 10:47am
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Is the extra $ worth it going from 270 to 270x?
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Air cooler is meh. It's average. It has potential under water though. The voltage is unlock but it has a limit lower than the card can go. I mean the card overclockability is higher than the voltage can take it. I'm currently waiting on a fellow turbo duo use to mod the bios to see if he can raise the voltage.

I don't know what chill voltage is.

Chill is a name of the chip on PCB that controls voltage, it's common used among various manufacturers and considered the best choice.

I'm interested in this card as I can get it pretty cheap (265 euros) and I would use it mostly for mining and gaming in CrossFire with my Asus HD7950 DC2 TOP V2.

That's why I was interested in voltage control ability as I want to undervolt it for mining.

Also I can get Powercolor R9 280 Turbo Duo the non X version (HD7950 ekvivalent), for 250 euros, it has identical PCB (8+6 Pin) and identical cooler, the difference is in 1972 shaders and core/memory clocks (960/1250MHz).

I was wondering if a BIOS flash with R9 280X BIOS would work on this R9 280 card as it has 100% identical PCB, but probably it would give only increase in core/memory clocks to 1030/1500, but shader count would remain @ 1792.


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Depends really. There's only a 5% performance difference between the 270 and the 270x. In most cases you can just simply overclock your 270 to match 270x stock clocks (and prob a bit further). If you wanna push it further than that (1150mhz and up), there's no guarantee the 270's single 6pin power connector can deliver enough power to sustain higher stable overclocks. Also: The 270 and 270x are the exact same chip, i'm only assuming that 270x's get the better binned chips and the normal 270's the slightly lesser good ones.
Edited by Arkanon - 3/30/14 at 11:33am
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Originally Posted by KingT View Post

Chill is a name of the chip on PCB that controls voltage, it's common used among various manufacturers and considered the best choice.

I'm interested in this card as I can get it pretty cheap (265 euros) and I would use it mostly for mining and gaming in CrossFire with my Asus HD7950 DC2 TOP V2.

That's why I was interested in voltage control ability as I want to undervolt it for mining.

Also I can get Powercolor R9 280 Turbo Duo the non X version (HD7950 ekvivalent), for 250 euros, it has identical PCB (8+6 Pin) and identical cooler, the difference is in 1972 shaders and core/memory clocks (960/1250MHz).

I was wondering if a BIOS flash with R9 280X BIOS would work on this R9 280 card as it has 100% identical PCB, but probably it would give only increase in core/memory clocks to 1030/1500, but shader count would remain @ 1792.


CHEERS..

If you can afford it. Buy the 280x.
Power colour is a great card. The cooler is the only bad thing about it.

But it's worth it if your undervolting and under clocking the cards.
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Air cooler is meh. It's average. It has potential under water though. The voltage is unlock but it has a limit lower than the card can go. I mean the card overclockability is higher than the voltage can take it. I'm currently waiting on a fellow turbo duo use to mod the bios to see if he can raise the voltage.

I don't know what chill voltage is.

I'm starting to feel the voltage might be hardware limited, BIOS mods won't take it past 1300 no matter what. And hardware modding is scary.
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im trying this today on 3d mark to see if i beat my best tune...

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im trying this today on 3d mark to see if i beat my best tune...


hey nice system, do you have 3dmark benchmarks available? just wondering what our system compare to in each one tongue.gif
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