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Aw I see so the ati bios r9 280x file is a rather old bios and is still refering itself to a 7900 series, or do i not see. I wonder now in the near future that maybe only certain types/brands of 7970's will flash successfully to the r9 280x.

I believe this was discussed at length in the 7970 bios thread.
It was found that there were two (or more) revisions of 7970's.
The old R1 revisions had VRM temperature monitoring and could be flashed to the ghz edition bios via the unofficial AMD flasher (as well as the ghz edition bios file posted in that thread).

The newer cards (R2+) did not have VRM monitoring, and could NOT be flashed to either the ghz edition Bios (at least any of the older files) or the original 7970 Tahiti bios file, as those came from cards with VRM monitoring.

If you attempted to flash a R1 7970 with a R2 7970 non ghz or ghz edition Bios, GPU-Z would report a strange mem amount, IF you could make it into windows without BSOD'ing, or you would BSOD, or the AMD drivers would 'detect' a card but after the drivers installed, the resolution would be set to 800x600 and the CCC would go "no AMD graphics driver detected." after a reboot.

It may be possible to flash new revision 7970's (the ones without VRM temps) with the 280x Bios.
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Tried flashing the Vapor-X 280X bios to my reference 7970. Despite the PCB numbers being the same (although the outputs on the back are completely different), the card wasn't detected properly (I'm running crossfire and I flashed to my 2nd card first).

GPU-Z (latest version) gave gibberish, although it did recognize as a R200 series Sapphire vendor card.
The Vapor-X uses a different PCB over the reference board. You might want to get a reference BIOS and flash it. Mine works because the R9 280 Vapor-X and my card are exactly identical minus the backplate.
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I guess the reference 7970 users are out of luck frown.gif
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I guess the reference 7970 users are out of luck frown.gif


nooo this isn't what I want to hear!

I have a non-ghz ed 7970 flashed to the msi lightning 7970 bios. works great. and those pcbs are way different. so the only hardware conflict i see with the 280x and the non ghz ed 7970 is the vrm monitoring and possibly an extra output. I honestly think there's a way around that though. i'd try myself but my main rig is in pieces while i design a new water loop for it. keep trying you guys!!
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nooo this isn't what I want to hear!

I have a non-ghz ed 7970 flashed to the msi lightning 7970 bios. works great. and those pcbs are way different. so the only hardware conflict i see with the 280x and the non ghz ed 7970 is the vrm monitoring and possibly an extra output. I honestly think there's a way around that though. i'd try myself but my main rig is in pieces while i design a new water loop for it. keep trying you guys!!

How did you manage to do that, and why did you do it ? I have two ASUS 7970 bought almost 2 years ago at release day and I would be very interested in running the Lightning BIOS on mine if that would allow me to go over the 1.3 AB limit... I've a "huge" WC setup and my cards don't go over 45ºC when fully loaded at 1.3v 1300Mhz but I want to go further !!
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I've a "huge" WC setup and my cards don't go over 45ºC when fully loaded at 1.3v 1300Mhz but I want to go further !!
You should try the Sapphire Trixx 4.4.0b-MOD.zip 3450k .zip file
Its Sapphire Trixx v4.4.0b Modded to allow 1.38v on the Core and 1.80v on the Memory for a HD7970,supose it works too on a R9 280x.

Beware though if you click ''Reset'' to Reset to default Clock Speeds, there is a chance your pc crashes
because somehowe it will apply the core voltage to the memory voltage only when click Reset.
But if you set your Default Clocks as Profile, you can swith back that way.



Is there anybody that flashed a R9 280x bios on a HD7970 Reference Design with VRM Monitoring?
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guys can i flash my msi 7970 lightning be flash to 280x?is it possible?thx!
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Sapphire ref flash whit MSI R9 280X GAMING 1050 / 1500 bios 015.040.000.000.003435
same print vs Sapphire, boot ATI driver can not read it,GPU-Z shows 6XXXXXXX MB mem

some good advice ????
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@Martin V r,

I also have a reference 7970 cerd and tryed to flash multiple 280x bios and none have worked so far.

Somebody needs to post a Bios from a 280x that has exactly the same Display Outputs as a reference 7970 card
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R9 280X got a high 3D vgpu volt whit aut load 1.2v = high temp
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