Sunday, January 1st 2012

AMD Radeon HD 7970 Overclocked to 1.70 GHz Core, 8.00 GHz Memory, Benchmarked

So you thought the 1.26 GHz core - 6.30 GHz memory feat was quite something, considering that Sapphire already has a card in the works that does 1.33 GHz core 5.73 GHz memory out of the box? Wait till you see the numbers an overclocker for the MyDrivers community achieved. With the right voltage assistance, coupled with the right kind of cooling (liquid nitrogen), the overclocker achieved a Radeon HD 7970 overclocked speed as high as 1700 MHz core, and 2000 MHz (actual) or 8.00 GHz effective GDDR5 memory speed, churning out memory bandwidth of exactly 384 GB/s. The best part is that this wasn't a hit-and-run feat, the setup was able to run 3DMark 11 and 3DMark Vantage. The scores are pictured below. Details of the volt-mod can be found at the source.

Source: MyDrivers
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40 Comments on AMD Radeon HD 7970 Overclocked to 1.70 GHz Core, 8.00 GHz Memory, Benchmarked

#1
Rebelstar
I see 2Ghz results in the future
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#2
cadaveca
My name is Dave
by: Rebelstar
I see 2Ghz results in the future
I was gonna say...it's been what...a week? 1700 MHz already?

Those 3DMark scores are rediculous.
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#3
PremoGS
As long as the card goes by the name of AMD, it will never end up inside my case.
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#4
nINJAkECIL
Now...we'll wait for the whiners to protest 'WHAT?? NO 24/7 OC?POINTLESS!'
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#5
AsRock
TPU addict
by: PremoGS
As long as the card goes by the name of AMD, it will never end up inside my case.
So why the hell ya posting?. Begone with your ATIAMD hatred...


Anyways pretty dame cool
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#6
PremoGS
by: AsRock
So why the hell ya posting?. Begone with your ATIAMD hatred...


Anyways pretty dame cool
Not hating, just bad customer experience.
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#7
20mmrain
From one freaking card too.... Jesus I can't wait to get my two
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#9
Over_Lord
News Editor
by: PremoGS
Not hating, just bad customer experience.
BooHoo. One bad experience doesn't make the entire company suck.

It's a chance. You have every bit a chance of having a bad experience with an nVidia product as with an AMD product. You just got unlucky :P

Anyways, now I see that 1.3GHz on the water cooled Sapphire card is actually very less.

I'm expecting those cards to overclock to 1.5GHz core and 7Ghz(lets hope) memory!!!

WHEN ARE THEY LAUNCHING ALREADY??
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#10
HumanSmoke
Full court press on webz for the 7970...yet nada on the card most people are likely interested in (HD 7950). January 9th may be launch day for both, but I suspect that you'll have more chance of catching Lindsay Lohan sober than buying a 7950.
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#11
tigger
I'm the only one
by: PremoGS
As long as the card goes by the name of AMD, it will never end up inside my case.
You have 5 posts and you posted to say that, well done for your contribution to the forum.
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#12
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: thunderising
WHEN ARE THEY LAUNCHING ALREADY??
9th January.
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#13
arnoo1
Wow amazing speeds and scores
I like to see if there is any benefit of pci-e 3.0 at those speeds,
I know that on stock speeds 3.0 is useles
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#14
KieranD
Im more impressed at how fast the memory is over how fast the gpu core is. 8ghz suicide run is amazing!
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#15
damric
When I read this I sharted, my wife creamed her pants, and my dog pissed on the floor, unable to contain our excitement.

Seriously, these cards are just begging for water cooling and 1.5GHZ.
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#16
Per Hansson
What is the thing attached at the DVI output of the card?
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#17
Aceman.au
by: Per Hansson
What is the thing attached at the DVI output of the card?
Active display adapter for Eyefinity methinks.
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#18
imitation
by: Per Hansson
What is the thing attached at the DVI output of the card?
I have no idea, have never seen anything like it. Looks like the ASUS ROG logo and "republic of gamers" imprinted. Anyone?
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#19
Lionheart
I jizzed O_O

Seriously, 1.7Ghz core clock & 8Ghz memory, that's nearly 400GB/s 0_0

At that bandwidth, Ima need me some 6 monitor eyefinity setup ^_^
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#20
mediasorcerer
nah, too high, take it back, its obviously faulty lol.
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#21
bostonbuddy
w/ these cards x16 vs x8 might actually matter.
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#22
the54thvoid
by: Per Hansson
What is the thing attached at the DVI output of the card?
I believe it comes with the rampage extreme board. it's an overclocking tool.
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#23
moonlord
by: Per Hansson
What is the thing attached at the DVI output of the card?
Thats's ROG OC Key, it uses a dvi port is a monitoring and overclocking tool.
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#24
faramir
by: arnoo1
Wow amazing speeds and scores
I like to see if there is any benefit of pci-e 3.0 at those speeds,
I know that on stock speeds 3.0 is useles
It's not useless - there will be people running CrossFire setup on boards with only 16 lanes (= LGA1155 platform). Doubled data rate makes 8x/8x PCI-e 3.0 function as fast as 16x/16x PCI-e 2.0. With ome OC people are going to run into bandwidth cap.
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#25
de.das.dude
Pro Indian Modder
by: PremoGS
Not hating, just bad customer experience.
thats upto the subvendor. not AMD. next time dont buy the cheapest version thats all.

and i ran my AMDs without fans, crossed 110C. still as good as new.
i dont see how you had bad customer experience.
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