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About to pull the trigger on a 7970, any final thoughts?

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    So far so good. :)
     
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    Second set of benchmarks, this time at CCC max limits (1125/1575).

    Unigine Heaven 3.0
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    3dmark 11 - Default settings
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    3dmark 11 - HWBot (Modified tessellation)
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    3dmark Vantage
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    3dmark 06
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    3dmark 05
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    3dmark 03
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    Compare Links

    3dmark 11
    http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/5264431

    3dmark Vantage
    http://www.3dmark.com/3dmv/4461039

    3dmark 06
    http://www.3dmark.com/3dm06/17041311

    3dmark 05
    http://www.3dmark.com/3dm05/5473972

    3dmark 03
    http://www.3dmark.com/3dm03/6487577
     
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    Double post.
     
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    Third set of benchmarks, this time at stock cooling limits (1300/1600). Not pushing memory much and heavily CPU bottlenecked in 3dmark11.

    Unigine Heaven 3.0
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    3dmark 11 - Default settings
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    3dmark 11 - HWBot (Modified tessellation)
    [​IMG]
    3dmark Vantage
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    3dmark 06
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    3dmark 05
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    3dmark 03
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    Compare Links

    3dmark 11
    http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/5334243

    3dmark Vantage
    http://www.3dmark.com/3dmv/4472908

    3dmark 06
    http://www.3dmark.com/3dm06/17051992

    3dmark 05
    http://www.3dmark.com/3dm05/5474791

    3dmark 03
    http://www.3dmark.com/3dm03/6488090


    Also, an overclock data table I have put together. Not fully complete but adequate. This will be useful for those looking to buy this graphics card as there are no reviews as far as I can tell.

    MSI 7970 OC Edition (R7970-2PMD3GD5-OC)
    http://www.msi.com/product/vga/R7970-2PMD3GD5-OC.html

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    Notes:

    1. Fan noise measured at a distance of roughly two feet with an open case.
    2. At a core clock of 1225MHz and above the fan was set manually.
    3. Power measured during a run of Unigine Heaven DX11 Benchmark 3.0
     
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    Power draw the same at 1300MHz? Stable at that freq?
     
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    No, power draw was much higher at 1300MHz but it wasn't stable or suitable for general usage so felt there was no reason to do a power draw test, especially as temps and noise were too high at anything above 1200MHz with the stock cooler.

    I will check again when and if I add a water block or other better performing after market cooling.
     
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    u want me to pull the triger for u?? :)
    great card..,great brand...,if its on sale dont waste time go for it!!! go now??:)
    are u still here?? :p
     
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