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Gigabyte HD 7970 Super Overclock 3072 MB

Discussion in 'Reviews' started by W1zzard, Jul 25, 2012.

  1. W1zzard

    W1zzard Administrator Staff Member

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    Great review, W1zz. :)
     
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    LOL so that cooler is all show XD

    Still a nice review :)
     
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    Slap 2 high speed 120mm fans maybe the temp should be much better, the cooler looks insane, heat chamber and heatpipes with such high fin density scream for big powerful fans.
     
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    Yes - but as Wiz pointed out - in CF configurations this fan configuration would be better,
    especially if the PCI-E ports are tight together - or water cooling
     
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    I ran two ref 7970 on my gene and the top card gets in the mid 80's so I think this cooler is still a big fail

    Idk why would anyone would approve that cooler to make it to retail... Imo its ugly and looks like a getto mod :roll:
     
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    Seems to me like a box full of sweet, but i only see one problem triple slots
     
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    The fan noise is about where I expect it to be (loud) with five small fans and not acceptable. If I wanted a three-slot card, I'd get one of the other designs with 2 or 3 large, quiet fans on it.

    On of the major points about getting such a huge cooler is to have the damned thing run quiet, while delivering excellent cooling performance and overclocking. I'm not sure what Gigabyte were thinking with this one.
     
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    I have no problem with loud fans, but i do have problem with triple slots
     
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    Indeed, I never buy triple slot cards myself.
     
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    W1zzard, 7970 Ghz Edition has not been included in performance summary graphs, will you add its results from now on?
     
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    Wacky cooler fail?
     
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    How can a 3 slot card be noisy in idle? fail.
     
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    Do we have a performance summary graph page?
    Can you give me a link to it?
     
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    yes, also note the awesome new games we added
     
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    oh the reviewed GPU Performence Summary?

    EDIT: Do you mean by this [​IMG]
     
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    :rolleyes:
    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Gigabyte/HD_7970_SOC/28.html

    thanks:)
    As for new games, I can not see any racing games. Can we expect DiRT Showdown soon?
     
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    i dropped dirt 3 because it kept giving inconsistent results which meant i had to rebench it all the time. wont include dirt showdown due to extreme amd bias. looking forward to f1 2012
     
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    So did you added Witcher 2
     
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    old game, also can't automate it, so no. i added diablo 3, sniper elite v2 and max payne 3
     
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    great, but i think we should open another thread or tke it to pms because i don't think this is the place to talk about it.
     
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    Huzzah! Heatpipes + vapour chamber like I've been saying for ages, now for someone to solder the pipes INTO the chamber it's self.

    Shame the rest of the cooler is awful : /

    What were gigabyte thinking? They could of at-least gone with 3 fans at either end of the card so it could exhaust the hot air correctly.
     
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    I don't think I've ever seen such a generous heatsink come stock like that one.
     
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    Loads of cards came fitted with Accerelo extremes a year or 2 ago.

    They're much beefier :toast: ( and probably perform better with their 3 92mm fans and nearly having as much surface area as this cooler)


    Also Colorfire heatsinks are even beefier than that lol
     
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    yeah true, I was mesmerized by the copper surface area I think lol.
    [​IMG]
     

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