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Radeon Evergreen Islands Club (HD 5xxx/6xxx/7xxx/8xxx)

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  1. Chevalr1c

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    I felt the urge to start the Radeon Archipelago Club with my HD 6670 DDR3, being the first Northern Islands card in the club. Still looking for the first person with a (few) Southern Islands card(s) in possesion to join. And we have found M1dg3t as the first HD 7xxx owning member.

    All HD 5xxx, 6xxx and 7xxx series cards are welcome, as well as Sea Islands cards (including review samples of those 8xxx's ;)). Multimedia cards (e.g. HD 6450) included, as long as they are dedicated because APUs belong to a CPU club IMHO.

    Pictures and benchmarks of my HD 6670 will come soon, albeit nothing that impressive can be expected of the benchies (being at 1280x1024 helps though ;)).

    Note: Posting 3DMark Vantage benchies is of course appreciated, but because we haven't yet standardised and "scientificised" (;)) the benchmarks this is not having much of a point. I shall post info about this later (we especially have to see to deal with the difference in resolutions and the fact that the basic version of 3DMark (except edition 11) don't allow for resolution changes makes it tricky for me to do this in 5 mins so I will come back to you later). See below the list of members to see details about the benchmarking.

    List of Members*

    HD 5xxx owners, in order of entry WCG GPU cruncher? Card(s) Special names, comments etc.
    1 gdallsk HD 5770
    2 gdallsk HD 5870
    3 repman24 HD 5870
    4 m1dg3t 5870 V2 @ 900/1275 (Asus)
    5 Rahmat Sofyan 2x HD 5870 (Asus & Sapphire)
    6 MT Alex 2x 5870 in CrossFireX, watercooled
    7 Guitarrassdeamor HD 5850
    8 Sasqui HD 5870 XXX (XFX)
    9 Novulux HD 5770 (Asus)
    10 theoneandonlymrk HD 5870 @ HD 5850 clocks, watercooled and in CFX
    11 JP HD 5770 (Sapphire, SKU# 11163-02), OC @ 900/1250 (Redid TIM)
    12 Radical_Edward HD 5850 (Asus)
    13 qu4k3r HD HD5670 IceQ 1GB GDDR5 (HIS)
    14 qu4k3r 2x HD5830 Xtreme 1GB GDDR5 (Sapphire) (CFX?)
    15 agent00skid Y HD 5650 Mobility
    16 dude12564 HD 5450
    17 TacoTown HD 5770
    18 Gamerguy HD5770 VX (Sapphire)
    19 FreedomEclipse 2x HD 5850 (Sapphire)
    20 FreedomEclipse HD 5850 (Asus DirectCU II)
    21 Grnfinger HD 5970X2
    22 Grnfinger HD 5770
    23 Octopuss HD 5850
    24 Fatal 2x HD 5770 (XFX)
    25 mudkip HD 5870 Vapor-X (Sapphire)
    26 Athlonite 2x HD 5770 (HIS) in CFX



    HD 6xxx owners, in order of entry WCG GPU cruncher? Card(s) Special names, comments etc.
    1 Chevalr1c Y HD 6670 GDDR3 (Sapphire)
    2 AlienIsGod HD 6870 sold to someone
    3 Aquinus 2x HD 6870 in CrosFireX
    4 TRWOV HD 6950
    5 PopcornMachine HD 6950
    6 Capitan Harlock HD 6950
    7 Darkleoco 2x HD 6950 in CrossFireX
    8 Brandonwh64 2x HD 6950 in CrosFireX, both unlocked.
    9 patrico HD 6950
    10 javaking HD 6870
    11 ThE_MaD_ShOt Y 2x HD 6850 in CrosFireX (XFX Double D & Visiontek)
    12 Sasqui HD 6850 (MSI)
    13 Novulux HD 6450
    14 Novulux HD 6670 GDDR3
    15 Novulux 2x HD 6770 in CFX
    16 Durvell27 HD 6950 2GB
    17 jmcslob HD 6950 unlocked
    18 AthlonXP HD 6970
    19 H82LUZ73 HD 6970 in CFX
    20 qu4k3r HD6790 1GB GDDR5 x2 (Powercolor, CFX)
    21 Random_Murderer 2x HD 6850 reference HIS model & 1 Visiontek with a revised power section, both with a customised BIOS
    22 Bow 2x HD 6950 in CFX (Sapphire)
    23 Super XP HD 6970 (Sapphire)
    24 Corduroy_Jr HD 6850 Direct CU II (Asus)
    25 TacoTown HD 6870
    26 GreiverBlade HD 6950 CoolStream Edition (Club3D)
    27 GreiverBlade HD 6850 Black Edition (XFX)
    28 GamerGuy HD 6990 (Sapphire)
    29 GamerGuy HD 6970 Lightning (MSI, in CFX with the HD 6990)
    30 FreedomEclipse 2x HD 6970
    31 Itsakjt HD 6770 1 GB DDR5 (Sapphire, overclocked to 960 MHz core, 1295 MHz memory)
    32 Grnfinger 2x HD 6870
    33 SirKeldon HD 6850 (Asus EAH) overclocked at 790/1100 (watercooled)
    34 TotalChaos 2x HD 6950 in CFX (Sapphire)
    35 Norton Y HD 6870 Hawk (MSI)
    36 Fatal 2x HD 6950 (XFX)
    37 N0tiert HD 6990 (Sapphire)
    38 shovenose HD 6570 2GB (Sapphire) with passive cooler from a random old HD5450



    HD 7xxx owners, in order of entry WCG GPU cruncher? Card(s) Special names, comments etc.
    1 M1dg3t HD 7950 TwinFrozr III
    2 mediasorcerer HD 7950
    3 UbErN00b HD 7950 OC (Sapphire)
    4 BarabaricSoul HD 7970 Core Edition (XFX)
    5 crazyeyesreaper HD 7970 DirectCu II TOP (Asus)
    6 adulaamin HD 7970
    7 Widjaja HD 7870 Directcu II Ghz Edition (Asus)
    8 Jack1n HD 7950
    9 Guitarrassdeamor HD 7970 (Gigabyte)
    10 the54thvoid 2x HD 7970 LCS (Powercolor) & OC (MSI), both watercooled and in CrossFireX.
    11 Novulux HD 7870 OC (Sapphire)
    12 da_vid 2x HD 7770 in CFX
    13 3870x2 HD 7950
    14 thE_MaD_ShOt Y 2x HD 7850 OC Edition (Visiontek)
    15 tHE_maD_ShOt 2 x HD 7770 (Visiontek)
    16 JNUKZ HD 7770
    17 manofthem Y 2x HD 7970 (Asus & Sapphire), watercooled and in CFX
    18 Radical_Edward HD 7970 (MSI)
    19 exodusprime1337 HD 7970's @ 1200/1675, in CFX
    20 Jetster HD 7950 (HIS)
    21 Random_Murderer 3x 7970 reference models (1 Asus and 2 Visiontek), both flashed with XFX Black Edition firmware
    22 erocker HD 7970
    23 The Von Matrices HD 7970
    24 Joellim HD 7970 flashed to Ghz edition
    25 camoxiong HD 7770 GHz Edition
    26 Rcoon HD 7950 DD (XFX) in CFX
    27 Kaynar HD 7970 BE DD (XFX, old bios with unlocked voltage)
    28 James888 Y HD 7970 Watercooled, OC to 1250/1600 (Sapphire)
    29 SonDa5 HD7950 950mhz edition (Sapphire), watercooled
    30 [Ion] Y 3 x HD7770 GHz Edition (MSI, not in CFX)
    31 [Ion] Y HD 7950 3 GB (Sapphire)
    32 [Ion] Y HD 7930 2 GB (Powercolor)
    33 [Ion] Y HD 7850 2 GB TwinFrozr (MSI)
    34 TB13 HD 7970 (XFX)
    35 AlienIsGod Y HD 7870 2GB OC (Sapphire)
    36 AlienIsGod Y HD 7770
    37 Gamerguy 3x HD7970 1 Powercolor with non-reference cooler & 2 reference models (Saphire & Club 3D), in CFX
    38 Norton Y 3x HD 7770
    39 Norton Y 2x HD 7870
    40 Grnfinger 2x HD 7870
    41 Okidna HIS HD 7850 iCooler
    42 ...Pacman... HD 7850 OC 2GB (Sapphire)
    43 HammerOn Y 3x HD 7970 (VisionTek, crunching/gaming rig)
    44 HammerOn Y 3x HD 7770 (VisionTek)
    45 TommyT HD 7950 OC 950 core and 1300 ram (Sapphire)
    46 Sasqui HD 7870 PCS+ (Powercolor)
    47 D1nky HD 7770 2gb OC (CFX)
    48 Techtard HD 7970 Dual-X @ 1200/1500 (Sapphire)
    49 ST.Viper HD 7870 Ghz Edition (Sapphire)
    50 Greiverblade HD 7950 DD 2 GB(XFX)
    51 GreiverBlade HD 7870 Royal Queen 2gb (Club3D)
    52 James888 2x HD 7870 XT (Powercolor)
    53 de.das.dude HD 7790 (Sapphire)
    54 Athlonite 2x HD 7850 CrossFireX
    55 shovenose 2x Radeon HD 7770 1GB (VisionTek) in CrossFireX
    56 shovenose HD 7930 (HD 7870XT) 2GB (PowerColor)



    HD 8xxx owners, in order of entry WCG GPU cruncher? Card(s) Special names, comments etc.


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    The EIC Massmark

    Okay, the "massmark" will not include any game benchmarks because I don't want to lock out people who don't own certain games and keeping stuff blank is useless. It includes Furnark (only 6 mins in bench mode, so your card will be safe), Heaven 3.0 and 3Dmark 11, using the settings as specified in the document in the first link below. I will throw the matter in SPSS or PSPP to analyse the data after we are done filling in the spreadsheet. I hope and assume you will be honest about this, so no screenshots are needed.

    Documentation with guidelines and information on the test settings

    You should know enough now, to be able to fill in your stuff in the spreadsheet (link below).

    Spreadsheet to fill in your data - Fixed the issue with the forgotten column!

    Closing time will be december 1st, assuming that those who did not participate yet at that moment did not want to.



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    * All cards seeming to be of reference design won't get the brands specified, because it wouldn't make sense to do so. If your card is non-reference, please specify the brand. Else giving the model nummer (HD xxxx) is sufficient.
    Exceptions to this are multicard setup in order to have better clarity.
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    me and my trusty Sapphire 6870 are in :D
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    7950 owner here :clap:
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    Welcome AlienIsGod and your 6850.

    And we got our first SI entry in this topic. Good. :) Welcome to you too M1dg3t.
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    Currently using my older, but not old, 6950. Want to get my 7970 going again though.
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    You know, I got two lovely 6870s that do great. One of them is a reference card that I ordered the day they were released. I was upgrading from a Radeon HD 4850. :cool:
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    Pic of my model, not an actual pic as my case is untidy and has been deemed so by the "Your PC atm" thread :p

    [​IMG]
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    Can my 6950 ghetto edition join? :D

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    I came from crossfired Sapphire 4850s (512MB) to the 6870 :D
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    I am tempted to do the same mod to my 7950 TRWOV!! Still waiting for the retrofit kit for my WB and I'm kinda wanting to slap it all together on air for a lil test it all out :eek:
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    Me and my 6950 are on the islands man.:cool:
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    It's a Sapphire HD6950 2GB with broken fans that I got used for $120 :D (+$32 shipping from the US :mad:) I removed the fan assembly and wedged two standard 80mm fans on it:

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    I thought I'd have to use zip ties to hold the fans but pressure was enough.
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    Indeed pressure seems to be enough, judging from the pictures.
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    Can i join this or what? With my 7950 etc???
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    read the title dude

    it states HD 6K, 7K, 8K

    so youre eligible to join:laugh:
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    I had one of those sapphire 6950,s in my last rigg, quite an ok card . Dont like the look of the plastic shroud much but, so long as it works.
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    im in too with my xfx hd6950 1gb XD
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    As promised, here are pics and overclock results. I used Akasa thermally conductive adhesive tape to ad heatsinks to the back of the VRAM chips at the back of the card.


    [​IMG]


    The cooler does not look surprisingly beautiful, but does its work well (very quiet and cool, around 30C GPU temp even when slightly overclocked)


    [​IMG]


    GPU-Z validation of the OC: http://www.techpowerup.com/gpuz/ghkf/


    I managed to OC until 860/782 from 800/667, not bad. Metro 2033 went from 28.67 fps average (min 5.37, max 63.52) to 32 fps average (minimum 5.66, maximum 78.55). Mind you, in the middle section of each loop there is a massive frame drop that represents the usual game performance badly.
    Here are the links to .zip archives with the HTML reports:
    http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?0au7c6310mwwdm9 (stock, i.e. 800/667)
    http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?ajibv4q5sbktxi9 (860/782)


    Heaven 3.0 showed some improvements as well, although the settings I have used were a bit weird (medium shader quality, high tex quality, no AA, 4x bilineair AF but with Ambient Oclusion etc.).
    [​IMG]

    BTW, it plays all my games just fine at stock settings, so probably I will keep it at stock to guarantee its durability.
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    So Akasa Has thermal adhesive tape? I thought they only had a TIM which were applied to heatsinks. I used AS Epoxy mixed with AS5 compound for heatsinks on my laptop video cards ram.
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    Count me in Sapphire HD 7950 OC :toast:
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    do the 5000 series count in?
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    Can my crossfire 6950's get in? I can run some benchmarks and such after Friday when I am home for fall break :rockout:
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