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

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  1. Chevalr1c

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    I believe 3DMark does not have actual "default" settings, it just puts things on the resolution of the screen so the screen will mess kinda with the results (lots of different resolutions). I don't know about you, but IMHO if we get thru all this testing and comparing we should do it "right". However, "right" could also mean "in the normal circumstances like during daily use". So I think I will go with your solution in case of 3DMark, and perhaps go for a standard resolution in windowed mode for the progs we have more influence on (like FurMark in benchmark mode).

    I will give some room in the public test data spread sheet to fill in driver settings, assuming not everyone is willing to go on default with that. Might be interesting as well, to see if different driver settings significantly influence performance differences between comparable set-ups.
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    Thank you.
    Yeah, I like it very much.
    It has something not usually found in common cards, power/activity LEDs. Which is cool, because I like little lights on computers. :p
    I would like to have twins, but it is hard to find one, not to mention expensive. :\
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    Add me HD 7770. I wish I had money to buy a HD 7970 but with my pentium huge bottleneck :laugh:
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    I should explain this. It is expensive, because, for some odd reason, I find used HD 5770s for an average of 85.5€. I know it's a good card, but c'mon.
    And it's hard to find one, just like mine. Idk, I guess these didn't sell well. Lot's of XFX and ASUS' CuCore models out there, though.
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    too bad a bios flash wont work on a 6770 and 5770 to make them crossfire compatible since they are exactly the same
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    So whose on steam then?
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    I'll play along too. I'll post my 3dmark11 scores when I run a new test on my 6950. I just RMA'd my dead 7970 and when I get my replacement I will post those scores too.

    Club has grown quite a bit since I last looked.
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    I'd like to join the club and throw in my 2 7970s, reference models by Asus and Sapphire, watercooled. I'll try to run a quick bench and throw that up too later tonight.
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    hell manofthem, you would get a free pass into any club is it was up to me. As much as you do for the community. :toast:
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    ill eventually join this club and the WCG/Folding team
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    Yeah I'm on steam.
    Wanting to add people?

    Just added you.

    Only today I have realized your user name is mediasorcerer and not mediocresorcerer.:p
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    <------- is on steam also.
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    So we're benching now?

    [​IMG]

    I'll post a result later.
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    Currently own a ASUS 5850(ref) and my MSI 7970(ref) should be here tomorrow.

    Cool if I join?
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    it should be mediocresorcerer lol:eek:, thats quite a good one!!:laugh:

    Il add you just for your sense of humour, :toast: cool mon got it, the more the merrier,

    Im mediasorcerer on steam for anyone that cares.
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    [​IMG]

    7970 cfx 1125/1500 on the 12.11 beta 4, should be able to go higher.... :p
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    This is what i got, is it ok for my rigg???

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    Count me into the club, rockin 2 reference diamond 7970's @ 1200/1675
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    A lot of folks think just frame rates is what makes a good card, but theres more to it than that, frames can jump all over the place depending on the application or game, whereas the overall quality of the picture, screen tearing,etc,etc, and how smooth it runs overall also counts for a lot in my book.
    And the radeons consistently beat the 680 in metro, and that's a great indicator of there power .
    amazing oc exodusp.!!
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    This is true.
    High fps gains from a driver are pointless if there are graphical issues and stuttering in game/

    The current drivers 12.10 and the betas give me black triangle artifacts, flickering trees and white flashes in Skyrim.
    No other game is affected.
    While the 12.8s give me maybe one or two instances of black triangles in Skyrim then does not do it again.
    But the 12.8s give me flickering black triangles on occasion in Tribes: Ascend.
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    All these results make me fell inadequate :(

    [​IMG]
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    Bah tried out the 12.11 beta4 drivers and still getting flickers in Skyrim, just not as bad.

    never had problems with AMD drivers until now.
    Wonder if it has anything to do with the apparent job cuts in engineering.
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    idk.. i'd poke around at other issues, and try to narrow it down. I've got the same drivers and crossfire 7970's and not seeing any flickering in skyrim.. Look for a custom config, and i'll dig around and see if i can find anything for ya

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