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The HD 7970 overclocking thread

Discussion in 'AMD / ATI' started by qubit, Dec 25, 2011.

  1. qubit

    qubit Overclocked quantum bit

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    Just noticed that Guru3D have a HD 7970 overclocking guide and I couldn't resist making this thread! :toast: It looks like this baby is an overclocking monster. :D

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    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Are you getting a card qubit?
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    Seen it today it's a nice article minus the part where the powertune slide is called overvolting
    Anyway as cadaveca said on another thread I think too that AMD has been too conservative with clocks... This chip will be worth it's gold under water.
    AMD/ATI pulled out an awesome architecture, GCN is a win and whoever answered to the review "the card is underwhelming" is crazy. NVIDIA has a tough opponent this time, more than before in the recent times, I hope the competition will light up a giant fire because we gain more without one company's monopoly :toast:
    Also I am in love with dual GPUs so I will prolly wait until 7990 release to pull the trigger
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    For me on a single monitor with no wish to change to more a dual 7970 would be disgusting overkill even i cannot fathom.

    However, as the final piece of my silent system with water, I think I am almost certain I'll get a water cooled version of this. My 580 does well and she's a beautiful card but I need more liquid inside my pc :laugh:

    Yeah, apart from the noise the 7970 is a fine move from AMD.

    I see Kepler beating it but I don't see Kepler.
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    Kepler is on vacation right now, nobody knows when he'll turn back at work. Definitely, for high end users this is the card to get and overclocking reviews start appearing on the net and all suggest that the performance scales very well with OC bringing the 7970 in the company of the 6990 and the 590. Now with NV, from rumours, the top GPU won't even be around until the second part of 2012 or maybe even later and they will launch GK104 first.
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    No. I didn't get my 580 all that long ago and I'm not really looking to change, especially after the £460-odd I've just spent on upgrading my PC (which I still haven't put together yet, but that's another story, lol). Even if the "GTX 680" came out tomorrow and was twice as fast as the 7970, I still wouldn't get it now, because I've rather overstretched the budget, again. :)

    I wonder if the 7970 is really gonna flex its muscles when overclocked? The indications are that it's gonna be something special and may give the 580 and 6990 a spanking. I'm looking forward to seeing people's overclocking adventures on here. :D
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    All Guru3d did was use CCC for overclocking. The article is pretty pedestrian especially considering they just moved all of the sliders to the right. The benchmarking results are nice as an indicator of overclocked performance. Unless the point is to share what Guru3d did, I don't see the point in making this thread when you aren't partaking in it. :confused:
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    I just saw "overclocking guide" and figured it would make a good starting point for a TPU 7970 overclocking thread, that's all. :) I don't have to be involved in the activity to be interested in what others are getting up to. I still keep tabs on my SB-E overclocking thread, even though I don't have such a system, for example.
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    I may cave in and get one, they are sweet looking cards I have to admit.
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    I did. I'm not going to say what I paid for it though. :shadedshu It should be here this week, I don't know how smoothly deliveries are going with the hollidays.
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    Where did you order it from? I am jealous right now. :D
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    i wonder how many people will say i wish i had waited to see what nvidia come up with later this year ? , well thats if the next nvidia cards show this year that is
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    Waiting for anything is lame.
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    you mean just like your reply ? :eek: :p

    j/k btw :D
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    Right erocker, you're officially tasked with overclocking and seeing just how fast this baby flies and reporting on it here. :D :toast:
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    With decent after market aircooling these could probably do 1.2 ghz ....

    Damn.

    1.3 on water maybe?

    And the crossfire scaling, these cards are monsters D:
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    This looks really cool, I will be keeping an eye on this thread.
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    :rockout::rockout::rockout::rockout::rockout::rockout::rockout::rockout::rockout::rockout::

    Amd rules in the gpu market. Buying Ati was a smart investment thats bearing much fruit ....If only they could buy intel....:laugh:
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    erocker I'm looking forward to what you can do with the GPU, and a bit jelly because it'll pass atleast a month before we got availability here :laugh:

    This is a joke right? :p
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    Is he balls its not green, wtf you made this thread qubit you were lambastin the 7970's poor gains not 2 seconds ago on my screen in your 2011 roundup ya big two face ,sort your writin out im offended :p

    effin thank bandit
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    I'm also thinking that I will be worth to go custom water this time more than before, maybe I'll do it with my Hailea Waterchiller, that should get me awesome clocks.
    The fact is, to wait for Kepler or splash the pot with a 7970 CFX? :laugh:

    Also seen this around, it's Shamino's work, kudos to the master :)

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    damn... unfortunatly new gpu's are like teck crack... :twitch:

    i'm gonna buy it, but this is the last one for 10 years... must not neglect wife and 6 kids(anymore)...

    in retrospect, having their benefits paid into my bank account was a bad idea.... thier still starving from my sandy bridge upgrade...:D

    but seriously, i wanted to change my car and keep my wardrobe sharp... how can any of us who are really into tech resist such amazing silicon...

    this is the one time i wished AMD's card would be a minor upgrade and its a monster...:wtf:
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    hahaha I'm same with you, I even didn't have anymore money because I want this card really badly, I mean that thing overclock like a madmen and the performance is really mind blowing, its can even beat quad CFX/SLI
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    Under LN2, air cooled overclock hasn't gone that far :D

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