Sunday, January 1st 2012

AMD Radeon HD 7970 Overclocked to 1.70 GHz Core, 8.00 GHz Memory, Benchmarked

So you thought the 1.26 GHz core - 6.30 GHz memory feat was quite something, considering that Sapphire already has a card in the works that does 1.33 GHz core 5.73 GHz memory out of the box? Wait till you see the numbers an overclocker for the MyDrivers community achieved. With the right voltage assistance, coupled with the right kind of cooling (liquid nitrogen), the overclocker achieved a Radeon HD 7970 overclocked speed as high as 1700 MHz core, and 2000 MHz (actual) or 8.00 GHz effective GDDR5 memory speed, churning out memory bandwidth of exactly 384 GB/s. The best part is that this wasn't a hit-and-run feat, the setup was able to run 3DMark 11 and 3DMark Vantage. The scores are pictured below. Details of the volt-mod can be found at the source.

Source: MyDrivers
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40 Comments on AMD Radeon HD 7970 Overclocked to 1.70 GHz Core, 8.00 GHz Memory, Benchmarked

#1
Dent1
PremoGS said:
As long as the card goes by the name of AMD, it will never end up inside my case.
PremoGS said:
Not hating, just bad customer experience.
What are you talking about? Elaborate.
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PremoGS
de.das.dude said:
thats upto the subvendor. not AMD. next time dont buy the cheapest version thats all.
So ASUS HD6970 DCII is the cheapest version? Right.
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#3
unsmart
Thats LN cooled right? Whys the fan still on or how is it still on? My only guess is it's there to cool the Vregs but I thought the fan was part of the heatsink. Plus pulling that much juice you would think they would put a WC block on them. Just looks odd
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#4
RuskiSnajper
PremoGS said:
As long as the card goes by the name of AMD, it will never end up inside my case.
did you miss the new year party ? ;)


PremoGS said:
Not hating, just bad customer experience.[/U]
Terribly unreliable reason, depends on customer skill
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#5
Hayder_Master
In this case that's mean i will be different with this memory bandwidth if run on PCI-E 3.0.
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#6
iLLz
Holly Crap, that is quick. Its becoming very, very hard to wait to see what nVidia has to offer. They better release something quick, or I'm jumping ship to AMD.
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#7
largon
Skimmed the source article, didn't spot the voltage those clocks were run at.
Anyone read oriental scribblings?
PremoGS said:
As long as the card goes by the name of AMD, it will never end up inside my case.
"Hyi, happamia..."
— kettu pihlajanmarjoista


^
Finnish for:
"Quite sour..."
— said the fox of rowan berries
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#8
de.das.dude
Pro Indian Modder
PremoGS said:
So ASUS HD6970 DCII is the cheapest version? Right.
asus. everyone knows asus service is crap. why did u buy.
cant u get proper card manufacturers?
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#9
Totally
PremoGS said:
So ASUS HD6970 DCII is the cheapest version? Right.
That's a non-reference card, beyond the gpu it's all ASUS.
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#10
Dent1
PremoGS said:
As long as the card goes by the name of AMD, it will never end up inside my case.
PremoGS said:
Not hating, just bad customer experience.
PremoGS said:
So ASUS HD6970 DCII is the cheapest version? Right.
Your still wrong.

ATi just design the GPU, the card was made by ASUS, the technical support was run by ASUS, the customer support is run by ASUS. Your problem is, you guessed it ASUS.

So according to you its OK to by a ASUS GTX 590, since Nvidia designed the GPU? You don't come across as smart lol
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#11
Thefumigator
PremoGS said:
So ASUS HD6970 DCII is the cheapest version? Right.
The only problem I had with an ATI card was a customer that had frequent crashes and BSODs...when I took a look at his computer, he got pre-biblical drivers installed. So I updated them and problem(s) solved.
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#12
deathcall666
youre simply crazy :eek:, damn 2ghz memory .And that picture with with the system looks hazardous . keep the good work ! quess with guys like you the hd 8000 will have probably 10ghz efective clock memory and 2.5 the core clock.
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#13
Aquinus
Resident Wat-man
Dent1 said:
Your still wrong.

ATi just design the GPU, the card was made by ASUS, the technical support was run by ASUS, the customer support is run by ASUS. Your problem is, you guessed it ASUS.

So according to you its OK to by a ASUS GTX 590, since Nvidia designed the GPU? You don't come across as smart lol
+1, I've heard about some Asus GPU RMA horror stories, but RMA usually isn't a problem if you don't do something dumb to begin with, but that is just my take.
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#15
Goodman
deathcall666 said:
youre simply crazy :eek:, damn 2ghz memory .And that picture with with the system looks hazardous . keep the good work ! quess with guys like you the hd 8000 will have probably 10ghz efective clock memory and 2.5 the core clock.
Nothing else to do that to resurrected an old thread?
Hate people (troll) who register just to do this kind of things...

People be careful read the dates before respond & check to see if the guy that revived an old thread is a new poster in this case (1 post) a TROLL! for sure :mad:
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