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  1. BlackZero

    About to pull the trigger on a 7970, any final thoughts?

    No, power draw was much higher at 1300MHz but it wasn't stable or suitable for general usage so felt there was no reason to do a power draw test, especially as temps and noise were too high at anything above 1200MHz with the stock cooler. I will check again when and if I add a water block or...
  2. BlackZero

    About to pull the trigger on a 7970, any final thoughts?

    Third set of benchmarks, this time at stock cooling limits (1300/1600). Not pushing memory much and heavily CPU bottlenecked in 3dmark11. Unigine Heaven 3.0 3dmark 11 - Default settings 3dmark 11 - HWBot (Modified tessellation) 3dmark Vantage 3dmark 06 3dmark 05 3dmark 03 Compare Links...
  3. BlackZero

    Catzilla Benchmark Download BETA version

    What a load of crap. Being a fanboy must be painful.
  4. BlackZero

    About to pull the trigger on a 7970, any final thoughts?

    Second set of benchmarks, this time at CCC max limits (1125/1575). Unigine Heaven 3.0 3dmark 11 - Default settings 3dmark 11 - HWBot (Modified tessellation) 3dmark Vantage 3dmark 06 3dmark 05 3dmark 03 Compare Links 3dmark 11 http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/5264431...
  5. BlackZero

    Current Sales, Bundles, Giveaways

    I did see them on the origin launcher app, but it was showing them all wrong as I already own back to karkand yet it was giving me the option to re-buy it while logged in. It all needs fixing. Aftermath also reminds me that I should have picked up the premier deal on GMG a month or so ago. :o...
  6. BlackZero

    Current Sales, Bundles, Giveaways

    I see what you are getting at now, I'll try to answer to the best of my understanding. That's very subjective, quite true, but subjective none the less as even though you may stop purchasing it does not mean others will as the publishers are also doing a certain amount of market analysis and...
  7. BlackZero

    Current Sales, Bundles, Giveaways

    That's fine, no hard feelings. Though, I would suggest being a little more considerate about other peoples' views and thoughts as even when you disagree about something it's both thoughtful and mature to give a reason for it rather than simply dismiss other people's views, regardless of how...
  8. BlackZero

    TechPowerUp Screenshot Thread (MASSIVE 56K WARNING)

    Yeah, I actually did a video with afterburner while taking those screen shots, like I usually do. I just haven't had a chance to upload it yet. ;) Edit: BF3 video added. Continuing with my pursuit of posting images from the most demanding games. :) TESV Click on image for full size...
  9. BlackZero

    Current Sales, Bundles, Giveaways

    edited.
  10. BlackZero

    7970 worth it?

    Go for it. I got mine a few days ago, will have overclocking figures up soon, too.
  11. BlackZero

    Current Sales, Bundles, Giveaways

    You're welcome. It's something I always do to show the importance of other peoples' contribution.
  12. BlackZero

    Current Sales, Bundles, Giveaways

    I think I pretty much summed everything up. If you think I missed his point, then please tell me where I missed it because it seems to me like his point was extremely obvious, and I think you missed my point, entirely. Anyway, I don't want to come out of this looking big headed and should not...
  13. BlackZero

    Current Sales, Bundles, Giveaways

    More revenue does not erode quality, it's actually quite the opposite. As the return increases there is more initiative for investment and the risks are in fact reduced. As for quality, assuming the consumer demands 'quality' that is what will be supplied. 'Quality' is highly subjective anyway...
  14. BlackZero

    Current Sales, Bundles, Giveaways

    No they don't. If they did you would not have had all the publishers supporting the sales. In fact the sales generate more revenue on the whole. These are digital games and represent sunk costs for the most part so there is no variable cost such as physical disks or logistics involved.
  15. BlackZero

    TechPowerUp Screenshot Thread (MASSIVE 56K WARNING)

    Testing out some overclock settings, hence a selection of the most demanding games. :) Metro2033 Click on Image for full size Battlefield 3 Click on Image for full size And a video. Battlefield 3 PC DX11 (Max Settings) Jet Fighter Mission HD 1200p And some more...
  16. BlackZero

    TechPowerUp Screenshot Thread (MASSIVE 56K WARNING)

    Finally got to play hitman. :) Hitman: Absolution Click on image for full size And a video. Hitman: Absolution PC DX11 (Max Settings) Opening Gameplay HD 1080p
  17. BlackZero

    Current Sales, Bundles, Giveaways

    XCOM Enemy Unknown (Steam) - £12.99 http://www.simplygames.com/info/19729/XCOM-Enemy-Unknown-CD-KEY-Download-PC
  18. BlackZero

    Current Sales, Bundles, Giveaways

    Sleeping Dogs (Steam) - £7.99 http://www.simplygames.com/info/19518/Sleeping-Dogs-CD-KEY-Download-PC
  19. BlackZero

    Hitman Absolution -- The Living Breathing World

    New patch (1.0.444.0) but no release notes on steam yet, also loads up instantly now and performance is up! 1080p/All ultra/4xmsaa - MSI 7970 OC (Stock clocks) And a video using above settings.
  20. BlackZero

    Current Sales, Bundles, Giveaways

    Any 2 games for £6 http://getloadedgo.com/
  21. BlackZero

    TechPowerUp Screenshot Thread (MASSIVE 56K WARNING)

    Trying out the latest version of the wilds ENB, slightly modified with extra effects enabled. A lot of these popular presets are starting to feel extremely generic now. TESV Click for full size.
  22. BlackZero

    Current Sales, Bundles, Giveaways

    Got some great memories of these games. Mortal Kombat: Arcade Kollection (Steam) http://www.greenmangaming.com/s/gb/en/pc/games/action/mortal-kombat-arcade-kollection/ GMG 35% off code WINTR-SRVEY-42012 - £1.36 GMG 25% off code GMG25-CZPYL-D5MQ6 - £1.57
  23. BlackZero

    About to pull the trigger on a 7970, any final thoughts?

    So far so good. :)
  24. BlackZero

    About to pull the trigger on a 7970, any final thoughts?

    Seems there might have been an issue with the image host. I've replaced the links.
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