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

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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

3dmark Vantage
http://www.3dmark.com/3dmv/4461039

3dmark 06
http://www.3dmark.com/3dm06/17041311

3dmark 05
http://www.3dmark.com/3dm05/5473972

3dmark 03
http://www.3dmark.com/3dm03/6487577
 

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Double post.
 
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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

3dmark 11
http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/5334243

3dmark Vantage
http://www.3dmark.com/3dmv/4472908

3dmark 06
http://www.3dmark.com/3dm06/17051992

3dmark 05
http://www.3dmark.com/3dm05/5474791

3dmark 03
http://www.3dmark.com/3dm03/6488090


Also, an overclock data table I have put together. Not fully complete but adequate. This will be useful for those looking to buy this graphics card as there are no reviews as far as I can tell.

MSI 7970 OC Edition (R7970-2PMD3GD5-OC)
http://www.msi.com/product/vga/R7970-2PMD3GD5-OC.html




Notes:

1. Fan noise measured at a distance of roughly two feet with an open case.
2. At a core clock of 1225MHz and above the fan was set manually.
3. Power measured during a run of Unigine Heaven DX11 Benchmark 3.0
 
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Power draw the same at 1300MHz? Stable at that freq?
 

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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 other better performing after market cooling.
 
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u want me to pull the triger for u?? :)
great card..,great brand...,if its on sale dont waste time go for it!!! go now??:)
are u still here?? :p