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Lovin' my Sapphire HD7970 Toxic 6GB

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Just ran Heaven 3.0 maxed out. 1315 Core 1900 (7600 Eff.) memory. 1.225V Core. Temp max 66C. This card is awesome!!
 

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Very nice card. The sexy backplate it matched by that sexy overclock, very awesome.
 
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Beautiful card especially with that backplate and the aggressive cooler design. Would sell a kidney for one of those :roll:
 
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6gb card for 1080p :confused:
 
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Great looking card. ;)

You going eyefinity with it?:twitch:
 
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I will happily wait for Sea Islands and GCN2 before I replace my 6870s. 1Gb is still enough for me... for now. :p
 
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the problem is, GCN2 is only a revised GCN. the extra 300 shaders should help but is it worth waiting untill q2 2013 to start gaming with true fluidity at max settings/rez....

i dont know what to do.... i'm probably gonna upgrade to a 7970.... and this card would of been cool beans on large breasts with win sauce...

@Cool Mike... elite choice my friend... im rattling now, i need my tech hit... wheres my bank card... OOOOooooo look the wifes bag... he he he...

only joking i'm not married... Moooom.....lol i wish....
 
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So they arrived, atleast in US, I preordered them here in Europe but they are still not in stock :(

Maybe 2560x1600x3 now can be possible.
 
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I only wish I waited a bit longer for the the Vapor-X models... I'm happy enough with my Sapphire OC Edition but have always used the Vapor-X models in the past.
 
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1315 mhz?

That's a damn high overclock!

Awesome card.
 
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I just bought a Core Edition 7970 from Munki here on TPU, and I can say I now know why you don't see any used 7970 cards for sale. Matches the performance of the 5870 crossfireX set-up I was running.



The P8970 result was the best I got with the 5870s.
 

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I just bought a Core Edition 7970 from Munki here on TPU, and I can say I now know why you don't see any used 7970 cards for sale. Matches the performance of the 5870 crossfireX set-up I was running.

http://img.techpowerup.org/120803/7970.jpg

The P8970 result was the best I got with the 5870s.
Wow, really? My 6870s at 1ghz and my 3820 at 4.5ghz will give me P9001 on 3DMark11.
 

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HD 8xxx will perform better than that Sapphire 6GB for half the price... and at 2GB.

Hardly future proof.

6GB is the most pointless purchase for any standard consumer.

Just ran Heaven 3.0 maxed out. 1315 Core 1900 (7600 Eff.) memory. 1.225V Core. Temp max 66C. This card is awesome!!
Heaven benchmark doesn't make any card hot. Try running a very high-end game. You won't see 66c, especially at those clocks. More like 75c or more.

I play Arma II with the DayZ mod. My card can go to 78c with the fan on AUTO. I have to set fan speed to 80% or 100% to get 60c.
 

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Congrats on ur new card cool mike.. good looking card indeed..

& dont forget to try this with ur card!!..
 
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HD 8xxx will perform better than that Sapphire 6GB for half the price... and at 2GB.

Hardly future proof.

6GB is the most pointless purchase for any standard consumer.
How do you know this? the 8970 i would think would, but the 8870 and lower i doubt it, and there not even out yet :confused:
Unless he is rich he wont be upgrading to any new HD 8XXX, i know i wouldn't.

Ever heard of dual or triple monitor set ups?
 
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Heaven benchmark doesn't make any card hot. Try running a very high-end game. You won't see 66c, especially at those clocks. More like 75c or more.
All to true, it wasn't until I played metro 2033 and Crysis 2 that I realised that my overclock of 1250mhz was far to much for the summer time ( Card would thermal throttle and I'd get stuttering) so I backed down to 1.100mv and 1150 mhz ( still fast!) and lost 20 degrees enabling me to play without epic stutter :laugh:

How do you know this? the 8970 i would think would, but the 8870 and lower i doubt it, and there not even out yet :confused:
Unless he is rich he wont be upgrading to any new HD 8XXX, i know i wouldn't.

Ever heard of dual or triple monitor set ups?
My 7850 completely outguns my last card*, a hd 6970 that had a pretty high OC :laugh:



* In direct x 11 games I can get up to a 50% performance increase over the 6970, in other games such as GTA I went from stuttery 25 fps average to a far more tolerable 33 fps average.
 

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All to true, it wasn't until I played metro 2033 and Crysis 2 that I realised that my overclock of 1250mhz was far to much for the summer time ( Card would thermal throttle and I'd get stuttering) so I backed down to 1.100mv and 1150 mhz ( still fast!) and lost 20 degrees enabling me to play without epic stutter :laugh:



My 7850 completely outguns my last card*, a hd 6970 that had a pretty high OC :laugh:



* In direct x 11 games I can get up to a 50% performance increase over the 6970, in other games such as GTA I went from stuttery 25 fps average to a far more tolerable 33 fps average.
The 6950 shouldn't be that much slower than the 7850. Honestly most reviews I've seen puts them at almost the same amount of performance. The only thing I could imagine would help is if you went from 1gb vram to 2gb.
 
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Wow, really? My 6870s at 1ghz and my 3820 at 4.5ghz will give me P9001 on 3DMark11.
Well yeah. It is just one 7970 and it's not OC'ed as high as it will go. Honestly I just went for a 100 mhz OC and didn't try to go any higher. Your 6870s are about the same at stock as my 5870s are(the 5870 is between the 6870 and 6950 performance wise), and you have a lot higher OC on your 6870s than I had on my 5870s(1 ghz compared to 875mhz). Also considering your score is only 31 points more than mine, I'd consider that about equal. With the 1ghz OC, I would have thought you would have had a higher score than that compared to my results.
 
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Wow, really? My 6870s at 1ghz and my 3820 at 4.5ghz will give me P9001 on 3DMark11.
The 5870s does not scale as well in crossfire compare to 6870s.
 
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The 6950 shouldn't be that much slower than the 7850. Honestly most reviews I've seen puts them at almost the same amount of performance. The only thing I could imagine would help is if you went from 1gb vram to 2gb.
I had a 2gb 6970.

These 7800 cards overclock like monsters. The 6900 cards do not.

There's a huge difference between them :laugh:
 

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I had a 2gb 6970.

These 7800 cards overclock like monsters. The 6900 cards do not.

There's a huge difference between them :laugh:
The most I've been able to squeeze on air with the 6870s was 1030mhz @ 1.3v and at full power I was running at about 75*C at 100% on the GPU fans, for both the TwinFrozr and Reference cooler. The memory doesn't really overclock very well on them unfortunately, but if I ever decided to go with water on them, I'm sure I could squeeze some more out at 1.4v, but honestly, I think I would replace them before that. I only have two 6870s because I wanted to upgrade the video without paying out the nose to do it. I also already had one 6870, so it was a really nice boost for 180 USD (at the time). Since I don't really play any really new games, it's pretty stable for me and I'm generally satisfied. I can't say that the 6800 series has disappointed me. Maybe I'll upgrade when the 8800 series comes out and if I have the money to spare.
 
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The most I've been able to squeeze on air with the 6870s was 1030mhz @ 1.3v and at full power I was running at about 75*C at 100% on the GPU fans, for both the TwinFrozr and Reference cooler. The memory doesn't really overclock very well on them unfortunately, but if I ever decided to go with water on them, I'm sure I could squeeze some more out at 1.4v, but honestly, I think I would replace them before that. I only have two 6870s because I wanted to upgrade the video without paying out the nose to do it. I also already had one 6870, so it was a really nice boost for 180 USD (at the time). Since I don't really play any really new games, it's pretty stable for me and I'm generally satisfied. I can't say that the 6800 series has disappointed me. Maybe I'll upgrade when the 8800 series comes out and if I have the money to spare.
I had a 6870 as well, they were great cards when they came out, definitely no point going from one to a 6970 like I did my 6870 @1100mhz was not far behind performance wise at all.