Discussion in 'Reviews' started by W1zzard, May 22, 2012.
To read this review go to: http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/HD_7850_Power_Edition/
Thanks for the review. What were you seeing for fan rpm at idle/load? Could you take a look at what can be done to calm the fan noise down using Afterburner?
Good to see it was some sort of head spreader for the RAM and VRM.
the fan % was 50%.
given the temperature headroom, there is lots of potential to quieten down the fan, simply a question how much temps you'd like to trade for low noise
Hello, I'm new here
anyway, what's happened to the overclocking?
only 1120? at how much volt?
coz when I see MSI Power Edition with 'triple overvoltage' written on it, I see massive overclocking. i might buy this one for overclocking.
thanks for information
Looks my MSI HD6950 2GB Power Edition OC is not that bad considering it's from "the old series".
And i have the same cooler which is really super quiet if you set it so. Unfortunately i cannot overclock mine even for 25MHz which sucks but still, it's clocked quite high from the factory.
How high does the CCC limit go?
Did you try using MSI Afterburner to over clock?
Performance/$ is very good right now at MSRP. It will be very nice when a $220-230 price with competition and a rebate comes along.
Buying this now and seeing what you can unlock with a tweak from Afterburner would just sweet your purchase. Depending on when and what Nvidia can supply as the GTX660ti is a consideration, but when’s that... weeks or now we hear months? Figure Nvidia will almost certainly slot the 660 right between a 570-580 performance and set MSRP at $300-330. You can see right where such a GTX660 would slot, 4-6% less (performance/$) than something like this a nice OC'able 7850.
A card like this isn't a bad buy right today so W1zzarrd saying "Highly Recommend" is justifiable, and why there been no good reason to sit on the sidelines if $250 has been the opening for your wallet.
I've tried overclocking with MSI Afterburner, overvolting, raising Power limit, nothing. It works for a while perfectly, no artifacts, but then GPU just restarts itself and the game freezes for couple of seconds.
You've got the R6950 Twin Frozr III PE/OC (850Mhz or 6-7% OC), and you get it another 25Mhz above that before the game just freezes on the screen? I would say the card should be expected to give you 900Mhz normally. I don't know it might be the "luck of the draw" and you got a bum card, or a PSU and/or mobo that's acting up. Have you monitored the temperature while in a stress test? Heck I might say remove and re-seat the cooler with good thermal compond.
Thanks but the question was for the OP who did the review.
I bought this card yesterday, and I have began to do some benchmarks.
The peak temperature in BF3/Furmark/3DMark/Heaven I have seen is 57C. You can barely hear it, as it only ramps up to around 45% ~ on fan.
Heaven Score 4XAA = 46.7FPS AVG (i5 3570K).
3D Mark 11 = P7196 (with Virtu MVP on)
Clocks = Standard (950/1200).
ASIC = 83.6%
i will have this in 30-50 days
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