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New XFX 6970

Discussion in 'AMD / ATI' started by cookiemonster, Jan 3, 2011.

  1. cookiemonster

    Apr 2, 2007
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    Hi just installed my new AMD 6970 with no problems used the 10.12 hotfix drivers, it runs a lot cooler to than the 4870x2 these are some readings i have taken and this is my system now.

    NZXT Lexa S
    Gigabyte 890GPA-UD3H (rev 2.0) motherboard
    AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition, Deneb Core, S AM3, 3.4GHz
    8gb Crucial Ballistic DDR3 1333mhz/PC3-10600 (7-7-7-24) 1.65v
    XFX HD 6970 ATI - AMD Radeon Graphics Card - 2GB
    Western Digital WD6402AAEX 640GB Hard Drive SATA111 7200rpm 64MB Cache-OEM Caviar Black.
    Seagate Baracuda 500gb SATA11, 32mb Cache
    Corsair 750 PSU
    Zalman 9500
    Liteon DVD Writer
    24” Samsung SM2433BW Black Widescreen LCD, 1920x1200
    5.1 Creative Surround Speakers
    Logitech G11 Gaming Keyboard
    Logitech MX516 Gaming Mouse
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
    Epson DX8400 All in one.

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  2. Amorpheus New Member

    Dec 31, 2010
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    How does your video card go so low in clocks and voltage? My memory stays at default clock and the GPU doesn't even go to 50% speed. Voltage is 1.000V instead of the 0.900V that you (and Anandtech's review) have.

    It's a Sapphire instead of an XFX, but both should be reference design hardware... maybe their BIOS is better?

    Edit: I found what's been causing it. Apparently these idle clocks are only for single-monitor setups. I use three on two video cards, so I just plugged two in there. Silly thing, I used ultra-low clocks on my 4870 for years with the same setup!
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