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Sapphire 7970 Dual X - blue PCB, dark PCB... need help!

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Hi all,

I was wondering if someon could help, and maybe has a similar vcard

i just bought this videocard: Sapphire 7970 3GB dual X model 11197-11-40G - it's not the OC version, just standard with dual x cooler

but searching on the web just growth my doubts....

first of all, it's not specified neither in the sapphire website if the card has got the dual bios switch... even for the OC version. I hope so for flashing one with this version (because they seem exactly the same card!)

as i see my PCB is the blue one: they say it's newer than the black one, wich is the reference... wich is better? and will the new pcb features Boost technology? Because there is an identical version called "SAPPHIRE HD 7970 3GB GDDR5 OC with Boost"
 
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The "OC" and the Boost are 2 different cards(I have the OC) First thing to do if you haven't already is download GPU-Z from right here no TPU and check it there. Then to help folks here out post a pic of your GPU-Z
 

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I still haven't the card right now, but i bought it on an offer

I wanna know if the card is flashable and if it has dual bios

mine is 11197-11-40G ..... i wanna flash it with the same card but version OC and Boost ( 11197-03-40G ) ..... same pcb, same everything, except bios i think

And for everyone has got a Dual X 7970 with a blue pcb... let me know if it has or not the little bios switch.
Thanks
 
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"Sapphire Radeon HD7970 is the first graphics card ever to incorporate the latest generation of GPUs from AMD, built on the new 28nm manufacturing process, which presents the new GCN optimized graphics processing architecture. HD7970 has an internal structure with 32 processing units and a total of 2048 stream processors. This card has a core clock at 925MHz and is equipped with 3GB of GDDR5 memory with 384-bit bandwidth of 264 MB / sec and with a memory clock of 5700 MHz effective. The card is also equipped with dual BIOS operated via a switch. For fans who want to maximize performance, has been available since the launch of the SAPPHIRE overclocking tool TriXX. The card HD7970 is designed for DirectX ® 11.1 and for the operating system Windows 8 and also provides features such as full DirectX ® 11 DirectCompute11 and multi threaded communication with the CPU. Communication with the host PC is optimized through the implementation of the latest high-speed interface PCI-Express Gen3.0"​

Reference: http://www.eprice.it/Schede-Video-SAPPHIRE/d-4577802
Model: 11197-11-40G

Thanks to: Google Search
Special thanks to: Google Translate
 

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thank you but i've already noticed that... there are several shops that mark "11197-11-40G" as dual bios, some not, but i was searching a "physical possessor" to confirm that...

so, i searched the "OC boost version" bios in techpowerup bios collection, but there's not the version i'm looking for... anyone got it? the card is (11197-03-40G)
 

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Overclock Via software, it's easier and safer...
 

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Overclock Via software, it's easier and safer...
+1 to this, if there is no solid indicator of a dual BIOS (despite what companies say, in my past experience, they CAN be wrong) then use software to OC. Trixx is good IMO
 

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thank you, i'll go for the software way if there is no dual bios...
otherwise i will be glad if someone could dump its bios for me. These are the blue PCB cards right now
1. 7970 DUAL X (my card, standard) - 11197-11-40G - (925/5500)
2. 7970 DUAL X OC Boost - 11197-03-40G (950/5700, core boost 1000mhz)
3. 7970 Vapor X - 11197-12-40G (1000/6000, core boost 1050)

thanks