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Fan noise on XFX HD 7970 Black Edition???

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Vlad Drac, Mar 10, 2012.

  1. Vlad Drac


    Joined: Mar 12, 2004

    Posts: 724

    Location: Scotland

    Hi all

    I've been thinking about getting myself a XFX HD 7970 Black Edition with the dual fan cooler.
    I'm just wondering what the fan noise is like compared with the stock cooler on all the rest of the reference HD 7970 cards???
    Can anyone out there that has XFX HD 7970 Black Edition let me know what its like and what you think of XFX and the card in general.

  2. stulid


    Joined: Jan 17, 2010

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  3. zuludawn

    Wise Guy

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  4. jonathanmyers


    Joined: Feb 28, 2012

    Posts: 93

    I have an Asus 7970 , is it safe to overclock to the full on these cards
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2012
  5. Rusty0611


    Joined: Feb 3, 2012

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    Don't quite understand your post but yes, it's safe to overclock.
  6. Flashheart


    Joined: Oct 23, 2010

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    Location: Telford, Shropshire

    I think he means to the max in CC
  7. DanTheMan86


    Joined: Oct 6, 2011

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    Location: Poole, Dorset

    Reviews ive seen have said it's quite quiet, looks like a great card the XFX black DD edition. I was interested in the Asus custom one but taking up 3 slots is just far too much imo
  8. COYS


    Joined: Mar 30, 2007

    Posts: 789

    Can anyone answer this please as i'm considering these cards. Is the 'standard' DD version exactly the same as the DD Black, apart from the gpu and memory factory overclock?
  9. stulid


    Joined: Jan 17, 2010

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    There are four versions - http://xfxforce.com/en-gb/Products/Graphics-Cards/AMD/-AMD-Radeon-HD-7000/AMD-Radeon-HD-7970.aspx

    2X Black editions
    1X DD edition
    1X Core edition


    One of the Black editions has the DD cooler with higher 1000MHz core speed than the DD version with 925MHz core.
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2012
  10. w3bbo


    Joined: Nov 14, 2005

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    Location: Up North

  11. COYS


    Joined: Mar 30, 2007

    Posts: 789

    Thanks guys, its the FX-797A-TDBC and FX-797A-TDFC I was looking at. Seems the difference is just the factory OC then.

    The way the 7970s OC I guess the DD (TDFC) at stock speeds is the value card, then just OC it to the Black (TDBC) speeds manually.
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2012

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