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Sapphire HD7970

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by zpaf, Dec 30, 2011.

  1. zpaf

    Gangster

    Joined: Jan 7, 2011

    Posts: 146

    My new card is here. :D

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    AMD Radeon HD 7970 video card benchmark result - Intel Core i7-970 Processor ,ASUSTeK Computer INC. Rampage III Extreme score: P9088 3DMarks

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    "None the less, 1125 MHz on the core and 6300 MHz on the memory without any voltage tweaking has to be a new milestone all by itself. The advantage without added voltage is that the temperatures do not change that much, the noise levels remain okay and the power draw really isn't bad either."
    http://www.guru3d.com/article/radeon-hd-7970-overclock-guide/18

    Yes It's True.

    So eyefinity is up n running. :D
    First minidp to fulldp second minidp to dvi and the third output dvi to dvi and the 3xu2311 in portrait mode at 3240x1920 are ready.
    The picture quality is better than 69xx series.
    Fps is obviously less than my previous setup with 6970 crossfire
    The card at 70c is louder than my 2xAsus DC II.
    And of course the game is more smooth.

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    I think HD7970 likes a lot unigine. :D

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    Dirt3 and F1 2010 on eyefinity resolution 3240x1920 with ingame settings at max.
    First with clocks at defaults.

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    and now maxed clocks from ccc 1125/1575

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  2. Bobmunkhouse

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Nov 5, 2005

    Posts: 1,785

    Well I was not expecting anyone to get one so early.....
     
  3. old gamer

    Mobster

    Joined: Jan 6, 2011

    Posts: 3,762

    Location: bristol

    shut up, now im well jel
     
  4. Marine-RX179

    Capodecina

    Joined: Feb 6, 2010

    Posts: 13,297

    So for the reference card they made the plastic shroud look gloss and shinny, but sad to see they didn't improve their cooling fan :(

    Guess it's probably worth waiting for manufacturers cards with custom coolers. For a £450~£500 card, you'd thought they would put in the effort in not cutting corner on cost for the cooler...
     
  5. Carl_Bennetts

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Sep 16, 2006

    Posts: 1,296

    Location: Cornwall then Norfolk now

    it looks soooo big!!

    How big is the card? Did you have to post here tho :( ha
     
  6. mysticsniper

    Sgarrista

    Joined: May 1, 2003

    Posts: 8,895

    Location: Derby

    That looks really long, not what I was expecting. Its not very well designed, just looks shiny and boring to be honest. :(
     
  7. zpaf

    Gangster

    Joined: Jan 7, 2011

    Posts: 146

    It fills the size of my rampage III extreme mobo.
     
  8. inSilica

    Hitman

    Joined: May 8, 2011

    Posts: 753

    Location: Belmont (Surrey)

    Congrats on you new card!

    I'm out for two of those in crossfire to drive my 3 x U2410's - can't wait...

    p.s. to be used with SB-E build
     
  9. COYS

    Hitman

    Joined: Mar 30, 2007

    Posts: 770

    I love shiny things. Get that baby OC'd and see what she can do
     
  10. Gibbo

    Commissario

    Joined: Oct 17, 2002

    Posts: 24,776

    Location: OcUK HQ

    Hi there

    Superb results, can I hear your comments on noise please. As to my ears a single card is silent, you don't notice it at all in a typical office environment. How about yourself?
     
  11. FiXiT

    Gangster

    Joined: Nov 13, 2005

    Posts: 227

    Looks mega long? Are people going to struggle fitting them in their cases?
     
  12. cestvrai

    Associate

    Joined: Dec 9, 2010

    Posts: 19

    guys the card is not longer than 6970.
     
  13. FiXiT

    Gangster

    Joined: Nov 13, 2005

    Posts: 227

    Must be an optical illusion then , the way he’s taken the pic it does look long. Not seen a 6970 but my son as 2 x 6950 so how do they compare on size to them?
     
  14. FiXiT

    Gangster

    Joined: Nov 13, 2005

    Posts: 227

    If people are getting them now, why are OcUK waiting till the 9th to sell them?
     
  15. zpaf

    Gangster

    Joined: Jan 7, 2011

    Posts: 146

    The noise levels is the only minus thing at the moment.
    I had 2x6970 Asus DCU II with noise level less than this new.
     
  16. James J

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 4, 2002

    Posts: 14,393

    Location: Bristol

    Lives outside the UK or its bought from a reviewer.
     
  17. cainer

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Jan 9, 2010

    Posts: 11,260

    how much then?
     
  18. FiXiT

    Gangster

    Joined: Nov 13, 2005

    Posts: 227

    Ha right, well ban him from the forums for causing so much depression :(. Only joking !!!!;)
     
  19. zpaf

    Gangster

    Joined: Jan 7, 2011

    Posts: 146

    Greece here. :D
    Both got the cards with phone order on 27/12
    A friend of mine told me that his new HD7970 card is louder than GTX580.

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    Last edited: Dec 30, 2011
  20. dwskillz

    Gangster

    Joined: Feb 27, 2010

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