Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Kaapstad, Jul 11, 2015.
Finally replaced my 4.5 yo Sapphire HD 6950. No issues at all, it's working like a charm. My rig is a pretty ancient x58 with PCIE 2.0, so the Fury may be bottlenecked there, but the performance is still fantastic.
Congrats, and welcome to the mad hoose
This card is huuuuge
Replacing an ASUS 7970 Matrix, it's a good 2" longer:
Yes, I know my system needs a clean
Anyway, it's almost silent, running Furmark currently and the fans on my rad are louder.
Tomorrow have some proper benchmarks.
Tell me about it. I had to remove the bay that holds extra drives to squeeze it in. How you finding the card .
Brilliant so far
Hitting 55.3 min /56.6 ave @2560x1080p (stock clocks) Ultra, HBAO Full, 4xMSAA in Dragon Age: Inquisition.
Full benchmarks tomorrow.. Am off to bed
Let us know how it is with temps as well please, Stuff like how hot it gets after a few hours gaming and what custom fan settings you use etc. Even better temps with everything at stock, ie results for clocks and fan profile at stock as well as the sort of custom profile you need to improve them.
It's possible I could jump on a Fury if the X continues to be no show.
Nice one. I don't have that many new games yet to report much. Crysis 3 is running well at 1080p max x4 msaa at 60+fps most of the time with dips into 40s during the most intense scenes. Score.
I can say that the absolute max temp iv seen is 70c that was after running firestrike round and round. Scored 12k at stock.
Something I'm wondering about, does the Fiji die + HBM generate more or less heat than just a Hawaii? Because they're using these oversized heatsinks left over from Hawaii days, but they're running much cooler. Would they do as well with a proper heatsink built for the half-length cards?
Reviews placed in Op.
Any ETA on when the Asus ones are due ? Keep asking but never get an answer ...
Why the Asus specifically ? Need the ports i.e. the DVI the Sapphire doesnt have. Cant see from the pics what ports the Powercolour has.
Currently have a 7970 with 3 x Dell 24s on a race rig all connected by DP and next to that on a desk, a Samsung 24 connected by DVI that i use for FPS , browsing and so on.
Am getting a Freesync 27 inch, so need 1 DP for that, then the 3 Dell 24s can be connected by the other 2 DP and one DVI ( they dont have HDMI )
ETA is today. but depends on how many pro-orders they get I guess.
The Sapphire has a dual link DP->DVI-D adapter bundled. I use that with my WUXGA@60Hz monitor without problems.
They give you everything you need to get 144hz on whatever monitor which is nice. I actually didn't realise I could have gotten 144hz even on my 7970 lightning. There was a mini dp to dp adapter in the 7970 box that would connect to my monitor)
I need all 3 DP and the DVI regardless of adapters ...
Have 4 Monitors currently connected.
1 x 24 Samsung via DVI
3 x 24 Dell via DP
1 x 27 Benq Freesync via DP
3 x 24 Dell via DP / DVI
So Freesync monitor - need 1 DP
3 x 24 Dell, need 2 DP and 1 DVI ( they have no HDMI ports )
And b4 the Freesync arrives, still need 1 x DVI for the Samsung and 3 x DP for the Dells ...
So the Sapphire isnt enough for me... need the Asus
funny you should say that. When I got my freesync monitor I had to get a DP - mini DP cable to use on my 7970.
Bought A Fury X thinking all was well and cursed the skies when it arrived and I had overlooked it requiring a male DP connection.
Now I've sent the X back, ordered a none X and got a male to male cable.
3rd time lucky
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