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    Dell U2515H

    Hey guys, so i need some help / opinions. I have a U3011 monitor but somewhere in the end of the year i'm going to move to a new house and for what i've been checking, the space i'll have for my desk is not as much as i have now. Having a 30" monitor in a desk along side with a Air 540 will be...
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    Leaked Bulldozer benches ???

    Some users should really read what's a core, how it works ... and try to analyze the Bulldozer architecture a little bit further and try to understand how it works before posting "opinions" where the arguments used are poor and show the lack of understanding in what they are talking about...
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    NVIDIA 3-Way SLI and AMD Tri-Fire Redux @ [H]

    7Upping the frequencies is good for raw power ... but i think we all know that we should do reviews on lower frequencies right? I mean ... overclockers are a niche ... Most users will just play with everything at stock ... or at low overclocks ... So... it's like painting everything pink...
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    What is the point of Asus Smartdoctor?

    I hate Smart Doctor. Had it on my 580 DCUII ... just hated the usability ... who developed that GUI was not thinking about the user in mind ... i mean ... really small handles ... can't type values ... and ... well ... in general, not that great ...
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    Warning: XFX's silent revision on the 6970

    guy's... been trying my sapphire in a friends system ( i'm still assembling my water loop ) ... The cards were able to go as high as 960Mhz without any voltage increase ... Not bad for a "crippled" pcb huh? :)
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    Warning: XFX's silent revision on the 6970

    eheheh don't understand this as me making it a problem ... i'm just trying to understand, really :)
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    Warning: XFX's silent revision on the 6970

    hmmm ok, Sapphire didn't change SKU but changed the model ( SR to SR2 )
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    Warning: XFX's silent revision on the 6970

    What's the problem with the Chil voltage regulator? Here's a GTX480 Lightning with the same regulator But i'm still to see a new revision of the reference card with all the phases ... Powercolor, XFX and Sapphire don't have it :x where the hell can we get a amd reference card, from amd itself?
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    Warning: XFX's silent revision on the 6970

    Well... the bios switch is a extra that some vendors may loose in order to get lower prices on the cards... i really don't care about dual bios :) Btw, i've been checking and the new ti digital mosfets have a max temp of 150ºC what's great...
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    Warning: XFX's silent revision on the 6970

    Tiger... a) this is the new reference card. Sapphire also gives a SKU to this card that is the same than the old reference... so this is the new "reality" ... and all vendors will start updating their stocks as they go. b) Why do you say it's cheaper components? They are using new Texas...
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    All games are running choppy with Crossfire enabled

    What card did you have before those 2 ... was it a clean install or not?
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    3xSLI GTX 590?

    1 minute research would show you this Only 1 connection for SLi ... so no way you could even think going more than 2 cards in a system ... even if the mobo/architecture allowerd ... that it doesn't ... as others said ... max is 4 gpu's :)
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    Warning: XFX's silent revision on the 6970

    ... but ... just one question for all of you ... why are you being so "extreme" with the idea that " this pcb sucks" ? Is it because it's missing the dual bios and 1 missing inductor? Or are you saying that it's a worst performer?! I really don't get it ...
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    Warning: XFX's silent revision on the 6970

    Not only XFX ... Sapphire didn't include the dual bios either...
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    Warning: XFX's silent revision on the 6970

    Heres a pic of the powercolor PCS+ with the same PCB but with dual bios ... although it does not have those extra 2 phases in the rear of the card... See image here Btw, people see a missing inductor and automatically say it's worst ... but we should understand this PCB better... still can't...
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    Warning: XFX's silent revision on the 6970

    So, i removed the cooler of my new sapphire's ... The PCB rev 2 has less phases than the rev 1 ... although this Sapphire has 2 smaller inductors in the rear of the card ... And away goes the dual bios
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    To or not to run 5.0 all the time?

    a) low 1.40's it's one thing ... high 1.40's it's another ;) b) The SB is a recent chip, so if you were already suffering from degradation at this point... that it would be worst than i thought ;) Well i had a chip that had a lifespan before degrading ... of 2 days :) Benching on LN2 of course...
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    To or not to run 5.0 all the time?

    Be aware that SB are not that forgiving as the X58 in terms of over-voltage. I have a friend that runs 5.0Ghz daily, but he got a really amazing batch that can do it at a very low voltage. If you are runing 1.467v for daily use... maybe you should back down a little... The VID of the SB is...
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    2500k vs 950

    ... 2500k will be faster ... 1155 is a great platform, but ... you have to be sure to get a good motherboard. Although, if you are using a X58 why don't you wait for the die shrink of the sandy bridges to 22nm ... ? You X58 and that motherboard will allow you to overclock the 950 to 4-4.2Ghz...
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    Warning: XFX's silent revision on the 6970

    ... is that true ? I mean ... are there proofs of that? It's a non-sense move ... :x ( i'm not doubting you ... it's just ... that sounds so ridiculous to be true that i just face-palmed ... who the hell does that decision ? )
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    6950 or get another 6870 for xfire

    At low resolutions, the cpu bottleneck is much more evident ... So... i would really say to go with the 6950. Better tesselation performance, newer card, better support from driver, no CF driver problems ... and it's an amazing bang for your money. Later, if you decide to sell the card, you...
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    Warning: XFX's silent revision on the 6970

    Well, i don't know if Sapphire did something to the cards i got or not ( redesigned vrm vs the rev 1.1 ) ... but the ones i got, with the new revised PCB can clock to 950Mhz with no voltage tweaking ... so ... i think the vrm is doing a good job there...
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    A Survey on Nvidia and ATI Graphics Cards

    1. Which graphics chipset brand do you prefer: Nvidia, ATI, or would you use either one? Either. I've used Nvidia ( GTX295 ) and ATI ( 2600Pro, 9800Pro, ATI Rage... ) ... but recently i sold my GTX580 and got 2 6970's. 2. What is more important to you, price or performance? Usually i look at...
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    Warning: XFX's silent revision on the 6970

    Sapphire has a new blue pcb 6970 that's also the new rev ... as for a weaker vrm ... i really don't know and you can't make that judgement based on 7 vs 8 phase design ... You need to understand which components are being used. IIRC, when the news talked about this new sapphire 6970, they...
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    Would YOU upgrade out of a geforce 295 now? Why or why not?

    I would not upgrade atm... I did sell my GTX295 to upgrade to the GTX590 but ... was a real frustration ... GTX295 it´s a GREAT card ... so, if you still have enough performance, stick with it... i miss my 295 and i hoped i never sold it .... :x
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    I just got....

    i really think that many people bash those options for a) Had the means to go with that option but decided not to go that direction, so everyone that will go that direction will be flamed b) Don't have the means to buy it and flame everyone that do c) Don't take in consideration that there...
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    I just got....

    Do it ... we only live once ... if you can ... do it! :) If you were talking about buying a super expensive xpto card i would say "think that through"... but 6970's are at good pricing ... so ... why the hell not! I just bought 2 6970's with waterblocks too :) So ... you will never know how...
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    Selling GTX 590, what now?

    I had a 590 and returned it ... went with Sapphire 6970 CF ... great performance ... and 11.4 drivers are really amazing ... i mean ... correction ... are really good, since i don't know how the drivers were before since i always had nvidia :P But at least, no problems what so ever with them ...
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    6990 WC or 6970CF WC

    Just one question guys... are there any changes in the 6970 PCB that i should be aware? I'm buying the waterblocks, EK has 2 of them, v1 and v2 ... v2 are for non-reference designs... but since i'm buying the sapphire ( on the image ) and i can't find info about that no where...
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    This is why GTX590s blow up. Infrared thermography: GTX590 vs HD6990

    It's not only about "handle the 110c" KicktheCan ... It's abut handle 110ºc without decreasing wattage efficiency! Some vrms can deliver 40W at 60º but at 110 can only handle 10 of heat dissipation ... :x
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    6990 WC or 6970CF WC

    I'm going to the 6970 CF config with water blocks. I had a POV GTX590 for testing during today ( for testing ... as ... i bought it ) ... but after random freezes and shutdowns from nowhere ... just by benching and testing... i decided to box everything again and just return it and get the 6970...
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    This is why GTX590s blow up. Infrared thermography: GTX590 vs HD6990

    ... sure... relying on a driver so you don't blow up your card is a way to end all the rumors ... :x We shouldn't blame Nvidia for the bad power circuit design that they did on the card hm hm ... no sir, what we should is to thank Nvidia for launching such good drivers ... bahh :x
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    6990 WC or 6970CF WC

    So... i'm doing some math and i'm thinking if i will go the single card or dual card setup. What do you guys think it's best - 2 x Sapphire 6970 in Crossfire with 2 EK Waterblocks - 1 x Sapphire 6990 with EK Waterblock The card(s) is going to be overclocked. The catch is that i can...
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    ASUS GeForce GTX 590 Video Card Review @ [H]

    Some weird stuff is going on with this 590 ... sabregen, but at 772... i bet you got sh*tty scores no?
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    ASUS GeForce GTX 590 Video Card Review @ [H]

    So ... new drivers limit the 900mv voltage tuning ... anyone else can check this? ( i know there's not that many users with 590s :P )
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    ASUS GeForce GTX 590 Video Card Review @ [H]

    So ... they just "closed the door" for any oc at all?!?!?!
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    ASUS GeForce GTX 590 Video Card Review @ [H]

    ... hmmm remember to remove your old drivers before installing new ones ... these drivers are the worst launch of drivers i ever saw ... they send 1 to correct another, to correct another ... so after installing so many drivers you can end having some conflicting files ... Those 900mv are hard...
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    Your doing it wrong. Am I wasting money? Need help on new PC

    LOOOOL ... common, i didn't want that you understood my posts like that :) If you need help with your OC, just send me a pm ;)
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    Your doing it wrong. Am I wasting money? Need help on new PC

    The games you say will not run much faster on a sandy ... Damn, even with 580 Sli the Metro doesn't perform well ... and as far as my opinion concerns, i think Metro is a useless game to measure performance. Crysis 2 is full of bugs and SLi/CF get idiotic frame rates due to poor support for SLI...
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    This is why GTX590s blow up. Infrared thermography: GTX590 vs HD6990

    I think both 590 and 6990 are great solutions. I can't say i'm not thinking about one myself. But that's because i just like to have 1 card on my water loop. I had the Asus GTX590 for beta testing and i can say it was quick ... but for those, like me, who like tweaking everything, it was a...
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