Air cooled 7970 @1.26Ghz

Discussion in 'AMD Flavor' started by Lorien, Jan 1, 2012.

  1. Lorien

    Lorien [H]ardness Supreme

    Messages:
    5,195
    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2004
  2. Flopper

    Flopper [H]ard|Gawd

    Messages:
    1,642
    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2007
    1300mhz+ on watercooling soon then ;)
     
  3. sirmonkey1985

    sirmonkey1985 [H]ard|DCer of the Month - July 2010

    Messages:
    21,521
    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2008
    100% fan 66C 1.26Ghz, i'm pretty sure you could easily keep the fan at 70% or lower if all they hit was 66C.
     
  4. nascasho

    nascasho Gawd

    Messages:
    617
    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2009
    Holy hell @ 3DM11 score!!
     
  5. hesho

    hesho Limp Gawd

    Messages:
    499
    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2010
    that's crazy!!! too bad i won't own one :( At my resolution, kinda pointless upgrading lol.
     
  6. mesyn191

    mesyn191 2[H]4U

    Messages:
    2,983
    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2004
    This is looking pretty good to me. I got used to my fan roar from my dual 4890's so I'd have no problem running them at 100% for the fan, but yea you could probably drop the fan speed down to 80% and still get reasonable temps. For a GPU that is.
     
  7. Robin B

    Robin B Limp Gawd

    Messages:
    209
    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2004
    3dmark at 1.70 GHz Core and 8.00 GHz Memory :eek:

    http://www.techpowerup.com/157874/A....70-GHz-Core-8.00-GHz-Memory-Benchmarked.html
     
  8. AntiSocialMunky

    AntiSocialMunky Gawd

    Messages:
    589
    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2006
    Crap, its like a Bulldozer version of a graphics card that works.
     
  9. JMccovery

    JMccovery 2[H]4U

    Messages:
    2,211
    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2006
    I think a fairly good WC setup could push a 7970 to maybe 1.4/1.5GHz I would love to have two or three cards at 2000/8000... Metro 2033 will finally be playable at 2560x1600 with all features enabled!
     
  10. Superfly3176

    Superfly3176 [H]ardness Supreme

    Messages:
    4,728
    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2005
    This thing is gonna be beast. I'm not in the market but grats to those who are.
     
  11. EPOQ

    EPOQ [H]ard|Gawd

    Messages:
    1,071
    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2011
    I want this. The only thing that has me hung up is how fast the OC'ed versions with better cooling/heatsinks will be in 3 months from now. If MSI has a Twin Lightning version of this badboy you know it's going to be fast as hell, and have even more vRAM. If I wanted to run a sick Eyefinity set up at some point, it's hard to make a decision on getting the reference model now, or wait it out for the factory OC'ed batches.
     
  12. fury

    fury Limp Gawd

    Messages:
    352
    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2002
    So, an 80% overclock with the help of a little LN2. And the yields aren't even up to snuff yet on the spiffy new 28nm process.

    Me gusta.

    AMD must be trolling the world, waiting til nvidia releases the 680 before they release the real 7900 beast. (7980? 7990? 7999.9995?)

    It feels good to have some competition. Now, if only they'd get up off their ass and do something like that to Intel.
     
  13. That's_Corporate

    That's_Corporate [H]ard|Gawd

    Messages:
    1,738
    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2006
    once a 7970 from MSI lands with their enthusiast-level cooling and power tweaks i don't think i'll be able to resist building a new rig - but i want so badly to wait to see what kepler is like!
     
  14. Porter_

    Porter_ [H]ardness Supreme

    Messages:
    7,882
    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2007
    i have MSI GTX460 Hawk's with the TFII cooler and they're great, but if MSI doesn't release a non-reference card on Jan 9th i'm pulling the trigger on a run of the mill reference card.
     
  15. That's_Corporate

    That's_Corporate [H]ard|Gawd

    Messages:
    1,738
    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2006
    does MSI release their lightning cards at the same time as reference cards are available? i thought it usually takes a while