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Originally Posted by Harlequinsaid it before ;) - would like to see comparison of first gen DX11 - 5870 / gtx 480 so we can see just how much faster the high end has come :D
Originally Posted by SchizoFrogQuote:Originally Posted by Harlequinsaid it before ;) - would like to see comparison of first gen DX11 - 5870 / gtx 480 so we can see just how much faster the high end has come :D
In that case they should do a High End, Mid Range and Low End comparison so we can see where the most improvements for performance and bang for buck have come.
Originally Posted by SpreadieHarry, are we likely to see a GHz edition of the 7950 and/or other models?
Originally Posted by maverik-sg1This 7970 3GB GHz Edition card is hot, loud and consumes more power than it's rivals/siblings, yet you fall short of expressing this in the same way as you did for the green team... consistency is a beautiful thing and conspicuous only by it's absence.
Originally Posted by maverik-sg1It's obviously interesting to see what an overclocked card will do, sadly what this means is that top quality GPU's will be selected for this card over standard 7970's, probably resulting in them no longer clocking as high as older versions because of it.
Seems to me, if you are going to buy a 7970 buy a standard one now, with an effective 3rd party cooler and then overclock it - seems to be chealer and equally as effective as this.
Just an observation - I remember how hard ( and rightly so imho) Bit-Tech/CPC came down on Nvidia like a ton of bricks for the 480 fermi. This 7970 3GB GHz Edition card is hot, loud and consumes more power than it's rivals/siblings, yet you fall short of expressing this in the same way as you did for the green team... consistency is a beautiful thing and conspicuous only by it's absence.
Originally Posted by MjFrostyAlso worth remembering the 480 although a bit of a miniature sun, was significantly faster than AMD's card at the time.
Originally Posted by Griffterati with updated driver... now then test nvidia with the updated driver...
Originally Posted by SkulldragonNice review. Hopefully this card will start a bit of a price war with nVidia.
Just a couple of things:
1.If you get around to testing some older cards with the new drivers, will you update the charts with their frame rates, or will we have to wait for another review. Only I generally don't install beta drivers, but might make an exception if my HD5770 stands to gain performance in Arma 2. On this note, kudos to AMD for such a great performance boost from these drivers.
2. Not really to do with the 7970, but I noticed that the GTX 680 & 690 have lower minimum frame rates in Arma 2 than in the 690 review. Is this attributable to an issue with the beta drivers, or error in the testing, or something else entirely.
Anyway, as I said, nice review. Keep 'em coming!
Originally Posted by rollomain question here
why wouldnt you just buy a custom cooled 7970 3gb for £350 and overclock it to 1100mhz + yourself
most overclocked 7970s are already above 1ghz and offer the same performance
id give this an E for effort by AMD
MSI and company already did the work for them with there custom cooled cards that offer much better thermals and better energy consumption to boot.
it was never choice between 7970 and 680 when they cost 450 each. Most people are still gonna bulk at £400 when you can get a overclocked 7970 that is quicker for £381
or get the asus direct cu 2 version for similar price with much better cooler and the exact same speed + mem speeds.
AMD hasnt really done alot from my perspective
where is this duel gpu card they are so late to the party its funny
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