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Slickest Card Ever x2,
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This review is from: XFX AMD Radeon HD 7970 Black Edition 3GB GDDR5 2DVI/HDMI/2Mini DisplayPorts PCI-Express Graphics Cards FX797ATDBC;FX-797A-TDBC (Personal Computers)
This card is simply Amazing! When you have two it's twice the insanity...
With no adjustment to voltage this card OC's to max CCC settings and at the same time remaining quiet and cool. Temps under full load OC'd are relatively low, never over 65C
After only 2 days of ownership I can see a vast improvement over my previous CF setup (Old running 2x MSI TwinFrozr 6950 2gbs PE/OC)
Some facts and in game observations...
BF3 - All sliders to max settings - 67fps - Dell 30" Monitor @2560x1600
Skyrim - Max settings - So visually stunning it will blow you away! Funny what a difference a few check boxes make...
And don't forget how unbelievably gorgeous these cards are. The new Double-Dissapation heat sink design, Ghost Thermal Technology and Silver/Black chrome finish make this by far one of the more attractive GPUs out there while delivering excellent cooling. **Putting your hand near the card during operation reveals "feeling" warmer air coming off the back section and rear of the card. To me that meant the cards design does a good job of pointing the hot air out of the case.
Bottom line: One of these will get you through most everything out there with a smile, BUT if you are running multiple monitors with high-res you may consider tossing a pair of these puppies in your rig. You won't be disappointed.
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Initial post: Jan 26, 2012 2:03:04 PM PST
Franklin Polanco says:
Oh they support CrossfireX??
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 28, 2012 12:19:54 AM PST
Indeed. Make sure to update to the newest display driver/CCC version. Use CCC to enable application profiles or save your own. As I mentioned having 2 of these running crossfireX atm I couldn't be happier with the performance.
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 28, 2012 4:57:55 AM PST
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Posted on Feb 6, 2012 6:01:21 PM PST
Anthony Siatta says:
Good to hear these are working great. I am trying to get a hold of two of these myself. How big of a PSU are you running? I have a 1000W now and was hoping to avoid upgrading. Any suggestions?
In reply to an earlier post on Feb 7, 2012 12:32:10 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 7, 2012 12:33:47 AM PST
I'm running a Corsair AX1200 atm.. There are other factors to consider when choosing a power supply like your other components and so forth.. When booth cards are running they do draw some serious wattage. On the flip side they come with new technology that makes them somewhat power efficient, when not in use they will actually almost turn themselves off.. The fans blades completely stop on the second card.
I would say check the web for exact benchmark numbers they will be pretty high in comparison.. The trade off is some pretty insane performance and less power draw at idle. My opinion: Unless your running a monster RAID array or some elaborate water cooling setup drawing tons of system power the 1000W PSU should work.
In reply to an earlier post on Feb 7, 2012 3:21:41 AM PST
Anthony Siatta says:
I will look into it a bit more. It seems I am going to be cutting it close. I may as well just upgrade rather than taking a chance.
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