Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Knives*

AMD Radeon HD 7970

Recommended Posts

Brilliant card, just got one myself. Runs bf3 full ultra @1080 and rarely dips below 60fps with vsync.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

stop it!

 

i am making do with a HD5770 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125309

 

Buy one, buy one now!!

 

I replaced a 6950 xfire setup with a 7970 and let me tell you it is MUCH faster and MUCH smoother. Not to mention running MUCH cooler, and using MUCH less energy and using about 3 Watt when the pc is idle.

 

I can also get a whopping 325Mhz overclock from the core, stock is 925 and it will go up to 1250, but i run 1200 stock 24/7. Memory produces similar results. Its a beast.

 

The best part was i got it on offer from ocuk for £299 (which works out to about 470ish dollars?) plus four free games. The games were kinda crappy Deux Ex, two copies of dirt showdown and Nexuiz or something but its better than a knee in the groin and ive had a few of those.

 

A little bit of eye candy

 

th_830376622_1_122_204lo.jpg th_830378919_2_122_583lo.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I ended up swapping my 7970 out for a GTX680 - I found the driver situation even 6 months after release to be less than stellar. I have heard that this has improved a lot since release though. There may be hope for the 7970 sat boxed up on my desk yet :P

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I ended up swapping my 7970 out for a GTX680 - I found the driver situation even 6 months after release to be less than stellar. I have heard that this has improved a lot since release though. There may be hope for the 7970 sat boxed up on my desk yet :P

 

There was huge gains in the past months for the 7xxx series of cards, making the 7970 the fastest card when overclocked now.

 

Only had the card a month though so can't verify what early 7xxx drivers were like.

 

Duality, fancy giving your spare 7970 card to me? :D

Edited by LtMatt

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

zomg 6GB DDR5

 

Intro.jpg

 

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/toxic-hd-7970-eyefinity-6gb,3264.html#xtor=RSS-999

 

 

Sapphire gives its new flagship graphics card 6 GB of very fast memory, compared to the mere 3 GB on AMD's reference card. Does this give Sapphire's Toxic HD 7970 GHz Edition a real-world speed boost? We connect it to an epic six-screen array to find out.

Sapphire’s new flagship graphics card, the Toxic HD 7970 GHz Edition 6 GB, has two times as much GDDR5 memory as AMD's reference Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition board. The company employs the same GPU discussed in AMD Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition Review: Give Me Back That Crown!, allowing its own Lethal Boost technology (essentially automatic overclocking) to take the chip up to 1200 MHz and the memory to 1600 MHz when thermal headroom allows. The combination of a faster clock rates and extra memory should yield a nice performance boost for the folks who know how to capitalize.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Magnet, I already mentioned it. xD But I don't work for motherboards.org

 

i missed it as the vid won't play for me

 

$699.99

$8.50 Shipping (restrictions apply)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102997&cm_mmc=SNC-YouTube-_-na-_-na-_-na

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjzqLmgb8ig&hd=1

 

*edit*

lol this one will not play from here either!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

sorry my gigabyte hd5770 batmobile trumps any improvement in graphics

 

batmobile.jpg

 

 

That is brilliant.

 

I hope you weren't joking about owning one just like that.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That is brilliant.

 

I hope you weren't joking about owning one just like that.

 

not joking at all

 

dscf1333z.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

the pic on the carpet is a reference one

 

the box is my actual box

 

the way the card mounts in my tower, you can't see much of it

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

the pic on the carpet is a reference one

 

the box is my actual box

 

the way the card mounts in my tower, you can't see much of it

 

I'll let you off then. :P

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.