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Old January 30, 2012, 04:46 PM
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Default XFX 7970 Core Edition Owners thread

Hey guys. For the life of me I can't find any threads anywhere for us XFX 7970 Core edition owners. Lots of black edition reviews out there, and double D reviews and owner threads... but not much doing for CE owners. So I wanted to get a thread going. Specifically, I'm interested in hearing about people's clock speeds, overclock successes/fails, temperatures, and this thing in GPU-Z called ASIC quality.

I'll get things started. Using just the default CCC, with no changes to voltage or whatever, I can push both GPU and Memory sliders all the way to the right, and leave them there gaming for hours on end with no problems. So the factory speeds on this thing are 925/1375 but I've been at 1125/1575 for weeks.
No artifacts, no glitches, no lock ups etc. Stress temps (playing BF3, Skyrim etc) take the card into 73-74 degree range while OC'd. With just the stock fan, I haven't tried messing with MSI afterburner, Trixx or anything else to see how far I can push it.

Edit: Ok found out that the slides on Tech Power up website were misleading and the render test has nothing to do with ASIC value. You get the ASIC value just by right clicking the utility menu bar and selecting Read ASIC quality.

Mine's 74%. I don't know what it means, exactly.

Please share your results!

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Old January 31, 2012, 11:43 PM
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I got a Core Edition too, runs at 81C while playing Old Republic. Managed to get clocks to 1080/1575 before artifacting appears. Seems to be stable at those speeds, so there's my results.
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Old February 7, 2012, 08:10 AM
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Mine doesn't seem to go beyond 74 degrees, under the highest of stress testing (BF3, 2 hours).
Been running steady at 1125/1575.

One curious thing - the bios seems to be crashing or something. A lot of times the card won't wake up from sleep mode, or interact properly with my computer once it goes into sleep mode.. like, i basically have to wait a few moments, mash some keys.. maybe power my monitor off and on... eventually the card "recovers" and everythings back to normal. I get a message that the graphics adapted stopped responding and has recovered, or something to that effect. Only happens after my computer goes to sleep, and I wake it up by moving the mouse or KB
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