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Adam K.

Adam K.

Joined on 02/25/08

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Big Card, Big $$$, Big Gains

GIGABYTE Radeon HD 7970 3GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card GV-R797D5-3GD-B
GIGABYTE Radeon HD 7970 3GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card GV-R797D5-3GD-B

Pros: - solid reference cooling - quiet - performance

Cons: - price (maybe)

Overall Review: System: 1090t @ 3.9ghz on air (Hyper 212) Asus Crosshair Formula IV 8gb Dominator GT @ 2000 Silverstone FT-02 Special Edition Case Crucial 128gb C300 SSD This card was substantially longer and heavier than the 5870 reference I ran previously. Gains were fairly impressive: 3DMark 11 in Performance Mode: 5870: P4448 7970: P7134 7970 w/ slight OC to 1100 core / 1500 mem: 7871 Temp: 71c stock under load / 73c OC under load Unigine Heaven Test (murder mode, extreme tess, all max, 1920x1200): 5870: 16.8fps / score 423 7970: 34.7 / score 874 7970 slight OC: 41.3 / score 1040 This card is screaming for water cooling, massive OC, and an Ivy chip / board. Aside from raw benchmarking, gaming improvements were extremely noticeable. Great purchase if you have the coinage. Don't hold back- OC gains are substantial even at small jumps.