Radeon HD 7970 OC GigaByte Edition
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Radeon HD 7970 OC GigaByte Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Radeon HD 7970 OC GigaByte Edition is a special Edition of the Radeon HD 7970. See the page of the standard edition for more information.
The only different we found was the slightly raised core-clock which went from 925MHz to 1000MHz.
Benchmarks indicate a 3% performance boost when compared to the standard Radeon HD 7970.
Therefore, all games, including very demanding ones, should be fully playable at max settings and with very attractive resolutions.


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Can I crossfire this GPU with mine?

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No it must be the same GPU or the rebranded 280X

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Safe clock speeds if I want to overclock?

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Why should you overclock it, btw you sure that there is no bottlenecking ? Cuz i want to get gtx 760 dcu2oc with i5-2300 2.8 cpu :)

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There will be no bottleneck there bro :)
Trust me, The quad core i5's are strong cpu's. I never had any problems with mine so far.
Enjoy your gtx 760 :D

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Ok thne, thanks :)

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Just make sure your psu can handle that card.

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It should, it's 620W seasonic, and thanks :)

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Would you prefer this or Asus Direct CUII Note that price is not a problem, Asus is about $25 more expensive but don't count money as a factor in comparing these two.

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Yes, Over that Asus because those things take up three slots compared to the normal two.

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i love this gpu so much !!! if price drops under 300 euros, ill be another one,i think 7970's crossfire would be freakin nice !!!

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Pffft! Mine is only 158% worse.

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I'm torn I finally scraped enough cash together i don't know whether to buy this or GTX 670!!!

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easy choice, go for this, is slightly faster than the GTX in every single game :)

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Thanks for the input! nice HD 6870 btw, I have a crappy vanilla card :D that does surprisingly oc well.:P

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well till now I haven't tried OC, but when i feel my card doesn't perform well, I gonna get into it.
what clocks did you reach between?:)

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1000mhz/1100mhz anymore of either would cause artifacting stock volts

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well after a few tries i can say that my card is not that good in oc:))
driver crashes after 1000/1200… i dont mess with the voltages

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Yeah don't oc the memory much the 6xxx don't like to raise their memory clocks but for the core clock 960 MHz seems to be the avg oc

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buy this… i used it myself and this beast never let me down…
also don't forget you'll get FREE Crysis 3, Bioshock Infinite, and FarCry3-Blood dragon with it* http://blogs.amd.com/play/2013/04/11/fc3bd-nsr/
check ur seller for the free game voucher though, coz not available in all area…

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Even Blood Dragon? :O
Do you think I get it too? Already received Bioshock and Crysis 3 :D

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the blood dragon one is backdated to 1'st of april if i'm not mistaken… check the link above for more details..

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It says 'Great news! FarCry® 3 Blood Dragon is FREE for anyone that’s already redeemed a #NeverSettle Reloaded code' :D

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if the 670 is cheaper, go for that, otherwise go for the 7970

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Did some overclocking with this baby ;)
I used AMD OverDrive (available in Catalyst Control Center) to overclock and the latest 3DMark (more precisely the Fire Strike Extreme benchmark) to benchmark and test the stability.
Stock clocks (1000/1375 [5500 effective]):<br />Score: 3258<br />Overclocked (1075/1605 [6420 effective]):<br />Score: 3511<br />Also note that the new memory bandwidth is about 308.2 GB/s :D

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what was ur old GPU?

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Asus HD6970 DirectCU II :)

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you could push the core clock till 1200 mhz easy :)

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Not without touching the voltages :D

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iS VOLTAGE OVERCLOCKING SAFE?

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Nope, it's never safe to touch any components stock voltage ;)

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Thank God I have never tried that.

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This Or Gigabyte geforce gtx 670 3x Windforce edition??

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Better if you take this.

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Both are good, this is little better, gtx670 is smaller card and is little more power efficient

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Hello, as this card was released a year ago i would like to know, in the opinion of the community, how future proof is it?

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It will be beast 2 years and will hold for 4 years without problem

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Wow, that's nice,good to know that as i'm planning to upgrade to this GPU (with another CPU of course). Thank you for the quick answer Zilican.

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How much overclock is done if I changed to 1125/1600?

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math problem?

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Percentage. Est. 30%?

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Lets say its 15% if I add faster memory

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125/1000 x 100 + 225/1325 x 100= 28.86363636, Est. 30%.

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You cant calculate it that way

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Then may I ask how to?

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You cant mix core and memory clocks together

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