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Monday, 02 January 2012 10:44

HD 7970 boasts stunning overclockability

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1.26GHz on air, 1.7GHz on LN2


AMD’s new HD 7970 is the talk of town these days and judging by some early overcklocking runs, the new card will offer a lot of overclocking headroom on top of its already impressive performance.

Over the weekend VR-Zone put a reference HD 7970 through its paces and managed to hit 1125MHz/1500MHz core/memory without any tweaks. However, with a new bios and a voltage bump from 1.15V to 1.25V, the card hit 1267MHz, with reference cooling.

Although the cart was maxed out using Furmark extreme burn-in tests, the GPU temperature peaked at just 66C, cooled by the card’s reference cooler with the fan running at 100%. Needless to say, these are very promising result, both in terms of clocks and temperatures.

However, if you are into some hardcore overclocking, you will be happy to learn that overclocking guru Shamino has managed 1.7GHz on LN2.

On the other hand, if you are not keen to overclock your brand new card, the results still bode quite well for the HD 7970. With so much headroom, vendors will be keen to offer non-reference designs and it is safe to assume we will see some plenty of overclocked models, topping 1GHz out of the box.

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+3 #1 eddman 2012-01-02 11:13
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Although the cart was maxed out using Furmark extreme burn-in tests, the GPU temperature peaked at just 66C, cooled by the card’s reference cooler with the fan running at 100%.


Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't that because of the card getting throttled while running furmark?

P.S. You made a mistake there. "card", not "cart".
 
 
-2 #2 Jonlan 2012-01-02 11:19
Still doesnt beat my Voodoo3 3000 3DFX card...
 
 
+3 #3 jedm33 2012-01-02 12:58
AMD's 7970 architecture can possibly be 50 to 100% faster than 6970 and can be on par or better than 6990, but strategically speaking(as far as efficiency and power is concerned)they can't force it to be that way, it would hurt or kill those 2 gpu's in terms of sales when it will be out this january. Instead, they will release their 7990 by the end of 1st Q of 2012 :-) .
 
 
+2 #4 The blue fox 2012-01-03 03:45
If only AMD built there CPU's as good as there GPU's.
 
 
+2 #5 pogsnet 2012-01-03 09:30
@The Blue fox

There is no problem with their CPUs it can run all latest games and applications flawlessly it just so happen someone is faster.
 
 
0 #6 Medallish 2012-01-03 09:42
Quoting Jonlan:
Still doesnt beat my Voodoo3 3000 3DFX card...

Maybe not, but my Voodoo 5 5500 does :P
 
 
-1 #7 Jonlan 2012-01-03 11:35
Quoting Medallish:
Quoting Jonlan:
Still doesnt beat my Voodoo3 3000 3DFX card...

Maybe not, but my Voodoo 5 5500 does :P


NO WAI....all lies next you'll be telling me u have one of them futuristic AGP ports on yer mobo...
 
 
+1 #8 The blue fox 2012-01-04 01:20
Quoting Jonlan:
Quoting Medallish:
Quoting Jonlan:
Still doesnt beat my Voodoo3 3000 3DFX card...

Maybe not, but my Voodoo 5 5500 does :P


NO WAI....all lies next you'll be telling me u have one of them futuristic AGP ports on yer mobo...


AGP? Whats wrong with ISA?
 

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