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Meats_Of_Evil Jan 04, 2012, 01:58pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Just found out, read it here:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-7970-benchmark-t...,3104.html

Hope there are still people left to care about this lol.


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Michael C Jan 04, 2012, 02:32pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: AMD HD7970 Review!
I only care about you, Meats.

john albrich Jan 04, 2012, 03:06pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: AMD HD7970 Review!
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Interesting power/temp profiles relative to other cards.

Yet again absolutely NO mention in the review about the quality or type of fan used in the abso-fracking-lutely critical cooling subsystem.

I've been really hit hard by fan failures (including fans that just get unbearably louder over time) after using various cards for ~1 year. I see no reason for a high-cost graphics card to use the crappiest and CHEAPEST fan they can fit onto the board, yet that seems to be the SOP for the manufacturers. The fans are also often custom jobs that cannot be replaced except by warranty, unless the user is willing and able to do extensive custom-work that includes use of precision tools and high-skill level to modify a retail fan to replace the bad fan in a card. (I've even "extracted" a retail fan motor+spindle a couple times and mated them to the existing impeller on the graphics cards. It worked, but it's not something I'd like to have to repeat)

DoubleDouble Jan 04, 2012, 03:29pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Very nice card.

Wait till the custom cooled units come from ASUS etc - much better cooling solutions.

Plug & Play Jan 06, 2012, 08:51am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: AMD HD7970 Review!

Seriously tempted by this.....

i5 2500K @ 4.8Ghz- Corsiar H50 WaterCooler- Coolermaster Realpower 1000w- Asus P8P67 Deluxe - Asus 6990 4GB - 8GB Corsair DDR3 2000Mhz - X-Fi Sound - 7.1 Surround Speakers - BenQ 24" TFT - G9x Mouse- G19 Keyboard
Afrow UK Jan 06, 2012, 11:56am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I think it's too expensive for what you get over the 580. I might wait for the 600 series and then get two 580's.

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Supreet Virdi Jan 07, 2012, 08:38am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: AMD HD7970 Review!
I didn't even know that ATI 7XXX Series is coming!

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Meats_Of_Evil Jan 07, 2012, 12:46pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Lol Supreet getting senile? lol j/k ^-^

I think that by the time it hits retail the drivers will be good enough for the card to match the GTX590.

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