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AMD's Pixel-Crunching Extravaganza: Radeon HD 7970 Review

By Julio Franco
Dec 27, 2011
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  1. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,819   +651

    Multi-stage cascades look even worse. The one I had tended to look like the car from Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang had attempted to actually bang Robbie the Robot while stoking a pot still.
  2. amythompson172

    amythompson172 Newcomer, in training Posts: 23

    This is a great card. I was a little hesitant to fire sale my 2 MSI 6970 Lightnings (which are amazing) and buying a single 7970, but it was unwarranted. The performance, once easily overclocked (by ATI/AMD's stock overdrive), is on par with my previous setup on games that supported crossfire. The games that didn't support it, well this card just blows my previous setup out of the water in that scenario.

    Another point that ALMOST made me sit on my hands for a while and wait was going from top of the line custom cards (msi lightnings)to launch day OEM cards. I've only purchased cards with after market coolers for the past 3 generations but I just couldn't wait to try out the 7970. I'm happy to say that while gaming, I don't notice a difference in fan noise. If anything, it runs cooler than my previous setup (obviously crossfire had a lot to do with it) and it may be actually quieter. While the Lightnings had an excellent HSF along with all sorts of other custom parts, the 7970's 28nm process just really nullifies the need for a monster HSF setup.

    Plenty of great reviews out there on the interwebz, go read those. Just wanted to 5 star this because of the fool with the 3 star review spreading FUD.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B006P88VO8


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