Received for Xmas an MSI 7970 Lightning Ghz Ed

Discussion in 'Video Cards and Graphics' started by Paratus, Dec 25, 2012.

  1. Paratus

    Paratus Lifer

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    Thanks!

    Am using Catalyst overdrive or the MSI afterburner?

    I also just checked the ASIC quality - 67.4%. Is that Good or bad?

    I'll play around with the card a little tomorrow.
     
  2. lavaheadache

    lavaheadache Diamond Member

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    it's just fine

    Afterburner
     
  3. TheNefariousOne

    TheNefariousOne Junior Member

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    ASIC quality: 60.7%

    It'll do 1300mhz with 1.350v, but for a daily overclock I run it at 1200mhz at 1.268v. It'll do 1125mhz on the stock voltage as well.

    As for temperatures I've yet to see the card hit 60 degrees. Just finished a couple of heaven benchmarking runs and the gpu and vrm temps were 58 degrees, and the memory was 54 degrees. Guild Wars 2 is my main game and the card never exceeds 55 degrees with supersampling on.

    Edit: Fan speeds left on auto for the runs.
     
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  4. lavaheadache

    lavaheadache Diamond Member

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    that is just like one of mine.

    60% asic

    1200mhz takes 1.274 although I didn't really try 1 or 2 ticks down but I knew 1.26 wasn't cuting it.

    1300mhz @ 1.35v aswell.
     
  5. TheNefariousOne

    TheNefariousOne Junior Member

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    1.35v wouldn't be safe for 24/7 would it? I know the power delivery system built like a tank but the gpu chip itself would degrade from too much voltage correct?
     
  6. Paratus

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    This card does not get hot.

    I downloaded the AMD Leo demo & the Heaven benchmark. Highest temp was 58C. This is non OC'd and in my thermally challenged case. My 5870 would hit mid 70s, same setup.

    Heaven ran at 43.1 @ 19x12 & 8X AA everything maxed and the card at default.