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Old 02-03-12, 01:34 PM
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Our first HD7970 with a third-party cooler comes courtesy of Gigabyte. How does it stack up?

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Old 02-03-12, 01:53 PM
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That blue PCB...

Gigabyte, I am dissapoint.
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Old 02-03-12, 02:21 PM
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A shame to see the blue PCB, despite seeing early pics with a black PCB... still considering a 7950/Kepler (after TTL reviews of course!) upgrade in the future!
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Old 02-03-12, 02:40 PM
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what is the difference between the blue and dark PCB

I just bought this for gaming and that is its weakest site, damn Could it be that Tom had a "bad" version or just out of luck to get a good gpu like you see with some cpu when you start to oc??
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Old 02-03-12, 02:46 PM
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Hello, nice review on it

i got this yesterday one question though, did the one you got make a buzzing sound under load?

because mine does but its great other then the buzzin as soon as i quit bf3 it stopps buzzing :s i may have to take it back if not

its all running fine BF3 maxed out getting anywhere from 50 - 90 fps on stock.
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Old 02-03-12, 02:47 PM
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I think it's more than time the performance going down when a card is overclocked is seriously looked at.

Is it actually £500 for the 9/10 for the price score ? I have no idea on the actual.

Lovely coolers these.

If you're a Batman fan, you still save your cash and get a 560ti.. it's crazy what optimizing for one game can do.

.. and they don't like the synthetic Unigine.

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Old 03-03-12, 05:26 PM
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Windforce FTW. Unusual though that the card is slower than the ref models
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