AMD Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition Review – Tahiti’s Boost from Overclocking and Drivers

BIOS Flash Attempts

We tried flashing the BIOS of the GHz Edition card onto the regular 925MHz HD7970…

atiwinflash AMD Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition Review   Tahitis Boost from Overclocking and Drivers

yellowbang AMD Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition Review   Tahitis Boost from Overclocking and Drivers

Nope, didn't work. Whatever we tried to do the driver refused to initialize on the cross-flashed card.

 

Test Setup

 AMD Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition Review   Tahitis Boost from Overclocking and Drivers

 

CPU: Intel Core i7-3960X @ 4817MHz 1.52v
Motherboard: ASUS Rampage IV Extreme (Bios 0018)
Memory: G.Skills ARES 2133MHz DDR3 16GB Kit
Power Supply: Antec True Quattro Pro 1200W
Storage: Intel 520 series 240GB SSD
Graphics Cards / Drivers:

304.48 Beta

Nvidia GeForce GTX 680 2GB (1006/1500)

 

Catalyst 12.7 Beta

AMD Radeon 7970 3GB (925/1375)

AMD Radeon 7970 GHz Edition (1050/1500)

 

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BIOS Flash Attempts

We tried flashing the BIOS of the GHz Edition card onto the regular 925MHz HD7970…

atiwinflash AMD Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition Review   Tahitis Boost from Overclocking and Drivers

yellowbang AMD Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition Review   Tahitis Boost from Overclocking and Drivers

Nope, didn't work. Whatever we tried to do the driver refused to initialize on the cross-flashed card.

 

Test Setup

 AMD Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition Review   Tahitis Boost from Overclocking and Drivers

 

CPU: Intel Core i7-3960X @ 4817MHz 1.52v
Motherboard: ASUS Rampage IV Extreme (Bios 0018)
Memory: G.Skills ARES 2133MHz DDR3 16GB Kit
Power Supply: Antec True Quattro Pro 1200W
Storage: Intel 520 series 240GB SSD
Graphics Cards / Drivers:

304.48 Beta

Nvidia GeForce GTX 680 2GB (1006/1500)

 

Catalyst 12.7 Beta

AMD Radeon 7970 3GB (925/1375)

AMD Radeon 7970 GHz Edition (1050/1500)

 

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