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    Default Re: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 errors on OCCT - recommendations

    Will do ProfJim.

    Thanks again for all your help. I'll start checking the forums to see what they say on the limitations and or issues.

    Meanwhile I downloaded Steam to try a game out to see how it performs to do another look at the graphics card. Then I'll finish up with more of the memory and CPU tests.

    Until next time...

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    Default Re: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 errors on OCCT - recommendations

    You're welcome.
    Let us know if you're having any further issues with your graphics card.
    Have fun with your gaming tests, it's a tough job but someone's gotta do it.
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    Default Re: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 errors on OCCT - recommendations

    Hi everyone,

    Seems that my 3DMark11 test didn't do optimally.

    Here's the link to my results:
    AMD Radeon HD 7970 video card benchmark result - Intel Core i7-2600K Processor,ASRock P67 Extreme4 Gen3 score: P7855 3DMarks

    Overall seems my CPU helps keep the combined test at a good level, however I'm not scoring as well as others who have the same card, and I should be doing better given no other bottlenecks.

    Will go looking on the 3dmark forums, but in any case still seems I need to do some tweaking.

    Note: One thing that was odd however is it saying that I needed to upgrade my VGA driver... however I checked the AMD site and it mentioned I had the latest? I assume that has to do with how new this card is, or not?

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 errors on OCCT - recommendations

    A quick check at http://support.amd.com/us/kbarticles...C11Driver.aspx shows:
    • Driver Version: 8.921.2.0
    • 8.921.2 RC11 AMD Radeon™ HD 7900 driver
    • Last Updated: 1/25/2012


    Are you running the RC11 driver version?
    If yes, maybe the problem is that your driver is too new!!
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    Default Re: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 errors on OCCT - recommendations

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    SLI @ 16/4 works when running HyperSLI
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    Default Re: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 errors on OCCT - recommendations

    Quote Originally Posted by profJim View Post
    A quick check at http://support.amd.com/us/kbarticles...C11Driver.aspx shows:
    • Driver Version: 8.921.2.0
    • 8.921.2 RC11 AMD Radeon™ HD 7900 driver
    • Last Updated: 1/25/2012


    Are you running the RC11 driver version?
    If yes, maybe the problem is that your driver is too new!!
    Yup, here's my software config:
    Driver Packaging Version 8.921.2-120119a-132101E-ATI
    Catalyst Version 11.12
    Provider Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
    2D Driver Version 8.01.01.1215
    2D Driver File Path /REGISTRY/MACHINE/SYSTEM/ControlSet001/Control/CLASS/{4D36E968-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}/0000
    Direct3D Version 7.14.10.0890
    OpenGL Version 6.14.10.11338
    Catalyst Control Center Version 2012.0119.1236.22534
    AMD Audio Driver Version 7.12.0.7704

    I also found out that the new drivers from AMD do not support the HD 79xx series. So guess that's also the issue.

    So would the lower score relative to others be the fact that I didn't OC it?

    Sapphire HD 7970 3GB Review » Page 12 - Testing: 3DMark 11 - Overclockers Club
    I found this, and the Performance level test (which is default for Basic now) ran at 7707 w/o OC, and 8940 when OC'ed.

    So perhaps it's running as it should?

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    Default Re: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 errors on OCCT - recommendations

    Quote Originally Posted by profJim View Post
    I think you may be correct sir. :)

    Will try it and let you know.

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    Default Re: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 errors on OCCT - recommendations

    If you keep calling me sir, you'll ruin my reputation
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    FutureMark 3DMark11 Search has scores for your cpu and video card, but the top scores are for overclocked systems. You'll have to go deeper into the list to find non-overclocked systems to compare your score. Based on your 7970 review link, it looks like your score is OK, but page 1 shows that their cpu was o/c'd to 4.4GHz!!
    It's probably OK to "don't worry, be happy"

    ps: you really REALLY need to add your hardware list to your forum signature.

    **edit**
    The first score in the list also said "Graphics driver is not approved".
    Last edited by profJim; 02-13-2012 at 03:22 AM.
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