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radeon 7950 iceq VS gigabyte radeon 7950

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May 22, 2013 4:38:55 PM

i got questions about these cards...will they both over clock and if so which will over clock the best and what one will stay cool when over clocking my specs are....ASRock Z77 Extreme4
Rosewill HIVE-650 650W 80 Plus Bronze
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
LG Electronics 24X SATA Super-Multi DVD
Xigmatek Mid-ATX Tower Case ASGARD 381
Intel Core i5-3570K Quad-Core Processor 3.4 GHz 4 Core
Toshiba 3.5-Inch 500GB 7200 RPM
Patriot 8GB (2 X 4GB) DDR3 1600 Extreme Performance Viper 3 Series Kit
windows 7
4 120mm fans with a HDE® 3.5" Bay Panel Fan Speed Controller
another question came up will this bottleneck and will they all be compatible
and would it be better to go with a fx 8350 just for the 8 cores and if i did go with a fx 8350 with the fps change much or will it be hardly noticable like 5 to 10 fps thanks
May 22, 2013 4:42:00 PM

IceQ by a billion miles. The cooler on it is beastly and exhausts out of the case, and does not have a voltage lock.
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May 22, 2013 4:42:25 PM

cookybiscuit said:
IceQ by a billion miles. The cooler on it is beastly and exhausts out of the case, and does not have a voltage lock.


I second this

EDIT:

If you want those 8 cores go for it. If you want intel, do it. can't go wrong. You might see like 1-2 frames difference in games tops.
Both are good processors
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May 22, 2013 4:42:50 PM

The 8350 and 3570K have very similar gaming performance, I prefer the 3570K since it uses much less power and generates less heat.

The Gigabyte cards are all voltage locked which limits OCing A LOT!
The IceQ then DEFINITELY. Has great cooling and exhausts hot air out of your case instead of into it.

You do not need to worry about bottlenecking with either of your chosen CPUs.
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May 22, 2013 4:48:32 PM

^ I disagree. The i5 seems to run really hot (Ivy bridge problem). My friends 3770k runs very hot despite the hyper evo 212.

The 8350 has higher TDP meaning it should run hotter, but it doesn't/
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May 22, 2013 4:50:37 PM

caydn12 said:
^ I disagree. The i5 seems to run really hot (Ivy bridge problem). My friends 3770k runs very hot despite the hyper evo 212.

The 8350 has higher TDP meaning it should run hotter, but it doesn't/


LOL if you keep your voltages low(as in stock or lower voltages), which is EASY on Ivy, the heat generation is MUCH lower.

More info on your very hot CPU? Temps? OC?
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May 22, 2013 4:51:50 PM

Not to get too far from the topic, but what do you consider hot? I run mine at 80C at 4.5Ghz. Who cares about longevity when its something that will be utterly worthless in 2 years.
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May 22, 2013 4:54:39 PM

cookybiscuit said:
Not to get too far from the topic, but what do you consider hot? I run mine at 80C at 4.5Ghz. Who cares about longevity when its something that will be utterly worthless in 2 years.


Yeah longevity is not something to be concerned about at 80C on Ivy... Unless your Vs are abnormally high. What you got it at?
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May 22, 2013 4:55:09 PM

Novuake said:
caydn12 said:
^ I disagree. The i5 seems to run really hot (Ivy bridge problem). My friends 3770k runs very hot despite the hyper evo 212.

The 8350 has higher TDP meaning it should run hotter, but it doesn't/


LOL if you keep your voltages low(as in stock or lower voltages), which is EASY on Ivy, the heat generation is MUCH lower.

More info on your very hot CPU? Temps? OC?


It's not my cpu... I wish I could afford a 3770k!!!!!! LOL.
Its my friends. He overclocks to 4.2 ghz which isnt much, and it gets in high 70s with the Evo
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May 22, 2013 4:56:59 PM

caydn12 said:
Novuake said:
caydn12 said:
^ I disagree. The i5 seems to run really hot (Ivy bridge problem). My friends 3770k runs very hot despite the hyper evo 212.

The 8350 has higher TDP meaning it should run hotter, but it doesn't/


LOL if you keep your voltages low(as in stock or lower voltages), which is EASY on Ivy, the heat generation is MUCH lower.

More info on your very hot CPU? Temps? OC?


It's not my cpu... I wish I could afford a 3770k!!!!!! LOL.
Its my friends. He overclocks to 4.2 ghz which isnt much, and it gets in high 70s with the Evo


Then he seriously has given his CPU too much voltage. You can reach 4.2 on stock voltage which is around 1.24v. And yes SOME chips are just like that, bad luck draw.
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May 22, 2013 4:59:18 PM

Yeah he runs his at around 1.3 volts.
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May 22, 2013 5:06:15 PM

caydn12 said:
Yeah he runs his at around 1.3 volts.


Well there you go, thats crazy high for 4.2GHz. I got mine to 4.7GHz @ 1.28v.

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