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5970 black edition vs regular 5970

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March 10, 2010 3:14:54 PM

guys,

is there a difference between the stock 5970 vs the black edition besides the black edition can be overclocked?

I just got the 5970 and have pretty bad screen flickering issues when i attempt to overclock even if its for 1mhz..

thanks
March 10, 2010 3:18:16 PM

You running dual monitors?

I have screen flickering when I OC my 5870 by even 1mhz (Core or Memory). I read a few posts that it is driver related with Dual Monitors. Still waiting on new driver release to correct this.
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March 10, 2010 5:17:42 PM

actually im running 3 monitors..
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March 10, 2010 6:15:16 PM

Actually any Radeon card can be OC'd through the Overdrive utility that comes with Catalyst. Black Edition? Never heard of it.
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March 10, 2010 6:20:51 PM

mister g, its actually a known issues with the 5970, regardless of maker, according to a senior ati rep, the screen flickering is a driver issue.apparently..
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March 10, 2010 6:25:30 PM

Thanks, though I don't know what the cause is since if I'm correct the 5970 are just two 5850's stuck together, but are underclocked to keep within the 300W ATX power limit.
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March 11, 2010 2:41:50 AM

mister g said:
Thanks, though I don't know what the cause is since if I'm correct the 5970 are just two 5850's stuck together, but are underclocked to keep within the 300W ATX power limit.


not 2x5850, the 5970 is 2x5870's that are under clocked (to stay under 300w)
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March 15, 2010 7:46:20 PM

5970 is 2 5870s underclocked. the only difference between the 5970 and the 5970 black edition is that the "black edition" is one of the AIB factory overclocked versions, so its really the same deal, just comes overclocked from the factory. Also- the multi-screen flickering is definitely a driver issue with overclocking. I've got the same issue with my xfired 5750s, but really, I've got no reason to overclock as I'm running everything I'm playing right now plenty fast, so overclocking doesn't show me any real advantage other than higher benchmarking scores.
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April 5, 2010 2:04:07 PM

I had the screen flickering issue with my 5770 when overclocking though CCC with dual monitors. Turning off OVerdrive and overclocking with MSI Afterburner works for me. No more flickering.

As a note, you don't need a MSI card to overclock with Afterburner, as I have a XFX and it worked perfectly.
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