Finally Official 7970M Driver released - AMD Catalyst 12.6 WHQL and 12.7 Beta

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  1. TBoneSan

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    This happens alot with me. I just alt + tab, close and relaunch MSI and that does the job.
     
  2. TBoneSan

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    Mr. Fox, is a CAP required for this driver at all ?
     
  3. Mr. Fox

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    Launch CCC, disable CrossFire, wait for it to finish the process, then re-enable CrossFire. When my secondary GPU sensor stops working, this makes it start working again. It will often stick for several days before I have to do that again.

    I am using the 12.7 CAP1. It seems to help most games except for Skyrim.
     
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    Ugh, I'm looking at this card and these 7970 threads are starting to worry me.
     
  5. Mr. Fox

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    And, rightfully so. It's a roll of the dice. Unless your budget will not allow it, I would recommend skipping this GPU and purchasing GTX 680M SLI. The performance between the two is very similar, but the NVIDIA driver support alone is worth the extra money. In fact, GTX 675M SLI is probably a better purchase decision even though 7990M CrossFire is more powerful. You can rationalize getting better value for your dollar and hope that AMD driver support will make 7970M CrossFire an all around good buy eventually, but if hindsight were 20/20 I would not have anything to do with this GPU abortion. But... it is what it is. Lemonade, anyone?
     
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    How much is the price premium for the dual 680m in the USA? Can you return the 7970/afford the 680? I hope Dell is providing refunds and not trying to argue that this product is working fine.
     
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    Thanks champ
     
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    I did order my M18x for 2.8K inclusive of taxes with following :-

    10% discount coupon- 300$
    5%- Affiliate program discount e-card-160$
    50$- coupon
    1% on credit card cash back
    Free 2 day shipping

    3rd Generation Intel Core i7-3610QM (6MB Cache)
    6GB DDR3 at 1600MHz
    18.4 inch (467.36 mm) WLED WideFHD (1080p) display (1920 X 1080)
    Dual 2GB GDDR5 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M - SLI Enabled
    750GB 7200RPM SATA 3Gb/s
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit Service Pack 1, English, w/Media
    Slot-Loading Dual Layer DVD Burner (DVD+-RW, CD-RW)
    Killer Wireless-N 1103 a/g/n 3x3 MIMO for Gaming and Video and Bluetooth 4.0
    1 Year Limited Warranty
     
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    Here is a 7970M CrossFire Skyrim fix that I posted in another thread for those that don't browse many threads.

     
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