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You can unlock them into 6970s, so it's a much better price/performance. His post wasn't really out of place at all.
ya his post was kinda out of place as he was trying to get the OP to get a 6950 when he already had a 6970 it was just being RMA'ed at the time, and when he posted the first time his RMA choice was out of stock, and they restocked within 12 hours. the OP went with the good choice of getting the lightning after the fact he found out they restocked his first choice. hope this solves and issues or confusion anyone had on the matter!
    
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I have the 6970 Lightning. Im at 980/1410 stock voltage and I get 1015 on Unigine. Temps never outta of the low 60's. I am going to increase voltage and see about 1000/1500.
Spct, did you get BC2 going at those speeds with stock voltage?

To OP: I've had both cards you were considering and I'm sticking with the lightning. The Sapphire Blue PCB actually did slightly better at stock voltage in real world gaming (970/1475) and it stayed just as cool as the lightning. However, it sounded like a jet engine. I'm sure the lightning could be even cooler if I let the fans go over 60%. The sound factor alone has me going for the lightning. Of course, after RMA and shipping expenses, I could have kept the Sapphire and put an Accellero Extreme Plus on it and had total silence. However, I would have lost even more money RMAing the lightning and buying the Accellero. The lightning heatsink is almost as good as the Accellero with only a $25 premium over the Sapphire. You made the right call. :-)
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BC2, at stock voltage 980/1410 auto fan. Ran for 16 minutes in Kombuster with no issues, temps low 60's. Then 29 minutes in BadCo. I ran a timer.. Crashed.

Dropped to 970/1400, 20 minutes of BadCo, crashed.


Went to 960/1390 and it seemed fine, over 30 minutes and I shut it down.

I found a review that had 1350 voltage. 1040 Core and 1575 mem. I tried it... LoL, Unigine crashed just after the load screen dragon got his wings colored in...
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BC2, at stock voltage 980/1410 auto fan. Ran for 16 minutes in Kombuster with no issues, temps low 60's. Then 29 minutes in BadCo. I ran a timer.. Crashed.

Dropped to 970/1400, 20 minutes of BadCo, crashed.


Went to 960/1390 and it seemed fine, over 30 minutes and I shut it down.

I found a review that had 1350 voltage. 1040 Core and 1575 mem. I tried it... LoL, Unigine crashed just after the load screen dragon got his wings colored in...
Just ran Unigine dx11 8AA at 980/1375 on stock volts. No problem, but I did notice one artifact. We should get back to the lightning thread.
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I have been gaming in Black ops in eyefinity with my 6970 stock clock and the temps at idle right around 42 and then spike to about 57-58. Not sure if that is good or bad. Heaven score with single monitor 1920x1080 is 1087. i tried a quick OC to 950/1450 and it only kicked it to 1120 in heaven. In eyefinity it wont go more than 407 score at 5960x1080. I dont think even a second card will get the performance where it should be for graphics intensive games. I am really getting annoyed with the fan noise though. thinking of getting the Artic cooler turbo fan.
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