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Poll Results: Which brand reference HD 7970 ( 's ) are you buying on launch ?

Poll expired: Jan 9, 2012  
  • 25% (15)
    Sapphire
  • 35% (21)
    MSI
  • 20% (12)
    Asus
  • 6% (4)
    XFX
  • 0% (0)
    PowerColor
  • 6% (4)
    GIGABYTE
  • 5% (3)
    HIS
  • 1% (1)
    Diamond
  • 0% (0)
    VisionTek
60 Total Votes  
post #11 of 24
Which ever is available in this order.
ASUS
MSI
GIGABYTE

The rest I don't care for.
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post #12 of 24
MSI, my 560ti treats me well, if not them I'd give sapphire a try as I've read good things about them.
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post #13 of 24
MSI or Sapphire most likely. Sapphire as an option mainly due to brand loyalty...never had a problem with a few Sapphire cards I've owned. MSI, because they seem to have the better coolers these days and everyone here seems to like them for overclocking.
Edited by Sir Beregond - 1/4/12 at 10:13am
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post #14 of 24
Thread Starter 
Thanks for all the votes! What is the highest voltage msi allows on reference gpu's ? I thought it was 1.3v
post #15 of 24
Is there a brand that is more overclock friendly? I also want to water cool the board. I currently have a 6970 HIS water cooled.
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post #16 of 24
Sapphire's of course, not like anyone wouldn't be able to tell from looking at my sig....

On a serious note though I will probably end up going with whoever has the absolute fastest 7970's and crossfire 2 of them regardless of brand.... (hopefully Sapphire!)

Seems like the underclocked 7990 just wont cut it for this time...
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post #17 of 24

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But will wait and see what their TOXIC edition or/ ATOMIC edition might be like ...

 

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Edited by LA_Kings_Fan - 1/4/12 at 1:33pm
   
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post #18 of 24
Thread Starter 
Keep the votes coming thumb.gif also does anyone know what the max voltage is for reference msi and ASUS gpus? I think msi and sapphire are both 1.3v, and ASUS smart doctor says 1.5v but I have heard 1.35 is the maximum within smartdoctor... Can anyone shed some light on this! Also I am on a road trip... Using my EVO 3d so please forgive me for the typing biggrin.gif
post #19 of 24
I chose Gigabyte last three cards have been flawless I would consider MSI so it is a matter of price.

Who keeps a card more than 3 years? So I could care less of a warranty over a year.

I will never buy from Sapphire again three separate product failures was enough for me.
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post #20 of 24
Thread Starter 
1) MSI - 16 votes

2) Asus - 11 votes

3) Sapphire - 9 votes

MSI is the obvious choice on OCN for the 9th ! smile.gif
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