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nah. I'll probably never buy another reference card, especially AMD, and I own all of those games already.

are reference cards that bad? i know aftermarket cooling is better but would this cause any real issues?

Other than noise, no...there's nothing wrong with reference cards.
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nah. I'll probably never buy another reference card, especially AMD, and I own all of those games already.

are reference cards that bad? i know aftermarket cooling is better but would this cause any real issues?

It's just the noise and aesthetics really. I don't like the design of the cooler. the color is fine, though I'd be inclined to coordinate lol. the noise is the real issue. AMD reference cards are often of better build quality than all but a small few custom cards from AIB's.
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I was just reading about Visiontek and it seems they dont like to honor the warranty and customer service is horrible. I may end up picking up the HIS 7950 for 328. There is a Visiontek 7950 for $319 but im concerned about RMA if it ever has to be

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I was just reading about Visiontek and it seems they dont like to honor the warranty and customer service is horrible. I may end up picking up the HIS 7950 for 328. There is a Visiontek 7950 for $319 but im concerned about RMA if it ever has to be

the twin frozr III seems to be a bad batch and out of the 4 people I know that bought the xfx model at $300, 3 were DOA. too much hit/miss with the cheaper 7950 models imo. gigabyte has one of the best cards (and the least horror stories/complaints) with almost every performance class gpu this round so they are also a good option.
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These 12.8 drivers were working great, but the audio via HDMI keeps messing up.
    
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the twin frozr III seems to be a bad batch and out of the 4 people I know that bought the xfx model at $300, 3 were DOA. too much hit/miss with the cheaper 7950 models imo. gigabyte has one of the best cards (and the least horror stories/complaints) with almost every performance class gpu this round so they are also a good option.

 

Would you say Sapphire or Gigabyte then. I have spent all day debating im ready to order. Sapphire is 950 core and the gigabyte is 900 core. If you had to choose right now which one would you get. Im getting tired of debating

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the twin frozr III seems to be a bad batch and out of the 4 people I know that bought the xfx model at $300, 3 were DOA. too much hit/miss with the cheaper 7950 models imo. gigabyte has one of the best cards (and the least horror stories/complaints) with almost every performance class gpu this round so they are also a good option.

Would you say Sapphire or Gigabyte then. I have spent all day debating im ready to order. Sapphire is 950 core and the gigabyte is 900 core. If you had to choose right now which one would you get. Im getting tired of debating

well you know which card I have and you've seen my results. it may seem biased, but based on experience, sapphire has been the best AMD card maker since I started building my own pc 10 years ago. the gigabyte is a good option based on many reviews as well. these two specifically are the best 7950 cards. they win on temps, acoustics, overclocking and performance over all the other models. others may be cheaper, but as you've experienced, the deal may be too good to be true.
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Would any of you buy a Visiontek 7970 with 4 games for $369.00? Newegg is having a sale atm for 12% off

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814129264

I got my Visiontek HD 7970 when they offered 6 games free for the same price. So far so good smile.gif Btw, these aren't lifetime warranty. It's only 3 years warranty for black box when registered within 30 days and 1 year if not. The white retail box is the lifetime warranty one .
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Have any of you ever had a missing Overdrive tab? After reinstalling the 12.8 drivers a second time, it vanished. I can't overclock my card, which I know is at stock now based on the scores I'm getting in Heaven. Can someone help? I made a thread with more detail here. I've already tried reinstalling after this with no luck.

Also, I ran HWInfo and got this:



Yet, I can run Heaven just fine. Looks like the system is seeing my integrated card instead of my 7970 but my 7970 is actually doing the work.
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Would you say Sapphire or Gigabyte then. I have spent all day debating im ready to order. Sapphire is 950 core and the gigabyte is 900 core. If you had to choose right now which one would you get. Im getting tired of debating

If you are shopping on Newegg the gigabyte is cheaper technically with a rebate. So it's up to you. They both have great contact with VRM/Memory as well compared to the MSI.
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