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Does anyone have a time table or any information for when any of the overclocked 7970's from Sapphire/Asus etc will be on the market. Just found out I'm going to have to wait at least a month before I get my x79 3930k so I cancelled my order on mt 7970's.
 
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Never mind just picked of two of these http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150586
Just came available......................ArghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhYeah
Only one with lifetime warranty.
Edited by rcfc89 - 1/11/12 at 1:34pm
 
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Within a month from now, Sapphire has some in development as we speak.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XraQV-LYS9w&feature=g-u&context=G2dc455aFUAAAAAAADAA thumb.gif
    
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Why do you want factory OC'ed versions?

The reference ones are amazing and can push past that XFX Black OC in CCC anyway eh-smiley.gif
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Why do you want factory OC'ed versions?
The reference ones are amazing and can push past that XFX Black OC in CCC anyway eh-smiley.gif

They look better, copper layer/dual fans (run cooler) and have a lifetime warranty. Fact is these cards were built to be overclocked with the copper layer and added fans. Other reference designs were not. Although not much different at stock clocks pertaining to heat I think once you push these past 1100 the dd blacks will run cooler. For a little extra money why not? I've heard that the DD blacks throw hot air into the case when crossfired but I'm going with a x79 asus sabertooth which spreads them away from each other giving them ample space in between one another. Add in the motherboard having its own cooling system and azza hurricane case with 8 fans and a liquid cooled cpu I think im good. I'm almost certain that putting these at a safe oc 1100 or so they will run cooler then the standard reference design.
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i think he means the non reference coolers (that usually come OC'd)

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Another thing to look at is 2 years from now when I go to sell these beast. I think I'll have a little better resale value on a shiny dual fan 7970 with a lifetime warranty then one that has the classic reference design with a 2-3 year warranty. Well worth the 40 bucks I spent now.
 
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Another thing to look at is 2 years from now when I go to sell these beast. I think I'll have a little better resale value on a shiny dual fan 7970 with a lifetime warranty then one that has the classic reference design with a 2-3 year warranty. Well worth the 40 bucks I spent now.

You cant transfer xfx warranty on the new cards anymore.
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You cant transfer xfx warranty on the new cards anymore.

I find all this anger at xfx hilarious. What other card not only offers a lifetime warranty but allows it to transfer to the second owner? There are none chief. And can you blame them? They spoil you with the best warranty in the industry for years while the others give you 2-3 years and crap warranty support. And now that they only offer a lifetime warranty you want to bash them?
 
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