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Appears, at least by that review that the 7950 OC'd to 1075/1470 is almost as fast as the 7970 OC at 1000/1425. So roughly need about 100 more on the core and 50mhz more memory over the clocks of a 7970 in order to equal the performance, at least in BF3 anyway.
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Though I suppose the 7970 will pull in more dollars when I decide to sell it.
You will definitely get more $$ back when you decide to sell your 7970 than a 7950. Also the HIS 7970 is reference and people like reference since they can WC it. I think you made a good choice. Update your thread when you receive the card to see if you like it wink.gif.
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Oh ok - I did see that one. You know for the non-reference two fan option that would be a better choice over the single reference middle fan.
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I'd concur you will get some better cooling off that. Good call.....see you can do this. thumb.gif
Keep in mind at $500 your $60 from a 7970. tongue.gif
Actually that Sapphire card sells for $480 now so its at least $70 difference. One thing I dislike about the 7970 cards, is that most of them are using the loudest fan choice of any. From the Anandtech review, the Sapphire OC edition is quieter and cools much better, compared to the other brands. For me the loudness of the fans is just as important as the speed of the card.

Although I wish they were cheaper.
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Actually that Sapphire card sells for $480 now so its at least $70 difference. One thing I dislike about the 7970 cards, is that most of them are using the loudest fan choice of any. From the Anandtech review, the Sapphire OC edition is quieter and cools much better, compared to the other brands. For me the loudness of the fans is just as important as the speed of the card.
Although I wish they were cheaper.

Yeah they were $499 at launch, then they dropped it $20. I really wanted that sapphire card but for a measly $50-60 (granted this was around 12-1 am) the HIS 7970 seemed like an obvious choice.

Fan noise is of no consequence to me. I have an antec 1200 and I literally run all fans at near 100%.

Since they dropped the price like 6-8 hours later and they had already shipped my HIS since I have shoprunner 2 days shipping I couldn't cancel. But then again what is another $20 on top of it for a card that will be worth near $100 more later
     
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Look what I found at my desk at work!

This box was huge!
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Great looking card! Gratz on your awesome purchase.

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Look what I found at my desk at work!
This box was huge!
700
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Weight Lifter for card
700
HDMI to DVI
700
Mini DP to DVI
700

Contacts man. Feels great getting a new top of the line GPU. thumb.gif Enjoy. smile.gif
     
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700

Wow, that's really cool them to bundle that.
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Wow, that's really cool them to bundle that.

That not come standard in other boxes I assume? I'm actually surprised how heavy this card is. Makes it feel nice.
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That not come standard in other boxes I assume? I'm actually surprised how heavy this card it. Makes it feel nice.

No that GPU support stand does not. It should though on ASUS DCUII 3 slot cards. So it's an extra that only HIS vendor that does.
     
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