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Man these new cards are overpriced. This shouldn't be anymore than $400.
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1, Stock clocks are irrelevant

2, Memory overclocking does next to nothing, maybe 2FPS gain at most, yet you can brick the card.
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post #23 of 85
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Man these new cards are overpriced. This shouldn't be anymore than $400.

this x10000
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post #24 of 85
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Man these new cards are overpriced. This shouldn't be anymore than $400.

True, but there are still gtx 580s going for $550. Both need to come down in price.
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post #25 of 85
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880 mhz. Really msi? You can't do better than that? I expected at least 1k paired with tfIII.

Note this isn't the lightning or hawk version. Just an oc version. I imagine the lightning or hawk version to at least 1000mhz core.
post #26 of 85
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Note this isn't the lightning or hawk version. Just an oc version. I imagine the lightning or hawk version to at least 1000mhz core.

Twin Frozr II / III, Lightning, and HAWK versions are literally the exact same thing, but they're just named differently depending on the graphics card's relative performance. My 5770 is a HAWK, so I'm guessing they still use that for midrange. Lightning is probably for highest-end.

Anyways, the easy way to tell is look at those beefy heatpipes and the dual-fans in a gray shroud.
 
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post #27 of 85
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Twin Frozr II / III, Lightning, and HAWK versions are literally the exact same thing, but they're just named differently depending on the graphics card's relative performance. My 5770 is a HAWK, so I'm guessing they still use that for midrange. Lightning is probably for highest-end.
Anyways, the easy way to tell is look at those beefy heatpipes and the dual-fans in a gray shroud.

Nah, Lighnings generally have beefier VRMs and are highly binned.
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7970 lightning do want
    
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post #30 of 85
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Nah, Lighnings generally have beefier VRMs and are highly binned.

They are not.
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