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post #11 of 19
MSI is the only one that lets you overclock without voiding the warranty.
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post #12 of 19
If you're going for a reference design it won't matter much - other than warranty.
That said - ASUS, MSI, and Gigabyte all have serial # based warranties - no registration required, this is good for buying used and resale value.
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Originally Posted by itzhoovEr View Post

MSI is the only one that lets you overclock without voiding the warranty.

No manufacturers have any way to tell if you did, that aside Sapphire and ASUS both provide software for overfclocking and over-volting - so they don't have any problem with it regardless.
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post #13 of 19
I like HIS, they seem to have the best customer service. Sent my 5850 in last year that was gray screening and I got one new in box back from them in about 3 weeks.
post #14 of 19

Sapphire, Asus or maybe Gigabyte WindForce 3X one.

 
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wow bf3 is using 2500mb vram usage dedicated accoring to gpu-z, that is more then my 6990 can offer lol. Lower aa
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post #16 of 19
See if you can find an ASUS Direct CU II. Because it has great cooling, and if you decide you want to go water, EK make waterblocks for them. Where-as with the Twin Frozr, they don't make waterblocks so you just have to use one of the universal GPU waterblocks :'(
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post #17 of 19
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xfx or sapphire wont oc better right? same card.
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post #18 of 19
Same card, different sticker.


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post #19 of 19
I've been following the evolution of this card for a while now. I would Avoid XFX for this model personally. I seem to remember XFX 7970 being the only one not to come with an Active adapter (hello screen tearing in eyefinity) or lacking something every other brand has. The double dissipation looks like a gimmick. Being the 1st model out that deviated from the stock version, they may be counting on peeps to assume "it's got 2 fans! Lets get it!". There is a review or 2 on youtube that question the effectiveness of XFX DD's Ghost technology.

Gigabyte’s HD 7970 OC'd edition with the WindForce 3X heatsink and its Tri Cool design looks like an effective solution, However I do not think it comes with an Active DP adapter either but is good at Overclocking with low temps and much quieter than the XFX DD in the noise department.

The ASUS Dirrect CU II simply makes the mouth water. I believe that the The CU II also has 4 mini display ports for those who are sceptical of screen tearing in eyefinity

Me? I am waiting for the Saphire 6GB Flex edition for some eyefinity madness. That 6 Gig of VRAM would go along way for BF3 on 3 screens. (that's if it truelly does exist!)
Edited by Kickback1972 - 2/18/12 at 9:18pm
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