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Is there really a big difference between the Gigabyte windforce, the Sapphire Visiontek and the Vapor-X? that justifies the extra 70$?
Gigabyte Windforce is the cheapest, but yet in my opinion has the best cooling.

Sapphire Toxic is not really worth it IMO. As I said what you want is GHz edition with good cooling like a Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition Vapor-X 3GB for example.
Card's like thees --> http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100006519&IsNodeId=1&Description=GHz%20edition&bop=And&SrchInDesc=7970&Page=1&PageSize=20

Note for example the GIGABYTE 7970 GHz Edition comes with a 1100MHZ core clock out of the box and clock higher then the GIGABYTE 7970 OC (1000MHZ stock) you listed.

Edit: But paying 70$ extra might not be worth. It really depends on how hard you are going to over clock it and how much you value the little extra boost in FPS.
Edited by Bit_reaper - 8/19/12 at 1:28pm
    
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Sapphire Toxic is not really worth it IMO. As I said what you want is GHz edition with good cooling like a Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition Vapor-X 3GB for example.
Card's like thees --> http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100006519&IsNodeId=1&Description=GHz%20edition&bop=And&SrchInDesc=7970&Page=1&PageSize=20
Note for example the GIGABYTE 7970 GHz Edition comes with a 1100MHZ core clock out of the box and clock higher then the GIGABYTE 7970 OC (1000MHZ stock) you listed.
Edit: But paying 70$ extra might not be worth. It really depends on how hard you are going to over clock it and how much you value the little extra boost in FPS.
I wasn't talking about the Toxic version, there is no way I am getting it. I do not see a reason really.
I will go for a GHz edition, just not sure which one right now.
The Gigabyte GHz edition is out of stock in every store I checked in Canada, so I will have to either go for the Vapor-X or for the Gigabyte OC.
And as I said my budget is around 550$, I want to find the best video card for that price with the highest OC potential.
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I wasn't talking about the Toxic version, there is no way I am getting it. I do not see a reason really.
I will go for a GHz edition, just not sure which one right now.
The Gigabyte GHz edition is out of stock in every store I checked in Canada, so I will have to either go for the Vapor-X or for the Gigabyte OC.
And as I said my budget is around 550$, I want to find the best video card for that price with the highest OC potential.

Oh my bad. There wasn't Vapor-X in the links you posted so I thought you meant the Toxic. If the Vapor-X is a GHz edition then its a better choice then the Gigabyte OC otherwise doupt there is much difference in how high you can clock them.

I did some googleing and I still can't find out if ther even is a non GHz edition of the Vapor-X cooled 7970 headscratch.gif
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Well I guess I will go for the Vapor-X then (http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202001&nm_mc=OTC-PricebatCA&cm_mmc=OTC-PricebatCA-_-Video+Cards-_-Sapphire+Tech-_-14202001). Unless there is something better for the price...does not seem like it though.

Thank you guys for all the help.
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The Vapor-X uses higher quality parts that are binned, basically hand selected. I am pretty sure the Windforce is the same as well, and I am not sure on the Visiontek. I only mentioned the Visiontek because of warranty length.
    
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OP just a suggestion. You could get a Sapphire HD 7950 950 Mhz edition. comes with a HD 7970 PCB. DUAL BIOS feature for aggressive overclocking. very good cooler. newegg user reviews are very positive. 1150 Mhz - 1200 Mhz with this card is achievable with voltage tweaking. frankly the best value for your money imo. clock for clock HD 7950 is 3 - 5% slower than HD 7970. Are you sure you want to pay USD 120 extra for atmost 5% at same clocks and maybe 10 - 12% assuming the HD 7970 Vapor-X hits 1250 Mhz. Also your monitor is 1080p which means even the most demanding games like BF3 will be able to run at 60 fps on the overclocked HD 7950 beyond which your monitor is not going to show any difference as its a 60 Hz monitor. think about it. thumb.gif

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windforce isnt hand picked, my friends windforce has an asic of 61%
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OP just a suggestion. You could get a Sapphire HD 7950 950 Mhz edition. comes with a HD 7970 PCB. DUAL BIOS feature for aggressive overclocking. very good cooler. newegg user reviews are very positive. 1150 Mhz - 1200 Mhz with this card is achievable with voltage tweaking. frankly the best value for your money imo. clock for clock HD 7950 is 3 - 5% slower than HD 7970. Are you sure you want to pay USD 120 extra for atmost 5% at same clocks and maybe 10 - 12% assuming the HD 7970 Vapor-X hits 1250 Mhz. Also your monitor is 1080p which means even the most demanding games like BF3 will be able to run at 60 fps on the overclocked HD 7950 beyond which your monitor is not going to show any difference as its a 60 Hz monitor. think about it. thumb.gif
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102991
Well I do plan on adding an extra monitor this Thursday. And another one next year.
Also from what I have seen there is around 10% to 15% performance gap on stock clocks between the two cards.
7950 at the 7970 clocks is around 3%-6% slower.
And if I overclock the 7970, that gap is even higher.
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windforce isnt hand picked, my friends windforce has an asic of 61%
Sorry but my English is not the best, what do you mean by an asic of 61%?
Edited by Dekken - 8/20/12 at 12:14am
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Also from what I have seen there is around 10% to 15% performance gap on stock clocks between the two cards. 7950 at the 7970 clocks is around 3%-6% slower. And if I overclock the 7970, that gap is even higher.

The sapphire HD 7950 950 Mhz edition cards can do 1150 - 1200 Mhz. Assuming you get 1150 Mhz and your HD 7970 Vapor-X does 1250 Mhz even then the performance difference will be atmost 10% If your Sapphire HD 7950 does 1200 Mhz that performance gap would be lesser. Yeah if you want that extra performance definitely go for the Vapor-X . But if you want value for your money go with the Sapphire HD 7950 950 Mhz edition.
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The sapphire HD 7950 950 Mhz edition cards easily do 1150 - 1200 Mhz. Assuming you get 1150 Mhz and your HD 7970 Vapor-X does 1250 Mhz even then the performance difference will be atmost 10% If your Sapphire HD 7950 does 1200 Mhz that performance gap would be lesser. Yeah if you wan that extra performance definitely go for the Vapor-X . But if you want value for your money go with the Sapphire HD 7950 950 Mhz edition.
I understand.
Just wondering, how does the 7950 compare to the 670 on a single 1080p monitor?
They are both the same price.
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