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What is the differance between a 7970 and an R7970?

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Looking to buy a 7970. I saw an R7970. What does the R mean?

Thanks
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Also what is a Black Edition 7970? what are the advantages? better FPS?
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Reference. Don't ask me what a reference, but I assume the 100% vanilla model before companies add their personal touches.biggrin.gif
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Black Edition is the high end XFX line and the R could mean for Reference Model which is what is standard parts that come from AMD.
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@OP :
I'm pretty sure that the 7970 you saw was from MSI. If so, then the 'R' does not stand for 'reference'. It is a naming policy of MSI. They add an extra 'R' for Radeon cards and an extra 'N' for Nvidia cards to the standard model numbers (7970>R7970, 680>N680 etc).

The 'R' definitely does not mean reference, because the Lightning 7970 is named R7970 Lightning.

Hope this helps! thumb.gif
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@OP :
I'm pretty sure that the 7970 you saw was from MSI. If so, then the 'R' does not stand for 'reference'. It is a naming policy of MSI. They add an extra 'R' for Radeon cards and an extra 'N' for Nvidia cards to the standard model numbers (7970>R7970, 680>N680 etc).
The 'R' definitely does not mean reference, because the Lightning 7970 is named R7970 Lightning.
Hope this helps! thumb.gif

what he said is absolutely correct

only MSI cards will throw in the extra R in front of the model number

most other manufactures list them as HD7970 or plain 7970
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Originally Posted by ahnafakeef View Post

@OP :
I'm pretty sure that the 7970 you saw was from MSI. If so, then the 'R' does not stand for 'reference'. It is a naming policy of MSI. They add an extra 'R' for Radeon cards and an extra 'N' for Nvidia cards to the standard model numbers (7970>R7970, 680>N680 etc).
The 'R' definitely does not mean reference, because the Lightning 7970 is named R7970 Lightning.
Hope this helps! thumb.gif

This. A Black Edition card is XFX's equivalent of a Superclocked card from EVGA/Gigabyte/Zotac/etc.
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