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Yeh try it out. Either the 7950 Saphire OC or a 7970 vapor x model. The 7970 Ghz Vapor x is out of stock (that one will not whine). If any reason it makes odd noises Newegg will take it back in 30 days. The HIS model I had I sent back for a refund took a while to get them to understand but Newegg is really good at CS. Hopefully the Ghz edition will be back in stock this week so I can order it I haven't had a card in over a month.
    
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Yeh try it out. Either the 7950 Saphire OC or a 7970 vapor x model. The 7970 Ghz Vapor x is out of stock (that one will not whine). If any reason it makes odd noises Newegg will take it back in 30 days. The HIS model I had I sent back for a refund took a while to get them to understand but Newegg is really good at CS. Hopefully the Ghz edition will be back in stock this week so I can order it I haven't had a card in over a month.
As much as I want a 7970 GHz, I don't think it will be worth it for me. This is only a workstation rig, so gaming would probably only be on a single 1080p screen. I don't know if 2 7950's will run smooth on 3 x 1080p.
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You should be alright with 2 7950's if you want to run 3 screens at 1080p. I guess it will depend on what games you will be playing. One 7970 can run 2 screens too and play most games that way on 2 screens as long as one is connected dvi, the other hdmi or display port. I never had more than one card so I'm not sure what type of frame rates you would get.

I would go with whichever can save you money.
    
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Are you sure it's a 7970 PCB? Because EK says it's a 7950 pcb.
Also, looking at the power, it has 2 6 pins.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127667&Tpk=msi%20twin%20frozr%207950

Yep, this one is DEFINITELY the 7970 PCB. It's something they started recently. I'm looking for a waterblock/backplate for it right now, and I've ran into the same confusion. The majority of the cards werwe 7950 PCBs with 6+6 but the new ones are 8+6. It's a bit confusing, I admit.
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Yep, this one is DEFINITELY the 7970 PCB. It's something they started recently. I'm looking for a waterblock/backplate for it right now, and I've ran into the same confusion. The majority of the cards werwe 7950 PCBs with 6+6 but the new ones are 8+6. It's a bit confusing, I admit.
So what if I got old stock...?
post #36 of 38
Most likely you will get one with the 6 pin and 8 pin. If they recently started using those, then the old stock would not be around per say. Or if you want an old one, it would be hard finding out which one you would end up with.
    
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Apparently the next price cut will not happen and prices will stay at where they are post 660 Ti release.

Post 660 Ti
7950 Boost- $319.
7870 GHz- $249.
7850 2GB- $209
7850 1GB- $189.

Not Happening?
7970G $430
7970 $410
7950B $300
7950 $290
7870 $240
7850 $200
7770 $110
7750 $95
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So what if I got old stock...?

Chances are slim that you would from a high volume vendor. I specifically bought mine second hand because I didn't want to take the chance. From everything I've read though, Amazon and NewEgg are now stocking all the new revisions.
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