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post #21 of 74
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If no to the 680 Lightning then just go with a 7970 either the Lightning, Vapor-X, or Asus Matrix
is there a major difference between this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127698 PE version and the normal? Asus matrix hasn't come out yet
post #22 of 74
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is there a major difference between this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127698 PE version and the normal? Asus matrix hasn't come out yet

http://www.msi.com/news-media/news/1442.html

Lightning 680 have higher voltage limit because of LN2 bios and possibly better binning. Also has additional features and overall superior quality.
post #23 of 74
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http://www.msi.com/news-media/news/1442.html
Lightning 680 have higher voltage limit because of LN2 bios and possibly better binning. Also has additional features and overall superior quality.
alright I'm probably going with the 680 lightning
post #24 of 74
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alright I'm probably going with the 680 lightning

i would have suggested lightning but i thought you wanted 4gb tongue.gif.

I can vouch for lightning too. IT's a beast. and runs cool and has great voltage controll. you won't be sorry
post #25 of 74
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i would have suggested lightning but i thought you wanted 4gb tongue.gif.
I can vouch for lightning too. IT's a beast. and runs cool and has great voltage controll. you won't be sorry
I'm only using 1 monitor lol. 4gb is way to much for it
post #26 of 74
Lightning 680 overclocked is untouchable. Refer to sig reviews for 680 Lightning OC vs. highly overclocked 7970.
post #27 of 74
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Lightning 680 overclocked is untouchable. Refer to sig reviews for 680 Lightning OC vs. highly overclocked 7970.
no. A 7970 oc can be as good. I have read of some bad things about the 7970 lightning, like the monitors
post #28 of 74
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no. A 7970 oc can be as good. I have read of some bad things about the 7970 lightning, like the monitors

Only bad thing about 7970 Lightning is lack of dual-DVI. Read signature reviews. A good clocking 680 'Lightning' is faster than a good clocking 7970. In addition, the vast majority of 680 Lightnings can exceed 1300MHz/1700MHz+ on air and remain cooler on less aggressive fan setting. My Gigabyte 7950 @ 1280MHz/1800MHz beats out a lot of 7970's but would lose to my Lightning @ 1372MHz/1775MHz. I've also had 3 7970s and none of them could reach the clocks in the signature reviews. 680 Lightnings are in a different class.
post #29 of 74
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Only bad thing about 7970 Lightning is lack of dual-DVI. Read signature reviews. A good clocking 680 'Lightning' is faster than a good clocking 7970. In addition, the vast majority of 680 Lightnings can exceed 1300MHz/1700MHz+ on air and remain cooler on less aggressive fan setting. My Gigabyte 7950 @ 1280MHz/1800MHz beats out a lot of 7970's but would lose to my Lightning @ 1372MHz/1775MHz. I've also had 3 7970s and none of them could reach the clocks in the signature reviews. 680 Lightnings are in a different class.
alright, I don't really understand what a dual dvi is but, I'm thinking of getting the 7970 lightning, but I might also go with a 680 lightning I'm not sure yet
post #30 of 74
If you are running a single 1920x1080 60Hz monitor then dual-link DVI is useless. Higher resolutions than 1920x1200 and refresh rates greater than 60HZ requires dual-link or display port cable. 7970 Lightning is a quality card. Good overclocking potential and unmatched quality and craftsmanship. My sample reached 1210MHz/1700MHz. Don't get wrong, it is a great card in its own right.
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