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Pretty much I am trying to decide between the two. Why? Mainly for their dual link dvi (for Catleap 2b monitor) which is why I kind of eliminated the Gigabyte and MSI ( not completely). I will be going crossfire with these. I thought I had made up my mind on the Vapor-X but wanted to read a bit more on the volt lock issue. All opinions are welcomed.

Thanks thumb.gif

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202003&name=Desktop-Graphics-Cards

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202007&name=Desktop-Graphics-Cards


Thought a little more and probably will be looking more harder at the MSI Twin Frozr3 and the Gigabyte. will sleep on it and put the order in tomorrow. Still want hear more opinions on what you guys think.
Edited by ACEDDAUQS - 10/21/12 at 12:39am
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You won't notice much of a difference between the two but I'd go with the Vapor-X thumb.gif
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+1 for the vapor-x. My friend just got his and he loves overclocking it.
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because of voltage lock complaints with the vapor-x get the dual x model . most cards hit 1.15 Ghz with voltage tweaking.

www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202006
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Originally Posted by raghu78 View Post

because of voltage lock complaints with the vapor-x get the dual x model . most cards hit 1.15 Ghz with voltage tweaking.
www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202006

This is in fact the the dual-x model? I wasn't sure if it was or not.



Ok. Went to the sapphire website to see that it is. I am going to do more research on both and other cards.
Edited by ACEDDAUQS - 10/21/12 at 2:47pm
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This is in fact the the dual-x model? I wasn't sure if it was or not.
Ok. Went to the sapphire website to see that it is. I am going to do more research on both and other cards.

Yup, that is the DUAL-X model.

The card above is actually THIS (Sapphire website link)

Try looking for THIS, this is what I have and it comes with the dual bios and is voltage unlocked
Edited by mark_thaddeus - 10/22/12 at 7:12pm
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post #7 of 26
Another good option to look at would be the Power Color 7950 PCS+, HERE. It also has the dual bios option which is a pretty handy feature

It's currently out of stock in the EGG, but if you can find one in another site it's a pretty good option to look at as well.
Edited by mark_thaddeus - 10/22/12 at 7:23pm
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post #8 of 26
I found Tigerdirect carries the dual bios 7950 OC edition HERE.

It's priced the same as the Vapor-X model if that's ok with you.
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Good info thumb.gif

I've also opened up the idea of going with a single 7970 after talking to Raghu some through pm.

My Catleap 2B extreme 120hz 1440 monitor has already been ordered
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Definitely a much better choice to go for the 7970! By the way make sure you look for the never settle bundle which just came out.

It includes three steam game codes, for more details click HERE

Here's a great Sapphire candidate for you - Sapphire 7970 OC with Boost, the only drawback would probably be that most of the new AMD cards (including this one - I think... not too sure) are now voltage locked.
Edited by mark_thaddeus - 10/23/12 at 8:00am
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