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Which 7970 has good VRM cooling.

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I'm pretty set on getting a 7970 because I've decided to not wait 3 month for 8xxx

The thing I care most about is VRM, Power phase, and their cooling, because in all the cards I've had, that's where problems usually occur. rolleyes.gif


Any recommendations? I see alot of different models which push $500, but it doesn't say in any of the descriptions about the vrms, so... Halp me experts. biggrin.gif
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For the 7970, Best VRMs in town are :
ASUS Matrix Platinum
MSI Lightning
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For the 7970, Best VRMs in town are :
ASUS Matrix Platinum
MSI Lightning

Hey thanks, I definitly can't buy the lightning, because I have 25x16, so i need the dual link.

The ROG looks good.. Do you know of any other models with above par vrm// vrm cooling?

I ask, because I can only buy from amazon due to tax, and the ROG is out of stock there mad.gif
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Gigabyte GHz has a slightly different/better cooler than the standard windforce.
I've also heard good things about the Sapphire cooler.
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Gigabyte GHz has a slightly different/better cooler than the standard windforce.
I've also heard good things about the Sapphire cooler.

is the Asus ROG Matrix 7970 with 20phases worth it over the regular Direct CU with only 12 phases in terms of vrm "cooling" ? Because the Direct CU one is "in stock"

http://www.amazon.com/Platinum-384-bit-CrossFireX-Graphics-MATRIX-HD7970-P-3GD5/dp/B0099I7CLO/ref=sr_1_sc_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1353373945&sr=1-2-spell&keywords=asus+direct+cu+7970

VS

http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-DirectCU-28nm-Graphics-HD7970-DC2-3GD5/dp/B007B5P9SU/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1353374392&sr=1-1&keywords=HD7970-DC2-3GD5
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