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Originally Posted by Diablo85 View Post

i took another look into the cards on newegg, finally decided on 2 of the gigabyte ones.

the recent batches of gigabyte HD 7970 cards are voltage locked. the XFX HD 7970 Ghz seems to have improved power circuitry and lower temps than the original XFX HD 7970 DD version.
Edited by raghu78 - 2/2/13 at 7:25pm
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The XFX HD 7970 Ghz seems to have improved power circuitry and lower temps than the original XFX HD 7970 DD version.

Where'd you get that info from?
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Where'd you get that info from?

you can see the user reviews on XFX HD 7970 ghz at newegg. most of them talk about mid 60s load temps. the hardocp review shows load temps of 65c. even overclocked the card stays below 70c and if you set a aggressive fan profile you can keep it below 60c. there is some modification compared to earlier XFX HD 7970 DD cards which used to easily go upto 80c. i think there are more power phases and this allows for cooler running .

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2012/10/30/xfx_double_d_hd_7970_ghz_edition_video_card_review/10
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PowerColor Vortex looks pretty cool. Comes at 1100MHz core clock.
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Go with the gigabyte 7970.
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you can see the user reviews on XFX HD 7970 ghz at newegg. most of them talk about mid 60s load temps. the hardocp review shows load temps of 65c. even overclocked the card stays below 70c and if you set a aggressive fan profile you can keep it below 60c. there is some modification compared to earlier XFX HD 7970 DD cards which used to easily go upto 80c. i think there are more power phases and this allows for cooler running .

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2012/10/30/xfx_double_d_hd_7970_ghz_edition_video_card_review/10

I had one a few months (7970 dd ghz), back. Was well impressed with it's performence and silent operation but it did reach high temps on stock fanprofile (80+c).
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post #17 of 32
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I'd go with this card when/if it comes in stock. If not, go for the Windforce 7970.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161412

I have this card and it's fantastic.
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I had one a few months (7970 dd ghz), back. Was well impressed with it's performence and silent operation but it did reach high temps on stock fanprofile (80+c).

Yeah mine has no problem getting to 80, I hope it doesn't cause issues, and hopefully the second I get will be better.
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Would anyone recommend the Gigabyte 7970 (non-Ghz edition) for $380 vs the Gigabyte 7950 for $300? Is there any specific situations where the extra stream processors of the 7970 really make a difference vs the 7950? I realize with an OC the 7950 will match the 7970 under most situations, but was wondering if there are other tangibles like card construction or design differences that may be a factor worth considering.
Edited by bigsnyder - 2/3/13 at 12:08pm
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Yeah mine has no problem getting to 80, I hope it doesn't cause issues, and hopefully the second I get will be better.

Well i did use msi's afterburner stock fanprofile. It's about a 10c difference versus a bit more noise in load but it's no jet taking off.
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