Hello everyone, proud new owner here of a Sapphire Dual X 3GB HD 7970 and I can honestly say that so far im blown away by this card! My previous GPU was a GTX 670 at 1300mhz on the core which was a nice card but the 2gb's of vram was hurting me in Skyrim with lots of mods even though I game at a moddest 1920X1080 resolution, also I got rid of the GTX 670 due to a persistent stuttering issue with BF3 that started right after driver version 306.97 and honestly it looks like nvidia doesnt give a crap to fix it.
Anyway I wanted everyone here to know that the Sapphire Dual X card "at least mine" is a great overclocker, Im doing 1250mhz core at the moment with 1.250vc and am still increasing the core clock to see where I finally crash. MSI afterburner is also allowing me to go all the way to 1.3vc and my overclock oddly enough with msi afterburner isnt locked to 1125mhz, I can go all the way to 1500mhz core with the slider. Oh and no coil whine either!
Besides all of that this card is very fast at 1250mhz on the core, in all honesty my GTX 670 at 1300mhz is getting curb stomped by a number of games with my new HD 7970.
This is the one I went with and got the 2 free games with it. When I got it the price was an even $399.99 with free shipping, looks like it went up just a little since then.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202008Edited by John98 - 2/6/13 at 12:47pm