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The GHZ edition is a destroyer in games and benchmarks. It takes the crown form the 680 in 1440p gaming.

I have read that, but have never seen proof of it. I did some searching on Ghz edition overclocking, all I see is that it is clocked higher at stock, & is nothing special for overclocking.
    
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Well, I decided to write MSI regarding their various gpu versions so hopefully they will get back to me within a couple days on what sets them apart; otherwise, I will just call them. Hopefully they won't write back stating this gpu makes this game awesome and this gpu makes this game awesome....er :\
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Soooo after the initial uninformed email, MSI decided to write back with a little more insight for us "laymen."

The MSI R7970 OC is "reference pcb/cooling." The "R7970 Power Edition has a modified reference PCB with over-voltage function." The "R7970 Lighting is top of line with custom PCB/cooling." The "Lighting BE (Boost Edition) is a revised GPU version (latest AMD) with custom PCB/cooling with Boost speed of 50MHz."

That's about all I could get out of them lol Either way for a single gpu setup it seems you can hardly go wrong with the MSI 7970 Lightning, though if I can't score one or just feel like a cheapskate and don't feel like paying the extra $80. I'll grab the Sapphire 7970 OC with Boost.

Thanks for everyone's help, greatly appreciated smile.gif
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post #24 of 25
Is the MSI Radeon HD 7970 OC 1010MHZ 3GB 5.5GHZ GDDR5 a good buy for $379.00. Can I overclock it any higher?




http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=68758&vpn=R7970%2D2PMD3GD5%2FOC&manufacture=MSI%2FMicroStar&promoid=1312
post #25 of 25
Get the XFX 7970 GHZ, http://goo.gl/uUtmC
This card is a GHZ edition and has Dual DVI
XFX is the AMD version of EVGA, but with a lifetime warranty, they have good reliability, coolers, and service.

I would not get the MSI Lightning 7970, which is a non-ghz card, and also costs more than the card I suggested.
Edited by Traphix - 2/9/13 at 4:02pm
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