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7970 is the best card at $400. But personally I would just get a 7950 and keep save what i didnt spend, since it is only like a 5% performance increase.
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Originally Posted by raghu78 View Post

yeah the Sapphire HD 7970 OC can be overclocked to much higher speeds than 1050 mhz . 1150 mhz is average overclock for this card. gigabyte hd 7970 oc(1 ghz) is voltage locked.

So I can expect the same performance/overclocks on either the Sapphire HD 7970 OC and a HD 7970 Ghz Edition?

Sorry for all these beginner questions (I always had budget builds until now) tongue.gif These higher-end card blow my mind of how much you can overclock them and the performance you get smile.gif
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I have the gigabyte hd 7970 oc and you get 3yrs warranty and check this before you decide

http://hardocp.com/article/2012/02/08/gigabyte_radeon_hd_7970_oc_video_card_review/3#.UTZGqlfXpbM
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So I can expect the same performance/overclocks on either the Sapphire HD 7970 OC and a HD 7970 Ghz Edition?

Sorry for all these beginner questions (I always had budget builds until now) tongue.gif These higher-end card blow my mind of how much you can overclock them and the performance you get smile.gif

no two cards overclock the same. overclocking is mostly a silicon lottery. the hd 7970 ghz cards generally hit 1150 -1200 mhz quite easily. you could go for the sapphire hd 7970 ghz vapor-x as its just 30 dollars more.

http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?p=AT-7970GHZ
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