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post #1 of 36
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Hello everyone
so i going back to 7970's from my gtx 680 run, reason is simple 7970 i had were by gigabyte slight OC no Over voltage and still faster then my sli 680 i believe in games i play BF3 and crysis 3 and Diablo3. also what do u guys think am i making the right choice, the 680's i have are by MSI twin frozr stock OC. and i pushed them to +90on clock and +510 on mem clock stable, love the cards but i think 7970 do pull ahead in my gaming setup.

So 2 cards from newegg, amazon don't have this cards in stock.

MSI is stock clocks 925mhz, but im sure i can tweak with it a bit.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127677

or

powercolor higher clocks 1100 and 1425, and $40 cheaper.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131471

i need to make this decision soon like 2 days soon, help out give feedback if u have any of these cards, also i am big on Overclocking this cards, i do want to OC, i do also believe the voltage is unlocked on both of these cards.

2700k 4.8 oc 120hz monitor.

Thank you all.
post #2 of 36
MSI is the more reputable brand i think i'd stick with that if you have the extra coin to spare.

Stock clocks don't matter because the MSI will hit 1100/1425 anyways.

Beyond that its a lottery.
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post #3 of 36
Get the MSI card it'll be better in the long run and it has a good cooler. Also Power Color isn't a very good brand.
 
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post #4 of 36
MSI all the way...Better brand plus better cooling.
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Forget them both and get SAPPHIRE thumb.gif
post #6 of 36
I like them both. I am looking at getting the PowerColor. Its cheaper, comes with a $30 MIR. Comes with a great core clock.
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thanks guys i think MSI rocks i got 2 680 from MSI in sli and they rock as well OC nice too, SAPPHIRE is ok poor design tho, good card but i herd it wont last u long after OC, i think ill go with the MSI even tho it says lighting on the pcb i dont think it is just curious why it says that tho
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btw my bench with gtx 680's was way higher then 7970's but that dont matter games play alot faster on 7970, and more free feel like, too much spike lag on gtx cards, love em but got to drop em
Edited by Vertoxic - 3/21/13 at 12:25pm
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I'd get the MSI, 1 more year of warranty.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Vertoxic View Post

thanks guys i think MSI rocks i got 2 680 from MSI in sli and they rock as well OC nice too, SAPPHIRE is ok poor design tho, good card but i herd it wont last u long after OC, i think ill go with the MSI even tho it says lighting on the pcb i dont think it is just curious why it says that tho

???

My reference Sapphire has been overclocked since I got it last March and still no problems with it. Same with the Sapphire Vapor-X I got a month or two ago.
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