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Most HD radeon 7970 GHz editions 3 GB are in the range of 450$, and this one is 599$! Why too expensive?
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Fancy cooler? Extra ports? Bundled hardware? Higher binned components? Yeah, all of those things.

ETA: Not saying it's worth it.. wink.gif
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It is a 7970 with a custom PCB and cooler on it.
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Lord Xeb View Post

It is a 7970 with a custom PCB and cooler on it.

My thoughts exactly. thumb.gif Just look a that PCB, just insane.
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Single card eyefinity
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That's about it.

Fancy cooler
Custom PCB
Supports 6 monitors out of the box. <--- This is what set its apart form most other cards.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Bit_reaper View Post

That's about it.

Fancy cooler
Custom PCB
Supports 6 monitors out of the box. <--- This is what set its apart form most other cards.

yeah support for 6 monitor eyfinity is the main reason for its high price. nice cooler and high quality custom PCB

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/HIS/HD_7970_X_Turbo/3.html
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They charge a premium for those four mini display ports?


Though I suppose to avoid the tearing, it's cheaper getting this card instead of a regular card and a future 1.2 mst hub. Consider that current 1.1 mst hubs are over 150.
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it s a card that have high oc potential and it is only 2 slot as most of other like matrix and toxic are 2,5 to 3 slots cards ,.... so it s better for crossfire , but at this price i would go for the matrix anytime for single card setup or the MSI lightning
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Ashuiegi View Post

it s a card that have high oc potential and it is only 2 slot as most of other like matrix and toxic are 2,5 to 3 slots cards ,.... so it s better for crossfire , but at this price i would go for the matrix anytime for single card setup or the MSI lightning


Matrix and Lightning are weak when it comes to the display output section. Asus DC2/Matrix cards have horrific track records with their DL DVI ports. Lightnings don't even have DL DVI ports lol. That's why you buy these cards!!


doh.gif Have to kick my self for not mentioning this. WHat makes this card superior to the DC2/Matrix/Lightning is that it still uses the reference format. Thus for ppl who have exiting large rigs with crossfire running eyefinity, you can simply buy this card and upgrade your arrays to triple display ports and get rid of the screen tearing. ANd since it is a reference format card, your fullcover waterblock will fit so it will line up with the rest of your blocks. The DC2/Matrix/Lightning are extra fat boards so they are not compatible with standard blocks making them useless for this scenario.
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