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Is it worth getting PowerColor 7970 HD VOortex 2?

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Seen this on ncix canada and thinking of picking it up.. I sold my 6950 a week ago .. What do you guys think? Is this the best option or are there better options. This card obviously looks good, but i don't think you can water cool. Let me know guys .

http://ncix.ca/products/?sku=79572&vpn=AX7970%203GBD5-2DHPV&manufacture=PowerColor&promoid=1277

Thanks in advance
post #2 of 22

It is a great GPU.

post #3 of 22
I own this one, and couldn't be happier with it - overclocks very well.

Another good one is this Gigabyte.

Anyway, the PowerColor you linked to is a good option as well. It does look a few dollars more expensive than other ones with the same clocks and similar cooling, but it's a very small difference. For water cooling compatibility, many 7970s are non reference PCBs now, so you'd probably need to research and find a water block made specifically for the model you want to buy.
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The card is definitely not a reference model, so watercooling it might be hard.

Still, it looks good, the stock clocks are pretty high already, cooling is really good, and is very well priced. I'd jump on it, if you don't plan on watercooling.
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If you want to water cool it then I would say get a reference card if not, then go for the Sapphire Card on newegg the reviews for that card is terrible lots of DOA.
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If you are going to watercool a 7970 get a Diamond one, they overclock like crazy.
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If you are going to watercool a 7970 get a Diamond one, they overclock like crazy.
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Originally Posted by Tsar View Post

If you are going to watercool a 7970 get a Diamond one, they overclock like crazy.

It's a luck of the draw, he could just as well get a terrible overclocker with any gpu manufacturer.
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But Diamond are above average for good overclocking, but as you say it is still silicon lottery.
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post #10 of 22
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Thanks for all your responses. Water cooling is just an option. Also, it seems to be packing right out of the box, so overclocking can be considered later on down the road maybe when or if ever Star Wars 1313 comes out (*keeping my fingers crossed*) lol. But also this card seems to be the cheapest w/ the rebate vs like the windforce or xfx.. i could go down to a 7950, but i had a 6950.. i want to be on that XX70 platform for once lol
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