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Wanted:
[CLOSED] [WTB] 7970 w/ unlocked volts. Non-reference coolers preferred.

Will Ship To: Anywhere

[CLOSED]
[BOUGHT A 1 MONTH OLD 7970 GIGABYTE FROM BAKU]

Purchase Pending
I'm looking for a 7970 with unlocked voltages - non-reference coolers are preferred.

Requirements:
1) It must have unlocked voltages for overclocking. I don't care if it's normal clocks of the GHz edition.
2) Must be 2 slot version - 3 slot coolers won't fit.
3) No watercooling.
4) Single GPU only, no two 7950's is not an acceptable substitute. I'm building inside a very small case, so it's single GPU or nothing at all.
Edited by CTRLurself - 5/23/13 at 4:23pm
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Just a heads up, the 690 is 2x 680 GPUs dividing 4GB of RAM into 2GB per GPU. You only use up to 2GB max, and it is mirrored on the other 2GB as a normal 680 2GB SLI setup would do.
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Just a heads up, the 690 is 2x 680 GPUs dividing 4GB of RAM into 2GB per GPU. You only use up to 2GB max, and it is mirrored on the other 2GB as a normal 680 2GB SLI setup would do.
Didn't realize that - thanks for the heads up. Removed it from the list.
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Just a heads up, the 690 is 2x 680 GPUs dividing 4GB of RAM into 2GB per GPU. You only use up to 2GB max, and it is mirrored on the other 2GB as a normal 680 2GB SLI setup would do.
Didn't realize that - thanks for the heads up. Removed it from the list.

Hey no problem, we take care of our own here smile.gif
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Hey man, another heads up, a 4gb gtx 670 is probably not something you want. They don't really improve performance over normal 2gb ones even at high resolutions. It is probably a memory timing issue.

You would probably be better off going for a titan or a 7950/7970 than any of those cards. Just my 2 cents.

Here is a review that tests at 2560x1600

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2013/01/08/asus_geforce_gtx_670_directcu_ii_4gb_gpu_review/10#.UW6vGbXvsvk

If you are doing tri monitor 1080p you are looking at 1.5 time the pixels so you will need more vram, but it doesn't really help much (especially for the price imo) to get these cards. Here is a closer approximation to what you would see:

http://hexus.net/tech/reviews/graphics/43109-evga-geforce-gtx-680-classified-4gb/

I'm not trying to sell you anything, I just wanted to let you know that for 3 monitors there are very small returns for the 4gb models and you probably would pay a premium that isn't worth it.
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*snip*

Yeah, I found a few more specific benchmarks and have already started shopping more on for 7970's the last couple of days trying to figure out which one I want before I edit this thread and bump it. Titan's are definitely out of the price range unless somebody wants to sell one for $400ish, lol
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Updated the OP, bumping to bring this back up my subscriptions list.
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How do you feel about reference 680s? I have 2 that I'm going to be getting rid of. Both of wich will take the modded bios and run at over 1200
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How do you feel about reference 680s? I have 2 that I'm going to be getting rid of. Both of wich will take the modded bios and run at over 1200
I'm really hoping to get one with a better cooler, but pm me model, price and age/warranty and I'll add you to the list before I make my choice. I can always get an aftermarket cooler if the price is right on the card.
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