Originally Posted by tsm106
The Lightning is a waste of money unless you are using extreme cooling. They are all bnnned low for extreme cooling. On air and water they are no different than any other card.
The DC2 is a huge failure of a card, it's probably one of the worst cards you can buy.
As the who opend this thread i am looking for a good 7970 for overclocking but i find that very hard becouse every one of them are voltaged lock and it seems that no one has a 100% way to disable the lock without getting the warrenty disabled
I searched the net and read some threads on this forum (i joined today very good forum by the way) i found out that every card is very similliar to each other becouse of the voltage lock i had 2 asus directCU 2 top edition 7970's but the cards had a problem so i gave them back now im looking to buy a new card.
I was thinking of dual-x or vapour-x 6GB (they dont have the 3GB, 6GB is overkill for 1080p i know) some people are saying that you have a slightly better chance of reaching 1200mhz with the vapour-x but i dont know. there are not very new threads/posts about these cards.
The cards that have in stock :
I put a link to a local store its in turkish, the link is to let you know the exact card
MSI HD7970 O.C. = http://www.vatanbilgisayar.com/ekran-karti/msi-r7970-2pmd3gd5oc-hd7970-oc-gddr5-3gb-384bit-amd-radeon-dx111-ekran-karti/productdetails.aspx?I_ID=58995
SAPPHIRE HD7970 O.C. = http://www.vatanbilgisayar.com/ekran-karti/sapphire-11197-01-40g-hd7970-oc-gddr5-3gb-384bit-amd-radeon-dx111-ekran-karti/productdetails.aspx?I_ID=59833
POWERCOLOR HD7970 V3 = http://www.vatanbilgisayar.com/ekran-karti/powercolor-ax7970-3gbd5-2dhv3e-hd7970-v3-gddr5-3gb-384bit-amd-radeon-dx111-ekran-karti/productdetails.aspx?I_ID=65224
POWERCOLOR HD7970 PCS+ VORTEX II (they may not have this) = http://www.vatanbilgisayar.com/ekran-karti/powercolor-ax7970-3gbd5-2dhppv-hd7970-pcs+-vortex-ii-gddr5-3gb-384bit-amd-radeon-dx111-ekran-karti/productdetails.aspx?I_ID=62148
SAPPHIRE HD7970 VAPOR-X O.C. GDDR5 6GB = http://www.vatanbilgisayar.com/ekran-karti/sapphire-11197-05-40g-hd7970-vapor-x-oc-gddr5-6gb-384bit-amd-radeon-dx11-ekran-karti/productdetails.aspx?I_ID=63643
Thats it, they are very low on stock they just brought couple hundred new cards 2 weeks ago there already sold out which is bad for me but good for the company
which card will overclock the most even with voltage lock ?? and is there a card that have voltage lock in these ? are the 7950's locked too ?
NOTE : I am new to this forum if i make a mistake please warn me about it.
and what is the best overclocking card with locked voltage and is there one that isnt which i heard that all of them are now unlesss you find one that came couple months earlier before they stated shipping locked cards and i dont think i can find any
I'm planning on getting ONE card this time since most games have problems with CF and SLI whats your though should get one or two ?? i will be upgrading exactly 11 months from now most likely becouse new cards are going to come out then
I'm going to buy one tomorrow by the way (europe time)
THANK YOUEdited by -YC- - 4/8/13 at 3:05pm