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Do you know of any place that actually sells it with the game bundle right now? Amazon is $560 which is crazy, and newegg has run out. It would be great if I could get the game bundle :/

Check my thread... Its right below this one in the AMD/ATI. There is a Diamond 7970 brand spanking new, seems to be reference with just a new cooler on it. Its only $429.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1391185/new-updated-diamond-amd-radeon-7970-questions
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Thank you for the information. I was looking into that dimond gpu. Problem was that they were sold out on newegg, and on amazon they are being sold for an absurd price of $560. However, both those sites, including ncix offer the game bundle's which the dimond website doesn't, apparently. Would have been great if it was :/

EDIT: According to their front page, you only seem to get games with the following GPUS's
1. 7990
2. 7790
3. 7770

It is incredibly lame nothing seems to be offered with the 7970. Unless there are games offered with it and the site doesn't mention.

you should get the game bundle if you purchase a HD 7970 card. contact thracks (ocn AMD rep) and ask him if he can arrange for the game codes if you buy from diamond's website. thumb.gif

http://www.overclock.net/u/294166/thracks
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Check my thread... Its right below this one in the AMD/ATI. There is a Diamond 7970 brand spanking new, seems to be reference with just a new cooler on it. Its only $429.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1391185/new-updated-diamond-amd-radeon-7970-questions

I saw that on amazon, and it says it ships between "1-2 months." That doesn't sound good to me haha.
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you should get the game bundle if you purchase a HD 7970 card. contact thracks (ocn AMD rep) and ask him if he can arrange for the game codes if you buy from diamond's website. thumb.gif

http://www.overclock.net/u/294166/thracks

Oh, that is interesting. I will do that right now.
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Thank you for the information. I was looking into that dimond gpu. Problem was that they were sold out on newegg, and on amazon they are being sold for an absurd price of $560. However, both those sites, including ncix offer the game bundle's which the dimond website doesn't, apparently. Would have been great if it was :/

EDIT: According to their front page, you only seem to get games with the following GPUS's
1. 7990
2. 7790
3. 7770

It is incredibly lame nothing seems to be offered with the 7970. Unless there are games offered with it and the site doesn't mention.

I spoke with Diamond CSR yesterday, No AMD games promo when you buy from them directly. He told me AMD did not send them any promo cards.

Looks like newegg has old MSI 7970 available, not sure if it still reference pcb? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127645
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I think most cards with the reference cooler that are not Ghz are good underwater. Why not just buy one of those and be done with it? 7970s do seem to like getting wet.
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Do you know of any place that actually sells it with the game bundle right now? Amazon is $560 which is crazy, and newegg has run out. It would be great if I could get the game bundle :/

If you want the game bundle I would definitely look into that MSI reference card for $399 on Newegg that Blade4246 mentioned. I forgot about that one. From the pictures it definitely looks like the original reference PCB and if it is, it's identical to the Diamond card, the only difference being the sticker and bios. Meaning it also is binned to fit within the advertised TDP of the reference cooler and be a low-leakage chip.

The latest review is claiming 1300/1900 under water.
Edited by iamhollywood5 - 5/15/13 at 6:18am
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If you want the game bundle I would definitely look into that MSI reference card for $399 on Newegg that Blade4246 mentioned. I forgot about that one. From the pictures it definitely looks like the original reference PCB and if it is, it's identical to the Diamond card, the only difference being the sticker and bios. Meaning it also is binned to fit within the advertised TDP of the reference cooler and be a low-leakage chip.

The latest review is claiming 1300/1900 under water.
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If you want the game bundle I would definitely look into that MSI reference card for $399 on Newegg that Blade4246 mentioned. I forgot about that one. From the pictures it definitely looks like the original reference PCB and if it is, it's identical to the Diamond card, the only difference being the sticker and bios. Meaning it also is binned to fit within the advertised TDP of the reference cooler and be a low-leakage chip.

The latest review is claiming 1300/1900 under water.
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The MSI is not a reference pcb. It is another alternate pcb. There's a review claiming those clocks? That's a rather misleading review.
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The MSI is not a reference pcb. It is another alternate pcb. There's a review claiming those clocks? That's a rather misleading review.

It was a customer review. Was it originally a reference PCB? Because the pictures show the exact same PCB as the Diamond 7970 pictures and my TF3 7970... It's got the AMD stamp right but the PCI-e fingers...
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I spoke with Diamond CSR yesterday, No AMD games promo when you buy from them directly. He told me AMD did not send them any promo cards.

Looks like newegg has old MSI 7970 available, not sure if it still reference pcb? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127645

That looks good. So I'm guessing its better than the previous MSI we were looking at, since it has better OC'ing ability?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127732

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If you want the game bundle I would definitely look into that MSI reference card for $399 on Newegg that Blade4246 mentioned. I forgot about that one. From the pictures it definitely looks like the original reference PCB and if it is, it's identical to the Diamond card, the only difference being the sticker and bios. Meaning it also is binned to fit within the advertised TDP of the reference cooler and be a low-leakage chip.

The latest review is claiming 1300/1900 under water.

I might just get this particular MSI card. Problem is, there was another version of this with stock OC, which has been discontinued by newegg. How would I OC this MSI card?

Also, the other msi card we were looking at previously, (link above), it seems to have higher clock speed (which doesn't matter if I could OC this,) and the fact that it has a much better "effective memory clock".
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The MSI is not a reference pcb. It is another alternate pcb. There's a review claiming those clocks? That's a rather misleading review.

I checked with cooling configurator, and it is indeed a reference card as it has a full water block.
Edited by eZaCx - 5/15/13 at 8:08am
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