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post #1 of 8
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Sapphire has been having some killer deals lately and right now I can get a 7970 dual X for 30 bucks less(after rebate) than what I paid for my HIS 7950 iceqX2. They now have their vapor X ghz edition for 20 bucks more than what I paid after rebate.

Its is worth the trouble of returning, for either of these models?

I am currently overclocked to 1110core and 1420memory on stock voltage.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202008
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202001
post #2 of 8
That depends on the return policy, and if there is a restocking fee for something that's not defective.......
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the HIS HD 7950 iceq x2 is a very good card. keep it. the iceq x2 cooler is better than sapphire dual x or vapor-x cooler. so lower temps and noise. also the HIS card can easily overclock to 1200 mhz or even higher with extra voltage if your chip is a good overclocker. at the same clocks the HD 7950 is 5% slower than HD 7970. so definitely not worth the hassle

http://www.legionhardware.com/articles_pages/his_7970_iceq_xsup2_ghz_edition_7950_iceq_xsup2_boost_clock,13.html
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/HIS/HD_7950_X2_Boost/31.html
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Sapphire is cheap now because they are distributing poor clocking cards ...
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post #5 of 8
at 1100/1575 stock volts my 7950 was equal to a 7970 GHz. with an i7 SB at 4.5 it scored 10200 in 3DMark11. compare it to yours.

if you do not have out of pocket cost returning it, then go. but if you do, i'll save for steamroller.2cents.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DaveLT View Post

Sapphire is cheap now because they are distributing poor clocking cards ...

Nonsense. rolleyes.gif

It all depends on whether or not you want to go thru the hassle of returning and if there is a restocking fee.

I'd do it. 10% faster card per clock, likely will hit higher clockspeeds, and the cooler is not significantly worse.
post #7 of 8
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Originally Posted by Derpinheimer View Post

Nonsense. rolleyes.gif

It all depends on whether or not you want to go thru the hassle of returning and if there is a restocking fee.

I'd do it. 10% faster card per clock, likely will hit higher clockspeeds, and the cooler is not significantly worse.
Try it yourself then. Earlier this year i helped my friend bin his 7970s (Sapphires, he bought like 5 of them on the cheap) and they clocked poorly ... so in the end he sold them away without much loss
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Dual-x with blue pcb?Trash card.Buy a ref one
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