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That's exactly the kind of post I was looking for, thank you.

I might pick up the Gigabyte one from NCIX today once I find out what kind of price I can get locally without having to wait.

The price difference between getting a 7970 and a 7950 ends up being very close to $150, and I think I can sacrifice a small bit of performance for that cost.

sorry i have corrected my post. gigabyte HD 7950 comes with 1 ghz and locked voltage. 3 yr warranty. the other two come with 925 mhz, unlocked voltage and 2 yr warranty. even if you go with gigabyte HD 7950 hitting 1100 mhz at stock voltage of 1.25v is quite easy. good luck. thumb.gif
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So would I be correct in saying that the Powercolor one has more overclock potential due to unlocked voltage, but the Gigabyte one has better stock performance?

Also, I haven't really heard of Powercolor before the last few days, are they considered to be a good company? The mail-in rebate and lower price would end up saving me another $50 roughly, which I'd be pretty happy with.
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post #23 of 28
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So would I be correct in saying that the Powercolor one has more overclock potential due to unlocked voltage, but the Gigabyte one has better stock performance?

Also, I haven't really heard of Powercolor before the last few days, are they considered to be a good company? The mail-in rebate and lower price would end up saving me another $50 roughly, which I'd be pretty happy with.

yeah the gigabyte card has higher stock speed. with the powercolor and sapphire cards the unlocked voltage gives more control and better shot at 1150+ mhz speeds. but it all depends on the quality of the chip you get. thats the silicon lottery. there is no guarantee that you will overclock higher with powercolor or sapphire. but in case you get a good overclocker the voltage control will help you realise that potential.

so it comes down to which brand you are comfortable with and the extra 1 year warranty on Gigabyte. if you want the extra warranty and the higher stock performance go with gigabyte. if you want lower cost and voltage control go with Powercolor or sapphire. powercolor is a well known AMD partner with decent quality. sapphire is probably AMD's most well known partner.
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some powercolors(if no one has) dont have VRM cooling
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Gigabyte HD 7950 also does not have VRM heatsinks. OP fyi this is the sapphire hd 7950 card (sapphire model 11196-19-20G) which costs 290 dollars. newegg model 100352-3L

http://www.overclock.net/t/1367119/sapphire-100352-3l-hd7950-stripped-for-your-viewing-pleasure
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Gigabyte HD 7950 also does not have VRM heatsinks. OP fyi this is the sapphire hd 7950 card (sapphire model 11196-19-20G) which costs 290 dollars. newegg model 100352-3L

http://www.overclock.net/t/1367119/sapphire-100352-3l-hd7950-stripped-for-your-viewing-pleasure

I HAVE THIS CARD. ITS THE BEST hd7950 IMO. Great cooling and can overclock at 1050/1450 without chopping or anything in game.
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Well, I ended up buying the Sapphire 7950 from NewEgg. I already owned all the free games from NCIX anyways (though I could have traded them I suppose), and with the sale and the positive feedback, I've decided to go with the Sapphire card.

Thanks for all the help guys!
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Well, I ended up buying the Sapphire 7950 from NewEgg. I already owned all the free games from NCIX anyways (though I could have traded them I suppose), and with the sale and the positive feedback, I've decided to go with the Sapphire card.

Thanks for all the help guys!
Good move buddy. hope you like it!
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