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I don't think launch gpus overclock better, but I know later revisions usually get cheaper components and become voltage locked. The later revisions usually overclock worse from my experiences.
   
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I don't think launch gpus overclock better, but I know later revisions usually get cheaper components and become voltage locked. The later revisions usually overclock worse from my experiences.

So your saying the earlier ones are better than later ones? tongue.gif
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So your saying the earlier ones are better than later ones? tongue.gif

the problem is, issues with the earliest GPU's may be fixed with the later released GPU's, while previous exploits (flashing bios's, unlocked voltages, etc..) may be patched up later.

For instance, if it was discovered that a 7950 could EASILY be flashed to a 7970, AMD would most likely fix that with the next batch to keep people from purchasing a "7970" for cheap.

HOWEVER, if there's any quality control issues with the earliest models, you may just be SOL (early adopter symptoms)

Which path happens though is impossible to know.
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quality control issues can be fixed via rma though if the card doesnt work as it should.
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quality control issues can be fixed via rma though if the card doesnt work as it should.

not as far as OC'ing is concerned. If the card dies due to normal functionality, this is true. If it dies because it was later found out that it can't handle higher voltages, then you're SOL.

I'm not anticipating anything negative about the card, I'm just being cautious, ideally to have my expectations blown away later tongue.gif
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