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Return my HiS 7970 and purchase an r9 280x?

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So, I just bought an HiS Radeon Hd 7970 IceQx2 card last month.
This exact card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161412

My question is, should I return it for a refund and purchase the HiS r9 280x?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161412

The funny thing being that the refund for the Radeon Hd 7970 would be about $360 with the r9 280x only costing me $320.

Do you guys think I would gain anything other than the small bit of cash?
If not, then it wouldn't be worth the trouble.

The only difference I see is the r9 having a boost and higher stock clock.
My HiS 7970 IceQx2 is already clocked at 1125/1575, so the clock difference would be irrelevant.

Would love to hear everyone's opinion!
Thanks
 
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so let me get this straight, you want to return a 7970 for basically what is a 7970 re-brand... headscratch.gif if that 40 bucks is important then go for it.
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I would do it biggrin.gif
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I'd keep it! I have exact same GPU and it's pretty sweet when OC'd! I'm going to eventually order me HiS r9 280x and xfire them. Not sure you knew that. You can xfire 7970/R280x! thumb.gif
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post #5 of 8
I'd probably do it just to have a newer cool looking gpu name in your sig!

"R9 280x"

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If $40 is that important to you then go for it. Other than that, they are pretty much the same card.
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post #7 of 8
did you get the games with the 7970 and they are letting you return it? if no out-of-pocket cost i would return it and get the cooler named version like Mr. said.

now if you're going to lose the games, then keep it.
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post #8 of 8
I think those cards are IDENTICAL except for a different name, sticker and an updated bios.
If the 7970 overclocks well with acceptable voltage then keep it. otherwise return it and you might get an overclockable beast.

If you decided to return it and get the 280x instead, Would you be kind enough to upload the 280x bios to TPU! I have the exact same card as yours expect it's the turbo version and I would love to flash it with 280x bios rolleyes.gif.
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