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None. It's only cosmetic differences. I also have the EK waterblock for my 5970. I have the full copper one + plexi. For those after the ''bling'' factor, they can choose the color they want for their set-up. That's all.

No differences in temps. Same thing.
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Out of the ones listed, which would best cool the card?
    
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Go with the cheapest from EK, since EK's are the ones with the water coming in nearest the problematic VRMs.

But if you're after the ''bling'', then choose the EK one ''matching'' your CPU waterblock and other watercooling hardware.
    
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Hey Soild, how is that new 5970 working out for you?
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Hey Soild, how is that new 5970 working out for you?
I can get it to 5870 core speeds without throttling. 1.100v on the core and overall happy with the card. I won't be able to use this card to its full potential till I get water cooling for it.
    
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I can get it to 5870 core speeds without throttling. 1.100v on the core and overall happy with the card. I won't be able to use this card to its full potential till I get water cooling for it.
cool, better overall than the powercolor?
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cool, better overall than the powercolor?
Seems like it.
    
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I can get it to 5870 core speeds without throttling. 1.100v on the core and overall happy with the card. I won't be able to use this card to its full potential till I get water cooling for it.
Oh solid glad you finally got a 5970! Glad its working out for you man. Where'd you get it from, Newegg?
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ive lost fan control......., completely out of the blue, its now stuck @ 50% ??

(i suppose its better than being stuck @ 25%), but its pretty noisy...... its a real pest, these ''8.70'' drivers are brilliant on my machine, i dont wanna have to install the ''8.69'' version just to fix it.

bloody drivers...
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ive lost fan control......., completely out of the blue, its now stuck @ 50% ??

(i suppose its better than being stuck @ 25%), but its pretty noisy...... its a real pest, these ''8.70'' drivers are brilliant on my machine, i dont wanna have to install the ''8.69'' version just to fix it.

bloody drivers...
Try I bios update. That's what I had to do with my card when I first got it to get fan control. See if Sapphire has a newer Bios for the 5970.
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Try I bios update. That's what I had to do with my card when I first got it to get fan control. See if Sapphire has a newer Bios for the 5970.
but its been working fine with my MSI custom fan curve, so im sure this cards BIOS has it by default, its always had fan control straight out of the box..??

its these new drivers interfering with its operation, i dont really want to go down the BIOS flashing route..
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