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Hi all, I will be purchasing a new video card with in the next month (waiting to see if prices drop). My plan is a 6970 gpu. The 7000's are just to much. So what I would like to know is the good and bad of this gpu. Whats a good brand of gpu. Some of the brands like powercolor,HIS,Dimaond I have no ideal about. My budget is $350 $360.
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Hi all, I will be purchasing a new video card with in the next month (waiting to see if prices drop). My plan is a 6970 gpu. The 7000's are just to much. So what I would like to know is the good and bad of this gpu. Whats a good brand of gpu. Some of the brands like powercolor,HIS,Dimaond I have no ideal about. My budget is $350 $360.

From what I've seen around, Sapphire and MSI seem to be the best, and XFX offers a (double*) lifetime warranty. I haven't payed enough attention to the other brands to know where they stand though, so for the ones you listed I don't know.


* (you, and the guy you sell to later are both covered)
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Hi all, I will be purchasing a new video card with in the next month (waiting to see if prices drop). My plan is a 6970 gpu. The 7000's are just to much. So what I would like to know is the good and bad of this gpu. Whats a good brand of gpu. Some of the brands like powercolor,HIS,Dimaond I have no ideal about. My budget is $350 $360.

Wait for someone buying a 7970 and get their old 6970 really cheap. thumb.gif
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Hi all, I will be purchasing a new video card with in the next month (waiting to see if prices drop). My plan is a 6970 gpu. The 7000's are just to much. So what I would like to know is the good and bad of this gpu. Whats a good brand of gpu. Some of the brands like powercolor,HIS,Dimaond I have no ideal about. My budget is $350 $360.


Get a MSI TFIII if you can afford it, you will not regret it.

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Get a MSI TFIII if you can afford it, you will not regret it.

I did...
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From what I've seen around, Sapphire and MSI seem to be the best, and XFX offers a (double*) lifetime warranty. I haven't payed enough attention to the other brands to know where they stand though, so for the ones you listed I don't know.
* (you, and the guy you sell to later are both covered)

The double warranty sounds real good. Have any info on the warranty performance is with XFX.
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I did...

What happend?
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What happend?

With it unlocked, at 1000 core clock 1500 mem 1.3 volts +20 mem mv and +20 aux volts it would have gotten up to 95*C in furmark at 100% fan speed if it had not died first. In gaming @ stock it wouldn't run under 65*C even with 100% fan speed. My toxic I can keep below 65*C in furmark with below 100% fan speed. And thats @ 930 core and 1.212 volts.
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With it unlocked, at 1000 core clock 1500 mem 1.3 volts +20 mem mv and +20 aux volts it would have gotten up to 95*C in furmark at 100% fan speed if it had not died first. In gaming @ stock it wouldn't run under 65*C even with 100% fan speed. My toxic I can keep below 65*C in furmark with below 100% fan speed. And thats @ 930 core and 1.212 volts.

Man thats insane OC. I thought I didd pretty good with 755/905 from 625/850 on this 470. If I read it right the card in you rig is a saphire. My first 1gb card was a saphire 5850. Its still going in another computer and never gave me one bit of problems,like this 470 has. Are they still good cards.
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Man thats insane OC. I thought I didd pretty good with 755/905 from 625/850 on this 470. If I read it right the card in you rig is a saphire. My first 1gb card was a saphire 5850. Its still going in another computer and never gave me one bit of problems,like this 470 has. Are they still good cards.

Mine was a trash overclock compared to some I've seen. One guy had dual 6970's both running @ 1030 core @ like 1.22 volts. But, I probably could have dropped the voltage some; killed it on like my 3rd day of owning...
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