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In reading, & somewhat educating myself about subtle differences in cards, I run accross these 2 - SAPPHIRE Vapor-X Radeon HD5750 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 2.0 x16 Eyefinity & SAPPHIRE Radeon HD5750 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 2.0 x16.

The 1st has Vapor-X (which apparently is a better stock cooling solution), & Eyefinity. The 2nd appears to be a near match without Vapor-X & Eyefinity, except for some very minute specs #s --- Vapor-x has 10 more core clock MHz, & an effective memory clock of 1160GHz, again, 10 MORE GHz than the non-Vapor-x part.

Whether left @ stock speeds, or clocked semi-equally, would there really an appreciable difference in performance?

Is it me, or are most/all of these intricacies just gimmicks?
    
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At the same clocks the cards should perform equally. Obviously Vapor-X will give you better temps and more overclocking headroom.
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When you mean difference, do you mean overclocked vs. non overclocked crossfire, or a difference from a single card setup vs. crossfire setup?
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Performance? No. Temperatures? Yes.

Vapor-X is designed either for people who want whisper-quiet setups or for overclocking. Thus, the premium. The 10GHZ (haha) difference isn't noticeable in any appreciable way; maybe 0.5FPS?
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the vapor chamber would give lower temps, and higher overclocks than the other one. but unless you overclock them the slight clock increase and different cooling will make no noticeable difference.
Basically, if you are going to overclock, go with the vapor chamber, if not go with the non-vapor chamber.
    
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