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If you read that I mentioned a pound sign (£), it would imply that I'm from the U.K. What are the cards that are available? I don't know. There are Asus, Gigabyte, Sapphire, XFX, Diamond, and others Idk yet.
Well I did not wish to make presumptions.... would say that Asus, Gigabyte and Sapphire are tops in terms of warranties in regards to US(not sure what they are in the UK or EU)... and diamond and XFX being lower end... XFX customer support has waned since they no longer make nvidia cards...
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Wth are you talking about lol. Sapphire 6970 £267.99
    
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Originally Posted by Razi3l;12546180 
Wth are you talking about lol. Sapphire 6970 £267.99


http://www.ebuyer.com/product/250395

That's why I asked...
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Reference cards are generally expensiver because it costs more to get them from AMD for partners like Sapphire. The one I linked to is their own card thats why its a lot cheaper. There are the odd few with stupid prices, for example I once saw a Palit GTX 580 for around £400 and an EVGA mode for £115 more.. Some brands are just much more expensive *coughEVGA*. Unless you have specific needs, I would just get the cheapest 6970 with decent warranty.
    
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Well, Sapphire makes very nice cards. I've never needed to RMA to them, so I can't tell about their Customer Service. I also had XFX cards when they were w/ Nvidia. Both have good quality cards. You could also check for 2GB HD 6950 that can be flashed and become HD 6970.
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I was gonna buy 2GB XFX HD 6970 (Black, PCI-E 2.1 (x16), 5700MHz GDDR5, GPU 925MHz, 1536Cores, 2x DVI / 2x mDP/ HDMI) for £269.99

However, that card is out of stock so I'm forced to buy another one, I'm looking at 2GB SAPPHIRE HD 6970 but it costs £341.69.

So, why are some 6970s less/more expensive?

BTW, I'm talking about the 2gb VRAM cards. I need 2gb VRAM.
If Sapphire is more expensive, should I go with it? Worth the extra price...?
I was thinking they are expensive because of extra cores or units..?

Thanks in advance..
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Originally Posted by amurph0;12547167 
Get it from here:
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Is 60 months a good warrenty?
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post #18 of 18
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Is 60 months a good warrenty?
Yeah. It's 5 years. You will probably get rid of the card and buy a new one long before the warranty is up!

Make sure you register the warranty on the XFX website though.

Most of the other cards have 24month warranty's (2 years).
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