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Well, in situations like this, I go for the more expensive one. Which in this case is the reference model. But yeah, don't go for XFX, go for Sapphire.
Except Sapphires clock like crap. They gimped their cards. Todays cards are not as good as initial release cards which were awesome clockers.
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My gigabyte is amazing... Unlocked to 6970 and runs at the 6970 clocks easy. Runs about 55c during games with ambient of 23c.
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it's so funny how i've been able to see the herd mentality with xfx.

when they first stepped in with ati, everyone was gushing about xfx ati cards. everyone raved about how they were so good. funny thing is that most of the people who raved about them probably never owned an xfx card.

now when some threads popped up within the last year or so about how ati had horrible warranties, and denied a good member here, now all the anti-fanboys have come out. everybody raves about how horrible the company's rma service is. funny thing is that most of the people who are dissing them probably never rma'd an xfx card.

aside from their 4890 shenanigans, i don't know what to think of the company. i do know that they have the best warranty in the business.
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Go with the reference one, those are still unlock able, at least the 2 MSI ones I got off amazon a couple weeks ago were.
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Just get the ref one, Im sure later your gonna want to unlock it to a 6970.
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