Originally Posted by Hawk777th
Is the lightning a waste of money for gaming? I know its been built to be a benchmark card so is it worth the extra just for gaming?
The 6970 comes in at several price points from $339 to $386 for the lighting.
The reference cards run pretty warm and the fans are fairly loud. The 880 clock speed is the lowest stock and the higher cost cards are factory o/c'ed up to 940.
I paid the extra dough cuss the MSI card is built from the ground up. The pcb is clean, the power managment on this is off the chart. The twin frozerIII is awesome. This is running at 34c idle and I ran kombuster for twenty minutes it topped 74c. The card is running at stock and I doubled my FPS in BadCo 2 from the 50's-low 60's with my 5770 to 110+ with this card.
I went from 2816 on 3DMark to 5632. Doubled up.
My cpu is slightly overclocked and im lovin this thing. I will mess with the setting and see what I can do but I doubt I will push this.
Sandybridge is in my future and then the saddle will go on this beast and we will see what she can do.Edited by Spct - 4/15/11 at 9:54pm