Originally Posted by Clubber_Lang
Thanks for all your input man....it's really appreciated. I think I may just take your advice and get a good 7970 and water cool it when the time comes. I think it will do me just fine for a while , and when the time comes when I need more graphics power.....i'll just pick up another 7970 or get whatever new generation card is out.
Do you have any preference on what brands I should be looking at?
Phusius.....Thanks for the info man...and great score! I think? Since I haven't bench tested anything in years....I'm not sure how good that really is.
I did edit my post with bold, i meant to say that I had not seen a 7970 unable to overclock to the ghz clocks and beyond, meaning that they all do. I sort of goofed that up, sorry.
I have ASUS and Sapphire, and they both work fine. Just ran a 3DMark 11 of P16166.
I had to RMA my Sapphire once, and they replaced it in no time, new card returned to me in like 11-12 calender days, wihoo
I've had several in the past: XFX, Gigabyte, Sapphire, ASUS - no real issues. Some say to stay away from Visiontek and Diamond, possibly for customer service reason, but as I've never had them, I can't comment on them.
I'd say go for wherever the deal is! All reference cards are basically the same anyway, shop for the best deal!
Originally Posted by Phusius
Only 56 other people have scored that high with a 7950... so yes, its very good.
All Hail Phusius, he is our master!!!