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Asus matrix platinum 7970

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    Should do just fine and the price ain't bad at all, I have a sapphire dual x HD7970 925mhz/1375mhz version and it works just fine for me with all my games at a res of 2560/1440.

    I see the Asus card has a nice OC out the box so defo worth 250 as its better than my card and mine cost me £330 and is still £330 ish on most online retailers.
     
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    It's a good card but most of the features it has are kinda pointless if you won't use it on on a test bench. I personally prefer Sapphire cards because I notice a pro Nvidia bias from ASUS but I haven't heard of any serious issues with the Matrix and I do know that the Vapor-x card has a picky VRM on the input side ie: coil whine with certain PSUs
     
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    You can get water blocks from EKWB for that card as well. It's one of the best 7970's I reckon. You should get no coil whine as I believe the chokes are solid and designed for higher tolerances and reduce both electrical and audible noise. If I knew dual gpu's could be 100% reliable (from both teams) I'd actually trade out my Titan for two of these.
     
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    It's a beautiful card and has a beastly cooler aswell.
     
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    It's a good card for the price.

    I have one as a temporary fill in / back up until the 290x launches.

    Clocked up it basically matches my old GTX780 at stock in Eyefinity which is fine for now (mainly playing GTA5 anyway).

    The card is really designed for extreme cooling but ultimately it has a great out of the box overclock, runs cool & quiet even with stupid volts, comes with free games (I got gold voucher, NS reloaded voucher and a Bioshock Inf voucher) and is a very attractive price.
     
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    Very nice card, personally i would go for the Asus Direct CU II "Top" edition and save myself 25 quid.
     
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    I got the card and loves it , bit faster than dual fives and cheers for the water block news but im keeping the cooler on I think question now is should I buy another while they are about /cheap
     
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    @ 1080? probably not lol.

    Waterblock?
     
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    Your right of course but so tempted ,OT is the place to be plus I do have dreams of 3 screens :)

    As for a waterblock im not sure its worth it as mine is artefacting at 1250+ CORE but with already low temps of 70 max
     

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