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7970 and 7970 ghz?

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What's the difference between the two other than the stock over clock. I want to buy one or the other, but i haven't decided.
 

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No difference other than the bios flashed on the card. Check out the reviews of each. The reviews section can be found on the main page at TPU.
 

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I've yet to see a reference 7970 that cannot overclock beyond the GHz clocks
Since you mention it, my card with the GHz edition bios worked fine... Until I wanted to overclock it further. It didn't like it. Not sure if it was the power tune features or the drivers at the time but I much prefer the original bios.
 

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Since you mention it, my card with the GHz edition bios worked fine... Until I wanted to overclock it further. It didn't like it. Not sure if it was the power tune features or the drivers at the time but I much prefer the original bios.
I recall hearing your experience as well as others with the GHz bios, so I never bothered flashing it. My reference cards overclock just fine without it. :) IMO the reference cards work fine, especially with water cooling.
 
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