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#29
Now i am pretty much confused. Either i stay with gigabyte 7950 windforce or i get a sapphire HD7950 Vapor X
 
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Which one?

SAPPHIRE 100351SR Radeon HD 7970 OC 3GB 384-bit

SAPPHIRE 100351SR Radeon HD 7950 Vapor X 3GB 384-bit

Gigabyte 7950 Windforce which the card is locked.
 
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#31
Frag said he just got a 7970 for that price and that is the better option still. Plus amd gives you those 3 games.
Yeah even if you're used to paying only half price for your games, that's still like getting a top end GPU for about $250. Those are good games too, couldn't pass it up. I went for the deal mostly for the card itself though.
 
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#32
Which one?

SAPPHIRE 100351SR Radeon HD 7970 OC 3GB 384-bit

SAPPHIRE 100351SR Radeon HD 7950 Vapor X 3GB 384-bit

Gigabyte 7950 Windforce which the card is locked.
get the 7970... :)
 
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Strange, the Gigabyte 7950 windforce idle is 31 to 33 at 900 clock and 1250 RAM.
Look at the great load temps. The idle temps are probably more because sapphire decided to go for quietness at idle with the fan curve.

Which one?

SAPPHIRE 100351SR Radeon HD 7970 OC 3GB 384-bit

SAPPHIRE 100351SR Radeon HD 7950 Vapor X 3GB 384-bit

Gigabyte 7950 Windforce which the card is locked.
I would take out the windforce because it is locked... I do assume you want to overclock as much as you can.


Yeah even if you're used to paying only half price for your games, that's still like getting a top end GPU for about $250. Those are good games too, couldn't pass it up. I went for the deal mostly for the card itself though.
So you got a 7970?
 
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i can not belive that those 7950's dont oc good!! at least 1ghz should be relatively easy.
i hear saphire card oc very good,why not go that side!
 
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Nvm, The SAPPHIRE 100351SR Radeon HD 7950 Vapor X 3GB 384-bit are now voltage locked, canceled my order. Looking for another card
 
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Any help would be great
 
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#38
If both cards are locked, I'd choose the vapor-x even though it's a little more pricey. At least it runs cooler and it is probably more quiet as well. I think the worst feeling is getting the inferior card and then regretting the purchase and thinking about "what could have been".

But as someone else said, the vapor-x is probably locked, so if the other sapphire card is not locked, I would choose that card. As a bonus it is also cheaper and looks like it comes out of the box slightly overclocked :)
 
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So you got a 7970?
Yep, this one when it was briefly available for $330 before being sold out.

It still shows the same price, but since the rebate only goes through Nov and they seem to be getting limited quantities, I'm doubtful it will be available at that price, at least not soon anyway. Maybe when the 8000s or 700s come out.

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Just got another Black Friday ad emailed from Newegg showing this card in it, even though it's sold out, so maybe they will get some more in at that price.

I also just ordered this audio enabling DVI to HDMI adapter from eBay, in case there's any problems with the HDMI audio. It's the same thing as this and is originally made by ATI, not HIS.
 
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