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MSI R7970 Lightning (NO BE) vs Sapphire 7970 Vapor-x GHz

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March 27, 2013 1:41:44 PM

Hello, i'm going to buy new GPU for my system this weekend and I am confused between two choices :
The Msi R7970 Lightning (non BE) or Sapphire 7970 Vapor-X GHz edition?
I can get the MSI for 460 euros and Sapphire for 445 euros, not much difference.
The MSI GPU is a good overclocker and i gonna OC it a little and MSI card has Military Class III components.
But i heared that Sapphire Vapor -x is a powerful GPU and has good cooling like as the MSI Twin Frozr IV has.

Which of those GPU will perform better in gaming ?
Which GPU has better quality and durability?

Like you seen, the price is really close. Which GPU is better choice for my system?

My System Specs:
i7-3770k 4.2GHz
ASUS Maximus V Formula
8GB G.Skill Sniper 1866 MHz
Corsair HX 1050W Gold
500GB Caviar Black
120GB Corsair Neutron GTX
Thermaltake Frio ocK CPU Cooler
CM Storm Trooper FullTower

Help me deciding which gpu i need to get?
Thanks!
a b ) Power supply
a b U Graphics card
a b à CPUs
a b V Motherboard
March 27, 2013 1:46:55 PM

First off they are the same gpu so it can't be "faster" than the same card. It's like saying my car is faster because I purchased it even though it's the same. Just get the cheaper one. If you want to set world records then get the Lightning.

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March 27, 2013 2:31:18 PM
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Didn't you already ask this eariler today ? Anyways MSI's Radeon HD 7970 Lightning is a heavily customized implementation of the HD 7970 with focus on performance and overclocking. The card uses a beefed up voltage regulation circuitry and massive dual-fan heatsink to ensure stable operation at MSI's increased clock speeds of 1070 MHz. Memory clock has gone up too, up to 1400 MHz.The Sapphire 7970 Vapor-X comes with a large dual-fan cooler that uses the company's famous vapor-chamber technology. The 7970 Vapor-X sports a factory overclock, to the tune of a 1GHz clock speed In terms of power, the card uses an eight phase power design, along with Sapphire’s Black Diamond chokes.Both are great cards either choice is fine just pick whichever is cheaper.
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