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Which Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition to get ?? ( Gigabyte vs Sapphire )

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Last response: in Systems
April 4, 2013 10:55:00 AM

Hi friends my name is Swapnil
Tiwari and I live in New Delhi,
India. This is my first time building
a Gaming PC from scratch. I want
to play all the upcoming games on
maximum settings at 60+ FPS @
1080p. The budget is Rs.
100,000($1,837). I have finalised
all the components and Graphic
Card i.e. Radeon HD 7970 GHz
Edition, but I am torn between
these two cards :
Gigabyte AMD/ATI GV-R797OC-3GD
3 GB GDDR5 Graphics Card
GPU Clock : 1000 MHz
Price : Rs. 29,250($538)
Sapphire AMD/ATI HD 7970 DDR5
Vapor-X 3 GB GDDR5 Graphics
GPU Clock : 1000 MHz
Price : Rs. 34,550($635)
I am leaning towards Gigabyte as it
is cheaper and benchmarks show
the performance of both the cards
are almost identical. Here's the
link :
Here's the rest of the
configuration :
Motherboard : ASRock Z77
Extreme4 Motherboard
Processor : Intel 3.4 GHz LGA 1155
Core i5 3570K Processor
Monitor : Samsung 21.5 inch LED -
S22B370H Monitor
RAM : Corsair Vengeance DDR3 8
GB (2 x 4 GB) PC RAM
PSU : Corsair Enthusiast Series
Modular TX750M - 80 PLUS Bronze
Certified 750 Watt PSU
CPU Cooler : Cooler Master Hyper
212 EVO Cooler
Cabinet : BitFenix Outlaw APAC
Blue Edition Cabinet
HDD : Seagate Barracuda 1 TB
Desktop Internal Hard Drive
SSD : Samsung 830 Series 64 GB
SSD Internal Hard Drive
Optical Drive : Samsung SH-224BB
DVD Burner Internal Optical Drive
OS : Microsoft Windows 8
Professional (64 Bit)
Any suggestion is welcome. Waiting
for replies. Thanks in Advance !!

More about : radeon 7970 ghz edition gigabyte sapphire

April 4, 2013 11:18:08 AM

Neither of your links work, I would suggest fixing those.

I'd go for the Sapphire Vapor-X myself. The Gigabyte Windforce 3X is a fairly decent cooling solution as well.

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April 4, 2013 11:18:50 AM

Get the Gigabyte, there is no reason to spend the extra money.
April 4, 2013 11:23:29 AM

Sapphire Vapor X the Gigabyte is voltage locked.