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New MSI R7970 TF 3GD5/OC BE Radeon HD 7970

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April 25, 2013 2:01:04 AM

So I had my heart set on purchasing the Sapphire 7970 OC Dual-X, but now MSI has released this new "7970 TF OC Boost Edition" card for a very similar price. Is there any performance difference, and what is the better buy? I have heard that both MSI and Sapphire cards are not voltage locked and are great OCers.


My build:
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
2x4GB Corsair Vengeance @1600MHz
ASrock Z77 Extreme4
Samsung 820 Series 120GB SSD
Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM HDD
Corsair TX650 v2
NZXT Phantom 410 White

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April 25, 2013 4:25:10 AM

Most importantly get the card that gives you the output ports you require.

Sapphire option has a full size DisplayPort and Single link DVI
MSI option has 2x Mini DisplayPort
Both have a Dual link DVI and HDMI

Apart from that, the MSI card is 50Mhz faster in factory and boost clock speeds.