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ASUS 7970 DirectCU II TOP vs Matrix Platinum

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October 5, 2013 3:18:10 PM

So i'm going to be getting a new gpu around christmas time, and have settled on the ASUS Radeon 7970, but I don't know which one to get.

DirectCU2 TOP (£221) : http://www.scan.co.uk/products/3gb-asus-radeon-hd-7970-...

Matrix Platinum (£260) : http://www.scan.co.uk/products/3gb-asus-radeon-hd-7970-...

I know the Matrix Platinum has a higher clock/memory speed but otherwise what is the difference?
And would it be worth the extra money?
October 6, 2013 7:09:50 AM

Not really, it's only performance boots and to be honest you can do this yourself easily with GPU Tweak. Coming from an HD7970 DirectCU II owner, I don't think it's really worth it for another £39 just for higher speeds you can achieve yourself, some minor cooling differences and a glowing logo :p 
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October 6, 2013 8:32:00 AM

thenay said:
Not really, it's only performance boots and to be honest you can do this yourself easily with GPU Tweak. Coming from an HD7970 DirectCU II owner, I don't think it's really worth it for another £39 just for higher speeds you can achieve yourself, some minor cooling differences and a glowing logo :p 

Yup, and this card is VOLTAGE UNLOCKED without the GPUTweak Version 2.2.1.4. I have full control over my 7970, I use Trixx to pull past 1125MHz core to 1220Mhz and then ASUS GPUTweak to pull up the voltage to 1244mv
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October 6, 2013 8:34:58 AM

Go with the normal 309USD 7970.... You will be impressed drasticly, mine pulls further than the new 280X by almost 3000 in FireStrike. The ASUS 7970 DCU is not T version is sooo much better to me, since I have complete control of everything. Dont listen to the ignorant guys on Newegg, if they wanted to pull 1300MHz and 6GHz on mem then they should have researched before buying.
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October 6, 2013 11:23:21 PM

meowmix44 said:
thenay said:
Not really, it's only performance boots and to be honest you can do this yourself easily with GPU Tweak. Coming from an HD7970 DirectCU II owner, I don't think it's really worth it for another £39 just for higher speeds you can achieve yourself, some minor cooling differences and a glowing logo :p 

Yup, and this card is VOLTAGE UNLOCKED without the GPUTweak Version 2.2.1.4. I have full control over my 7970, I use Trixx to pull past 1125MHz core to 1220Mhz and then ASUS GPUTweak to pull up the voltage to 1244mv

Yep, I agree :D 
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October 7, 2013 7:35:10 AM

Thanks guys, i'll get the DCU II TOP c:
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October 7, 2013 12:42:14 PM

calumconroy said:
Thanks guys, i'll get the DCU II TOP c:


Nooooo not the top version!!!!
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October 8, 2013 2:17:49 AM

meowmix44 said:
calumconroy said:
Thanks guys, i'll get the DCU II TOP c:


Nooooo not the top version!!!!


Yeh I agree, get the normal one and overclock it yourself, believe me, there no point wasting money on something you could've done in a few clicks
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October 8, 2013 5:24:07 AM

thenay said:
meowmix44 said:
calumconroy said:
Thanks guys, i'll get the DCU II TOP c:


Nooooo not the top version!!!!


Yeh I agree, get the normal one and overclock it yourself, believe me, there no point wasting money on something you could've done in a few clicks

lol guess what... my 7970 blew my psu from overclocking... Serious power.
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October 14, 2013 4:57:53 AM

An OCZ ModXStream 600W PSU.
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