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Asus HD 7970 Matrix Platinum vs the MSI R7970 Lightning Boost Edition

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
October 28, 2013 7:59:00 AM

Going to buy a PC next week, can get both of those cards for the same price (€ 370)

Rest of the pc:

Noctua NH-D14
Asus Maximus VI hero
G. Skill Trident X 8GB 2400 MHz
Seagate Barracuda 2TB
Samung 840 EVO 250GB
Seasonic x-650
Fractal Design Define R4
October 28, 2013 8:52:18 AM

Asus has a better stock cooler with is better for overclocking so I would choose the Asus Card
October 28, 2013 9:20:46 AM

Any idea on hwo much beter?

I've build a pc for someone last week with the lightning and oced it to 1200/1700 with max temps of 75 degrees
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October 28, 2013 10:12:11 AM

Thnx for that, I've been looking for hours trying to find a comparison.
Do you by any chance know the difference between the plat and non plat version?
The only difference I've found are clock speeds, but if I can oc both equally theres no point in dropping an extra 50 on the plat version
October 28, 2013 10:34:31 AM

Platinum is factory overclocked and non platinum is not factory overclocked
October 28, 2013 10:40:53 AM

No other differences at all? As I see no reason to pay extra for the platinum as I'll be ocing it anyways
October 28, 2013 12:14:19 PM

Just found out I can get a phew of the 280x cards and they're all cheaper, would love an opinion on those as well if possible

Asus matrix is €20 less
Asus DC2T is €50 less
Gigabyte radeon is €90 less
Sapphire vapor-x is €90 less
Sapphire dual-x is €100 less
Club3D King and Queen are both €90 les

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a c 656 Ĉ ASUS
October 28, 2013 1:59:17 PM

The 280X is a bit faster, I went with the Asus DC2T and love it, their Matrix is clocked a little higher as base. Haven't really had any time to play with mine, but took it to 1150 with no problem, once I get a few free hours will play more ;) 
October 28, 2013 4:47:56 PM

Currently leaning towards both the matrix and dc2t but more in favor of the matrix as I've been tolled it cools a tad better and is a tad quieter
a c 656 Ĉ ASUS
October 28, 2013 4:53:29 PM

Yep, it has better fans, performance and sound wise