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Simple question of GPU OCing

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Last response: in Overclocking
January 8, 2013 6:44:35 PM

Hello, i have been watching a new 7970 card. The store im buying it has the Gigabyte radeon 7970 normal clock edition, and the GHz cersion, that is 30€ expensiever.
So my question, is the boost clock the only defference between them, and is it possible/how hard is it to OC the card to the boost clock.

Like the norm clock is 1000MHz (the normal version) and the GHz version is 1100.
So, can i buy the cheaper version, Oc it to 1100 and save money?

Ok, the 3072mb GDDR5 memory is 5500MHz in the normal, and 6000 on the ghz. So is that also overclockable.

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a b K Overclocking
January 13, 2013 3:57:51 AM

The overclock edition would probably have a better cooler fitted, although the regular may use the windforce cooling as well
also, the GHZ edition will more than likely have a slightly higher overclocking potential yet id eat my hat if you couldnt push a 7970 to those overclocks very easily :) 
TLDR: to save 30€, if you dont plan on massive overclocking, you only want GHZ edition performance, id pick the regular everyday