I'm going to unlock to a 6970 so I need a 2gb. Which ones are better? I know they're the same card, but the brand? Can anyone point me to a good one or maybe on a cheaper website? P.S. I live in Canada.
XFX and Sapphire are the top two brands, with XFX being my preferred brand. In reviewing Newegg.ca, they have this Sapphire cheaper ( http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... ), which you can use NCIX's price matching to equal or get from Newegg.ca. If not, stick with the XFX model.
I got the card, unlocked the shaders, then overclocked the core to 915Mhz and the memory to 1370Mhz on 1170mV with Afterburner. Great card! I thought I might miss PhysX from my 460, but Fluidmark seemed to run fine (probably software PhysX). Good buy for me, thanks! I have two 64gb Crucial C300 Sata 6gb/s coming tomorrow. Going to try RAID 0!