Closed MSI R6970 Lightning or Gigabyte GV-R697OC-2GD Tags: Radeon MSI Gigabyte Graphics Product Last response: September 14, 2011 5:47 PM in Graphics & Displays Share Trooper80 March 27, 2011 12:22:34 PM Hey guys, I am ready to buy an OC 6970 and I am thinking to buy one of these 2(MSI R6970 Lightning or Gigabyte GV-R697OC-2GD). Which one would you recommend? Thank! More about : msi r6970 lightning gigabyte r697oc 2gd Trooper80 March 28, 2011 4:53:26 PM Links: MSI - http://www.msi.com/product/vga/R6970-Lightning.html Gigabyte - http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=... Please give me your opinions. Thanks! johnb0118 April 3, 2011 3:12:36 AM Neither, if you are looking to get a good 6970 to OC then you should get the Asus DirectCU II 6970. It has an amazing cooler on it that will keep your temps down and only costs about $15 more. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... If that won't fit in your case then you should go with Sapphire or the other Asus stock card. I've been burned by MSI and Gigabyte too many times and their customer service is a joke. Go with a more reliable brand. Related resources Which 6970: EAH6970 DCII/2DI4S/2GD5 or MSI R6970 LIGHTNING 2GB - Forum MSI R6970 Lightning - Not Detecting VGA Connection - Forum MSI R6970 Lightning - White Screen Issue - Forum MSI R6970 Lightning - Forum msi lightning vs gigabyte windforce gtx 780? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer oops_1337 September 14, 2011 4:29:58 PM r 6970 is way better if u got the knowlege to keep em very cool compared to all other cards on air and it doesnt take 3 slots yay FlintIronStagg September 14, 2011 4:51:06 PM yeah the MSi card for sure if you have the air flow for it Mousemonkey September 14, 2011 5:47:06 PM This topic has been closed by Mousemonkey Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedGTX 770: Gigabyte Windforce vs MSI Lightning vs MSI Gaming Forum SolvedDo 2 R6970 Lightning in CrossFire give a significant performance boost Forum SolvedGigabyte 7970 OC Vs MSI Lightning xtreme 580 3gb Forum MSI R9 290 X Lightning or Gigabyte GTX 780Ti GHz Edition ??? Forum MSI GTX 780 Lightning or Gigabyte GTX 780 GHz Edition? Forum R9 290x MSI Lightning or 780 ti Gigabyte Ghz Edition Forum MSI 290X Lightning or Sapphire 290x Tri-X? Or maybe Gigabyte 780ti Windforce OC Forum Buy a MSi/Gigabyte R9 280X or spend £25 more on a MSi GTX 770 Lightning? Forum Which GTX 780: MSI Lightning OR EVGA Classified OR Gigabyte Ghz OR Asus DC2OC ?? Urgent! Forum Stay with R6970 Lightning or upgrade to GTX 660 TI? Forum MSI GTX 770 Lightning 2gb Vs. Gigabyte GTX 770 4gb Forum MSI GTX580 Lightning vs Gigabyte GTX580 Ultra Durable 3GB Forum MSI Twin Frozr III R6970 - Cannot boot/ No display Forum MSI R6970 in Crossfire, did i make a bad choice? Forum SolvedLooking for info on the MSI GeForce GTX 780 3GB LIGHTNING Forum More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !