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 MSI Lightning R6970 Crossfire - Forum Which 6970: EAH6970 DCII/2DI4S/2GD5 or MSI R6970 LIGHTNING 2GB - Forum First time builder need advice on specs - Forum P6t se motherboard ram upgrade - Forum What mobo and gpu for i7 2600k - 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: ForumMSI 6970 lightning blue screen ForumDo 2 R6970 Lightning in CrossFire give a significant performance boost ForumMSI R6970 Lightning - White Screen Issue ForumStay with R6970 Lightning or upgrade to GTX 660 TI? ForumMSI R6970 Lightning - Not Detecting VGA Connection ForumWhich is a better Gaming card - MSI Radeon R6970 Lightning vs MSI N580GTX Lightn ForumMSI R6970 Lightning ForumPoVi 2.5GB 841mhz GeForce GTX 570 Beast vs MSI HD 6970 Lightning ForumAsus gtx560ti directcuII-broken ForumGigabyte GTX 560 ti SOC problem Forum[Solved] Msi hd5770 is it my best choice? Forum[Solved] Installed Gigabyte Radeon HD 4650 AGP and now SC2 crashes ForumMac Pro + MSI R5770 HAWK= No Output Forum[Solved] EVGA vs MSI Forum[Solved] MSi or Gigabyte? 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 !