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Which HD 6970 (sapphire, XFX, diamond, asus) ???

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July 20, 2011 1:39:18 PM

Hello,

I would like your opinion on Which HD 6970 2gb GPU should I get.

I've seen different assemblers such as:

Asus - HIS - Diamond - XFX - Power Color - Sapphire


Which one would be the best in performance ?... considering I will crossfire eventually



Thank you for your support

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July 20, 2011 1:50:19 PM

First of all.. Which HIS model are you looking at?

All the ones you listed except the asus one are reference models. Therefore, they will all performe almost exactly the same.

The asus one would probably be the best, though at 3 slots, it will be difficult to xfire them unless you have a nice big tower and a motherboard that gives you enough space in between the x8/x8 or x16/x16 slots to be able to fit the cards in. Not to mention you will probably need something to hold the cards up cause they sag like crazy, not to mention two of them on one mobo. The Asus card will allow you to overclock better and remain cooler.

As for HIS, if you get the reference model, then read my first paragraph. IMO tho, the best value is probably gotten from the IceQ model (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161382). It will keep your cards cool, it comes overclocked higher than the asus card, and only takes up two slots as opposed to 3 by the asus.

If you can find a PowerColor PCS+ ax6970 (the custom cooler with the 4 heat pipes) get that instead if only because the IceQ looks like crap, and it also comes overclocked to 940mhz.
July 20, 2011 2:35:08 PM

phishy714 said:
First of all.. Which HIS model are you looking at?

All the ones you listed except the asus one are reference models. Therefore, they will all performe almost exactly the same.

The asus one would probably be the best, though at 3 slots, it will be difficult to xfire them unless you have a nice big tower and a motherboard that gives you enough space in between the x8/x8 or x16/x16 slots to be able to fit the cards in. Not to mention you will probably need something to hold the cards up cause they sag like crazy, not to mention two of them on one mobo. The Asus card will allow you to overclock better and remain cooler.

As for HIS, if you get the reference model, then read my first paragraph. IMO tho, the best value is probably gotten from the IceQ model (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161382). It will keep your cards cool, it comes overclocked higher than the asus card, and only takes up two slots as opposed to 3 by the asus.

If you can find a PowerColor PCS+ ax6970 (the custom cooler with the 4 heat pipes) get that instead if only because the IceQ looks like crap, and it also comes overclocked to 940mhz.


Thanks for responding that fast !

The MotherBoard Im planning to buy: GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD4-B3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Well this are the cards Im looking at:

DIAMOND 6970PE52G Radeon HD 6970 2GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
ASUS EAH6970 DCII/2DI4S/2GD5 Radeon HD 6970 2GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
HIS H697F2G2M Radeon HD 6970 2GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
HIS IceQ Turbo H697QT2G2M Radeon HD 6970 2GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PowerColor AX6970 2GBD5-M2DH Radeon HD 6970 2GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
MSI R6970-2PM2D2GD5 Radeon HD 6970 2GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
XFX HD-697A-CNFC Radeon HD 6970 2GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
SAPPHIRE 100311SR Radeon HD 6970 2GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
SAPPHIRE 100311-2SR Radeon HD 6970 2GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
VisionTek 900353 Radeon HD 6970 2GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

any suggestions???


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July 20, 2011 2:57:54 PM

Same suggestions as before buddy. That motherboard looks like it will be able to handle 2 Asus cards at 3 slots a piece. The only tricky part will be the weight and the fact that they sag when there is only 1 in a mobo because its so heavy. In xfire, you run into the problem that the top card will sag into the other one, and less space in between them to the point that the top card will probably have a hard time staying cool. Find a way to separate them and then possibly have them be held up by a stand of some sort and you should be golden, provided you have a big computer case. The asus cards are the best cards if you can make these accomodations.

Otherwise, go with the IceQ. They are ugly as anything, but will perform the best next to the asus card in terms of cooling and overclock capability. These will also alow you to Xfire much easier in that mobo.

As for all the other 6970's on that list, they are all reference models wich will all perform almost exactly the same. There is no shame in getting these, for you can probably find them cheaper than custom coolers, but they are generally louder and hotter, though not necesarily by alot.
July 20, 2011 3:08:46 PM

Asus has the best cooling from the ones you posted.
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