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January 30, 2012 11:50:10 PM

is there any difference between the base models for the radeon 7970 besides color?

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January 31, 2012 12:33:03 AM

Different warranties, some are factory overclocked, the XFX one has a non-reference cooler.
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January 31, 2012 12:35:10 AM

so basically any that arnt overclocked are basically the same.so if ones outta stock and im happy with the color of another ill be fine?
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January 31, 2012 3:06:05 AM

yes, right now most companies are releasing "reference models" which consists of the same PCB and general design of AMD's 7970. Usually a few months after the initial release you will see more "non-reference" cards for sale, I'd wait for those cards seeing how usually they have much better coolers and are generally much quieter
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January 31, 2012 6:24:27 PM

If you are looking at the reference models then they are pretty much the same.

The difference will be in 1. the warranty offered by the specific manufacturer 2. The accessories included ei. cables/adapters 3. The quality of parts used in the card


Most people will have the "brand" they stick with or the ones they trust, mostly based on personal experience. I have heard good things about Sapphire, XFX ("mainly because in the past they have had lifetime warranties") , MSI

I can vouch personally for the Sapphire HD 7970, this is the one I purchased and have been using for a couple of weeks and have had no issues at all, runs perfect nice and cool - Temps playing Star wars: tor at 50% Fan hover right around 55-60C - with my old gtx 480 at 80% fan speed it would run 75c >.<
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January 31, 2012 7:46:03 PM

kam215 said:
k thnx for the info guys...i want the sapphire but its outta stock on new egg literally waiting to buy that then gonna purchase my whole build together..the is 2500k keeps goin in and outta stock too.u can def tell its tax season

my build http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=15861911


Ya right now the cards keep going in and out of stock, the week I purchased mine it was litterally every hour I would refresh and see what was in stock at that moment. Was gaming one night and happened to look and saw the Sapphire one was finally back in stock and clicked buy as fast as I could! Nice set up you have going! the only thing I would suggest from personal experience is

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... vs the Corsair PSU you have picked out if you don't mind spending an extra 20 bucks. SeaSonic makes amazing quality PSUs - I've always went with them and never had an issue, nothing against the Corsair PSU, never had experience with them but I would bet my life on SeaSonic PSUs!!!
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January 31, 2012 8:03:23 PM

too late i literally just ordered my build hopefully it all goes through and isnt outta stock by the time the process it
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