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Which 7970?

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a b U Graphics card
May 21, 2012 11:54:35 AM

Hi Toms,

I just need a little help making a decision.

I have two used 7970s available to me, both reference, both for $375. One is Sapphire, one is Asus. Any reason to pick one over the other?

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a b Ĉ ASUS
May 21, 2012 11:59:22 AM

My experience with Asus products is they have been solid and problem-free.

I've never bought anything Sapphire or sought after their products.

I'd choose Asus just because it is on my trusted brands list.
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a b U Graphics card
May 21, 2012 12:07:52 PM

Thanks for the reply.

I have used Sapphire cards and they tend to be good. I haven't owned an Asus card. I like the Sapphire GPU overclocking utility. Have you used Asus' Variety? (GPU Tweak)
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May 21, 2012 12:13:35 PM

I never have used the Asus utility, but most people use the MSI Afterburner utility for OCs. I also like the Precision X utility that I 'discovered' when I got my EVGAs. You can download whichever OC utility you want independent of the brand you buy.
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May 21, 2012 12:22:21 PM

I've got 2 of the reference Sapphire 7970s. No problems what-so-ever. And I also like Trixx. Never been a fan of afterburner. Are you planning on watercooling?
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a b U Graphics card
May 21, 2012 12:22:28 PM

Sure, I suppose for a reference board you can. In my experience, (with a non-reference 6950) the option to increase the voltage was only enabled in the vendor specific OC utility.

I have used afterburner as well.

One other question, do you know if Asus' warranty is transferable?
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a b U Graphics card
May 21, 2012 12:25:09 PM

+1 to asus.i prefer MSi or EVGA for graphics card but asus products are of top quality.
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a b Ĉ ASUS
May 21, 2012 12:37:53 PM

blade061188 said:
Sure, I suppose for a reference board you can. In my experience, (with a non-reference 6950) the option to increase the voltage was only enabled in the vendor specific OC utility.

I have used afterburner as well.

One other question, do you know if Asus' warranty is transferable?

I tried to find info on transferability of the warranty, but couldn't. You can call them to find out:

http://support.asus.com/Hotlines.aspx?SLanguage=en
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a b U Graphics card
May 21, 2012 6:22:05 PM

Alright. Thanks for the info.
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a b U Graphics card
May 21, 2012 6:22:24 PM

Best answer selected by blade061188.
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May 21, 2012 9:56:33 PM

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