And it sounds very good, but I don't know much about graphics cards (Or any part of a computer really) and I wanted to see if I was missing something. Is there a better 7970 to get at that price point or below it? I know any card you buy above $400 is going to do well in any current game, I just want to make sure that there isn't a better option out there.
And this is kind of a side question, but can you flash the bios from the ghz edition onto a normal 7970? I've heard people talking about it but I can't seem to find out how they do it.
I order it in a week; I'll probably wait to see if the $670 sapphire is cheaper, and if it isn't I'll just get the XFX. Thanks!
I didn't know getting different bios mattered so little; I'll just overclock regularly. Thanks again!
I heard the Ghz edition was practically just a stock 7970 but with better bios. Is that wrong?
a 7970 ghz is a partially heavy overclocked 7970 on a better binned pcb than the newer 7970s, since they save the best ones for the strongest cards. GHZ edition cards essentially work like Gtx 6xx series cards, they self overclock with a built in turbo function.
Don't bother flashing your BIOS. Very little reward if you do it right and huge risk if anything goes wrong (hello $450 paperweight).
Really, there's lots of good options for the 7970 right now - it's hitting good price points. If I were purchasing a 7970 right now, I would probably buy the Sapphire Vapor-X GHz edition, though it was just $450 a few days ago - I'd probably wait around to snag it at that price as I think $470 is a tiny bit high.
why not the card you have i heard those are beast MSI 7970 Lightning ?