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Question about 7970 GHz Edition

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October 24, 2012 10:33:09 PM

Is a 7970 GHz edition the same thing as a normal 7970, but factory overclocked? Or is it in the BIOS and requires flashing to access for a normal 7970?
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October 24, 2012 11:02:49 PM

Ghz edition in refined binned silicon
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a c 185 U Graphics card
October 24, 2012 11:08:06 PM

The best ones are imo SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 7970GHZ and ASUS HD 7970 Matrix Platinum
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October 24, 2012 11:22:29 PM

With the recent driver update, no need to get the GHZ Ed since the normal 7970 has major improvement and OCs very well. I'm tempted to sell my GTX 670 and grab a 7970, 2 of them on black friday!
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October 24, 2012 11:30:34 PM

hero1 said:
With the recent driver update, no need to get the GHZ Ed since the normal 7970 has major improvement and OCs very well. I'm tempted to sell my GTX 670 and grab a 7970, 2 of them on black friday!

Unless you are unsatisfied with your 670 in any other way than it being a touch slower than a 7970, I would not advice switching. I've had a lot of cards over the years from both companies, and at least half of the cards I've owned had little annoyances, such as noise, heat, bugs or what ever. It would be a shame if you sold a card that worked well only to find an annoyance in the new card.

Now if you had little problems with your 670, then go for it.
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October 24, 2012 11:37:44 PM

Can you get just as much performance with a 7950 if you flash it and overclock it?
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a b U Graphics card
October 24, 2012 11:45:53 PM

bystander said:
If you are unsatisfied with your 670 in any other way than it being a touch slower than a 7970, I would not advice switching. I've had a lot of cards over the years from both companies, and at least half of the cards I've owned had little annoyances, such as noise, heat, bugs or what ever. It would be a shame if you sold a card that worked well only to find an annoyance in the new card.

Now if you had little problems with your 670, then go for it.


Thanks for the input bud. I was just tempted to do it. Then I got thinking what if I add another GTX 670 same model from ASUS and have SLI. So now I'm stuck thinking what to do but I think I might just end up keeping what I have.
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