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Msi lightning or sapphire vapor x ghz

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December 2, 2012 5:53:25 PM

Vapor x. 3 free games plus it has hdmi in place of the mini display ports, which would be easier to work with if you ever get 3 monitors. Both should perform well.

Not that it matters but appearance-wise that lightning has an amazing looking backplate while the vapor x has a illuminated sapphire logo I believe.
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a c 291 U Graphics card
December 2, 2012 6:04:28 PM

MSI looks amazing. I'd get that :p . It should also overclock much better. Lastly, it has 6 ports, over 4 on sapphire one.
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December 2, 2012 6:38:03 PM

Actually, they both have 3 free games...I just can't choose...the more input the better.
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a c 566 U Graphics card
December 2, 2012 6:44:09 PM

The two DVI ports on the MSI Radeon HD 7970 Lightning are single link only.

If you're planning on using a display with a resolution of 2560x1440 or 2560x1600, or anything using 120 Hz, you must either have a monitor with DisplayPort input or you will need to buy an active DisplayPort to dual-link DVI adapter.
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December 2, 2012 6:51:55 PM

I am using a standard monitor, so that shouldn't be a problem.
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a c 291 U Graphics card
December 2, 2012 6:56:31 PM

ko888 said:
The two DVI ports on the MSI Radeon HD 7970 Lightning are single link only.

If you're planning on using a display with a resolution of 2560x1440 or 2560x1600, or anything using 120 Hz, you must either have a monitor with DisplayPort input or you will need to buy an active DisplayPort to dual-link DVI adapter.


Where did you get that from? They are both dual link DVIs.
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December 2, 2012 7:02:34 PM

no they're single link, but like I said that doesn't really matter to me! I just want to know which card will perform better.
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a c 291 U Graphics card
December 2, 2012 7:03:37 PM

Yea my bad. Ports are dual link, but provide only single link interface. Had me fooled there!
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a c 566 U Graphics card
December 2, 2012 7:28:03 PM

Out of the box the SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100351VXSR Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB is ever so slightly better performing due to its higher Memory Clock.
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