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Saphire HD 7970 variants??

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Last response: in Graphics Cards
December 9, 2012 2:48:24 PM

Can someone enlighten me on the difference between these cards?

SAPPHIRE 100351SR Radeon HD 7970 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card OC with Boost
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100351VXSR Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Is the Vapor X that much better that it justifies a $90 price hike?

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December 9, 2012 2:55:34 PM

I'd steer clear of Sapphire entirely to be honest. I've owned three, and each one died within 6 months of the warranty expiring (infact the first died the same month the warranty ended!). The things are built to die, you could set your watch by them.
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December 9, 2012 3:16:05 PM

the vapor x is just a slightly better cooler since it uses a vapor gas chanber to transfer heat. though for 90$ it isnt worth the price difference, and i recommend the normal.
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