Saphire HD 7970 variants??

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=N82E16814202008

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=N82E16814202001

Is the Vapor X that much better that it justifies a $90 price hike?
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  1. I'd steer clear of Sapphire entirely to be honest. I've owned three, and each one died within 6 months of the warranty expiring (infact the first died the same month the warranty ended!). The things are built to die, you could set your watch by them.
  2. Difference between Sapphire 100351SR vs. 100351VXSR. Well that's not enlightening at all. Lets see what the sapphire web pages say. Sapphire Tech comparision of 100351SR vs. 100351VXSR. That's a little better. Basically the second card is the GHz edition and it's clocked a little higher. Otherwise they are very similar.
  3. the vapor x is just a slightly better cooler since it uses a vapor gas chanber to transfer heat. though for 90$ it isnt worth the price difference, and i recommend the normal.
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