Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Saphire HD 7970 variants??

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
Share
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?

More about : saphire 7970 variants

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.
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.
!