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Sapphire Vapor X 7970 ghz worth returning HIS IceQ X2 7970 ghz?

I wanted to buy Vapor X 7970 ghz edition, thought it was gonna take a while (a month or so) to restock, so bought HIS IceQ X2 7970 ghz. Then voila, it pops back out a couple days later. I hate my itchy trigger finger...

Is Vapor X better than IceQ X2, or are they just more popular? They both have good cooling ability and are considerably quiet than stock.

I'm thinking of returning IceQ X2, but NewEgg restocking fee is out of this world (20%, I think), but if the difference is profound, I will have to sell it on Craigslist or something.

Overclockability, Noise, Performance are important to me (no particular order). All user experiences are welcome, but some stat would be nice, too (I had a hard time finding them).
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  1. The vaporx is better. It is probably the best 7970 ghz out there. There isn't a 20% boost in performance for basically anything though.
  2. But is it worth returning for...?

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/395473-33-sapphire-vapor-7970-worth-returning-iceq-7970

    He says there's no difference performance-wise. I know Vapor-X is a much more popular, but if I return, I have to pay for 20% fee AND shipping.
  3. Practically speaking, no.
    The vapor may perform slightly better, but the cost and hastle don't justify it.

    If you want to return it, go ahead, but if your asking should you, it doesn't make a lot of sense.
  4. Best answer
    It's not worth it. What the guy said is true, they're basically the same chip. Sapphire itself is just a really trustable and reliable brand, with Vapor-X being a good cooling system, thus making the vapor-x 7970 ghz more popular than most others (And it also looks pretty sick compared to others). The HIS IceQ X^2 also has a really good cooling system. It's really not worth any extra money.
  5. For a 20% restocking fee, no.
  6. Best answer selected by snr914.
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