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Sapphire 7970 OC V2 vs V1?

Hi all.

Was just about to purchase all the parts for my new rig, and had decided on the Sapphire 7970 OC Edition:
http://www.umart.com.au/pro/products_listnew.phtml?id=10&id2=248&bid=2&sid=88297

However, it's out of stock at the moment. I then noticed this card, for $10 less (Sapphire 7970 OC Edition V2), and would really like to know what the difference is, if any.

http://www.umart.com.au/pro/products_listnew.phtml?id=10&id2=248&bid=2&sid=105439

Basically should I wait until the original card I wanted is back in stock, or is this other card essentially identical?. I chose the Sapphire OC edition over some of the others brands because of the high overclock capacity and not unreasonable price.

Thanks!
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  1. Hmm, I would think maybe something as small as a bios revision. Ah I found a difference the PCB is not reference.

    http://www.overclock.net/t/1321606/sapphire-7970-oc-v2-is-not-reference
  2. bigshootr8 said:
    Hmm, I would think maybe something as small as a bios revision. Ah I found a difference the PCB is not reference.

    http://www.overclock.net/t/1321606/sapphire-7970-oc-v2-is-not-reference



    Yeah I saw that link, is it of any consequence? I am not water cooling, just running it with stock cooling.
  3. Best answer
    I would suspect if you are just using the card no there isn't I would think you could buy either card and be just fine. I would suggest the Vapor-X cards but those are Ghz. cards and as a consequence are perhaps out of your price range.
  4. Best answer selected by bgoss4.
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