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Help choose between 2 close 7970's

February 7, 2013 8:08:46 PM

Hello everyone, I've read the forums here for a long time but I just registered to make my first post, so if this is in the wrong section or formatted wrong I'm sorry.

I need help choosing between the 2 cards below. The reason its down to these 2 is because they are both sold at the Microcenter in Cincinatti where I'm going this weekend to buy everything for my entire system build.

They are both 7970's but are different brands and have different clock speeds and and stream processor count and all that. Normally since they are so close in specs I wouldn't care, but at $420 I'm afraid I'll buy one and then find out the other overclocks way better or the other one is picky about drivers or something. I've googled around and found plenty of info on 7970's but not these exact two. Links are below and rest of computer specs are below that.



http://www.microcenter.com/product/382945/7970PE53G_AMD...

http://www.microcenter.com/product/403016/R7970-2PMD3GD...


Other specs: Other parts I am going to buy with this video card provided they are still in stock when I arrive.

ASRock Z77 Extreme6 Motherboard
Ivy Bridge i7 3770k
8gb Corsair Vengeance Ram
600w Power Supply
Thermaltake 2.0 Water cooler
1 tb internal 7200rpm 6gbs hard drive

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