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[Q] MSI Lightning 7970 3GB vs Sapphire 7950 3GB

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February 13, 2013 7:46:53 AM

As the question says, MSI Lightning 7970 3GB vs Sapphire Vapor X 7970 3GB
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February 13, 2013 7:56:48 AM

MSI Lightning 7970 gets my vote.
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February 13, 2013 7:58:21 AM

EzioAs said:
MSI Lightning 7970 gets my vote.


Why?
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February 13, 2013 8:00:19 AM

I'd say Sapphire Vapor X over MSI Lightning (assuming similar or better pricing), but Gigabyte WindForce x3 over Sapphire Vapor-X (also assuming similar or better pricing).

Sapphire's card consistently overclocks a little better and has a somewhat more quiet cooler IIRC. Gigabyte has a slight overclocking advantage and is often the cheapest along with a cooler that has the best noise to cooling ratio, granted it's not necessarily the coolest nor the quietest.
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February 13, 2013 8:04:02 AM

Why don't you ask yourself why you're getting an expensive card in the first place?

To me, I pick the MSI Lightning because I've seen reviews showing it has great overclocking capability (granted not all cards overclocks the same) and I like the Twin Frozr cooler a bit more than Sapphire's Vapor-X (some reviews indicate it cools good overall and silent as well).
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February 13, 2013 4:22:58 PM

You cant go wrong with either, get whichever one you can get for cheaper.
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