Best Radeon HD 7970 GHz brand?

What is the best radeon hd 7970 ghz edition graphics card brand?
My budget is £370 MAX.

I was looking at the Asus DCUII version, but I don't think they do a GHz edition, and the Sapphire Vapor-x version, which is GHz.

Which out of the two is best or are there any better for the price range?
Thanks
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  1. If you can find one, the MSI R7970 Lightning seems very good. I've done a lot of shopping lately and ended up picking up one of those for $400, though I'm still waiting for it to arrive. Vortez has a pretty lengthy review that is relatively recent (pretty important as I've wasted a fair amount of time reading old reviews before realizing they were based on old drivers). Best of luck.
  2. Other options for you include HIS HD 7970 IceQ X² GHz Edition for £359.99 or the Gigabyte ATI Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition Windforce 3X for £369.95.

    As for your original two options, I didn't really consider the Asus DCUII. It didn't seem to be any thing spectacular like the GTX 670 TOP version was. I did see the Vapor-X mentioned a fair bit, but personally didn't find any compelling reason to go for it over some others.
  3. Whichever one allows you to run PhysX games at the highest settings.
  4. Forgot to mention, but I'm also looking for the card which can run at decent temperatures as high overclocking and under stress.
    Thanks for the answers so far!
    Looks like I'm leaning towards the Vapor-X as it's relatively cheap and I think the best cooling.
  5. Done a bit more research and found the HIS IceQ X2 GHz, which is quite good. Some people said that the Vapor-x has coil-whine and isn't good for overclocking.
    Is the IceQ X2 cooler than the Vapor-X? (Both GHz)
  6. Both cards are at the same price on Newegg -- brand usually goes to personal preferences -- I´d go with Sapphire! :)

    SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100351VXSR Radeon HD 7970 GHz http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202001

    HIS H797QMC3G2M Radeon HD 7970 GHz http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161431
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