HD Radeon 7970's

Which card is the best?

  • ASUS Radeon HD 7970 GDDR5 3GB

    Votes: 1 50.0%
  • MSI AMD Radeon HD 7970 Lightning

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Sapphire AMD Radeon HD 7970 Vapor-X

    Votes: 1 50.0%

  • Total voters
    2

rootworm41

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Hi Guys (and Girls).

I need some help with a choice of GPU's. What performs best for eyefinity and multiple monitor gaming or high resolution gaming. It should also perform well for rendering. I plan on buying another one for CrossFire later so it should perform well for that.

1. ASUS Radeon HD 7970 GDDR5 3GB/384bit,1000MHz/5600MHz, PCI-E 3.0 x16, HDMI, DVI, 4 x Display Ports, Heatsink, Retail.

2. MSI AMD Radeon HD 7970 Lightning BE PCI-Express x16 3.0, GDDR5 3GB, 384-Bit, GPU:1070MHz (Boost:1150MHz) / Mem:5600MHz, DVI x2, Mini DisplayPort x4 Dual Slot ATX, MSI Afterburner, All Solid Capacitors, Blu-Ray Support, AMD Stream, AMD HD3D, AMD Eyefinity x6, AMD Crossfire Support, DirectX 11.1.

3. Sapphire AMD Radeon HD 7970 Vapor-X PCI-Express x16 3.0, GDDR5 3GB, 384-Bit, GPU:1000MHz (1050 Boost) / Mem:6000MHz, DVI x2, HDMI x1, Mini DisplayPort x2, DirectX 11 Dual Slot ATX, Vapor-X Cooling, Black diamond choke, AMD Avivo HD, AMD PowerTune, HD3D, AMD Stream, Eyefinity 2.0. Support, AMD Crossfire Support.

I live in South Africa so prices are similar.

Thanks for your help. :)
 

mbrown138

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I have a Sapphire 7970 Dual-X and it has cool temperatures under load, some of the coolest out there. The Vapour-X is the successor to the dual x so things should be even better. What is the price difference? In Australia it is something like $80 between the Sapphire card and the others. It just isn't worth it. If the Lightning and the VapourX are the same price the it is probably down to preference.
 

rootworm41

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The Asus is R4499, the MSI is R4995 and the Sapphire is R4495. :)
 

mbrown138

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Well I would go for the Sapphire card. They are the largest manufacturer of AMD cards. It's pretty tight between the two but I think Sapphire's might run a little cooler and in my experience overclocks better. They are both nice cards. Sorry I can't help more.
 

rootworm41

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Thanks for your help maybe i'll wait a little longer for some more answers.
 

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