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Old January 16, 2012, 03:56 PM
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Default Asus 6970 DirectCU II vs. Gigabyte 6970 Windforce 3X

Hi guys,

I have a choice between the Asus 6970 890MHz 2GB 5.5GHz card and the Gigabyte 6970 900MHz 2GB 5.5GHz card, and I need help to decide which one. I'm not planning on overclocking the cards further so out-of-box performance is important to me. I've been told that the Asus has excellent cooling abilities but the Gigabyte isn't too shabby, either.

Assuming that price difference is unimportant, and only performance & card longevity matters, which one would you guys pick?

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