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SKYMTL January 8, 2012 09:26 PM

Sapphire Radeon HD 6970 2GB Dual Fan Review Comment Thread
 
The HD 7970 may be the graphics card everyone is talking about but it only just became available in somewhat limited quantities and pricing is far beyond the reach of most consumers. But while the Southern Islands-based cards will take over AMD’s flagship range, lower end cards still provide great performance at a fraction of the cost. That's where Sapphire's HD 6970 Dual fan enters the equation.

Read more here: http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum...an-review.html

GT7R January 9, 2012 04:18 AM

What were the OC clocks?

CyHawk January 9, 2012 06:26 AM

Damn it! Just when I was ready to send this card back to Newegg and get the 7970, you come out with a very positive review of the card that has been sitting boxed up at my place since christmas. What to do...*sigh*

SKYMTL January 9, 2012 06:55 AM

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Originally Posted by GT7R (Post 588225)
What were the OC clocks?

From the review:

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The final clock speeds were 1097MHz on the core and 6188MHZ for the GDDR5 modules,
:thumb:

Phill January 9, 2012 01:45 PM

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Originally Posted by CyHawk (Post 588242)
Damn it! Just when I was ready to send this card back to Newegg and get the 7970, you come out with a very positive review of the card that has been sitting boxed up at my place since christmas. What to do...*sigh*


What do you mean "What to do"? if you have the means why not get the 7970?

KaptCrunch January 9, 2012 02:02 PM

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"What to do"?
keep or return for $ cos santa cleared bank account

amythompson172 January 9, 2012 02:51 PM

Fantastic review!!!

Bought this card mainly for Battlefield 3. I haven't messed with any settings, but I can play on high with vsync enabled and never drop below 60 fps. I recommend installing Sapphire TriXX (free) to set a custom fan speed for gaming. I have it set so it will run 50% speed at 60 degrees Celcius. For me, this setting is perfect - the card runs relatively quiet and the temp never goes above 65 degrees Celcius. My case is an Antec 902 and my room temp 72-76 degrees Ferinheight. The card comes with all the accessories you need including a crossfire and hdmi cable. I have no doubt I would be satisfied with this card running any current game. Would definately buy again. As always Amazon delivered a great price, service, and delivery.

CyHawk January 9, 2012 02:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Phill (Post 588350)
What do you mean "What to do"? if you have the means why not get the 7970?

I have the means. I guess I'm really not spending $550.

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Originally Posted by KaptCrunch (Post 588355)
keep or return for $ cos santa cleared bank account

The wife was good to me this year. :biggrin:

captainvera January 10, 2012 03:28 PM

are they the same?
 
Just to be sure, the GPU that was reviewed was this one right?

captainvera January 10, 2012 03:30 PM

sry for double post
 
sorry for double post i had to have a post before i could post a link, the card being reviewed is this one right?
Amazon.com: Sapphire Radeon HD 6970 2GB DDR5 DL-DVI-I/SL-DVI-D/HDMI/Dual Mini DP PCI-Express Graphics Card 100311-3SR: Electronics

need to make sure i don't buy the wrong GPU...


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