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Old January 8, 2012, 08:26 PM
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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 AMDís 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: Sapphire Radeon HD 6970 2GB Dual Fan Review
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Old January 9, 2012, 03:18 AM
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What were the OC clocks?
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Old January 9, 2012, 05:26 AM
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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*
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Old January 9, 2012, 05:55 AM
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The final clock speeds were 1097MHz on the core and 6188MHZ for the GDDR5 modules,
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Old January 9, 2012, 12:45 PM
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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?
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keep or return for $ cos santa cleared bank account
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Old January 9, 2012, 01:51 PM
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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.
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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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Old January 10, 2012, 02:28 PM
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Just to be sure, the GPU that was reviewed was this one right?
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Old January 10, 2012, 02:30 PM
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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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