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Fastest/Top 7970 Card

by jwl24 / February 26, 2013 10:34 AM PST

As the title states, I'm looking for the fastest, top of the line 7970 card.
There's so many different ones out there, I've read all the reviews, and what not but still haven't been able to determine which card actually takes the lead..

I'm hoping that posting here, I can get some help in determining the outcome. From what I've read and everything, it seems possibly... that these few are the top cards for 7970 edition cards?

Of course I'm assuming the Ghz edition cards are always faster than the non, but this is including overclocking, etc.

From what I put together, a couple of the cards that I figure in the line up are:

MSI Lightning 7970
Asus Matrix Platinum 7970
Sapphire Vapor X 7970
....?

Any others that would beat these cards, and take the lead would be greatly appreciated. Hope some folks can give me feedback, can't decide on what card to actually get.
I know the Titan beats the single card, but I can't justify the price (if i was to xfire, around $800, rather than just $1k for a single card), and from what I know the 7970 ghz edition single cards, beat the current nivida single cards (exception of titan)

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Clarification Request
So what are you asking?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 26, 2013 10:44 AM PST
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by jwl24 / February 26, 2013 10:52 AM PST

I'm not to sure if this is a discussion place or not, but I'm basically looking on what 7970 card to get at this point in time. I recently built a new computer, i7 3930k, asus rampage iv extreme, etc.. I have everything but video cards at this time, and I can't decide what to get, I want to get the best ones, but with the several different brands, cards, I don't know exactly which one that is.

I know that the current AMD top cards beat out nvidias, so that's how I made the decision to stick with the AMD card series, but now I'm having the trouble of selecting what card is the best performing one, speed, oc, etc.

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That's not what I read in that article.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 26, 2013 10:56 AM PST
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If you are selecting on some speed product alone, you find a common benchmark in the usual articles then see which one won.

Yes, this is a discussion forum but once in a while some one wants others to find the benchmarks. Let's see if that happens.

-> In the meantime try tomshardware and see if they did a test of more than a few.

Keep in mind that as the driver can clock the chips up and down, most differences are from the drivers and not the chips and boards.
Bob

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PS. The horse race chart.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 26, 2013 10:59 AM PST
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