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Should i get a 7970 Ghz edition or wait until it goes on sale?

#11seanjonnyPosted 8/27/2013 11:57:06 AM
Snuckie7 posted...
BrazenMD posted...
Snuckie7 posted...
You probably shouldn't get a 7970 GHz edition at all.


Why not?


Because you are paying for a factory overclock that you can almost certainly get for free.


7970 GHZ has a Higher Clock, Fillrate, Memory Clock and Memory Bandwidth over the 7970 HD.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-7970-ghz-edition-review-benchmark,3232.html
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#12Snuckie7Posted 8/27/2013 11:59:07 AM
seanjonny posted...
Snuckie7 posted...
BrazenMD posted...
Snuckie7 posted...
You probably shouldn't get a 7970 GHz edition at all.


Why not?


Because you are paying for a factory overclock that you can almost certainly get for free.


7970 GHZ has a Higher Clock, Fillrate, Memory Clock and Memory Bandwidth over the 7970 HD.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-7970-ghz-edition-review-benchmark,3232.html


And? Does that contradict what I said?
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#13NicodimusPosted 8/27/2013 12:24:11 PM
seanjonny posted...
Snuckie7 posted...
BrazenMD posted...
Snuckie7 posted...
You probably shouldn't get a 7970 GHz edition at all.


Why not?


Because you are paying for a factory overclock that you can almost certainly get for free.


7970 GHZ has a Higher Clock, Fillrate, Memory Clock and Memory Bandwidth over the 7970 HD.


Right, because the manufacturer tinkered with the default clocks. You can do the same thing yourself for free with Afterburner or GPUTweak by moving a couple of sliders. It's the same GPU.
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#14seanjonnyPosted 8/27/2013 5:59:43 PM
Nicodimus posted...
seanjonny posted...
Snuckie7 posted...
BrazenMD posted...
Snuckie7 posted...
You probably shouldn't get a 7970 GHz edition at all.


Why not?


Because you are paying for a factory overclock that you can almost certainly get for free.


7970 GHZ has a Higher Clock, Fillrate, Memory Clock and Memory Bandwidth over the 7970 HD.


Right, because the manufacturer tinkered with the default clocks. You can do the same thing yourself for free with Afterburner or GPUTweak by moving a couple of sliders. It's the same GPU.


So Afterburner or GPUTweak can OC the Fillrate, Memory Clock and Memory Bandwidth?
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#15Snuckie7Posted 8/27/2013 6:06:47 PM
The fillrate and the bandwidth isn't something you overclock. The changes to them are the results of overclocking the core and the memory frequencies, which can be modified in Afterburner.
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#16NicodimusPosted 8/27/2013 11:29:51 PM
seanjonny posted...
So Afterburner or GPUTweak can OC the Fillrate, Memory Clock and Memory Bandwidth?


You can tweak voltage, GPU clock, and memory clock. The fillrate and bandwidth go up and down as you adjust those settings.
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