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Is the 7970 a good card and is it worth $280?

#1dragoonsoulPosted 8/29/2013 1:59:31 PM
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Topic title says it all.
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#2Snuckie7Posted 8/29/2013 2:00:53 PM
Yes and yes.
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#3Killah PriestPosted 8/29/2013 2:04:43 PM(edited)
7970 is a good card and 280 is a solid price as long as its not a sapphire.
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#4dragoonsoul(Topic Creator)Posted 8/29/2013 2:05:47 PM
Killah Priest posted...
7970 is a good card and 280 is a solid price as long as its not a sapphire.



You had me feeling really good.... then i got to the end. Yeah, the one I'm looking at for such a price is a Sapphire.

What's wrong with Sapphire?
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#5Killah PriestPosted 8/29/2013 2:07:01 PM
Its just the price, sapphires seem to be on sale always.

I had bad experiences with a sapphire but I wouldn't say they suck just saying that for a sapphire its not as great of a deal as opposed to say an ASUS or an MSI.
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#6dragoonsoul(Topic Creator)Posted 8/29/2013 2:09:11 PM
Killah Priest posted...
I had bad experiences with a sapphire but I wouldn't say they suck just saying that for a sapphire its not as great of a deal as opposed to say an ASUS or an MSI.



Oh, just a "bad experience"? You had me worried! I read about people having "bad experiences" with every brand on the market so I'm not too phased.
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#7Killah PriestPosted 8/29/2013 2:10:41 PM
yea, like I said it was more just saying it would be a better deal if it was a different brand as opposed to crapping on sapphire.
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#8MasterDonGeroPosted 8/29/2013 2:14:23 PM
Killah Priest posted...
Its just the price, sapphires seem to be on sale always.

I had bad experiences with a sapphire but I wouldn't say they suck just saying that for a sapphire its not as great of a deal as opposed to say an ASUS or an MSI.


And my Sapphire Dual-X 7970 has no issues, is a great overclocker, stays cool, and generally just kicks ass.
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#9BowsaaPosted 8/29/2013 2:14:56 PM
Sapphire is a perfectly good brand.
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#10Killah PriestPosted 8/29/2013 2:20:42 PM
and in comes the sapphire defenders who don't bother reading clarifications.
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