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2 years ago#1
I see a lot of people saying that the 7970 regular is better to get and just overclock it to the same as the ghz edition. Then I see other people say the ghz edition is better so it's pretty confusing. The price difference for a slight clock boost seems kind of steep so I was just curious what is the better buy. Looking at the Sapphire OC with Boost model. Thanks!
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2 years ago#2
If you are willing to overclock (don't even need to raise voltage) then the normal 7970 is a no-brainer.
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2 years ago#3
do you like overclocking on your own? 7970

do you not care about money but want an overclock? 7970 Ghz

you said it yourself
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2 years ago#4
I'm not opposed to overclocking, though I'd need to read up on doing it. I was more interested in if the ghz edition has better parts on the card like some reviews say.
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2 years ago#5
It's likely that the GHz has a higher binned GPU and memory, but that's about it.
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2 years ago#6
Don't even bother with the GHz edition. The R9 280X coming out soon replaces it anyways.
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