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User Info: Requiem

Requiem
3 years ago#1
I'm thinking about grabbing either for $270, which isn't a bad deal (after rebate, of course). I was debating about getting a 760 or 770 instead, but physx isn't used in too many games and I couldn't justify the $100 price difference between 7970 and 770 for virtually the same performance.

I'm leaning towards sapphire as I've heard that MSI version has a louder coil whine and worse overclock ability. But MSI does have a better warranty (3 vs 2 years).

Which should I go for?
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User Info: OldSorrow

OldSorrow
3 years ago#2
Get the longer warranty so when it breaks they might upgrade your card to next gen instead of same card. Yey!! Yippie!!

User Info: Snuckie7

Snuckie7
3 years ago#3
I'd lean towards the MSI being the better overclocker, but that would still mostly come down to the silicon. Sapphire does have the better cooler though.
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User Info: TheDrizzuh

TheDrizzuh
3 years ago#4
I have the Sapphire model, and can vouch for the cooler. I didn't get a very good overclocking chip though.
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User Info: Eggroll360

Eggroll360
3 years ago#5
sapphire
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