The SAPPHIRE HD 7970 3GB OC Vapor-X Edition has a core clock speed of 1050 MHz and 3GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 6000MHz (effective). We put this custom card to the test to see how it performs in the games and how well it can overclock. With a healthy factory overclock and the Vapor-X cooler this card should perform well, but you never know unless you try it out!
The Sapphire HD 7970 Vapor-X 3GB video card is the fastest card offered by Sapphire and it shows just how much performance you can get from AMD's top of the line GPU. The card is impressive, but it better be for $449.99 shipped after rebate. For this kind of money it better perform exceptionally well and for the most part the Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 Vapor-X did just that. After looking at all the performance tests that we completed the Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 Vapor-X was significantly faster than the Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 Vapor-X, but was basically even with the factory overclocked NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 video card that we compared it against.
Article Title: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB Vapor-X Video Card Review
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Pricing At Time of Print: $449.99 Shipped