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I'm having a bit of a dilemma. I have a 1GB 5870, and thought that all the 5800 series cards were all bought out cuz I couldn't find them on newegg(fail). I've wanted to upgrade my GPU, especially for BF3, and I just assumed I'd get a 7950 or something when they came out. Now I've found that all the 5800's aren't gone, and can get them used for a half decent price. If I get a 7950, my 5870 will be useless essentially. The 7xxx will be 2GB though, which would be a significant bonus. Should I get 1 or 2 more 5870's or wait for a 7xxx, considering its estimated performance? Thanks.
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7900's are way faster, about 14x times. -_-

No one has them, No one knows about them, don't ask for information about them.
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7900's are way faster, about 14x times. -_-

No one has them, No one knows about them, don't ask for information about them.
I'm aware of that, but surely there can be some estimates about how much better they will be. There have been (rumored) sources detailing the specs, and off of that, I've seen guesses...
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1 7950 should equal about 6 5870's
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Oh I see...
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1 7950 should equal about 6 5870's
not sure if serious.. maybe 4x
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with tesselation performance? id say 6 times....time will tell
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