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Should I grab the Gigabyte 7950. I got my refund my newegg for the garbage MSI Twin Frozr III that I returned. I got back $330.00. Im a off right now about AMD cards because of this entire hassle I have gone through with the MSI 7950

The Gigabyte 7950 is 6% off that makes it $328.99

I honestly think you'd be better off with a 670. Much less hassle with Nvidia drivers and support. Just not as much fun to OC...
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Question: are those with IB in order to get PCIE 3.0 actually noticing gains in performance?
A friend might be able to get me an Ivy-bridge processor at a discount and am seriously thinking about taking him up on getting one to replace my 2500k (to have a dedicated folding rig), but the main concern is whether or not it is worth the upgrade or if I should just grab a 2600k (and stay with PCIE 2.0)

Bump for some helpful info and advice thumb.gifpoke.gif
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I honestly think you'd be better off with a 670. Much less hassle with Nvidia drivers and support. Just not as much fun to OC...

Yea true. All this locked voltage stuff is crap.
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thanks guys sorry to have to leave you but im heading back to the green team. Ordered the gigabyte 670. hanks for everything but I just could not pull the trigger on AMD. 

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Question: are those with IB in order to get PCIE 3.0 actually noticing gains in performance?
A friend might be able to get me an Ivy-bridge processor at a discount and am seriously thinking about taking him up on getting one to replace my 2500k (to have a dedicated folding rig), but the main concern is whether or not it is worth the upgrade or if I should just grab a 2600k (and stay with PCIE 2.0)

Bump for some helpful info and advice thumb.gifpoke.gif

It really won't matter until you get into tri or quad fire and super high resolution. Even at that point, you'll be CPU limited before anything anyway, even with Ivy.
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thanks guys sorry to have to leave you but im heading back to the green team. Ordered the gigabyte 670. hanks for everything but I just could not pull the trigger on AMD. 

Don't feel bad. cheers.gif You've got a good card coming your way. The 670's are solid cards. So are the 7900's. You really can't go wrong with any of them.
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Heaven 3.0 and BF3 are good for stability testing. And for overclocking with voltage tweaking use Sapphire trixx thumb.gif

Looks like I'll have to get Heaven then. How much voltage these cards can take before their life is shortened a lot? My card has reference PCB so I'm not sure if the VRMs can take the beating. I will propably use this card for atleast 2 years.
     
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Heaven 3.0 and BF3 are good for stability testing. And for overclocking with voltage tweaking use Sapphire trixx thumb.gif

Looks like I'll have to get Heaven then. How much voltage these cards can take before their life is shortened a lot? My card has reference PCB so I'm not sure if the VRMs can take the beating. I will propably use this card for atleast 2 years.

You'll be temperature limited far before you're voltage limited. wink.gif Feel free to crank those voltages as far as you can to get the gains you're after. Just watch your temperatures. Once you pass into the 1150-1200MHz range, these cards tend to get VERY finicky with temperatures over like 65-70*C. The higher you clock it, the lower the temperature needs to be to stay stable.

That's why I'm stuck at only 1200 core. My card can do 1370 core at 1.30v completely stable. But it takes 45*C load temperatures to keep it stable there. I load at like 52*C right now. If I hit 60*C with my overclocks in my sig, I crash (I tested this by turning fan speeds down).
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Take a look at the 7970 toxic overclock. 1325/1900
We considering that card is $100 then a 680 lighting, check out that thread. They easily hit 1350 at least, and the majority is at 1390+.
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We considering that card is $100 then a 680 lighting, check out that thread. They easily hit 1350 at least, and the majority is at 1390+.

7970 scales better per clock. Meh, not going to check a thread that will probably make me feel bad.
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And for the record, I think lightning oced are probably equal with 7970 toxic max oced. I would go for lightning just because toxic is way too overpriced.
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