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post #17521 of 38704
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Not right now, in 2 month the 8XXX series should come out and you can either get brand new 79XXs on a big discount then or get the 8XXX cards. Instead of risking buying a used card.

AFAIK the 8000 series is just an improvement of the current cards and IMO there won't be a difference bigger than 15% (i'd love to be wrong too)
its the same like the GTX400 to 500, and the HD5000 to 6000 and based on that it isn't that great.

also, its an ebay sell that ends in 4 days and because in Israel 200$ is less than half the price for a 7950 (we suffer high prices in the PC hardware like most of Europe frown.gif ) i'm really on the fence if to pull the trigger.

any other possible sale could either be the 23rd of November (Black Friday), holidays (unlikely something worth it) or the launch of the 8000, which by rumors would be around Q1 2013.


also, what is a better idea (for 2x 7950 and in general)? 1440p or 120hz?
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id get one why im not one for the wait for the next big thing then your always waitng when you could be enjoying yourself with a nice card. Tho are you planing to run mutiple monitors 2 7950 might be overkill for just one.
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post #17523 of 38704
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id get one why im not one for the wait for the next big thing then your always waitng when you could be enjoying yourself with a nice card. Tho are you planing to run mutiple monitors 2 7950 might be overkill for just one.

that's the (moral) problem i'm facing tongue.gif
(it would be worth it for anything above 1080p, like 1440p or 120hz)

i'll have to justify a second card only by buying a bigger monitor... (first world OCN problems)
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yea id love to get me another 7970 but really it would just be for bragging cause my 1 already kills everything at 1080P.
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hi all, got my 7950 today, I have fitted it to motherboard as per instructions, switched on as per instructions, POST beep was not the normal short beep, but slightly longer, new card fans are working, windows loads up (I know this because I can hear the intro trumpet!) but nothing on my monitor, its only a crappy little philips thing but it was working with my 5830.

Was so excited and now I'm gutted, any ideas out there?
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post #17526 of 38704
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yea id love to get me another 7970 but really it would just be for bragging cause my 1 already kills everything at 1080P.

yeah, i think that i could better find a great 7970 for a good price and sell my 7950 to a friend. (or you know, wait to the alleged 8970 biggrin.gif )
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hi all, got my 7950 today, I have fitted it to motherboard as per instructions, switched on as per instructions, POST beep was not the normal short beep, but slightly longer, new card fans are working, windows loads up (I know this because I can hear the intro trumpet!) but nothing on my monitor, its only a crappy little philips thing but it was working with my 5830.
Was so excited and now I'm gutted, any ideas out there?

it could be a pci-e connection problem or a dead card. (try to reseat the 7950)
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yeah, i think that i could better find a great 7970 for a good price and sell my 7950 to a friend. (or you know, wait to the alleged 8970 biggrin.gif )

not really worth it. at the same clocks HD 7950 is 3- 5% slower than HD 7970. if your HD 7950 overclocks to 1.15 Ghz just stick with it.
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not really worth it. at the same clocks HD 7950 is 3- 5% slower than HD 7970. if your HD 7950 overclocks to 1.15 Ghz just stick with it.

you people give me more and more reasons to go the "wet" way. (which i fear, its expensive and addictive)

though, still didn't get around to OC anything from my rig yet. frown.gif (school and laziness)
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water is addicting and costly lol iv dumped a grand just in my water stuff i bet. It is worth it for overclocking, lower temps and can run the pc almost silent when gaming heck my 7970 has yet to pass 40c even in furmark.
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yeah, i think that i could better find a great 7970 for a good price and sell my 7950 to a friend. (or you know, wait to the alleged 8970 biggrin.gif )
it could be a pci-e connection problem or a dead card. (try to reseat the 7950)

tried reseating, no difference. Cant really be a dead card can it? The fans are working so it has power ok
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