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Hello everyone smile.gif

I am considering getting a 7950 to replace my 2 unlocked 6950's. I'd like to play BF3 @ ultra with 4xmsaa @1440p. If not 4xMSAA then 2x or high Post-AA. I want to get a constant 50-60 fps (occasional dips are fine, just like it for the most part to stay in this range).

To any of the 7950 owners that game at 1440p, could you please tell me your fps and your clock speeds if OC'ed (which I think most of you did thumb.gif ) in BF3 or similar demanding games?

So far from doing research and asking questions around the forums I have come up with these estimations:

HD 7950 with 12.11 drivers, playing BF3, max with 4xmsaa @1440p on the big 64 player outdoor maps.
My specs:
i5 2500k@ 4.5ghz
8GB Ram

7950 stock: 35-50 fps (avg 40's)
7950 overclocked to 1.1 ghz- 40-60 fps (avg low 50's?)
7950 overclocked to 1.2 ghz- 45-low 60's fps (avg mid 50's?)

Is that a good estimation of what to expect? I want to OC to maybe 1.15GHz on air if possible.

With my unlocked 6950's CF I get 40-60 (avg low-mid 50's) fps on outdoor maps, so would the 7950 be a sidegrade or a slight upgrade for me?

I appreciate the help guys smile.gif
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Originally Posted by apav View Post

Hello everyone smile.gif
I am considering getting a 7950 to replace my 2 unlocked 6950's. I'd like to play BF3 @ ultra with 4xmsaa @1440p. If not 4xMSAA then 2x or high Post-AA. I want to get a constant 50-60 fps (occasional dips are fine, just like it for the most part to stay in this range).
To any of the 7950 owners that game at 1440p, could you please tell me your fps and your clock speeds if OC'ed (which I think most of you did thumb.gif ) in BF3 or similar demanding games?
So far from doing research and asking questions around the forums I have come up with these estimations:
HD 7950 with 12.11 drivers, playing BF3, max with 4xmsaa @1440p on the big 64 player outdoor maps.
My specs:
i5 2500k@ 4.5ghz
8GB Ram
7950 stock: 35-50 fps (avg 40's)
7950 overclocked to 1.1 ghz- 40-60 fps (avg low 50's?)
7950 overclocked to 1.2 ghz- 45-low 60's fps (avg mid 50's?)
Is that a good estimation of what to expect? I want to OC to maybe 1.15GHz on air if possible.
With my unlocked 6950's CF I get 40-60 (avg low-mid 50's) fps on outdoor maps, so would the 7950 be a sidegrade or a slight upgrade for me?
I appreciate the help guys smile.gif

Im running 1080P with 1150/1500 currently with everything maxed out in game and get a decent 50-60fps, once in a blue moon it will drop below 50. You can easily get 1150 Core clock on a Gigabyte card. The cooler is second to none and even with my OC I run at under just under 55C
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I find that strange that you are getting that fps @ 1080p when overclocked. Before I got my 1440p monitor I played at 1080p, and I never dipped below 60 fps (or very little) with my 2 unlocked 6950's. And a stock 7950 is supposed to be a sidegrade/slight upgrade to this, right? You have a pretty good overclock to it too, and your cpu is great, so it just seems strange to me.

And yea I was debating which one of these I should get:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202006
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125414

Sapphire:
+Sapphire brand (I love their cards, nothing but great experience with them)
+7970 design (heard that it uses a 7970 pcb?)
-only 2 fans (but does that make a difference when overclocking?)
-2 year warranty


Gigabyte:
+ 3 fans ( I am assuming this makes a difference)
+I have heard that these cards generally overclock better.
+3 year warranty
- No vram heatsinks
-According to Newegg's reviews, these 7950's are louder and hotter than other's, and a lot of people are complaining about coil whine. Is that just your luck or is it a common problem with Gigabyte cards?


Could someone please help me out with this too? smile.gif Correct me please if any of these points are wrong. This is all based on my research thumb.gif
Edited by apav - 11/4/12 at 6:54pm
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And yea I was debating which one of these I should get:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202006
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125414
Sapphire:
+Sapphire brand (I love their cards, nothing but great experience with them)
+7970 design (heard that it uses a 7970 pcb?)
-only 2 fans (but does that make a difference when overclocking?)
-2 year warranty
Gigabyte:
+ 3 fans ( I am assuming this makes a difference)
+I have heard that these cards generally overclock better.
+3 year warranty
- No vram heatsinks
-According to Newegg's reviews, these 7950's are louder and hotter than other's, and a lot of people are complaining about coil whine. Is that just your luck or is it a common problem with Gigabyte cards?
Could someone please help me out with this too? smile.gif Correct me please if any of these points are wrong. This is all based on my research thumb.gif

That Sapphire card you linked is doesn't use a 7970 PCB. The one you're looking for is here but it's not in stock at the moment.

I would still get Sapphire over Gigabyte for the mere fact that some Gigabyte cards are voltage locked. Hate to take a chance with that one.
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That Sapphire card you linked is doesn't use a 7970 PCB. The one you're looking for is here but it's not in stock at the moment.
I would still get Sapphire over Gigabyte for the mere fact that some Gigabyte cards are voltage locked. Hate to take a chance with that one.


That is not out of stock, it is discontinued.

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That is not out of stock, it is discontinued.

It was in stock last week.

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:aid_sdHH1BkJ:www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx%3FItem%3DN82E16814202003+N82E16814202003&cd=4&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us
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That is not out of stock, it is discontinued.

newegg always says that if its going to be out of stock for longer then a week.
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Hello everyone smile.gif
I am considering getting a 7950 to replace my 2 unlocked 6950's. I'd like to play BF3 @ ultra with 4xmsaa @1440p. If not 4xMSAA then 2x or high Post-AA. I want to get a constant 50-60 fps (occasional dips are fine, just like it for the most part to stay in this range).
To any of the 7950 owners that game at 1440p, could you please tell me your fps and your clock speeds if OC'ed (which I think most of you did thumb.gif ) in BF3 or similar demanding games?
So far from doing research and asking questions around the forums I have come up with these estimations:
HD 7950 with 12.11 drivers, playing BF3, max with 4xmsaa @1440p on the big 64 player outdoor maps.
My specs:
i5 2500k@ 4.5ghz
8GB Ram
7950 stock: 35-50 fps (avg 40's)
7950 overclocked to 1.1 ghz- 40-60 fps (avg low 50's?)
7950 overclocked to 1.2 ghz- 45-low 60's fps (avg mid 50's?)
Is that a good estimation of what to expect? I want to OC to maybe 1.15GHz on air if possible.
With my unlocked 6950's CF I get 40-60 (avg low-mid 50's) fps on outdoor maps, so would the 7950 be a sidegrade or a slight upgrade for me?
I appreciate the help guys smile.gif

That's a bingo....

Armored Shield 48 man server, Ultra 4x MSAA, no post.
I however play with 2x MSAA.
I never really notice MS before, been running dual GPUs for awhile and I guess I just tuned it out.
The 7970 is alot smoother than my previous CFX 6950 set up.

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My only other is a single link, so I just bought a new one to try. Will report back the results.

In case anybody was actually following this ... turned out to be a bad cable. Replaced and voila.
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After upgrade form win7 to win8 i have worse fps in bf3 on my hd7950 CAT12.11b4.
Maybe upgrade is not good option instead of formatting and installing fresh win8.
Someone switched from 7 to 8 and have any issues with fps on 79xx ?
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