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Title says it all.

I have already sold my 460's, as of now I'm running my 260 as backup. Should I pop for the 7950?


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I would.
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Yes, or.... wait for Kepler?
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I would.
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Yes, or.... wait for Kepler?

What are the words on "unlockability" is that a no at this point? also which one do I buy? i'm not really an AMD guy so I dont have any idea which is best
     
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I would get a 7970 or wait for Kepler.
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post #6 of 53
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I would get a 7970 or wait for Kepler.

I am kind of contemplating this HIS H797F3G2M Radeon HD 7970

But that is a good $100 more than I was looking to spend... What are you gent's thoughts?
     
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What are the words on "unlockability" is that a no at this point? also which one do I buy? i'm not really an AMD guy so I dont have any idea which is best

The AMD reference card is exactly the same as a 7970 just with two 6 pins instead of 8+6 so who knows.

My favorite ATi/AMD brand has always been Sapphire, but MSI is another great choice.
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If the 7970 is well $100 over your budget then get the 7950. An OC'ed 7950 is as fast or sometimes faster than a stock 7970 for less. I'd go with the 7950 with your budget, don't over-spend more than what you have thumb.gif
I'd go with either MSI, Asus or Sapphire. Sapphire's RMA is not as bad as people say. I just RMA'ed my old 5850 last month and they sent me a 6870 to replace it. The turn around time was like a week total.
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If the 7970 is well $100 over your budget then get the 7950. An OC'ed 7950 is as fast or sometimes faster than a stock 7970 for less. I'd go with the 7950 with your budget, don't over-spend more than what you have thumb.gif

Well it's not like I don't have the money, I most certainly do. It is just hard to justify the cost. I just wish the performance jump was larger. That being said. the 7970 would be worth quite a bit more down the road... I hate this game.

Does newegg have a restocking fee if I were to splurge on 7970 and decide the performance doesn't warrant the cost within 30 days? Also how is HIS as a brand since they have the cheapest 7970
     
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