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Upgrade Bug! GTX 470 to Team Red!

Poll Results: What to do?

 
  • 36% (4)
    Wait for 7970 Non ref
  • 36% (4)
    7950 TFIII or Sapphire Toxic,
  • 0% (0)
    Buy 2x6950 TFIII
  • 27% (3)
    Other suggestions, Post why!
11 Total Votes  
post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
So I am currently running my GTX 470 fine, and not really having any problems with it at all. OC's perfectly fine and has an Arctic Accelero XP2 on it.... However, I have the upgrade bug and MUST HAVE MOAR POWER!
I recently have had the dual fan sapphire 6970 and loved it, cranked that baby up over 1ghz but returned it knowing that the 79xx were coming out.
Now, here's the predicament.
I'm ready to drop and get a single 7970 non ref when they release, or I'm looking into the 7950 when TFIII are on the market.
BUT, would this be the best decision over say buying 2x 6950 TFIII ?

Also, besides the 6970 I had for a little less than a month,
I've never really had a non-ref card. If I'm possibly looking to Crossfire later, would it be worth it to grab a ref because of the blower style pushing the hot air out of the case?

Any and all suggestions welcome!


tl;dr,
Wait for 7970 non ref ,
Wait for 7950 TFIII or Sapphire toxic,
Buy 2x6950 TFIII,
or Other suggestions?

Posting why you voted for whatever would be helpful too! thumb.gif
Edited by Samurai707 - 2/1/12 at 2:46pm
post #2 of 16
ref style is better because of voltages..they have the (drawing blank) ability to deliver more precise voltage..+ more of it (volterra regs) is what i was thinking of
 
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post #3 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by Schmuckley View Post

ref style is better because of voltages..they have the (drawing blank) ability to deliver more precise voltage..+ more of it (volterra regs) is what i was thinking of

That's not right. Usually non-reference is better for "voltages".
 
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post #4 of 16
I would say 7970 toxic or other card. You can make a poll, though.
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post #5 of 16
Wait for 7950 TFIII
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post #6 of 16
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Quote:
Originally Posted by nvidiaftw12 View Post

snip* You can make a poll, though.

Done and done. haha
post #7 of 16
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Need more input! Please and thank you smile.gif
post #8 of 16
I doubt you'll be waiting long for the TF 7950 since the pics of it are all over the net

I'm seriously considering picking one up when they show
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post #9 of 16
It depends if you really want "more power" as two 6950s will be faster than any of the other options, but if its a hassle for crossfire than I would say Non Ref. 7970.
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post #10 of 16
I suggest you wait for Nvidia's initial midrange Kepler release (GK104) and see what happens to prices. Then make your decision. Or if you don't really care about cost too much, go for a non-reference 7950. That'll be plenty of horsepower (read: overkill) to drive your 1080p monitor but you won't get the upgrade bug for a while.

And for what it's worth, I've had minimal issues with Crossfired/unlocked 6950's. They perform like beasts, no noticeable microstutter, driver problems, etc. so that's another option.
Edited by aznofazns - 2/1/12 at 11:35pm
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