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Who knows what is to come by April. Its the first day of February... I would go ATI just because you are on a tight budget and by the time NVIDIA comes out with their new line, I am sure that ATi's prices will compensate for the newer and most likely better Nvidia cards.
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We'll see tomorrow my 7950 is in transit as we speak...oh and i got some 6950's too wink.gif.
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post #13 of 17
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We'll see tomorrow my 7950 is in transit as we speak...oh and i got some 6950's too wink.gif.

Can you please tell me some frame rates and how you like it?
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Overclocked 7950 can outspeed stock 7970 sometimes.

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Originally Posted by Edge Of Pain View Post

Overclocked 7950 can outspeed stock 7970 sometimes.

True, but it's a little unfair to compare an overclocked card to another ones default speeds. You can overclock the 7970 and the 7950 has no chance of topping it.
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True, but it's a little unfair to compare an overclocked card to another ones default speeds. You can overclock the 7970 and the 7950 has no chance of topping it.
It does have a chance of beating a 7970 right now imo, since the majority of 7970's are all reference cards. Some of the custom cooled 7950's have reached some really good overclocked speeds, while some unfortunate people can't even reach 1125mhz on their 7970's.
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It does have a chance of beating a 7970 right now imo, since the majority of 7970's are all reference cards. Some of the custom cooled 7950's have reached some really good overclocked speeds, while some unfortunate people can't even reach 1125mhz on their 7970's.

Very true... I'm on the ropes right now whether to grab a dual fan 7950 or a 7970 to replace my Tri-fire 6970s ( 2 6970s atm since I just sold one, but I'm planning on getting 500 for my 2 XFX 6970s which should compensate for either buy).

Regardless though, I'm seeing that the 7950 and 7970 are SUPER close when @ equal clocks, to the point that I'm not sure if it's worth the extra ~$75 to move from a non-ref 7950 to a ref 7970 to be honest.

My take on it however is that since in the near future I'm going to be looking to grab another card so that I'll be back at least to my Tri-Fire level of power, I think perhaps the 7950 would do the job and save me close to $200 in the process. However, as I've learned in the past over the dozens of cards and 10+ 69xx series cards I've owned, when in crossfire, the single GPU overclocks go out the window, and need to be reduced substantially to remain stable at times, and to luck out TWICE and get TWO 7950s that will OC nicely isn't going to be too easy, which is why I'm still on the fence about grabbing a 7970, as $75 isnt really THAT much when you're already spending close to $500, lol.
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