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Hey there guys i have around 700 usd to spend on a gpu atm and its between the 7950 or the 7970. The 7970 on newegg has no custom coolers in stock and the 7950 does. I know i can clock a 7950 to easily beat a 7970 as well. So my question to you is do i grab a 7950>>> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150588
OR a 7970>>> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127645
I will be cf them latter no matter which one i get but i want to buy asap!
Thanks

PS: in case you guys are wondering my problem is i know the aftermarket 7950's will be cooler etc etc but the 7970 will offer my performance when overclocked just like the 7950 so which is better? to loose a little performance but not notice it(1080p@76hz)
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At your resolution, one 7970 will suffice. Two cards are recommended for 2560X1440/1600 setups and of course eyefinity. Plus the price difference is only one hundred dollars.
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Honestly, a 7970 is overkill for 1080p.

And there's a thread about how the VRM cooling on the XFX Double Dissipation 7970 is terrible and can cause failure. I'm not sure it applies to the 7950 too, but I wouldn't take my chances.
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Originally Posted by aznofazns View Post

Honestly, a 7970 is overkill for 1080p.
Wrong. I have overclocked my reference 7970 to 1030 MHz, and it still can't handle Battlefield 3 maxed out in 1920x1080 without dropping to 45 fps every now and then. So for gamers who require a consistent framerate of 60 fps and still want to run Battlefield 3 maxed out, it's not overkill.
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Originally Posted by eikast View Post

At your resolution, one 7970 will suffice. Two cards are recommended for 2560X1440/1600 setups and of course eyefinity. Plus the price difference is only one hundred dollars.

Only 100? $100 is still $100

my 2 cents: get the 7970 if you're going to crossfire later
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