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Basicaly...The way I see it...unless you want the epeen or the extra few frames, there is no reason to buy a 7970.
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Basicaly...The way I see it...unless you want the epeen or the extra few frames, there is no reason to buy a 7970.

Can you tell me a graphics card set up that will give me a 100fps at all times in BF3 (Ultra) on a 120hz monitor? Just curious because it takes (2)7970's to achieve this. And whats the point of having a 120hz monitor if your running under 100fps.
 
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I'm not sure the reviewers from this site have their power consumption for the reference 7950 at stock clocks correct. I've read three other reviews showing the 7950 pulling less than 150 Watts even when gaming. Can anyone explain that? It seems like they have the power consumption value mixed up with their overclocked wattage or something.
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Can you tell me a graphics card set up that will give me a 100fps at all times in BF3 (Ultra) on a 120hz monitor? Just curious because it takes (2)7970's to achieve this. And whats the point of having a 120hz monitor if your running under 100fps.

Maxed out is graphic settings turned up with all eye candy on and maintaining minimum 60FPS even during drops. Anything more is butter.

Your version of maxed out varies from person to person. Example, someone with three monitors (120Hz or 60Hz) vs single monitor (120Hz or 60Hz). Four different set ups that need four different variations of GPU set up's in order to play maxed graphic settings and keep MIN frame rates above 60FPS is maxed out.

Throw in other variations like 3D Vision with true 3D games with Nvidia and you once again have different GPU solutions to stay above 60FPS minimum and the GPU power to maintain it again depending on monitor set up.

So a slight discrepancy on each persons version of maxed out might be wher some of the confusion on this debate is coming from.
     
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Basicaly...The way I see it...unless you want the epeen or the extra few frames, there is no reason to buy a 7970.

It's the same reason people chose the 5870/6970 vs the 5850/6950, where the latter always matched or came close to the flagship models at the same clocks. If you've got the money or epeen to buy it, why not? For me, I prefer to upgrade to older cards when they are cheap, I got my 2x 5870s for $230 and I can match the performance of $400-$600 setups.
    
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You can already buy 7950 twin frozr's.

Proof??? I've searched high and low the past 3 days and cannot find the Twin Frzr 7950 listed for sale.
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Basicaly...The way I see it...unless you want the epeen or the extra few frames, there is no reason to buy a 7970.

There isn't, but there was, the 7950 wasn't out when I got my 7970...
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Proof??? I've searched high and low the past 3 days and cannot find the Twin Frzr 7950 listed for sale.

Newegg had them on release day. I haven't checked back since and it looks like they have taken them down for some reason.
 
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post #59 of 144
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BF3 in ultra would chew these up and spit them out. That's a good enough reason for me.

False. The 5870 crossfire can play ultra at 1080p just fine. It has it moments obviously where the FPS suffers but big deal.
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Not that it's entirely relevant in actual game performance I'm happy to see my ~$200 SLI setup beats the 7970 at the performance test of 3D Mark 11.

Lol. In real world performance it's not that close but it's not far off either.
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You realize that -any- OC on the 7970 isn't going to make up for the ~20% additional cost, right?

You can say this about almost every piece of hardware on the market.
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Too bad it is still 500$ sad-smiley-002.gif

7970 was the only option at the time.
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is there even a sign that that greedy greeny company called nVidia will drop 580 prices?
This makes no sense. Then we could see 7950 drops too...
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