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7950, 7970, or wait for Kepler?

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It's upgrade time. This 5770 has to go. Right now i've got the Sapphire single fan 7950 in my cart almost ready to pull the trigger. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102962. Right now I only have 1 monitor, my VH226H 21.5" 1080p. I want to be able to max out any game on the market and it needs to last for several years to come(its not very often that im going to drop 500 on a gpu, if you couldn't already tell by me having a 5770 still). Is the 7970 worth the extra 100 or so? Or should I tell my checkout clicking finger to calm down and wait for kepler?
post #2 of 40
You can always wait for another card to come out, 7950 will do great
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7970 is well worth it, top of the line was never this worth it actually. For ~20% more money you get almost the same % of performance. It was never like this before, you had to pay premium for top products. 7950, for me, does not make much sense. 580 even less.
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Why even wait for Kepler if you aren't getting the best single GPU out there anyways?

7970 is definitely worth the extra money, considering you are already dropping nearly 500usd on a GPU.
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Get the 7970 if you can afford it, that thing is just immense especially when overclocked. I wouldn't waste my time with Kepler though, Nvidia have been messing people around recently.
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I'd wait. Nothing removes buyer's remorse like seeing all the cards on the table and comparing actual, tested performance. What seems to be the hurry anyways?
    
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I'd wait. Nothing removes buyer's remorse like seeing all the cards on the table and comparing actual, tested performance. What seems to be the hurry anyways?

probably that. Buyer's remorse is awful
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I'd wait. Nothing removes buyer's remorse like seeing all the cards on the table and comparing actual, tested performance. What seems to be the hurry anyways?

I'm on a 5770 lol. There's not many games I can even come close to maxing. It's pretty good for WoW on just below ultra settings, and medium to low settings on most everything else. I should post a video of this GPU just trying to run the opening cinematic of The Witcher 2, it's pretty sad. Nevermind Metro 2033, BF3, DA 2, Crysis 2, Skyrim etc.
post #9 of 40
I would wait. Prices of the 7xxx cards are likely to drop when Nvidia puts some competition in the market. Even if the 7970/50 are better value than Kepler's release line, you will almost definitely get it for a better price.
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well, I must withdraw my previous post after seeing this review. Only 5% difference @ the same clocks biggrin.gif

Also, you don't need to wait. Knowing nVidia they will price their products in relation to AMD's, which would mean a bit more for the same performance. I don't see price drops...
Edited by Ha-Nocri - 2/3/12 at 6:28pm
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