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post #21 of 41
If you are ready to buy now, grab a 7970. Once kemplar comes out, if you want to go that route, sell the 7970 and go with that. If you buy now and then sell to upgrade, you might take a 50-100 buck hit, which is not all that much considering we are talking about ~600 gpu's here.

Only reason I have not yet hopped on the 7970 bandwagon is that I have 3x580's... Selling those for 2x7970's would be a side grade and makes no real sense to me right now.
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post #22 of 41
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Ouch, that price tag (for two) must have hurt!

paper aint no thang.
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post #23 of 41
I asked this very question last week. I went ahead and bought one. I love it. Not disappointed at all. Performs noticeably better than CF OCd 6870s.
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I am really impressed with the frames i get in bf3 on my 120hz monitor, with a measly 1ghz OC i dont think i have dropped anywhere close to under 100 fps.

EVER!
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I am really impressed with the frames i get in bf3 on my 120hz monitor, with a measly 1ghz OC i dont think i have dropped anywhere close to under 100 fps.
EVER!

I'd hope not the amount of money you had to pay for 2 x 7970's!!! My single GTX580 runs BF3 on ultra 4x AA about 60fps which is good enough for now smile.gif Dont play it now im completed it anyway...never really got into multiplayer gaming/
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I'd hope not the amount of money you had to pay for 2 x 7970's!!! My single GTX580 runs BF3 on ultra 4x AA about 60fps which is good enough for now smile.gif Dont play it now im completed it anyway...never really got into multiplayer gaming/

the multi is a lot more intense on hardware than the single player, large 64 player conquest gets...umm....CRAZY!
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post #27 of 41
I plan to get a new GPU or GPU's when the next series from both makers are out in full. That way I can choose the best bang for buck card ;p

If you are going to buy now you may want to know that you can over clock a 7950 to give you more power than a stock 7970 I'm not too sure how well the 7970 overclock but I'd imagine they do all right ;p

So my advise is to wait ;p but if you do buy now then the 7970 should overclock fine wink.gif
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post #28 of 41
I'm more then hap-py with my 7970. Nvidia's card will probabally be faster but it doesn't change the fact I can't make this card sweat. In other words I really don't see myself needing more speed in the next year or two no matter what is released.
    
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post #29 of 41
I would totally wait.
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I thought Nvidia was coming to the party in Q3.
7970 rocks, btw. Mine only does 1190 under water and I still love it.

I have one too but waiting to get it underwater before I do significant overclocking.

But THIS tells you what kind of overclocker it is: when we get a 29% overclock which is 265 Mhz increase we say we "only" got that much tongue.gif
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