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post #1 of 17
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So my rig is in my sig. Im thinking of two things. Upgrading to ivy and getting ride of the 1100t or changing out my two 6850s for a 7950. Would would give me the best performance in games.

Thanks for all the input in advance!
post #2 of 17
Well if you have your cpu overclocked at all I would say you would see more of an increase in performance from a 7950 depending on the game. But from looking as you have one monitor I would GPU upgrade would be your best bet.

And what is your cpu overclocked too?
 
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post #3 of 17
Yeah I'd go a 7950 mate. Games still more GPU bound than CPU so if gaming is what you do the 7950 will serve you well. thumb.gif
post #4 of 17
Why not do both but if you ask me I would switch to Ivy.
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post #5 of 17
cause that would cost more to do then just a video card with less of an impact on fps.
 
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post #6 of 17
7950 hands down.
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post #7 of 17
Actually, why not sell your mobo/cpu/vid cards and do both?
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post #8 of 17
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Originally Posted by krisco65 View Post

Actually, why not sell your mobo/cpu/vid cards and do both?

That's what i would do too.
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post #9 of 17
I vote for get the 7950..nothing wrong with your current rig...what's it clocked @?More vram would give more performance
PS..cat+beer bong? :eek.gif:
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post #10 of 17
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Well im at 3.9ghz stable with about 58c load in prime. I do plan on upgrading to IVY at some point trying to sell my two 6850s locally since i don't have enough REP here yet. Thanks for the input looks like I will go hd7950 then go to ivy little after the launch
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