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I am upgrading my graphics card for my siggy machine. Ive been holding off on upgrading it cos of the new graphics card launch for a couple of reasons.
1)I expeced really big improvements in performance which frankly isnt there with 7xxx

2) I expected it to be dx 12 or so compatible with new features which wud make dx 11 look retarded! (this expectation was in line with expectation of new gen console releases).

So, Im looking for a card for the next two-ish years. I game on a 1080p res monitor..no eyefinity and such stuff.. I can see an OCed 6970 gets close to 60fps BF3 on ultra with FXAA. So any compelling reason to spend almost twice as much on 79xx??
    
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I would suggest a 7950 overclocked to the maximum reliable speeds which takes it beyond standard 7970 performance levels and is $100 less.
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Hi all
I am upgrading my graphics card for my siggy machine. Ive been holding off on upgrading it cos of the new graphics card launch for a couple of reasons.
1)I expeced really big improvements in performance which frankly isnt there with 7xxx
2) I expected it to be dx 12 or so compatible with new features which wud make dx 11 look retarded! (this expectation was in line with expectation of new gen console releases).
So, Im looking for a card for the next two-ish years. I game on a 1080p res monitor..no eyefinity and such stuff.. I can see an OCed 6970 gets close to 60fps BF3 on ultra with FXAA. So any compelling reason to spend almost twice as much on 79xx??

I think you already used common sens and answered your question wink.gif
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Hi all
I am upgrading my graphics card for my siggy machine. Ive been holding off on upgrading it cos of the new graphics card launch for a couple of reasons.
1)I expeced really big improvements in performance which frankly isnt there with 7xxx
2) I expected it to be dx 12 or so compatible with new features which wud make dx 11 look retarded! (this expectation was in line with expectation of new gen console releases).
So, Im looking for a card for the next two-ish years. I game on a 1080p res monitor..no eyefinity and such stuff.. I can see an OCed 6970 gets close to 60fps BF3 on ultra with FXAA. So any compelling reason to spend almost twice as much on 79xx??

I'd go for the 6970 since you'll be coming from a 5750. It will be a night and day difference and the 6970 will provide great fps for a couple of years yet.

You'll also have a nice balanced system with one 6970 and your cpu.
    
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I guess it would depend on Budget. If your buying for the next few years why not go with the 7970 if you can afford it. The 6970 is a beast of a card ( sold mine a week ago) and the 7950 is a solid performer as well, but neither can clock as high as a 7970. Remember drivers are still young for the 7970/50 so when they mature numbers will go up.
Edited by OverSightX - 2/13/12 at 11:00am
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Defenetly 6970, i own 2 and i plan on sticking with them for another couple years. I came from 2x5770 and in some of the new game i saw a good change. Never ran in any drivers issue either.
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I recommend HD 7950 over 6970 if you are not planning to upgrade for the next two years. Your CPU will be enough for one HD 7950, 7950 is noticeably faster than HD 6970, and when you overlock it difference is huge, tessellation performance is much better with HD 7950, it's more future proof.
Also when overclocked difference between HD 7950 and HD 7970 is minor, they both are very good overclockers.
Edited by TheBear - 2/13/12 at 12:04pm
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I fail to see how something will be faster if it's alrdy running at 60Mhz on a 60Mhz capped monitor? Am i missing something?
post #9 of 13
The 7950 seems like a better bet for a little more the 3gb of vram would help and then you can xfire down the road when prices drop and get even more future proof.
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