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post #11 of 18
You forgot that the 7950 can OC much more than a GTX 580.
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post #12 of 18
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Originally Posted by Thryack View Post

You forgot that the 7950 can OC much more than a GTX 580.

ok but we are talking about stock frecuency(from each brand) and no all video cards are going to OC up to the same frecuency
post #13 of 18
Thing is, it's going to OC higher than a 580, it might not be able to OC to 1.3 GHZ, but it should do a guaranteed 1-1.1 GHZ, heck my 5870 can do 960 mhz on stock volts...and the 580 is the same price as a 7950.
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post #14 of 18
IMO it's not worth the amount of money you would spend for the increase you would get. Wait for the 6xx series. They should have cards on par with the 580 for lower prices, then you could sli them.
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post #15 of 18
As mentioned although it's not always faster at stock clocks, the 7950 does have more OC'ing headroom, so its 'max' is going to be faster than a 580 1.5GB, plus has double the memory making it basically, when OC'd, a faster GTX580 3GB, for less money. Plus uses way less power, puts out less heat, etc.

I know this is the nV forum, but the IMHO right now 7950 is the best high end card for the money, esp. for an avid OC'er.

BTW, I don't think upgrading from 295 to a high-end single card is a 'bad' idea at the moment. It's 896MB memory capacity is starting to show it's age on certain newer games, plus there's getting to be quite a few DX11 titles out. Not to mention that you no longer have to worry about the vagaries of SLI operation ... which are few and infrequent, but a consideration nonetheless.

However, unless there's something you really just HAVE to play in DX11 right now, I'd wait at least for Kepler's first batch just to see if prices fall on other stuff. They might ... or they might not.
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post #16 of 18

Re: Peltiers.. Are they worth it?

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Im thinking about going for a peltier setup for my 2500+ but first wanted to know peoples opinion's on them and if you prefer water or air cooling the hot side.

thx

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post #17 of 18
I would think a good question would be can you current system use a 580 or a 7970 to its full potential? You really need to fill out your sig please.
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post #18 of 18
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Originally Posted by conzilla View Post

I would think a good question would be can you current system use a 580 or a 7970 to its full potential? You really need to fill out your sig please.


From what I'm hearing from the shop that built my system, it'll handle either the GTX 580 or the AMD 7950.

When I figure out how to post my "specs" in a "My Rig" addition to my sig, I'll certainly do it.

A lot of thoughtful/brilliant minds on this site! And, that's why I came here for the answers...the patience for the "not so savvy" computer mind is greatly appreciated!
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