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Dear folks,

Was wondering if paying a premium for the extra vram is a waist. I like to play the newest shooters maxed out so order myself a sapphire 7950 oc tomorrow or wait a mean long time for the 7800 series to be available? Right now playing mw3 on my igp wich sux yer ):
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not really. crossfire would be for one display imo, but not a single gpu
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It would be pretty awesome I think.
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Heck down the road cfx might be perfect
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Nope. It's an entirely logical pairing that provides fantastic performance now and versatility in the future.
    
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I have considered the new 7700 OC by Sapphire but i think that would be 2 or 3 steps back.
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Overkill? pwahahaha .Ummm..It's never overkill cool.gif
Until it does what you want it to do and has it done before you have to tell it to..It's not fast enough tongue.gif
It'd be good for now..and you can crossfire later
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post #8 of 63
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Nope. It's an entirely logical pairing that provides fantastic performance now and versatility in the future.

Definitely agreed. Games like crysis 2 are already using a little over 2gb of video memory usage @ 1080p, so 3gb is realistic for "futureproofing". Obviously I'm biased cus I already fell for the 7950 trap.
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I'd say go for it, that way your not going to have to worry about needing to upgrade it again anytime soon.
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post #10 of 63
I'm super happy with a 7970 at 1080p. Came from a 480 the performance difference was definitely noticible.

7950 can't be pushed to 7970 speeds to. Really it's the card to get in the 7900 line.
    
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