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The 7970 seems like a waste imho when you can overclock nearly every 7950 to 1000mhz minimum.

But if you are overclocking that CPU as well you may be on the limits of your psu.
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post #32 of 63
Quote:
Originally Posted by ibuycheap View Post

The 7970 seems like a waste imho when you can overclock nearly every 7950 to 1000mhz minimum.
But if you are overclocking that CPU as well you may be on the limits of your psu.

Everyone is saying a 7970 is a waste when you can overclock a 7950 to 7970 speeds.
And it seems like everyone is disregarding the fact that a 7970 can overclock too. A good 7950 can overclock to 1000 sure, but not all. A 7970 will have no problem hitting 1000, even 1125. However, only a handful of 7950s can hit 1100+.
Edited by WiL11o6 - 2/22/12 at 11:21pm
post #33 of 63
it all makes sense. i would say, bite the bullet and pick it up. the performance boost will be significant.
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post #34 of 63
You will definately be happy with the 7950. I read a lot of good reviews on it. As for your dilemma I would go for the Sapphire simply because I like them and cause it has better cooling. thumb.gif

As for overkill: unless you will buy 4 7950 to play minecraft it isn't overkill to me tongue.gif
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If a 7950 is overkill for 1080p then my incoming 7970, hopefully by next week, will be, I don't know, ultra overkill? I say get the best you can afford and ride it out until it is time for an upgrade or grab another 7900 series and crossfire biggrin.gif!
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I didn't call it overkill but i just wanted some solid advice wich i clearly got and i acted upon that. The card is allready in the mail and will be coming in tomorrow yay.
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Originally Posted by ibuycheap View Post

The 7970 seems like a waste imho when you can overclock nearly every 7950 to 1000mhz minimum.
But if you are overclocking that CPU as well you may be on the limits of your psu.

It is at 4.2 right now but i have no problem reverting it back on stock. I believe the Sapphire 7950 OC draws less power than a Asus GTX 560 TOP wich i had before. It ran perfect even at high oc wich is supposed to even run at alot more power even with oc'd memory and cpu but hey fingers crossed.
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post #38 of 63
3GB might be overkill for most games. Not BF3 or games with massive texture packs.

Not even including future games. Get the 7950
     
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I allready ordered it lol.
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Quote:
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I allready ordered it lol.

Good deal thumb.gif

I irritates me when people say that a 7950/ 7970 is overkill for 1 1080P. When my 7970 wont run BF3 maxed without dropping below 60.

Maxed to me means all visuals enabled with a minimum 60FPS
     
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