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post #11 of 63
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Are reference models quiet?

How is the performance of a HD 7950 compared to a 3GB GTX 580?
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post #12 of 63
The Sapphire 7950 OC is the quietest and the coolest.

The MSI 7950 Twin Frozr III is worth considering for its 3-year transferable warranty.
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post #13 of 63
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Yes. But will the Twin frozr III be less then $500. If a HD 7950 is $500 or more. I might as wel lget the 7970.
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post #14 of 63
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Yes. But will the Twin frozr III be less then $500. If a HD 7950 is $500 or more. I might as wel lget the 7970.

It should be around the $480~ mark
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post #15 of 63
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Does the twin frozr III have a brace so it doesn't flex?
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post #16 of 63
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post #17 of 63
Quote:
Originally Posted by nifatech2120 View Post

so basically i got $600.. i only plan to spend up to $480 on a nice 7950..
Is it faster then a 580?

Yes. It is.

See this for example.
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post #18 of 63
Take the Sapphire OC, if you can't wait. The DC2 and PCS seem to have bad VRM cooling. I am waiting for the Twin Frozr, hoping it will be more quiet in idle.
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post #19 of 63
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Ok. I have cash in hand. time to purchase a HD 7950..

Which one to choose?

Sapphire: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102963

Asus: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121489

The one i want to choose has be run cooler and quieter. Which ever one fits this description is the one to get.
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post #20 of 63
I would go with the Sapphire one, it comes with a lot of accessories and it is very good from what I have heard.
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