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stock 7970 will provide a smoother gameplay experience than overclocked 6950 tf3s. I know because i made that switch
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If you feel like waiting for 2 more months for the Ivy Bridge and 600 GTX series I would tongue.gif
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post #43 of 62
Quote:
Originally Posted by Arni90 View Post

stock 7970 will provide a smoother gameplay experience than overclocked 6950 tf3s. I know because i made that switch
i dont think so buddy
Quote:
Sapphire HD 6950 2GB Crossfire (locked) OC 865 /1345 -VS- Sapphire HD 7970 3 GB OC 1075 / 1550

1080p 1920 x 1080 2500k @ 4.6 Ghz

This is pretty much what I expected and probably most of you expected. It's just about dead even between the two. To choose an HD 7970 over 6950 crossfire, you're paying a $50 to $100 premium for slightly better min. framerates....and most importantly...BETTER framerates with a little over half the power draw and a full gig more of vRAM for higher resolutions. Smooth as butter vs the occasional stutter with a Crossfire set-up. I saw temps hit 80c...but the fan was bearable in my opinion.

I might have better overclocking potential but 1075 / 1550 is where I feel safe 24/7 ATM.


3dMark 2011 P9160 P9040
3dMark Vantage P31,445 P31315
Heaven 2.5
shaders high, tess normal, Anistrophy 4, AA off
1875 1825

Warhead frost benchmark:

avg. 74.43 min: 60.76 max: 87.48 no AA 64-bit enthusiast
avg. 66.68 min:52.99 max: 77.46 4xAA 64-bit enthusiast

No AA 64-bit enthusiast 67.23 avg. 52.7 min. max. 79.18
4x AA 64-bit enthusiast 57.32 avg. min. 43.47 max. 69.33


Crysis Island benchmark:

no AA 76.93 AVG.
4xAA 66.665 avg.


no AA 71.74 avg.
4XAA 56.945 avg.


Metro 2033 Frontline benchmark:

4xAA 16XAF Very High DX10 advanced physx on
49.40 fps avg. max. 250.38 min. 8.74
AAA 16 AF Very High DX10 Ad. PhysX on
60.01 fps. avg 275 max. 10.87 min.


4x AA/16X ad. physx on avg. 46.77 max. 141. min. 10.70
AAA /16X ad. physx on avg. 57.70 max. 186.88 min. 11.82
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6950 CF vs 7970
post #44 of 62
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Tarun View Post

i dont think so buddy
Quote:
Sapphire HD 6950 2GB Crossfire (locked) OC 865 /1345 -VS- Sapphire HD 7970 3 GB OC 1075 / 1550
1080p 1920 x 1080 2500k @ 4.6 Ghz
This is pretty much what I expected and probably most of you expected. It's just about dead even between the two. To choose an HD 7970 over 6950 crossfire, you're paying a $50 to $100 premium for slightly better min. framerates....and most importantly...BETTER framerates with a little over half the power draw and a full gig more of vRAM for higher resolutions. Smooth as butter vs the occasional stutter with a Crossfire set-up. I saw temps hit 80c...but the fan was bearable in my opinion.
I might have better overclocking potential but 1075 / 1550 is where I feel safe 24/7 ATM.
3dMark 2011 P9160 P9040
3dMark Vantage P31,445 P31315
Heaven 2.5
shaders high, tess normal, Anistrophy 4, AA off
1875 1825
Warhead frost benchmark:
avg. 74.43 min: 60.76 max: 87.48 no AA 64-bit enthusiast
avg. 66.68 min:52.99 max: 77.46 4xAA 64-bit enthusiast
No AA 64-bit enthusiast 67.23 avg. 52.7 min. max. 79.18
4x AA 64-bit enthusiast 57.32 avg. min. 43.47 max. 69.33
Crysis Island benchmark:
no AA 76.93 AVG.
4xAA 66.665 avg.
no AA 71.74 avg.
4XAA 56.945 avg.
Metro 2033 Frontline benchmark:
4xAA 16XAF Very High DX10 advanced physx on
49.40 fps avg. max. 250.38 min. 8.74
AAA 16 AF Very High DX10 Ad. PhysX on
60.01 fps. avg 275 max. 10.87 min.
4x AA/16X ad. physx on avg. 46.77 max. 141. min. 10.70
AAA /16X ad. physx on avg. 57.70 max. 186.88 min. 11.82
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532
and here
6950 CF vs 7970

I would rather get one 7970 so I could CF later.
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great you can thumb.gif
post #46 of 62
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tarun View Post

i dont think so buddy
Quote:
Sapphire HD 6950 2GB Crossfire (locked) OC 865 /1345 -VS- Sapphire HD 7970 3 GB OC 1075 / 1550
1080p 1920 x 1080 2500k @ 4.6 Ghz
This is pretty much what I expected and probably most of you expected. It's just about dead even between the two. To choose an HD 7970 over 6950 crossfire, you're paying a $50 to $100 premium for slightly better min. framerates....and most importantly...BETTER framerates with a little over half the power draw and a full gig more of vRAM for higher resolutions. Smooth as butter vs the occasional stutter with a Crossfire set-up. I saw temps hit 80c...but the fan was bearable in my opinion.
I might have better overclocking potential but 1075 / 1550 is where I feel safe 24/7 ATM.
3dMark 2011 P9160 P9040
3dMark Vantage P31,445 P31315
Heaven 2.5
shaders high, tess normal, Anistrophy 4, AA off
1875 1825
Warhead frost benchmark:
avg. 74.43 min: 60.76 max: 87.48 no AA 64-bit enthusiast
avg. 66.68 min:52.99 max: 77.46 4xAA 64-bit enthusiast
No AA 64-bit enthusiast 67.23 avg. 52.7 min. max. 79.18
4x AA 64-bit enthusiast 57.32 avg. min. 43.47 max. 69.33
Crysis Island benchmark:
no AA 76.93 AVG.
4xAA 66.665 avg.
no AA 71.74 avg.
4XAA 56.945 avg.
Metro 2033 Frontline benchmark:
4xAA 16XAF Very High DX10 advanced physx on
49.40 fps avg. max. 250.38 min. 8.74
AAA 16 AF Very High DX10 Ad. PhysX on
60.01 fps. avg 275 max. 10.87 min.
4x AA/16X ad. physx on avg. 46.77 max. 141. min. 10.70
AAA /16X ad. physx on avg. 57.70 max. 186.88 min. 11.82
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532
and here
6950 CF vs 7970

You must not know that the 6xxx series Radeon GPUs had bad microstuttering when used together. One 7970 will run MUCH cooler, use MUCH less power and only be a bit behind. I say that is a good tradeoff. You certainly won't be disappointed in not getting 2 6970s.
post #47 of 62
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tarun View Post

i dont think so buddy
Quote:
Sapphire HD 6950 2GB Crossfire (locked) OC 865 /1345 -VS- Sapphire HD 7970 3 GB OC 1075 / 1550
1080p 1920 x 1080 2500k @ 4.6 Ghz
This is pretty much what I expected and probably most of you expected. It's just about dead even between the two. To choose an HD 7970 over 6950 crossfire, you're paying a $50 to $100 premium for slightly better min. framerates....and most importantly...BETTER framerates with a little over half the power draw and a full gig more of vRAM for higher resolutions. Smooth as butter vs the occasional stutter with a Crossfire set-up. I saw temps hit 80c...but the fan was bearable in my opinion.
I might have better overclocking potential but 1075 / 1550 is where I feel safe 24/7 ATM.
3dMark 2011 P9160 P9040
3dMark Vantage P31,445 P31315
Heaven 2.5
shaders high, tess normal, Anistrophy 4, AA off
1875 1825
Warhead frost benchmark:
avg. 74.43 min: 60.76 max: 87.48 no AA 64-bit enthusiast
avg. 66.68 min:52.99 max: 77.46 4xAA 64-bit enthusiast
No AA 64-bit enthusiast 67.23 avg. 52.7 min. max. 79.18
4x AA 64-bit enthusiast 57.32 avg. min. 43.47 max. 69.33
Crysis Island benchmark:
no AA 76.93 AVG.
4xAA 66.665 avg.
no AA 71.74 avg.
4XAA 56.945 avg.
Metro 2033 Frontline benchmark:
4xAA 16XAF Very High DX10 advanced physx on
49.40 fps avg. max. 250.38 min. 8.74
AAA 16 AF Very High DX10 Ad. PhysX on
60.01 fps. avg 275 max. 10.87 min.
4x AA/16X ad. physx on avg. 46.77 max. 141. min. 10.70
AAA /16X ad. physx on avg. 57.70 max. 186.88 min. 11.82
source Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
532
and here
6950 CF vs 7970

basically you're saying my experiences with both setups are invalid and your readings on benchmarks (which doesn't give any indication of gameplay) is a better indicator on how the two setups will feel like?
Nice conclusion.

A single 7970 overclocked will give a smoother gameplay experience in BF3 than 6990+6970, this is how ridiculously bad microstutter really is.
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post #48 of 62
thanx for the info pal i will keep it in mind thumb.gif
post #49 of 62
7970 is he way to go, right now!
post #50 of 62
Yeah, an overclocked 7970 is wonderful in BF3 @ 1080p.
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