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There is HIS Radeon HD 7950 800MHZ on sale for $375 (original price at NCIX is $399, then a local store called memory express does a price match plus 25% the difference), I was originally going to buy the 7870, but seeing the price is only 15 dollars different I thought I might get this one? Any opinions would be great, I normally like do very thou row research, but this made me jump the gun. Also I do plan to OC what ever card I get.

Links:
http://www.ncix.ca/products/index. [...] omoid=1211
http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX37539


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post #2 of 17
If it's just $15, i'd go for the 7950.
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I would say that it is defiantly worth it, not benchmarks but fill rate and such comparison. http://www.hwcompare.com/12191/radeon-hd-7870-vs-radeon-hd-7950/
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Are you hellbent on AMD? Because I would just a day or two and see what happens with Kepler. You might find the 7950 price come tumbling down even more.
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If it's just $15, i'd go for the 7950.

Thanks for the response, that's what I though, just needed a little reassurance on the purchase. As it is the 7870 was stretching my budget, and I needed to make sure that I was getting something good.
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Originally Posted by Fatalrip View Post

I would say that it is defiantly worth it, not benchmarks but fill rate and such comparison. http://www.hwcompare.com/12191/radeon-hd-7870-vs-radeon-hd-7950/

sorry "fill rate", is that the pixel rate test, how significant is that? I'm still really new to the world of graphics cards.
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Are you hellbent on AMD? Because I would just a day or two and see what happens with Kepler. You might find the 7950 price come tumbling down even more.

Not at all, just the Kepler chips will be to much money, and by the time the midrange comes out ($350), I will have waited to long. I have everything just sitting in a corner, and want to get it built.
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7950 is the obvious choice here.
     
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Not at all, just the Kepler chips will be to much money, and by the time the midrange comes out ($350), I will have waited to long. I have everything just sitting in a corner, and want to get it built.

What he was trying to say was that the GTX 680 is launching at around $500. Which means AMD will most likely try to shift the 7xxx series to a more competitive price bracket. Could even result in the 7950 being another $25-50 cheaper.

I would wait.
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