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Just upgrade from a 4870 512 to 7970

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What can i expect. Have found any bench mark to compare the two and have never done any benchmark. Card will arrive soon in 2 days. Boight the visiontek for lifetime warranty. Will oc mildly. Any comment on purchase or advice is appreciated

Ps Newegg for 479. With 3 free games
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expect world of difference.
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Originally Posted by kcklub View Post

What can i expect. Have found any bench mark to compare the two and have never done any benchmark. Card will arrive soon in 2 days. Boight the visiontek for lifetime warranty. Will oc mildly. Any comment on purchase or advice is appreciated
Ps Newegg for 479. With 3 free games

Holy cow! you held off for a long time! You are looking at like a 600% increase lol thumb.gif
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Massive difference.
7970 is one of the best OCing cards if no the best in the world.
3D mark good benchmark but make sure whatever you use it DX10.
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post #5 of 12
The HD 5870 is roughly 80% faster than the HD 4870, and the HD 7970 is roughly twice as fast as the HD 5870.

Seriously dude, you will be amazed at the performance difference. It will be so much better that your head may explode. thumb.gif
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you are going to hurt yourself.
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post #7 of 12
Between 3-4 times as much performance.
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Its like dating the same chick for 4 years and then trying someone new. biggrin.gif
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post #9 of 12
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Thanks for response. Lots of praise. I know the dual will come out soon but won't need one bc it's so darn expensive. Yes I been waiting and waiting. Lol. I was gonna wait for the 8 series but I seem to wait forever lol
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http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/508?vs=513
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