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I say why don't you clock your GTX 670 even higher, say 1500 Mhz. thumb.gif

Everytime you have no answer to something you either respond with insults or utter foolishness.
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If the HD 7950 OC can handle 1600p gaming very well as proven above, then whats the problem with 1080p. It will easily play the latest games at 1080p maxed out at 60+ fps. And it does so while being available at prices as low as USD 310. You are really clutching at straws here. biggrin.gif

It's been shown many times already, even by your own links, that the 670 @ 1080p is the superior card and going to a higher resolution closes the gap but does not make them equal.

You are the only one grasping at straws here going from thread to thread desperately trying to prove AMD is superior.
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Guy's,

Let's try to debate this subject without any insults or personal attacks. I do not want to lock another thread!

Thanks
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Please no locking is needed lol. I was kind of interested the debate going here. I still haven't made a decision but I'm leaning towards the gtx 670 because of Kepler. I heard the temps stay very cool even under load,and the power consumption is a big step up from my 6950. I'm not the richest gamer but in the long run I think it might be best, but now I'm looking at the 7950 to what's up with it.
Edited by chaosblack1991 - 7/18/12 at 3:40am
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Please no locking is needed lol. I was kind of interested the debate going here. I still haven't made a decision but I'm leaning towards the gtx 670 because of Kepler. I heard the temps stay very cool even under load,and the power consumption is a big step up from my 6950. I'm not the richest gamer but in the long run I think it might be best, but now I'm looking at the 7950 to what's up with it.

If you are going to overclock and want the best price perf get the HD 7950 OC.

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/HD_7950_Twin_Frozr_III/26.html

Perf summary

1920 X 1200
MSI HD 7950 (880 ) -100
HD 7970 (925) - 108

HD 7950 at the same clock will be 3 - 5% slower than HD 7970.

Here is HD 7950 OC compared at 900 Mhz and 1195 Mhz to HD 7970 (925)

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2012/03/01/xfx_radeon_hd_7950_black_edition_video_card_review/

As you can see HD 7950 (900 Mhz) is close to HD 7970 (925) perf.

HD 7950 OC cards can run at 1 - 1.05 Ghz at stock voltage and 1.1 - 1.15 Ghz with voltage tweaking. HD 7950 at 1.1 Ghz will max the latest games at 1080p easily and run them very well.

Here are a few good deals

MSI HD 7950 OC (880 Mhz) - USD 310 . currently out of stock.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127667

Gigabyte HD 7950 (900 Mhz) - USD 340
http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-Mini-Displayport-PCI-Express-Graphic-GV-R795WF3-3GD/dp/B007581QHG/

Sapphire HD 7950 950 Mhz edition - USD 350
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102991
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post #35 of 39
imo the gtx 670 and 7950 oc are good buys, both having strong points

A stock 7950 gets kicked to the kerb by a stock 670, If you plan on running a highly overclocked 7950 24/7 then a 7950 may well benefit your needs

Talking from actual experience owning a gtx 670 windforce i can comment and say temps never exceed 65c even while running 3d mark 11 back to back, I have never been able to hear the card through the case in any games i play the fans simply do not need to run fast to keep this card cool
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Which one is more power efficient (again I'm poor lol ) I heard the GTX 670 way better than my 6950. How does it compare to the 7950?
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Which one is more power efficient (again I'm poor lol ) I heard the GTX 670 way better than my 6950. How does it compare to the 7950?

If you want the card which draws lesser power under load get the GTX 670 . Also at idle the HD 7950 draws less than 15w. When you are working on general productivity applications HD 7950 will be very power efficient. Only when you play games the GTX 670 draws lesser power. But you save money upfront by getting the MSI HD 7950 OC

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/HD_7950_Twin_Frozr_III/24.html

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Edited by raghu78 - 7/18/12 at 8:20pm
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I don't see any reason to upgrade from 6950..There's no games I can't play with my old Dinosaur card tongue.gif
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I don't see any reason to upgrade from 6950..There's no games I can't play with my old Dinosaur card tongue.gif

I too am enjoying my HD 6950 card. finished playing Max Payne 3 and recently Ghost Recon Future soldier. Max Payne 3 with max settings and FXAA at 1080p was running at 50 - 60 fps. Ghost Recon Future solider without MSAA and other setings maxed out was doing 35 - 45 fps, except the last mission which ran at 25 - 30 fps. But it was only the last mission. So that didn't bother me.

OP its simple. In the games you play and at the resolution you play if you are happy with the performance don't upgrade. If not upgrade.
Edited by raghu78 - 7/18/12 at 8:31pm
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