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Now i am wondering if i should go buy GTX 670 FTW

Here is a screenshot of the mine with Stock clock for 7950 WindForce

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My Friends GTX 670 FTW Stock


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You tell me
Edited by PainKiller89 - 11/22/12 at 11:38am
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Now i am wondering if i should go buy GTX 670 FTW
Here is a screenshot of the mine with Stock clock for 7950 WindForce
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My Friends GTX 670 FTW Stock
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You tell me
Not surprising at all, stock, the 7950 is slower then the GTX 670, but both overclocked, the 7950 outdoes it in almost every game. Overclock the thing, and you will out-due him and you can laugh!
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Heaven Benchmark is a very weak measure to represent real world gaming...
The GTX 670 when overclocked might win against an HD7950 even when overclocked in non-demanding games. But once a demanding game comes into play and stresses the bandwidth/ ROPs of the card it can easily fall behind the HD7950 even at stock.
And when both are overclocked the 7950 can easily outperform it by a huge margin like 15-20% in games that require too much bandwidth to run well.
Don't return the HD7950 for the GTX 670 it is the most idiotic move unless you have issues with AMD drivers ... etc.
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Heaven Benchmark is a very weak measure to represent real world gaming...
The GTX 670 when overclocked might win against an HD7950 even when overclocked in non-demanding games. But once a demanding game comes into play and stresses the bandwidth/ ROPs of the card it can easily fall behind the HD7950 even at stock.
And when both are overclocked the 7950 can easily outperform it by a huge margin like 15-20% in games that require too much bandwidth to run well.
Don't return the HD7950 for the GTX 670 it is the most idiotic move unless you have issues with AMD drivers ... etc.

Well i am having some issues atm with the card, not letting me overclock it.
Edited by PainKiller89 - 11/22/12 at 12:05pm
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i cant go over 900 clock it gets frozen under heaven and it crashes driver failed error, what voltage should i raise it to?

Download Sapphire Trixx from here

https://www.sapphireselectclub.com/ssc/TriXX/TriXX.aspx

Raise the voltage until you get it stable at your desired clock.
You are safe until 1299mV on Tahiti cards. But try to not go over 1256mV for 24/7.
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Well i am having some issues atm with the card, not letting me overclock it.
What are you using to overclock it?
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OP its difficult to compare two GPUs when the CPUs are different and running at different speeds. try and overclock your CPU first of all to 3.8 - 4 Ghz. also Heaven 3.0 is not the true measurement of performance in games. try games like BF3, Metro 2033, Crysis 2, Sleeping Dogs, MOH Warfighter. use Fraps to capture the fps and compare your avg , min , max and even frametimes.

HD 7950(1.15 Ghz) will be on par to slightly faster than GTX 670(1.3 Ghz) in the majority of games. for overclocking you can use sapphire trixx. for stability testing use Heaven 3.0 , BF3, 3D Mark 11. and definitely stick with your HD 7950.
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OP its difficult to compare two GPUs when the CPUs are different and running at different speeds. try and overclock your CPU first of all to 3.8 - 4 Ghz. also Heaven 3.0 is not the true measurement of performance in games. try games like BF3, Metro 2033, Crysis 2, Sleeping Dogs, MOH Warfighter. use Fraps to capture the fps and compare your avg , min , max and even frametimes.
HD 7950(1.15 Ghz) will be on par to slightly faster than GTX 670(1.3 Ghz) in the majority of games. for overclocking you can use sapphire trixx. for stability testing use Heaven 3.0 , BF3, 3D Mark 11. and definitely stick with your HD 7950.

I just wanted to post the tests, not getting rid of 7950. Anyways found out that i have a bad card. I can not go higher then 900 clock and 1250 ram if i do card freezes and crashes. So i have another one coming in today to see if i can overclock the card.
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On average, when overclocked, the 7950 will be faster with the latest drivers...

all depends on how well your cards overclock though. Either card is plenty but if I were you, I'd just keep you card and overclock it
 
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Thanks unlucky, mine (XFX DD) went up to 1140/1500+ at stock volts and power.

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