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Ok i want to order tomorow and after um 3 hours of googling and reading my head bursts. I cant decide. mad.gif

I will be gaming @ 1080p, with 3570k and asrock extreme4.

7950 is cheaper, but 670 should be faster

Any input would be nice redface.gif
    
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7950 is faster , cheaper and overclocks like a beast , go with a gigabyte or a sapphire.
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Get a HD 7950. clock for clock HD 7950 is 3 - 5% slower than HD 7970.

http://hexus.net/tech/reviews/graphics/34761-amd-hd-7950-vs-hd-7970-clocks/

With the latest 12.11 drivers the HD 7950 boost at stock speeds is on par with GTX 670. core clocks 850 , boost - 925 mhz.. if you run this card at +20% power in AMD CCC it will run at 925 Mhz without throttling. at stock this card will run on par with GTX 670 OC at 1.05 Ghz.

When both cards are overclocked your HD 7950(1.15 Ghz) will be ahead of even a highly clocked GTX 670(1.3 Ghz). If you can get this card in your region go for it .

sapphire HD 7950 boost . (11196-16-20G)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202006
www.amazon.co.uk/Sapphire-11196-16-20G-HD7950-GDDR5-Graphics/dp/B0091MER16/
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post #5 of 21
I would personally go for the 7950.

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post #6 of 21
The MIS 7950 is the end all in the line IMO, Great PCB and power delivery.

Just put one in a gamer build for a friend and it is a beast, got it for $ 290.00 After 15 dollar rebate and you get 3 games with it as well as a 20% discount on Warfighter, Not my fave but FC3 and Hitman should be a blast

runs most everthing at full force settings

The 670 is a great card and you would be happy with it I am sure, but this 12.11 driver has changed the landscape significantly for the 7K series

before this card was competing with the 660Ti and now it is competing with 670's


for 300 hundred or so and 3 free games the 7950 hits all cylinders just on time for the holiday season

Cyber Monday should see this card available for unheard of prices
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um i am reading that some 7950's are voltage locked mad.gif
    
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um i am reading that some 7950's are voltage locked mad.gif

i think newer batches of quite a few HD 7950 and HD 7970 cards are voltage locked. the sapphire hd 7950 boost comes with high stock voltage. around 1.25v. according to newegg user reviews few users have commented that its voltage unlocked , while few others have said its voltage locked. but its easy to hit 1.1 - 1.15 Ghz at stock voltage according to many of them because of the high stock voltage.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202006
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post #9 of 21
I refer you to this site.

http://www.hwcompare.com

Very helpful indeed. THEN you need to take drivers into consideration. For example Radeons are better in picture quality but the drivers are flaky at best. GeForce cards are a little behind Radeons in picture quality but the drivers are VERY solid.

Just an example.
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I refer you to this site.
http://www.hwcompare.com
Very helpful indeed. THEN you need to take drivers into consideration. For example Radeons are better in picture quality but the drivers are flaky at best. GeForce cards are a little behind Radeons in picture quality but the drivers are VERY solid.
Just an example.

That may have been the way it was years ago, but today, drivers from both camps are virtually the same quality, and the image quality is virtually identical.

At this point, the companies compete on price alone. They are that close. thumb.gif
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