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post #11 of 18
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Originally Posted by 99Cookies View Post

I think raghu78 is right, since the release of the latest drivers, the 7800 and 7900 had a significant boost in performance, and are better than the 660Ti.
I would +1 for raghu's post!

Actually I was planning on giving every one a +rep.

Maybe have a peek at those two 7950 I linked above. If they are not great, I will order online, lol
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post #12 of 18
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Originally Posted by raghu78 View Post

the card you linked is the Sapphire hd 7950 boost. manufacturer code 11196-16-20G is the correct model. also newegg has the card with never settle game bundle. can you get this game bundle from the local store.
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202006

OK just to clarify, these are both the same model, just the one at newegg has the free games?
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post #13 of 18
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OK just to clarify, these are both the same model, just the one at newegg has the free games?

yeah.
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post #14 of 18
Your AMD FX quad core CPU will bottleneck a card like HD7800 in half of the games. HD7900 is out of the question - the CPU will bottleneck it very badly. The max VGA for you is HD7870 or GTX660 Ti - do not look at those high-end cards or you will be wasting your money. AMD CPUs are just not designed for high-end gaming...
Edited by Marshock - 11/29/12 at 7:57am
post #15 of 18
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For arguments sake, if it was to bottleneck because of the FX, would it still perform better then a 660 Ti in my application?

The reason I ask is that I don't mind future proofing a little bit, but if you are saying that my computer will make the 7950 run worse then the 600 Ti, then I will reconsider.

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post #16 of 18
If you plan on upgrading your CPU in the future, then go ahead and buy a HD7950.
post #17 of 18
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Awesome thanks.
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post #18 of 18
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Thanks for all your help guys.

I ordered this one from new egg. http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202006

I figured I would cool my jets for the sake of the free games and order it.

This card seems like a good choice as I should be able to use it again when I upgrade down the road. This won't be anytime soon, but that should be OK.

I think I made a pretty good choice, I know it's a little overkill right now, but I may as well get all the graphics that my PC can handle for the money.
AMD is very competitive.

I appreciate all your help. Al
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