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It unfortunately doesn't add up... if you SLI two 2GB cards... you'll still only have 2GB.

Interesting. Makes sense that a lot of guys are dropping the 2 and 3GB cards for the 4 and 6GB cards when using multiple displays/high VRAM usage games then. Thanks!

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Nothing beats the HD 7950 for price performance. Get the Sapphire HD 7950 boost .925 Mhz boost clocks. you can overclock the card to 1.1 Ghz at stock voltage and even higher with voltage tweaking. at the same clocks HD 7950 is 3 - 6% slower than HD 7970. but costs 20% lesser.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202006

Cool. I'm not afraid to push the limits on a card in order to get the best stable performance. Plus that saves me $120 versus the 4GB 670 and I also get 3 games free. (Games that I would play, no less!) Awesome post, thanks! thumb.gif

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The 7950 is really the best you can get if you are on a budget. AMD prices are just ridiculously low now. Besides, you could overclock the 7950 to get even more performance while probably still running cooler than the 670.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202006

Only thing I hate is the blue PCB. Maybe Dwood can make a backplate for it..?
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I had my Skyrim pretty heavily modded and I never ran into issues with my 480s and those were only 1.5 gb I believe.
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I had my Skyrim pretty heavily modded and I never ran into issues with my 480s and those were only 1.5 gb I believe.

 

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The 7950 is really the best you can get if you are on a budget. AMD prices are just ridiculously low now. Besides, you could overclock the 7950 to get even more performance while probably still running cooler than the 670.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202006
Only thing I hate is the blue PCB. Maybe Dwood can make a backplate for it..?

After looking at some more benchmarks, especially ones that included OC'd 7950s, I just can't justify the 670 at $50+ more, plus the extra 1GB of VRAM, plus the 3 free games.

 

I'll have to contact Dwood and see if he either has or knows where I could get one. I'm assuming these Sapphire cards aren't reference PCBs?

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After looking at some more benchmarks, especially ones that included OC'd 7950s, I just can't justify the 670 at $50+ more, plus the extra 1GB of VRAM, plus the 3 free games.

I'll have to contact Dwood and see if he either has or knows where I could get one. I'm assuming these Sapphire cards aren't reference PCBs?

the Sapphire HD 7950 boost with model no 11196-16-20G is a reference HD 7950 PCB design with a dual x cooler.
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the Sapphire HD 7950 boost with model no 11196-16-20G is a reference HD 7950 PCB design with a dual x cooler.

Awesome! I know Cold Zero will do custom backplates for reference PCB's, so that's an option. thumb.gif

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