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No problem and I hope you enjoy your new card thumb.gif
oh wait. the 7950 that im getting is not the boost version. should i still get it over the 660 Ti?
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i thought they are beastly quiet?
No they have 2 small fans under the cooler that make a lot of nosie
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why dont you check this gigabyte 7950 wf3. it overclocks really good and also get 3 free games.

also try to google the superbiiz coupon, you'll find a 10$ off.

http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=GA-795WF3G

oh btw, i ordered the same card last week. im excited to use this card:thumb:
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oh wait. the 7950 that im getting is not the boost version. should i still get it over the 660 Ti?
As far as I can tell, it is the exact same card but lacks the boosting that comes with the Boost State version. I have mine flashed to the MSI TF3 BIOS and even has a light overclock to 900MHz core and it performs great. If you really have an issue with it the only other card I would suggest is the Gigabyte Windforce 3, that card is one of the quietest and coolest running cards you can get and it is still a reference card but it has a chance to be voltage locked meaning lower overclock potential.
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that card looks good. and i want it for my case that has blue leds to have a good mix. but unfortunately they are not available here frown.gif

which country are you from ? the HD 7870 Tahiti LE cards are also a good option. also go for a card with a custom cooler. Sapphire HD 7870 XT has an excellent cooler and easily competes with GTX 660 Ti. overclocked to 1200 Mhz the performance matches a HD 7970 (925 Mhz).
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post #26 of 70
Get the 7950...

7950=670
7870=660Ti
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hey guys i just got the new card. i bought the XFX 7870 Double D. instead because there were no HD 7950 and 660 Ti available at the store. frown.gif

so i tried testing out the new card playing games and running some benchmarks. i noticed that the fan makes a weird noise at 70% fan speed and above. it's like the fans are hitting the fins. but when i set the fan at default (Auto), the card is quiet. is this normal for XFX Double D cards?

also i thought this card is supposed to be cooler? my temps reached 70C on Auto after playing BF3 for a while. and my 5850 Twin Frozr II was much cooler. 56-61C on Auto.

did i make a wrong move? should i return it tomorrow and replace it for the same card or get something else?
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hey guys i just got the new card. i bought the XFX 7870 Double D. instead because there were no HD 7950 and 660 Ti available at the store. frown.gif

so i tried testing out the new card playing games and running some benchmarks. i noticed that the fan makes a weird noise at 70% fan speed and above. it's like the fans are hitting the fins. but when i set the fan at default (Auto), the card is quiet. is this normal for XFX Double D cards?

also i thought this card is supposed to be cooler? my temps reached 70C on Auto after playing BF3 for a while. and my 5850 Twin Frozr II was much cooler. 56-61C on Auto.

did i make a wrong move? should i return it tomorrow and replace it for the same card or get something else?
7870 is one of the best bang for the buck cards. I would try to replace it first unless there were some games that the 7870 didnt perform well for you. But with AMD new beta drivers the 7870 maxes out all my games on my spare PC 1920x1080.
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For reference..

The "Middle Fan" is a reference cooler by AMD, I personally suspect that they made it like that on the 7950 (The 7970 is a regular blower style) to increase the heat output. I.E limit overclocks on people that run reference coolers for the cards life.

Also to add (I just read your last post) - XFX don't exactly make the best coolers and the 7870 isn't as good as the 7950 especially given the price. I would just sit on your 5850 and get a 7950 when you can. Maybe putting a few $$$ aside a week to get a good aftermarket cooler or just a better 7950? smile.gif
 
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post #30 of 70
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Also to add (I just read your last post) - XFX don't exactly make the best coolers and the 7870 isn't as good as the 7950 especially given the price. I would just sit on your 5850 and get a 7950 when you can. Maybe putting a few $$$ aside a week to get a good aftermarket cooler or just a better 7950? smile.gif
What are talking about the 7950 is only 5-9% faster than the 7870. And the 7950 is 30% more expensive than the 7870. Do the math..........
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/548?vs=550
Older drivers, but a good comparison.
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