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$250 - $300 GPU for 1440p.

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Basically I'm looking for a gpu to last me until the refresh of cards later this year, 7870 or 7950?

What card offers the most price / performance factoring in overclocking?
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HD7950 for 1440p+ , the extra memory bandwidth and VRAM helps

This goes for the 7870 XT (Tahiti LE) which also has 256bit memory and 2GB VRAM
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HD7950 for 1440p+ , the extra memory bandwidth and VRAM helps

This goes for the 7870 XT (Tahiti LE) which also has 256bit memory and 2GB VRAM

So the 7950 is defiantly a step up from the 7870, is their a significant improvement between the 7950 and a 7970?
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So the 7950 is defiantly a step up from the 7870, is their a significant improvement between the 7950 and a 7970?
Nothing extraordinary. Though, see if you can find a 7950 that uses the 7970 reference PCB.
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Nothing extraordinary. Though, see if you can find a 7950 that uses the 7970 reference PCB.

ASUS DCII 7950 or Gigabyte Windforce 7950? Looking to overclock the card.
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Gigabyte Radeon HD7870 OC 2GB seems to be clocked at 1100Mhz but only has 2gb of vram, this seems like a better option considering this is a temporary card and is considerably cheaper.
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Gigabyte Radeon HD7870 OC 2GB seems to be clocked at 1100Mhz but only has 2gb of vram, this seems like a better option considering this is a temporary card and is considerably cheaper.

the HD 7950 will have a much better resale value when you go for a new graphics card. the HD 7950 is a no-brainer for 1440p. here are a couple of good options

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=193_1311&products_id=21965
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=193_1311&products_id=19285
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