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Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Vapor-X OC Boost

Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB WindForce 3X


I guess I would choose between theese two, but if I understand correctly, the Gigabyte dosen't have the Boost option?
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Originally Posted by Sharky[SVN] View Post

Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Vapor-X OC Boost

Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB WindForce 3X


I guess I would choose between theese two, but if I understand correctly, the Gigabyte dosen't have the Boost option?

Boost is a load of... you know, in my opinion. If you want better performance overclock the cards yourself. Both cards are a nice choice tbh, if you go sapphire stick with the vapor-x due to solid caps because my 7950 oc had terrible coil whine. As for voltage adjustments not entirely sure about either card, but my Sapphire 7950 OC supported voltage adjustment through trixx on both memory and core.
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can anyone confirm this?

I can get the others of course...I just posted powercolor because of almost same price as 660 Ti. I prefer Gigabyte - never let me down.

I thought maybe the powercolor was all you could find in your country.
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can anyone confirm this?

I can get the others of course...I just posted powercolor because of almost same price as 660 Ti. I prefer Gigabyte - never let me down.

Have had no good luck with powercolor personally, and LOVE my gigabyte windforce. If you're worried at noise at all (especially after OC) would recommend either the gigabyte windforce or asus directCU is supposed to be good. And as others have said, 7950.
post #25 of 45
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Originally Posted by wrigleyvillain View Post

Bought an MSI TF3 7950 a month ago. Zero microstuttering that I can notice nor even any texture issues in DX9 games (Skyrim and Tribes Ascend). Still on 12.11 betas and this system had NV drievrs previously. Not saying these issues do not exist but far from across the board and really should not have affected your purchase decision. Besides, could have always returned it within 30 days and went NV.

Very helpful, thank you. I have been debating an Nvidia 660 Ti vs. a Radeon 7870 LE myself, and the microstuttering issue concerned me when I found out about it. So this is good to hear. But then...
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The other reason to go 7950 is the new, updated Never Settle Bundle. Like free new AAA titles? I know I do.

Now I'm even happier and will probably bump up to the 7950. I was thrilled that Bioshock Infinite came with the 7870, but really couldn't care less about Tomb Raider. But with the 7950, they swap out Tomb Raider for Crysis 3...hells yeah. Done deal, I'm sold.

This will be my first Radeon ever, for the record. After 3dfx went down, I've been an Nvidia customer from then on. Time to go pick a brand and submit my order.
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ati cards are powerful its just such a shame their drivers a totally and utterly ****e. Id never buy another ati again. couldn't even get rid of a black border round my desktop once. my 5850 was awesome but their drivers just totally let them down and from what I've read they still can't get it right. How a company can spend billions on product development and can't even make it work properly in this day and age is beyond me.

Don't get a 660ti what ever you do. 670 is the one to get. But honestly I'd wait for the new generation.
    
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Originally Posted by VulcanDragon View Post

This will be my first Radeon ever, for the record. After 3dfx went down, I've been an Nvidia customer from then on. Time to go pick a brand and submit my order.

Don't worry my friend thumb.gif This MSI 7950 Twin Frozr OC/BE is my 2nd Radeon (upgraded from an unlocked 6950).
I've been a long time Nvidia user also.
So far during the journey in the Red zone, I've had ZERO problems regarding AMD drivers & I will say that I have no regrets buying Radeon wheee.gif
Edited by drBlahMan - 2/5/13 at 3:35pm
post #28 of 45
7950 always wins this one
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Ok, thank you all for your opinions. I've decided and ordered the Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB WindForce 3X thumb.gif

Back to the red zone, hope I won't regret it as I did with HD4850, which was pain in the ass; 60 degrees C at idle and up to 100 on load. Fan was making unbearable noises who-let-rip-smiley.png
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i too had 2 4850's in crossfire back in the day...the stock fans on those were more than bad...lol.....i put some zalman coolers on them and they were great though

companies put such good cooler on cards these days you dont get that issue though...my roommates 7870 XFX DD idles at like 28C @ like 60% fan speed

even my reference 6970 cooler was good (i was very lucky)...after going to a Accelerro Xtreme Plus 2, my max loads temps only went down by about 4C....revision 2 6970 PCB though
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