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Which one should I get?
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The 580 benchmarks are just about the same, with the 580 beating the 7950 by a very,very,very small margin. In my opinion get the 7950 because it overclocks better and can get 7970+ perfromance
     
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The 580 benchmarks are just about the same, with the 580 beating the 7950 by a very,very,very small margin. In my opinion get the 7950 because it overclocks better and can get 7970+ perfromance

7950 , 3GB ftw thumb.gif
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A good 7950 all day every day unless you need CUDA / PhysX. Newer arch, way crazy OC performance. 7950 can trade blows with a 680 at times, though a 680 often wins. OCing closes that gap to very little IIRC. The 7950 is an amazing value, especially if you keep an eye on sales. Plus the Never Settle Bundle. 2 (or is it 3?) $60 new AAA PC games you can keep and save from having to buy, or sell and get the 7950 at amazing value.

So yea, the 7950 gets my vote.

But curious, before I go crazy. (too late) What are the prices? and what models are you looking at?
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post #5 of 33
7950 gets my vote

Also... correct me if im wrong but i think since the good drivers AMD released a few months back the HD7950 is on par with the GTX670, and hence should have ~20% more performance on average than the GTX580.
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post #6 of 33
7950 hands down lol
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7950. More VRAM, newer generation and probably very similar in performance.
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And you can crossfire it later and get amasing fps. What psu have u got
     
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Why is a gtx 580 in the mix? 7950 all day though.
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post #10 of 33
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7950 gets my vote

Also... correct me if im wrong but i think since the good drivers AMD released a few months back the HD7950 is on par with the GTX670, and hence should have ~20% more performance on average than the GTX580.

You're wrong tongue.gif the 7950 only when OC'd to a really high clock can match the 670 smile.gif Considering the release of the new beta drivers the 670 should come really close to the 7970 performance in SLI and in some single card games , but the 7950 is within 5-8 % performance of the 670 and it comes really cheap that's what makes it a great card thumb.gif
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