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So after weighing my options with my tax return, I decided to try the red side for the first time ever and ordered

MSI HD7950 Twin FRZR x2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127667

Im feeling so excited yet nervous because this is literally the first AMD (or ATI?) card that I have ever used. So I don;t know anything
About them. Like where do I get the drivers at?

This is going to retire my 560ti to my wifes rig in the making and she couldn't be happier.

So did I make a good decision? Talk with me, my stomach is killing me im so nervous but it always does when I
Make a big purchase.

(Btw did anyone notice the free games with these things? Makes me feel a bit better getting those with my purchase...might as well subtract them from the cost since I was gonna pick both up anyway.)
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post #2 of 69
Yes they are a good purchase. What are you nervous about?

Fully clean the nvidia driver, install cards, install AMD 13.1 and enjoy.
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post #3 of 69
Meh about the free games

As for your Nvidia card, you could have used that as a dedicated physx card, but hey hey.

Now, once overclocked and running on the 13.2 beta drivers you'll be flying, remember to install the catalyst application profile which helps with your xfire.

Also, are you going to be doing a rebuild of your OS when you install? If you aren't then you'll need to get driver sweeper and clean off your Nvidia GPU drivers and then install your AMD drivers.

In short, you've gone for the best bang for buck setup, they will out perform the GTX680 in a number of games (quite a few actually) but they will struggle with games with high physx etc.

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Originally Posted by compuman145 View Post

Meh about the free games

As for your Nvidia card, you could have used that as a dedicated physx card, but hey hey.

Now, once overclocked and running on the 13.2 beta drivers you'll be flying, remember to install the catalyst application profile which helps with your xfire.

Also, are you going to be doing a rebuild of your OS when you install? If you aren't then you'll need to get driver sweeper and clean off your Nvidia GPU drivers and then install your AMD drivers.

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I just reformatted literally 2 days ago, so ill prolly just do it again since it only takes all of like 20 mins with a SSD....figured that's also the best way to have the full, fresh experience.
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post #5 of 69
That's fine in that case, otherwise you'd need to uninstall your nvidia drivers, reboot into safe mode, run driver sweeper and clean off your GPU drivers... It's fine either way but if you're going to rebuild then sure, that'll work too

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You could get your drivers from the official AMD website. As for the card, they are one of the best so called "bang for buck" card out there. Also, athe recent game bundles make these the best cards to buy holiday season.
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That's fine in that case, otherwise you'd need to uninstall your nvidia drivers, reboot into safe mode, run driver sweeper and clean off your GPU drivers... It's fine either way but if you're going to rebuild then sure, that'll work too

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Alternatively, you can run through the procedure in this thread:

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Well your getting 7 games not just those 2 (Crysis 3, Bioshock: Infinite, Tomb Raider 2013, Sleeping Dogs, Far Cry 3, Hitman: Absolution and Devil May Cry) biggrin.gif
Two high performance/value cards made even better by a boat load of free quality games.

Enjoy
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Well your getting 7 games not just those 2 (Crysis 3, Bioshock: Infinite, Tomb Raider 2013, Sleeping Dogs, Far Cry 3, Hitman: Absolution and Devil May Cry) biggrin.gif
Two high performance/value cards made even better by a boat load of free quality games.

Enjoy

How do you figure I'm getting all of those?
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Alternatively, you can run through the procedure in this thread:

How to: Remove your Nvidia GPU Drivers

Considering he's NOT got an Nvidia chipset that's not a concern.
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