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Hello!
I recently bought the Gigabyte 7950 for $300. It hasn't shipped so I can still cancel it and buy a new GPU.

I have some coupons and I can buy the Gigabyte 7970 for $340

Is this worth the $40 upgrade or should I just stick to the 7950?

Thanks!
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post #2 of 13
Worth every penny to upgrade to the 7970.

Buy the best card you can afford.
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post #3 of 13
7970 for sure. That Gbyte card is a good one at that price point.
post #4 of 13
are your coupons only valid on the 7970? I'd probably say yes too but the 7950's a good card too and I think overclocks better
 
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post #5 of 13
For just $40 more you'll get a 7970??, got for it asap biggrin.gif
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i read the new 7950 windforce is now voltage locked. the 7970 has always been locked. that is a big deal.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rdr09 View Post

i read the new 7950 windforce is now voltage locked. the 7970 has always been locked. that is a big deal.

yeah. OP try and go for sapphire HD 7950 boost . unlocked voltage. excellent dual x cooler. very good user reviews. card is 29cm long. make sure you can fit it in your case.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202006

are your coupons valid for HD 7950. if it is valid then stick with HD 7950.
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Thanks a lot guys!
I actually just switched my GPU from the Gigabyte Windforce 7950 to the 7970 of the same company for $40 more. I don't think I will be overvolting and I believe that the overclocking this 7970 should keep me afloat for a while. Next upgrade is I guess after 4-5 years when I do a new build lol.
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Originally Posted by PillarOfAutumn View Post

Thanks a lot guys!
I actually just switched my GPU from the Gigabyte Windforce 7950 to the 7970 of the same company for $40 more. I don't think I will be overvolting and I believe that the overclocking this 7970 should keep me afloat for a while. Next upgrade is I guess after 4-5 years when I do a new build lol.


Do not buy Gigafail cards. You will not be happy.
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Do not buy Gigafail cards. You will not be happy.

Please elaborate?
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