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Poll Results: what card should i be buying ( help before my brain explodes )

 
  • 54% (6)
    HIS 7950 - $349 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161429
  • 36% (4)
    Sapphire 7950 - $309 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202026
  • 9% (1)
    Sapphire 7950 - $329 http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7542562&CatId=7387
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post #21 of 93
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im coming to a conclusion that the 7970 is a waste and the 7950 oc'd will seem to outperform it? not sure how a 7970 oc'd would do but then again i know nothing smile.gif

i appreciate all the help guys, anyone else with experiences or suggestions will be much appreciated
post #22 of 93
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i see few vouches for the HIS, wish more people would post smile.gif the cooler on his scares me , wonder how it does with temps


so 299 for sapphire or 299 for his, which one would you go for raghu

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&N=-1&isNodeId=1&Description=SAPPHIRE+HD+7950&x=0&y=0 << HERES AN OC sapphire but its only 10mhz more, is that just a complete troll or is there anything different on that card lol

Why does the cooler scare you? I have yet to break 50c load in any game with it and it's silent, I can't even hear it. I had an HIS 5850 before this and the fan on it always kicked up and you could hear it, but this new cooler from HIS really works very efficiently.
post #23 of 93
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Why does the cooler scare you? I have yet to break 50c load in any game with it and it's silent, I can't even hear it. I had an HIS 5850 before this and the fan on it always kicked up and you could hear it, but this new cooler from HIS really works very efficiently.

just the fact of the heatsink on it and the type of fan, that and its a company ive never heard of smile.gif

debating whether i should do sapphire 7970, 7950, msi 7950 oc or a xfx 7970 dd

i never hear about ppl ocing 7970 or at least not in this thread :S i got alot of reading to do
post #24 of 93
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im coming to a conclusion that the 7970 is a waste and the 7950 oc'd will seem to outperform it? not sure how a 7970 oc'd would do but then again i know nothing smile.gif

i appreciate all the help guys, anyone else with experiences or suggestions will be much appreciated

HD 7970 is 3 - 7% faster than HD 7950 at same clocks. the HD 7950 boost is the best value for money.
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yeah the HIS HD 7950 iceq x2 boost is probably the best HD 7950 in terms of build quality. HD 7970 PCB with 8 + 6 pin. more power phases compared to ref HD 7950 for better stability and lower temps with extreme overclocks. but its costly at USD 350. also its massive at 31.1 cm length. so the OP would need to check if t would fit in your case.

http://www.hisdigital.com/un/product2-731.shtml

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161429
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post #27 of 93
I also have the gigabyte windforce 7950 and highly recommend it. It's really quite and OC'd to 1150/1450 easily.

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nevermind, the pci 3.0 are the top and middle one!! wew i thought i couldnt fit a card on there lol
Edited by JrWhopper - 2/18/13 at 8:02am
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a PCI-E 2.0 16x or even 8x slot is enough to run a HD 7950 . thumb.gif
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post #30 of 93
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yeah the HIS HD 7950 iceq x2 boost is probably the best HD 7950 in terms of build quality. HD 7970 PCB with 8 + 6 pin. more power phases compared to ref HD 7950 for better stability and lower temps with extreme overclocks. but its costly at USD 350. also its massive at 31.1 cm length. so the OP would need to check if t would fit in your case.

http://www.hisdigital.com/un/product2-731.shtml

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161429


i really appreciate the links and all the insight you guys are giving me

my last question for all of you is for $350 is the HIS the best one i can buy? can i get a better for $350? would the MSI tfiii or sapphire be better?


i wanted something from tigerdirect.com because i have about $100 there, but if i cant get it from there i will just spend the money if the card is really worth it


ive never heard of HIS but i have been out of the loop, i just want a card that wont die in 3months and if it ever dies the company will RMA without trying to screw me

im about 90% sold on the HIS smile.gif do you bastards work for them!?! you secret sales reps smile.gif
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3843790&CatId=28 <--- would the 50$ extra spent on that XFX pay itself out? or its just not worth the performance, yes i know im a noob, ihavent had enough next gen cards to figure out what numbers matter, i try to always compare every stat on the card but i know that doesnt always work out


http://www.hisdigital.com/un/product2-731.shtml smile.gif look the HIS comes with pre-bent fins on the heatsink! smile.gif



do you guys ALWAYS take the heatsink and fan off the card and reapply good thermal paste when you get a card or you leave it stock? im getting some noctua NT-h1 for my XSPC rx240 and when i order the card i want to know if i should run the card stock for a while to let the heatsink and fans melt in with the paste and then reapply or just open it new in box remove the paste and apply some NOCTUA nt-h1
Edited by JrWhopper - 2/18/13 at 8:12am
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