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I'm going to buy Bioshock and Tomb Raider, that is for sure. With the new bundle deals and the fact that my 7770 probably won't play them too well, is it a good idea to buy a new 7870? OR should I wait for the 8xxx series and buy the games outright?
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This will help you answer your questions: http://www.pcper.com/news/Graphics-Cards/AMD-wants-set-record-straight-its-future-GPU-strategy
post #3 of 22
Sea Islands aka 8000s are refreshes and reworks of the cards sitting at the lower end of the current 7000 spectrum. if you are looking for flagship then go with the 7900 series
post #4 of 22
My advice to you sell your card and buy a 7970. One with overvoltage and a good cooler.

You get bio shock and crysis 3 free right now as well
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I found the MSI Twin Frozer 7950 with 7970 PCB (8+6 pin) on Amazon for $313 free shipping. Is that a good deal?

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007NG3WR2/?tag=pcpapi-20
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post #6 of 22
Yeah thats an average deal. Try taking a look at the GV-R795WF3-3GD if you looking for 900/5000 clocks its a few dollars more ($5-10). I believe the Twin Frozr has 880/5000
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Yeah thats an average deal. Try taking a look at the GV-R795WF3-3GD if you looking for 900/5000 clocks its a few dollars more ($5-10). I believe the Twin Frozr has 880/5000

I just noticed that card is 290mm, my case supports "up to 290mm". Does that mean I'll have to squeeze it in, or it will fit without problem?
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It will be a slight squeeze smile.gif
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It will be a slight squeeze smile.gif

That's what I thought. The XFX 7950 is 10.4" (264mm) and the same price. I'm just scared of XFX with all the horror stories.
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post #10 of 22
I highly recommend GB over XFX. It seems to me that they are higher ranked AIBs than XFX
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