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I highly recommend GB over XFX. It seems to me that they are higher ranked AIBs than XFX

Indeed, I've got one MSI Lightning 4770 and one Gigabyte 3450 still rocking after years of use. I bought an XFX card one time from Best Buy (I know...), but had to return it the next day frown.gif

Thanks for your advice, I'll definitely try to get a 7950. They're out of stock everywhere right now though.
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Go for sapphire hd 7950 boost. sapphire has added a new hd 7950 boost sku which is 27 cm long. 925 mhz boost clocks .dual x cooler. unlocked voltage.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202026

http://www.sapphiretech.com/presentation/product/?cid=1&gid=3&sgid=1157&pid=1841&psn=&lid=1&leg=0

just check with newegg because the game coupons are not mentioned. if you get the game coupons go for this card. thumb.gif
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Go for sapphire hd 7950 boost. sapphire has added a new hd 7950 boost sku which is 27 cm long. 925 mhz boost clocks .dual x cooler. unlocked voltage.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202026

http://www.sapphiretech.com/presentation/product/?cid=1&gid=3&sgid=1157&pid=1841&psn=&lid=1&leg=0

just check with newegg because the game coupons are not mentioned. if you get the game coupons go for this card. thumb.gif

Wow nice card, never had a Sapphire before. Thanks!
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Hate to be late to the date, but I've never even HAD an XFX, and I don't even bother looking because of the nightmares I have heard from everyone, including posters on here, to guildies and clan brothers in games, to techs at stores... the lists go on.

I'm a big fan of Sapphire and Powercolor, and anyone else that can prove their worth!

Thanks - thumb.gif
post #15 of 22
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Just purchased that Sapphire 7950, they finally added "Free Bioshock and Crysis 3" to the product page biggrin.gif

I'm excited, never owned a graphics card more expensive than $160 before. I'm hoping it will run Bioshock maxed out, don't really care for Crysis 3.

+rep to those who helped me, thanks guys!
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Just one more reason why I am a loyal newegg customer. I purchased the card yesterday when the price was $310, today the price dropped to $300. I emailed customer service and this was the response (not even 5 minutes later).
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Thank you for contacting Newegg.

Unfortunately, Newegg does not guarantee prices since our website is updated in real time and the prices fluctuate often. However, since we value your business, I have issued you a $10 gift card which will be sent to the email address on file with your account within 24 hours on business day. This gift card will expire 90 days from the date issued. Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.
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Just one more reason why I am a loyal newegg customer. I purchased the card yesterday when the price was $310, today the price dropped to $300. I emailed customer service and this was the response (not even 5 minutes later).
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Thank you for contacting Newegg.

Unfortunately, Newegg does not guarantee prices since our website is updated in real time and the prices fluctuate often. However, since we value your business, I have issued you a $10 gift card which will be sent to the email address on file with your account within 24 hours on business day. This gift card will expire 90 days from the date issued. Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.


You know, if that were Amazon, they would have just refunded you the difference back to your credit card w/o this gift card nonsense. It's not a gift, it was your money to begin with and now it has an expiration date on it.
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You know, if that were Amazon, they would have just refunded you the difference back to your credit card w/o this gift card nonsense. It's not a gift, it was your money to begin with and now it has an expiration date on it.

I specifically asked for a gift card.
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I purchased the Sapphire Radeon 7950 yesterday for $310, today the price dropped to $300. I just want to know if it's possible that you would give a $10 gift card towards my next purchase. I've been a loyal newegg customer and I don't think that this is asking for too much.

Thank you for your time and have a good day.

I want to buy a new CPU cooler so the gift card will be used smile.gif
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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

I went and bought another 7970, Sapphire Vapor-X, last week after reading that post.
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I went and bought another 7970, Sapphire Vapor-X, last week after reading that post.

AMD also announced that GDDR6 is coming in 2014, which means buying Sea Islands may be a bad move as the generation after will have smaller manufacturing process AND GDDR6.
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