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For 35 bucks lesser get the sapphire HD 7950 boost. one of the best HD 7950 cards. good user reviews. comes with a reference AMD HD 7950 PCB design . unlocked voltage with good cooler. just make sure you can fit this in your case. its 29 cm long

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

http://www.sapphiretech.com/presentation/product/?cid=1&gid=3&sgid=1157&pid=1713&psn=&lid=1&leg=0
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For 35 bucks lesser get the sapphire HD 7950 boost. one of the best HD 7950 cards. good user reviews. comes with a reference AMD HD 7950 PCB design . unlocked voltage with good cooler. just make sure you can fit this in your case. its 29 cm long

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

http://www.sapphiretech.com/presentation/product/?cid=1&gid=3&sgid=1157&pid=1713&psn=&lid=1&leg=0

Agreed, $270 AR is a good deal, it's just as good as the twin frozr, for less $$. Plus sell the games for $20 each, $230 at the end of the day.
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post #13 of 23
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Agreed, $270 AR is a good deal, it's just as good as the twin frozr, for less $$. Plus sell the games for $20 each, $230 at the end of the day.

yeah. if youre not willing to spend $50 extra for a 7970 just get that card, its cheap and you wont be missing anything, but honestly you might as well save an extra $100 get a 78x and OC it to hell.

also, those games wont sell for even $20 together, everyone knows they are coupon bundles and people just dont buy crysis 3 or bioshock infinite these days:)
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Buy it.
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yeah. if youre not willing to spend $50 extra for a 7970 just get that card, its cheap and you wont be missing anything, but honestly you might as well save an extra $100 get a 78x and OC it to hell.

also, those games wont sell for even $20 together, everyone knows they are coupon bundles and people just dont buy crysis 3 or bioshock infinite these days:)

Wasn't aware that the coupon code was a bundle thing, but still seeing ~$40 on ebay for it.
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yeah. if youre not willing to spend $50 extra for a 7970 just get that card, its cheap and you wont be missing anything, but honestly you might as well save an extra $100 get a 78x and OC it to hell.

also, those games wont sell for even $20 together, everyone knows they are coupon bundles and people just dont buy crysis 3 or bioshock infinite these days:)

HD 7950 is 5% slower than HD 7970 at same clocks. HD 7950 requires 50 - 75 mhz higher clocks to match a HD 7970. the HD 7950 boost cards with stock voltage of 1.25v overclock to 1150 mhz on average. HD 7950 destroys a HD 7870. atleast 30% faster at same clocks. in fact its 15 - 20% faster than the HD 7870 Tahiti LE.

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/HIS/HD_7950_X2_Boost/31.html
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Club_3D/HD_7870_jokerCard_Tahiti_LE/31.html

here is a user comparison of HD 7870 Tahiti LE and HD 7950 at 1 Ghz

http://www.overclock.net/t/1345122/sapphire-hd-7870-xt-based-on-amd-tahiti-le-chip/70#post_19294019

right now the best bang for buck cards are HD 7950 boost followed HD 7870 Tahiti LE. the HD 7870 costs just 50 - 60 bucks less than HD 7950 but is a much slower card.
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HD 7950 is 5% slower than HD 7970 at same clocks. HD 7950 requires 50 - 75 mhz higher clocks to match a HD 7970. the HD 7950 boost cards with stock voltage of 1.25v overclock to 1150 mhz on average. HD 7950 destroys a HD 7870. atleast 30% faster at same clocks. in fact its 15 - 20% faster than the HD 7870 Tahiti LE.

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/HIS/HD_7950_X2_Boost/31.html
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Club_3D/HD_7870_jokerCard_Tahiti_LE/31.html

here is a user comparison of HD 7870 Tahiti LE and HD 7950 at 1 Ghz

http://www.overclock.net/t/1345122/sapphire-hd-7870-xt-based-on-amd-tahiti-le-chip/70#post_19294019

right now the best bang for buck cards are HD 7950 boost followed HD 7870 Tahiti LE. the HD 7870 costs just 50 - 60 bucks less than HD 7950 but is a much slower card.

really the best bang for the buck would be a $100 card

the rest is just a cheap way to justify not spending an extra 20-50$ to buy a better card and giving small statistics to back it up.

no offense but i dont actually expect him to buy a 78x card, he asked to either persuade him to or not to buy a card and thats all im doing smile.gif

go big or go home. 5% slower is 5% slower. bottom line a OC 7950 will not match a OC 7970

its also strange how that site shows that 7950 with a 38.7g pixel fill rate when my his 7970 is a 36.0 ^^
post #18 of 23
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go big or go home. 5% slower is 5% slower. bottom line a OC 7950 will not match a OC 7970

Thats a personal view. but for people who want the best value for money and still top end GPU performance the HD 7950 is tough to beat. the HD 7950 is competing at the top of many of the ocn charts with HD 7970 and GTX 680 while costing 100 - 150 bucks less. it is without a doubt the card to beat in terms of bang for buck at the high end.
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post #19 of 23
I have the Sapphire 7950 Boost and the MSI TFIII and I'm very happy with both of them. I'm pretty sure you know what you're going to do. You have all of these opinions and then the opinion of someone who apparently works at both Mcdonalds and Burger King. I'm out. Good luck! Be sure to update us!
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to be honest, we give alot of opinions on what card to buy, but we dont even know if the users computer (mobo, cpu, ram, ssd or hdd) will allow him to use that card in full performance

the OP said he is upgrading from a X6 1090T (oc'd to 4.2 ghz according to sig rig) to a FX-8350. i think the OP was decided on the HD 7950. he wanted reaffirmation from ocn users and he got that.
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