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I think you'll be surprised by the difference.
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For $275 I would get the 7950, unless you just want a card for now til next gens come out then go for the 7870 tahiti le/xt. So far I'm pretty happy with my pair of tahiti le's. Get this if you want something cheaper. $204.99 after $30 rebate with tomb raider and bioshock infinite.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131487
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Originally Posted by KaRLiToS View Post

HD 7950 (384bit) / GTX 670 (256bit)

or cheaper

HD 7870 XT (256bit) / GTX 660ti (192bit)


300$ Comes with free Crysis 3 and Bioshock Infinite

SAPPHIRE 100352-2L Radeon HD 7950 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card


if going with amd, id spend the extra 60 and go for the 7970... its quite a big leap over the 7950(unlike the nvidia side, 680 and 670 factory oc is nearly identical)
 
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Impressive, that is a ~$230 AMD card matching a ~$300 Nvidia card with close-to launch day drivers. Historically is has been AMD playing catchup with drivers on release day. Give the game a month or two, and you will seen better profiles and drivers from both camps.

A 7870XT hold-over might be a wise idea, if you don't plan to move to 1440/1600p until say September. You could -again- sell off the 7870XT and get something that better matches gaming >1080p.
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For $275 I would get the 7950, unless you just want a card for now til next gens come out then go for the 7870 tahiti le/xt. So far I'm pretty happy with my pair of tahiti le's. Get this if you want something cheaper. $204.99 after $30 rebate with tomb raider and bioshock infinite.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131487

Price makes the choice much harder.........
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Impressive, that is a ~$230 AMD card matching a ~$300 Nvidia card with close-to launch day drivers. Historically is has been AMD playing catchup with drivers on release day. Give the game a month or two, and you will seen better profiles and drivers from both camps.

A 7870XT hold-over might be a wise idea, if you don't plan to move to 1440/1600p until say September. You could -again- sell off the 7870XT and get something that better matches gaming >1080p.

Just bought the 1080p Samsung last month, so there is no hurry for now. Thanks
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Just bought the 1080p Samsung last month, so there is no hurry for now. Thanks

Personally I had the choice, at the time for me there was a sale on the 7950 and it was cheaper then a 7870 so I just got that. To be honest I'd just spend the extra ~$40 and get a 7950 simply because you may need it in the end and it is actually better. (It can also do 3x CFX if you ever get into that)
 
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Befor you buy-check around some sites that have compaired 7870,s with other cards like 7950,s-7970,s so on.
I was thinking on getting the 7950 becuz no way I could swing 400 to 550 for the 7970.
And was running a asus 6950 flashed to a full 6970. Was very skeptical about the 7870,s.
But after research and becuz couldn't find a 7950 for less than 340.00 and the asus 7870 on newegg is only 254.00 plus 20 rebate.
I desided on the 7870 on my new rig.
I HAVE NO REGRETS, it kicked my 6900 card all over the place.
plus easly oced to 1200/1525.And in my rig never gets above 56c under any benchmarking.

I have to say I was asumeing the 7870 would not be worth the upgrade, BUT I WAS terribly wrong.
Also if you check around on some of the testing on sites, it matched and in some cases out did the 7950.
I,m very glad I did not spend the extra 100. Plan to cross fire and watch these cards ROCK!!!

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/6223900

And I know it will do better than this score smile.gif
Edited by fishhawk - 3/20/13 at 11:31pm
    
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Yeah but now the 7950 is $300 w/ 2 games & the 7870 is $234 - the decision not so easy anymore
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I desided on the 7870 on my new rig.
I HAVE NO REGRETS, it kicked my 6900 card all over the place.

Yes but the 7950 would have kicked the 6900 even more wink.gif .

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Originally Posted by slick40hk View Post

Yeah but now the 7950 is $300 w/ 2 games & the 7870 is $234 - the decision not so easy anymore

Their is a difference of 10-13 fps in most games between the 7950 and the 7870 (overclocked). Plus, the 7950 is 384bit compared to 256bit (7870).

The 7950 also has 3 GB RAM while the 7870 has 2 GB.

You are thinking of going 1440p or 1600p. Those monitors cost at least 500-600$. I think the 66$ more for the 7950 is worth the upgrade.

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