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ok so im saving for a new gpu and was wondering should i save that little extre for a 7970? i only game on single 1080p monitor. also som suggestion for best models of both? i live in aus btw so its mainly out of the asus gigabyte saphire models thanks. just brought a new psu. 650W seasonic g series gold rated. so i have enough juice for 7970 ghz edition right?
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If you want value per performance get a 7950 and clock it to 7970 speeds

If you just want like 5%-10% more performance get a 7970

There is no "best" model of both more notable ones are MSI lightning/Twin Frozr, Sapphire Vapor-x Or if you want reference to water cool in the future then you are pretty limited on that respect.

And yea that psu would be more than enough.
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thanks also is the 7970ghz edition that much bettr?
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thanks also is the 7970ghz edition that much bettr?

Not really as most 7970's can reach those speeds easily anyway.

Also You do know you cannot bump your post within 24 hours right?
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oops sorry didnt know, i meanta re they a better binned chip or anything, like better vrm design etc?
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go with a HD 7950. at the same clocks HD 7970 is 5% faster than HD 7950. but costs atleast 100 bucks more. MSI HD 7950 has a boost edition with 960 mhz boost clocks and this card easily overclocks to 1150 -1200 mhz.

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=193_1311&products_id=22854
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go with a HD 7950. at the same clocks HD 7970 is 5% faster than HD 7950. but costs atleast 100 bucks more. MSI HD 7950 has a boost edition with 960 mhz boost clocks and this card easily overclocks to 1150 -1200 mhz.

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=193_1311&products_id=22854
looks like im gonna go the 7950 then smile.gif
weird was just lookin at the on pc case gear smile.gif cant decide between that the gigabyte OC edition or the asus direct CU II top?
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looks like im gonna go the 7950 then smile.gif
weird was just lookin at the on pc case gear smile.gif cant decide between that the gigabyte OC edition or the asus direct CU II top?

gigabyte HD 7950 now comes with a 1 Ghz boost clock and locked voltage. asus cards too are voltage locked. here are other good options

Sapphire HD 7950 boost
http://www.mwave.com.au/product/sku-aa78463-sapphire_radeon_hd_7950_overclocked_3gb_video_card_with_boost

Powercolor HD 7950 boost
http://www.mwave.com.au/product/sku-ab48339-powercolor_amd_radeon_hd7950_3gb_boost_state_video_card_uefi_ready
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=193_1311&products_id=22838
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thanks for the advise. i didnt think powercolor were a very good brand. just from what ive heard?
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thanks for the advise. i didnt think powercolor were a very good brand. just from what ive heard?

Its sort of a middle of the road brand, I have 1 and another one coming but its sort of a hit and miss From what I've been reading from reviews from multiple retailers, and websites.
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