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If you really wanted to blaze everything, save just a little more and grab a single 7970 wink.gif I've never had a problem with mine, but the 7950 is one of the best price to performance cards I've ever seen smile.gif the horsepower that you get from that card is simply amazing ph34r-smiley.gif I'd really recommend a Twin Frozr card thumb.gif

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Picking up some $$$ tomorrow and getting a 7950 too. My case is tight so need something 11" or less.

Still can't decide between the Sapphire 3L and the MSI?

Either way getting one tomorrow.biggrin.gif

Go for it !!thumb.gif

the MSI is going to have a higher overclock ability
 
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Picking up some $$$ tomorrow and getting a 7950 too. My case is tight so need something 11" or less.

Still can't decide between the Sapphire 3L and the MSI?

Either way getting one tomorrow.biggrin.gif

Go for it !!thumb.gif

I have the MSi, though if you don't mind the blue PCB, the Sapphire should be a good one.

Seems like a lot of OCNers are going 7950 as of late... lol
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I can't say it enough, but for your own sake please go with MSI. Higher overclock and you don't have to deal with the crap Sapphire customer service if something goes wrong. MSI is 3 year warranty. It is just all around better.
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Well I have the 2L model and it is a great card.

Only reason I didn't get the MSI over it was newegg does not show it as a boost card, I mean yea I know there is a msi boost bios out there but would it have shipped with the card? not a chance I was willing to take.

Since I sold my old card I basicly got the 7950 for 40 to 60 bucks. (pending MIR)

The main reason's I went with

1. Cheaper then a GTX 670
2. Meets or beats a 670 in most reviews
3. Overclocks like hell
4. Came with crysis 3 and Bioshock
5. New consoles are dx 11 which should mean we are gonna see a boost in dx11 games. +1 for 3gb of vram.

Get the card you want if the msi does not have the boost bios flash it on there, I'm just to lazy.
    
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Well I have the 2L model and it is a great card.

Only reason I didn't get the MSI over it was newegg does not show it as a boost card, I mean yea I know there is a msi boost bios out there but would it have shipped with the card? not a chance I was willing to take.

Since I sold my old card I basicly got the 7950 for 40 to 60 bucks. (pending MIR)

The main reason's I went with

1. Cheaper then a GTX 670
2. Meets or beats a 670 in most reviews
3. Overclocks like hell
4. Came with crysis 3 and Bioshock
5. New consoles are dx 11 which should mean we are gonna see a boost in dx11 games. +1 for 3gb of vram.

meets a stock 680 smile.gif my 1200mhz msi boost edition (came like that) meets my 1175 boost 680
 
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Well I have the 2L model and it is a great card.

Only reason I didn't get the MSI over it was newegg does not show it as a boost card, I mean yea I know there is a msi boost bios out there but would it have shipped with the card? not a chance I was willing to take.

Since I sold my old card I basicly got the 7950 for 40 to 60 bucks. (pending MIR)

The main reason's I went with

1. Cheaper then a GTX 670
2. Meets or beats a 670 in most reviews
3. Overclocks like hell
4. Came with crysis 3 and Bioshock
5. New consoles are dx 11 which should mean we are gonna see a boost in dx11 games. +1 for 3gb of vram.

Get the card you want if the msi does not have the boost bios flash it on there, I'm just to lazy.

I crossfire the 2L with my TFIII and they are both great cards, but I just like my TFIII better. Much higher quality and I was able to achieve a better overclock on it. Also, just a warning to you guys who got the free game package with a video card. DO NOT redeem it until you are sure that your card is not defective and there is absolutely zero chance that you would want a refund for any reason. If you do end up wanting a refund they will take $160 off the price of your card. Also, don't send in rebates. They require the original UPC code to be sent in and that will void any warranty you have with the vendor you bought it from. Then you will have to go through the manufacturer. I still have my AMD game pack untouched. Just in case.
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I crossfire the 2L with my TFIII and they are both great cards, but I just like my TFIII better. Much higher quality and I was able to achieve a better overclock on it. Also, just a warning to you guys who got the free game package with a video card. DO NOT redeem it until you are sure that your card is not defective and there is absolutely zero chance that you would want a refund for any reason. If you do end up wanting a refund they will take $160 off the price of your card. Also, don't send in rebates. They require the original UPC code to be sent in and that will void any warranty you have with the vendor you bought it from. Then you will have to go through the manufacturer. I still have my AMD game pack untouched. Just in case.

oh boy lol i already redeemed my pack. nbd though as if the card is faulty ill just replace it
 
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crysis 3 is a new game and isnt optimized right. i had a 680 with a boost clock of 1175mhz. my 7950 is at 1200 and it is matching the 680's FPS in crysis 3. 7950 is no slouch, its the best performer for price/performance imo.

You said it yourself Crysis 3 is **** when it comes to optimization, try comparing games that are actually good.

An overclock, unless done with maybe LN2 to some stupid high speed will not close up a ~30% performance difference between a 7950 and 680 completely.

I will say the 7950 is best price to performing card. The GTX670 used to be, till AMD undercut nvida with price drop on the 7950 and 7970, and Nvidia hasn't caught the drift yet.

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You said it yourself Crysis 3 is **** when it comes to optimization, try comparing games that are actually good.

An overclock, unless done with maybe LN2 to some stupid high speed will not close up a ~30% performance difference between a 7950 and 680 completely.

I will say the 7950 is best price to performing card. The GTX670 used to be, till AMD undercut nvida with price drop on the 7950 and 7970, and Nvidia hasn't caught the drift yet.


an overclocked 7950 past 1100mhz matches a stock 7970 and a stock 7970 matches a stock 680
 
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Originally Posted by srsparky32 View Post

an overclocked 7950 past 1100mhz matches a stock 7970 and a stock 7970 matches a stock 680

A 680 is on average 8% faster then a 7970 at 925mhz. 7970 GHZ edition at 1050 is 9% faster then a 680. 7950 is 21% slower then a stock 7970 and 30+% slower then 680/7970GHZ edition. Then you have the whole other level where the 680 and 7970s can be overclocked as well, so no, stop with the bull ****.
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