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I do it because I have nothing better to do with my life.
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I do it because I have nothing better to do with my life.
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Quote:
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I do it because I have nothing better to do with my life.

 

Truer words were never spoken.

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Originally Posted by 21cage12 View Post

-Does overclocking means if you have AMD HD 7850 overclocked, it will perform same as an AMD 7970 or the GTX 680?

Potentially
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Originally Posted by 21cage12 View Post

if that is then why do people buy the 7970 but, not the 7850 and overclock it?

Because you can take the 7970 and overclock THAT to perform better, obviously. Also, some people don't care about how much money they spend.
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Originally Posted by 21cage12 View Post

again why is overclocking really necessarily to a gamer?

It isn't.
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why would you still look for more performance if you are already using the latest and fastest rig, the rig that will run any game, anything at ultra high spec through out., without even a bit of lag?

Why would you try to make a Ferrari faster? It's already a Ferrari, right?
(Note for those who cannot grasp sarcasm in text: this is sarcasm)

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why is overclocking really necessarily to a gamer?

 

For my surround setup, it is highly necessary to overclock my CPU. Almost everything gets bottlenecked at that resolution unless I overclock.

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I came to the same conclusion and went the non-overclocking route this time. Sometimes when I am bored I feel like overclocking but it was more a hobby for me when I had more free time. I don't even game anymore or do anything super strenuous beyond p-shop.
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Potentially
Because you can take the 7970 and overclock THAT to perform better, obviously. Also, some people don't care about how much money they spend.
It isn't.
Why would you try to make a Ferrari faster? It's already a Ferrari, right?
(Note for those who cannot grasp sarcasm in text: this is sarcasm)

/thread

If it's a game that you are going to play, game such as battlefield there will be no difference between the AMD 7850 and AMD 7870/ GTX 680, running the same game, I think. Except if you will be thinking about games in the future.
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Quote:
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If it's a game that you are going to play, game such as battlefield there will be no difference between the AMD 7850 and AMD 7870/ GTX 680, running the same game, I think. Except if you will be thinking about games in the future.
There will be a difference in the 7850 and 7870 unless your CPU is so weak that it bottlenecks the 7870.
And also 7970 > 680. Just a tiny bit. Cheaper as well, more VRAM on top of that
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