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What do you think? My friend wants to sell his 5970 and get a 7950 for the same price. Is it worth it? Cuz i probably would wait for the 8k to come out. Oh and 7970 is 100 bucks more than 7950.. Is it worth getting the 7970 then? Yeah i dont live in us thats why.
And what about 670 vs 7950 smoothnes? Ive heard nvidia is sometimes better even when lower fps.
 
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Well a 7950 is on pair with a 5970 in terms of performance but since its 1 GPU it will use much less power to do the same and he can always CFX later. 7950 is 5% slower then a 7970 so why get a 7970 for more 100 bucks? Just go with a good 7950 (Gigabyte/MSI/Asus)
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do not buy a HD 5970. the architecture is old and tesselation and compute performance in dx11 games is poor. the 1GB VRAM per card is also a huge bottleneck for running latest games at max quality with MSAA. go for a HD 7950 boost. even at stock its faster than HD 5970. a HD 7950 overclocked to 1150 - 1200 mhz is faster than HD 6970 CF in the most demanding DX11 games.
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raghu78 did you read what the op is asking? His friend has a 5970 and wants to upgrade to a 7950/70
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raghu78 did you read what the op is asking? His friend has a 5970 and wants to upgrade to a 7950/70

i understood it as the OP is getting the HD 5970 from his friend. in that case i advised against it. if his friend is selling the HD 5970 to someone else and getting a HD 7950 then thats perfectly fine.
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Ok my bad tongue.gif
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No..no.. He is selling it.. And im not buying his card..
 
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No..no.. He is selling it.. And im not buying his card..

OP for your friend its a simple decision. sell the HD 5970 and get the HD 7950 boost. preferably sapphire, his or msi. they have unlocked voltage.
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Yep.. He did that.. But does the boost clock higher than gigabite version.
 
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