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I'm really disappointed from this forum.Nobody gives a f*** :/

You don't have a budget and won't be buying anything, as you mentioned, until after the summer. Hard to give solid advice if you can't pick a specific budge or model range you want to stick with.
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Ok lets clear tihs out.
What do you recommend from
Asus 7950 dcii v2 TOP
Vs
Xfx DD 7970 black edition (1000mhz) with 30 euro more.
Is it good deal for 30 euro more to buy a 7970 already overclocked a bit?(i would not oc it more)
Does the xfx runs a lot hotter and louder or i will not notice it?
With the 7950 asus i would oc it like 1050 mhz core clock.
Which from these 2 do you recommend?

While I don't recommend XFX I'd say get it since you are choosing between a 7970 and 7950.
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Also a second one.
Club 3d 7870 Joker (925Mhz)
vs (Same price)
Xfx 7870 DD (1000 mhz).
Again here, i would like to know about noise and heat from these 2(This time the quiet one is the xfx as joker has reference cooler).
I would oc xfx @ 1100mhz and the tahiti one at 1000 Mhz probably but i dont know about the heat.If it would run hotter then maybe stock. (Dont say about sapphire 7870XT,it 35 euro more expensive)

Temp will stay roughly the same unless you start messing with voltage. If you are even considering a 7950/7970 I don't see why you wouldn't take a look at the 7870 XT. It's not a regular 7870 in terms of architecture. It has similar performance to the 7950 at resolutions 1080p and below. Main difference would be the vram.
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7870XT or the 7950
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Thread Starter 
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7870XT or the 7950

So you really prevent me to go with any of these xfx products ?
The joker has reference cooler,its really cheap.
post #14 of 22
Jeez dude, have a little patience. Other people have other things to do in their life than to answer your questions.

If you want to OC a card then look for a power edition where you can control/increase the voltage more. If you are worried about heat go under water. OCers pay the price for their OC. Or just get the best card you can afford and OC as best you can and call it a day.
post #15 of 22

From past experience I'd steer clear from XFX AND videocardshop.co.uk (which is a XFX outlet). I've owned 2 x HD5770's, one of which died within 6 months. 1 x HD6870, which had artifacting issues. And 2 x R7950's, one died in twelve hours, the other was sent back within three days because it kept turning off my display.

 

With regards to videocardshop.co.uk, some of their support staff were helpful, and they even gave me a free game, but they take an age to get back to you (requiring chasing up at times) and also took a very long time to issue a refund after it was requested. They also tried to give me the run around on my last issue with the R7950, telling me that there was no fault when there was one. I gave them the benefit of the doubt up until the incidents with the R7950's. Now, personally, this company is on my blacklist to avoid purchasing their products again.   

 

I'm sure there's people who have good experiences with the brand, but it's only right you hear the bad also. Four out of five cards with issues for one user screams average quality, though I wonder if videocardshop is a dumping ground for the bad batches (read up on them a bit and there's certainly more evidence to suggest this is true).

 

Fortunately my MSI Twin Frozr III R7950, from scan.co.uk, runs like a champ. From the build quality to it's performance and cooling, I'm well impressed.


Edited by Lifeshield - 4/2/13 at 3:52pm
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Im going to be going with either the HD 7950 by Sapphire, or the MSI TF3 7950. These two cards are said to have GREAT cooling, and overclockers have put 200-250 Mhz plus onto the clock speed.

Asus is also a great way to go. But, the V2, correct me if im wrong, is voltage locked, so that if you get a card that wont clock so well, while keeping voltage on stock, you could not use the voltage meter that the ASUS card will come with, to overclock it.

Although, if your budget is tight, go with an xfx 7870, if you so wish. You wont be able to push the preformance of the card due to the cooler on the card, or risk it overheating. This is why you pay a little less for that 92mm centered fan with minimal heat pipes, as for us enthusiasts, we want the most possible cooling to get the best possible performance.

Here are all the possible 7870s.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&N=-1&isNodeId=1&Description=7870&x=-1166&y=-112
Edited by Indiegreg - 4/2/13 at 3:48pm
post #17 of 22
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Im going to be going with either the HD 7950 by Sapphire, or the MSI TF3 7950. These two cards are said to have GREAT cooling, and overclockers have put 200-250 Mhz plus onto the clock speed.

Asus is also a great way to go. But, the V2, correct me if im wrong, is voltage locked, so that if you get a card that wont clock so well, while keeping voltage on stock, you could not use the voltage meter that the ASUS card will come with, to overclock it.

 

I got the MSI Twin Frozr III Boost Edition from scan.co.uk delivered today and it came clocked at 960mhz (advertised at 880mhz). Temps were 62c at full load under 20 mins of Furmark.

 

The build quality of them is fantastic too. The fan shroud really feels nice in your hands when you take it out of the box and has some weight to it also. It only has the 6pin+6pin PCB though.

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post #18 of 22
They are all great, if you were to get good frames and keep a budget i would get the 7870.
post #19 of 22
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They are all great, if you were to get good frames and keep a budget i would get the 7870.

welcome to OCN, lets help him out here with more feedback than that.

So john, what exactly do you have to spend/willing to spend? State your budget. This helps us out in such amazing ways. It gives us some information to start searching around for you to find you what you would like. thumb.gif

How many monitors is he running? 1? 2? what resolution? would a 7870 2GB suffice if he was running 3 monitors in 1440p? In most cases, his frames per second would suffer signifficantly, if he was to run anything on a 7870 with only 2 GB of memory.

With that said, what resolution are you running? and how many monitors?
Edited by Indiegreg - 4/2/13 at 4:12pm
post #20 of 22
I had a 7850 with the DD cooler and to be honest, it was a great card but XFX coolers are weak.
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