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Stick with the 7950 and go Sapphire. Great OC'ing on those cards, and if OC'ed well, it is as powerful as a 7970.
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I'd get the Sapphire model out of those two due to being higher-clocked.

The GeForce to pick at that price point would be EVGA's GTX 660 Ti.

The Sapphire 7950 is the faster single-card solution, but as with all Radeon cards has problems with micro-stuttering and "runt frames" when running two via CrossFire. However, AMD is promising a driver fix for that issue sometime this summer.

Conversely, the EVGA 660 Ti is slower by itself, but is much better when running two via SLI.

In the end, it all depends on if you're ever going to run 2 video cards at once, and if so then if you believe that AMD will fix their driver issues.
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I'd get the Sapphire model out of those two due to being higher-clocked.

The GeForce to pick at that price point would be EVGA's GTX 660 Ti.

The Sapphire 7950 is the faster single-card solution, but as with all Radeon cards has problems with micro-stuttering and "runt frames" when running two via CrossFire. However, AMD is promising a driver fix for that issue sometime this summer.

Conversely, the EVGA 660 Ti is slower by itself, but is much better when running two via SLI.

In the end, it all depends on if you're ever going to run 2 video cards at once, and if so then if you believe that AMD will fix their driver issues.
Well at the moment im not going to be able to duel run Graphics cards so i think ill go with the Sapphire 7950, Thanks biggrin.gif
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Stick with the 7950 and go Sapphire. Great OC'ing on those cards, and if OC'ed well, it is as powerful as a 7970.
Thanks as well biggrin.gif
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I would probably get the sapphire, partly due to the fact it has a higher clock speed and that I have dealt with them before and for me they have been very durable cards, on the other hand I have never dealt with a HIS card
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