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so as of right now im running a 6870 love the card does what I need it to do. but the 1GB of vram is killing me in new(er) games. I was thinking of going crossfire. but again the Vram would kill me I think. as of right now im not really playing much. bioshock infinite was great but now im still stuck on TF2 and Arma 2 (Day Z) I was trying to get some opinions on a newer card? 7950 looks great and seems to perform great. but what about the new 8 series cards should I wait?
post #2 of 16
I wouldn't wait, the 7950 is a great card. Go for it.
 
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I would recommend the 7950 or 670. What does the rest of your computer look like, like your processor for example?
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I recommend the 7950.
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post #5 of 16
I had crossfire 6870s, and had the same problem with limited ram. I got a 7970 and am extremely happy with the decision.
If you think you can wait for the 8000 series, just wait because they will obviously be better, but if you want better performance right now i don't think you will regret getting a 7950.
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Appreciate the answers guys,

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Mobo - Asus m4a89gtd
Ram - 8gb patriot viper
CPU - AMD x6 1065T

And currently xfx HD6870

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post #7 of 16
I don't think bottlenecking would be an issue nor would anything else, go for 7950 and be happy.
 
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I used to play with a stock 1090T and a stock 6790. In December, I upgraded to a 660Ti Power Edition. The boost in performance was very nice. Completed Hitman : Absolution, Far Cry 3, DiRT Showdown, Assassins' Creed III on max settings with little to no AA (cant really notice the difference). Although the framerate never reached the ideal of 60 (obviously), the gameplay was very smooth except in AC3 (game not well optimized).

The jump from a 6870 to a 7950 will be even bigger since 7950 performs a lot better than a 660Ti, FPS-wise. If you're gaming on a single 1080p screen, get a non-reference 7950, overclock both the CPU and the GPU and you're good to go. You shouldnt need to wait for the newer gen cards with the performance of a 7950.

As for which 7950 to get, get the Sapphire 7950 OC. It is the best 7950 with its custom cooler and unlocked voltage. You will able to overclock it to 1.0-1.1 GHz on the core easily, which will give you performance similar to a 7970.

As for which brand to avoid, XFX would be it. Seeing how you are currently using an XFX card, I just thought you should know that the current gen cards of XFX are not very reliable (issues with cooling among other things).

But before you go overclocking everything, you should take care that your PSU is good enough to handle it. and that your CPU has a good aftermarket cooler that can keep it cool even under high temps that come with the overclocking.

Hope this helps! thumb.gif
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post #9 of 16
Go with the 7950, overclock that CPU if you havent yet. thumb.gif
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post #10 of 16
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PSU is 800watt ocz extream, and I haven't touched the clock speed on my components at all.never really needed too.. I was thinking of doing some OCing but not till I got a new card(s)

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