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So here my current delima, I Want a new graphics card to play better games at max 1080p.
My current 6950 2gb almost achieve this. But lacking in some games like Crysis 3, Farcry 3 etc etc..

What would be my best option you think.
I current have a Corsair tx650 so only 2 6+2pin on it.

Crossfire would a solution as long as they reguire a 1 6pin pow

Option 1:
Wait for the new 8000/9000 series to come out end of the year. I plan on buying HD 8/9970 This year.

Option 2:
Buy a new 7870/7950, Then upgrade to new series when they come out.

Option 3:
CrossfireX 7770 or 7850.

Trying to keep it around 250usd or lower if possible.


I would crossfire another 6950 but that would require molex to 6pin which i dont wanna use. plus dont think my tx650 could handle two of those



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I would just wait all together and keep saving your money. Sell the 6950 when the new series come out and buy one single powerful GPU.
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AKAIK it will still be quite sometime before volcano island comes out.

SAPPHIRE 100352-3L Radeon HD 7950 3GB $309.99
$289.99 after $20.00 rebate card
Free 4 games w/ purchase, limited offer


and then sell the games you don't want
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Darkshowdo View Post

So here my current delima, I Want a new graphics card to play better games at max 1080p.
My current 6950 2gb almost achieve this. But lacking in some games like Crysis 3, Farcry 3 etc etc..

What would be my best option you think.
I current have a Corsair tx650 so only 2 6+2pin on it.

Crossfire would a solution as long as they reguire a 1 6pin pow

Option 1:
Wait for the new 8000/9000 series to come out end of the year. I plan on buying HD 8/9970 This year.

Option 2:
Buy a new 7870/7950, Then upgrade to new series when they come out.

Option 3:
CrossfireX 7770 or 7850.

Trying to keep it around 250usd or lower if possible.


I would crossfire another 6950 but that would require molex to 6pin which i dont wanna use. plus dont think my tx650 could handle two of those



Current specs:
I5 2500k oc 4.0ghz
12gb Corsair XMS3 1333mhz
Corsair TX650
MSI p67-g43
Sapphire 6950 2gb
Intel 320 SSD

Im noticing that all of your suggested cards are for AMD. Any particular reason?

I would not even consider option 3 if you are looking to upgrade, as this will royally disappoint you.

Option 2 is the best choice for the games you play IF you absolutely must upgrade now, but you are really limited to just the 7870 with that budget. You would need around $300 for a 7950, which would be your best bang for buck and actually worth the upgrade.

Based off your budget and power supply, I would suggest you wait and see what (1) Nvidia brings out in a few weeks and (2) what AMD has cooking in the next 6+ months. And if you can, overclock your cpu some more thumb.gif
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post #5 of 20
sell the HD 6950 and get a HD 7950 boost for USD 300. overclock it to 1100 - 1150 mhz to match or slightly exceed HD 7970 Ghz performance. you will double the performance in the latest DX11 games compared to your HD 6950. the game bundle is also excellent - Crysis 3, bioshock infinite, tombraider and farcry 3 blood dragon.

also when volcanic islands launches prices will definitely be in the USD 550 - 600 range. are you willing to spend so much. if you really want it then you can sell the HD 7950 and get the HD 9970.
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Well i do prefer AMD but i dont have a problem with nvidia.

I do know the new gtx700 is coming out soon, But after reading about it seems like its just a rebranding of the 600 series.

Not sure if there will be any preformence diffrence.


I actully had that option in my mind, But a 700 series when it comes out then go back to AMD when they release the Volcanic island.

But with no pricing annoucened for the 700 series not sure if it will be worth the price yet.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Darkshowdo View Post

Well i do prefer AMD but i dont have a problem with nvidia.

I do know the new gtx700 is coming out soon, But after reading about it seems like its just a rebranding of the 600 series.

I actully had that option in my mind, But a 700 series when it comes out then go back to AMD when they release the Volcanic island.

But with no pricing annoucened for the 700 series not sure if it will be worth the price yet.

you are right. the GTX 760 Ti releases next month. its a faster clocked GTX 670 and will sell for USD 300. but for people who overclock the HD 7950 has been providing excellent price perf for a long time. and also the AMD game bundle is a significant value. if you don't intend to play the games , sell the coupons and further cut costs . thumb.gif

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/HIS/HD_7950_X2_Boost/31.html
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post #8 of 20
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You got you me bro... I think im gonna get a 7950, and OC It. then Sell my 6950 for a decent price. then sell the never settle bundled. As i already have all the games it comes with.


How about this one?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202026

Or should i get a one with boost?
Edited by Darkshowdo - 5/16/13 at 10:47am
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post #9 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by Darkshowdo View Post

You got you me bro... I think im gonna get a 7950, and OC It. then Sell my 6950 for a decent price. then sell the never settle bundled. As i already have all the games it comes with.

How about this one?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202026

Or should i get a one with boost?

that sapphire card does not have VRM temp sensors. measures 270 mm long.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1367119/sapphire-100352-3l-hd7950-stripped-for-your-viewing-pleasure

the CM scout case you have supports graphics card upto 267 mm length.

http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/landing/scout/faq.php

so go with MSI HD 7950 TF3 boost edition. 262 mm length. unlocked voltage and good cooler.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127734
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Actually, I no longer have that case i have not updated my sig in a while.

I have the Antec p280 case,

A mid extended case they call it.

Pretty huge.

Got tons of room for my 6950. there should not be any issue with a 7950.
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