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Poll Results: The battle is on Which is the BEST option?

Poll expired: May 27, 2013  
  • 89% (26)
    $289 Powercolor Radeon HD7950 850 MHz Also comes with + $20 rebate = $269 if I ever get the rebate
  • 10% (3)
    $235 Powercolor Radeon HD 7870 PCS+ MYST.(TAHITI LE) + $20 rebate = $215 if I ever get the rebate
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post #11 of 16
HD 7870 XT is best way, you dont need a 7950 that performs almost the same
  
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post #12 of 16
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Depends on your gaming needs, resolution and your budget. If you can easily afford the price difference then a 7950 is obviously a more powerful video card. However the 7870 is a great card for 1080 gaming and will give an amazing experience that you will not regret buying.

My only advice is I would skip Powercolor and go Sapphire.

None in the price range unfortunately, how bad is Powercolor? I don't care about resolution because if a card is overkill now in a few more months a more demanding game will be out to take advantage of it. The confusing thing is when looking through reviews when you see the 7870 Tahiti beating 7950's.
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None in the price range unfortunately, how bad is Powercolor? I don't care about resolution because if a card is overkill now in a few more months a more demanding game will be out to take advantage of it. The confusing thing is when looking through reviews when you see the 7870 Tahiti beating 7950's.
If you were given the option to jump into a pit of volcanic larva or buy a powercolor card.


You should buy a powercolor card because larva is really really hot and will kill you. Still, a powercolor card wouldn't be my first option go with sapphire.
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None in the price range unfortunately, how bad is Powercolor? I don't care about resolution because if a card is overkill now in a few more months a more demanding game will be out to take advantage of it. The confusing thing is when looking through reviews when you see the 7870 Tahiti beating 7950's.

Do not get to wrapped up in the future of the games. Look at the recent titles, only one or two where pushing graphics most were able to run fine on older cards. The big hit games, with a few FPS exceptions all run on mid range systems extremely well and this trend will continue.
post #15 of 16
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URggg...... I hate paying taxes for online purchases now. But the deed is done, Powercolor Radeon HD7950 ordered! Comes with the 3 games anyone interested in purchasing them? Or where's a good place to sell the games these cards come with? I still haven't played the first bioshock or Crysis but I have them unopened in a box. Thanks for your help everyone at the time of order you guys were 87% in favour of the 7950. Get ready to be harassed on how to OC the thing, feel free to let me know how in here. I haven't OCed a AMD/ATI card in years.
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Nice choice! I got my 7950 on Saturday, couldn't believe how much more powerful it is than my old 7870, I think you'll be happy with your decision to grab it over the less-powerful card.

guru3d has an article on overclocking the 7950 if you feel like perusing it

http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/radeon_hd_7950_overclock_guide,1.html
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