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I want you to help me choose between Club 3D AMD 7870xt joker and XFX CORE RADEON 7950 800M 3GB D5 2x mDP HDMI DVI. I have had the Club 3d amd 7870 xt in my rig for a while but the price of the 7950 are severely dropping. So I was hoping if it is a good move from the 7870 to the 7950.

The 7950 is £219 and I bought the 7870 for £171.
Thanks
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You should be able to crossfire a 7870 XT (it has to have a tahiti chip) with a 7950, If the price is low enough I'd grab the 7950.
You can also ebay the bundles that AMD gives to lower the cost of the card, or keep the codes and have fun with the games if you don't have them already.
     
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I am under my 7870 warranty that means I can replace it with the 7950. The reason is there are some AMD 7870 cards that are not better than my 7870xt. So I was wondering if the 7950s is as the 7870 series so i can wait and get those with xt. I want to know if the actuall 7950 I said ealier in the thread from xfx is really better than my 7870 xt (not just7870 which are the weak one)
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Well not sure what would be the best, but if you get the 7950, dont get the XFX model...
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Originally Posted by youpekkad View Post

Well not sure what would be the best, but if you get the 7950, dont get the XFX model...
Thanks for the heads up, but is there any reason why?
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Thanks for the heads up, but is there any reason why?

The voltage is locked with XFX cards, that is my reason for not getting them anyway.
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Thanks, any suggestions for good manufactures of graphics cards?
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Want to buy from Gigabyte (7950), good move or bad move?
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post #9 of 28
I was contemplating the exact same question a few days ago
I was looking at buying the Sapphire 7870XT @ £185.
In the end I ordered a MSI 7950, reference model, was £205

The way i saw it was that I can save about £20 and hope that I'm lucky and that the XT can clock high - (with locked voltage from what I could tell)
Or spend a little more money get a 7950 with unlocked voltage.
The retailer that had the 7870XT also didn't have the never settle promo

Brand wise, out of the 7870 XT range, I would only get the Sapphire. The rest are single fan and loud.
7950 I'm pretty happy with my choice (MSI), plus it came with a £10 rebate.
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I have the MSI 7950 and it is a great card, overclocks well and runs quite cool with the double fan setup
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