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Thanks everyone you have been very helpful.thumb.gif
I will go with either depending on which is the cheapest.
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There are no "XT" versions of the 7950. The reason there are some XT models of the 7870, as I'm sure you know, is that it has a modified 79xx chip in it (Tahiti LE) verses the regular 78xx series chip. There currently nothing higher than a Tahiti chip so the only thing you can buy is an OC'd version, that is if you want to buy one that is already OC'd.
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Good explanation FatedFrenzy. thumb.gif For that been the case is it worth it buying the 7950 if you already have a 7870 (Tahiti LE) that you can OC? smile.gif
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post #25 of 28
Yes and no. You will notice a difference in performance, especially if you OC it. And keep in mind that most people don't actually notice a big difference, if any at all with a 7870 xt VS an a manufacturer OC'd 7870.

That being said. Already owning a 7000 series gpu, I recommend you wait a few more months. As the 9000 series is on the horizon which should be an amazing card and drive the price of the 7000 series even lower.

But like you said, you would get your money back for the 7870 you own and pay just a bit more for the 7950 ... So I guess ... Idk ... Go for it? I mean I have two 7870s crossfired and they are quieter, cooler and out perform my 7970.

Its something to think about. I'm waiting for the 9990 myself wink.gif
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Then It will be worth it if I wait for a while and decide between the 8-9000 series or 7970 it self.
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To me it is but to some hardcore gamers it isn't. I'll probably be waiting longer than most seeing as I'm waiting for the 9990 which if you look at ADMs history will be released much later than the rest of the 9000 series.

I don't need to max everything out and I don't play games like battlefield to crysis or any other multiplayer FPS. I like my single player games. I have have a wife and I'm in law enforcement, I don't have time for that online crap .... Though I don't have a problem putting over 400 hours into Elder Scrolls and Fallout games lol.
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Though I don't have a problem putting over 400 hours into Elder Scrolls and Fallout games lol.
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