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Poll Results: Which GPU to upgrade to?

 
  • 42% (9)
    Radeon HD 7970
  • 47% (10)
    Radeon HD 7950
  • 0% (0)
    Radeon HD 7870
  • 9% (2)
    CrossXfire (2) Radeon HD 7870s
21 Total Votes  
post #1 of 56
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It feels like my XFX Radeon HD 6870 has run its course and it's time for an upgrade..

basically, I have it narrowed down to 3 possible options. while they may not be "similar" in cost, its the price point I'm more concerned with (i.e. performance per dollar)

here's the 3 I'm looking at (big fan of Sapphire) smile.gif

Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 OC with Boost 3GB

Sapphire Radeon Vapor-X HD 7950 OC with Boost 3GB

Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHZ OC 2GB

Possibly considering Xfire (2) x 7807s.. same price as a 7970, roughly, but equal performance?

FPS gamer - Call of Duty, Battlefield 3, etc.
Resolution - 1920x1200 (games) + 1920x1200(secondary, non-gaming)


Thanks in advance for any suggestions!
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one gpu will be ever better than a crossfire of lower gpu's

I voted for the 7970
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Are you opposed to waiting for the 8000 series cards or do you need a new card within the month? If you can wait, wait it out and pick up maybe an 8950. If you simply cannot wait, go for the 7970, because then you have the top-of-the-line single GPU AMD card and you can crossfire down the road when the 8000 series comes out.
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Are you opposed to waiting for the 8000 series cards

I wouldn't say "opposed" but definitely more skeptical of a new product with little to no track record, if you know what i mean
   
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one gpu will be ever better than a crossfire of lower gpu's

I voted for the 7970

I'm partially included to agree, but I'm torn!! On one hand, the 7950 has only slightly less performance but for about 15% less money. on the other hand, it's "only" 60 bucks, and in the scheme of things, if I'm prepared to spend $340 on 2nd best.. why not just go all out and get the 7970!?
   
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I wouldn't say "opposed" but definitely more skeptical of a new product with little to no track record, if you know what i mean

Oh you mean like the 780 that just dropped today and pretty much gets 1.5x-2x the frames of the 7970 tongue.gif?
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Oh you mean like the 780 that just dropped today and pretty much gets 1.5x-2x the frames of the 7970 tongue.gif?

and costs 1.5x-2x as much? yes

i want to read reviews, see what problems other users of that product have or havent had, what are the long-term expectations for the performance?

stability and longevity are things of great value to an overclocker, especially a graphics overclocker. much more valuable than numbers on a sheet of paper.. thats my 2 cents, anyway
   
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I'm partially included to agree, but I'm torn!! On one hand, the 7950 has only slightly less performance but for about 15% less money. on the other hand, it's "only" 60 bucks, and in the scheme of things, if I'm prepared to spend $340 on 2nd best.. why not just go all out and get the 7970!?

If you want a gpu with good price/performance the 7950 is the best choice. But if you want a gpu with pure performance for "only" $60 additional the 7970 is your best choice.

All depends of your budget.
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and costs 1.5x-2x as much? yes

i want to read reviews, see what problems other users of that product have or havent had, what are the long-term expectations for the performance?

stability and longevity are things of great value to an overclocker, especially a graphics overclocker. much more valuable than numbers on a sheet of paper.. thats my 2 cents, anyway

Yep, I was just trying to pull out some light humor. I can't even begin to think about purchasing a 780.
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post #10 of 56
maybe 7870 XT cfx(?

vry similar performance to 7950 and costs 60 to 80 usd less
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