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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
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post #11 of 56
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Originally Posted by 0CALEFACTION0 View Post

Yep, I was just trying to pull out some light humor. I can't even begin to think about purchasing a 780.

haha i dont even understand what economic demographic nVidia is trying to appeal to anymore.. (bitminers?) tongue.gif
   
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haha i dont even understand what economic demographic nVidia is trying to appeal to anymore.. (bitminers?) tongue.gif

Bitcoin miners can't make any money until they put themselves in deep. Plus nVidia's cards were never preferred for mining. Maybe this will put them ahead in terms of folding again? Maybe super-hi-res gamers? I only play at 1080p so why do I need something so crazy. My friend however is pushing 5760x1080 out of dual OC'ed 7970 GHz editions and it is absolutely bonkers.
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Voted for the 7970, best upgrade in your case IMO,
And later on, if you need more GPU power, you simply add a second one and you go CF wink.gif
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post #14 of 56
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Originally Posted by SiberianGhost View Post

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.

My budget will depend on how much I can squeeze out of the re-sale of my 6870

the one thing that may be swaying me towards the 7950 still is the Vapor-X cooling solution.. although aftermarket hybrid cooling may be the ultimate configuration anyways

a 7970 Vapor-X is a bit of a steep price increase (another 60 bucks) :/
   
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post #15 of 56
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how about brand?? anyone have suggestions on what brand card I should get?

I liked my Sapphire 6850 alot. my current XFX 6870 is LOUD and runs very hot (lingers around 78-79C while gaming @ 100% fan!)
   
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Sapphire is still kicking!
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post #17 of 56
Sapphire is still good but their customer care isn't as good as EVGA or Gigabyte IMO (sources ? Just search a bit in this forum, also I have nothing against Sapphire they make really decent cards)

I would go either with this one or this one wink.gif
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uhm.. isnt powercolor like the crappiest manufacturer of graphics cards out there?
   
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Sapphire is still good but their customer care isn't as good as EVGA or Gigabyte IMO (sources ? Just search a bit in this forum, also I have nothing against Sapphire they make really decent cards)

I would go either with this one or this one wink.gif

hmm, never owned a Gigabyte card, personally, but that Triple D is enticing.. the single DVI output might be a deal-breaker though
   
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