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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 #31 of 56
I'm pretty much in the same boat you are with CF 6870's. I'm waiting it out. Hoping that with the release of the 8k series the 7k series may lower some. If I had to choose between those three and had to have it right now I'd go the 7950 route.
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post #32 of 56
if you want to save, then get a 7950, then . . .

http://www.overclock.net/t/1203636/official-amd-ati-gpu-mod-club-aka-the-red-mod

make sure you get one with an unlocked voltage.
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post #33 of 56
A few weeks ago I upgraded to a single Sapphire 7950 OC (not Vapor-X) from dual MSI 4850's in CF and it is amazing. Plain and simple. I have been able to completely max out Crysis, Crysis 3, and Bioshock Infinite at 1080p with super smooth frame rates and I have left it at the stock settings so far. I also haven't heard a noticeable noise from the stock fans even during GPU intensive tasks. My two cents say go with the 7950, you (and your wallet) won't regret it.

A side note if you are thinking of ordering it from amazon, I would order it from somewhere that will give you the Never Settle Bundle as well since it is up to 4 games now. I briefly looked at Amazon and I didn't see it included. I could just be scatter brained and missed it though...
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post #35 of 56
Price : value -> 7950
Price : performance -> 7970

As easy as that
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post #36 of 56
Quote:
Originally Posted by stnz View Post

Price : value -> 7950
Price : performance -> 7970

As easy as that

^ Said all that I was going to say, for comparison a 7950 at 7970 clock speeds is only 5% slower and given they have almost identical chips overclocking should be a breeze
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crap, what is it with me and double posts today doh.gif
Edited by Stickeelion - 5/23/13 at 5:09pm
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Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fettfreak View Post

A side note if you are thinking of ordering it from amazon, I would order it from somewhere that will give you the Never Settle Bundle as well since it is up to 4 games now. I briefly looked at Amazon and I didn't see it included. I could just be scatter brained and missed it though...

amazon has that deal going, too, but I buy mostly everything online from amazon because I have a prime account (free 2-day shipping) tongue.gif

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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Stickeelion View Post

^ Said all that I was going to say, for comparison a 7950 at 7970 clock speeds is only 5% slower and given they have almost identical chips overclocking should be a breeze

that was my feeling starting this thread. second and third and fourth opinions have confirmed that.. I've decided on the 7950 Vapor-X smile.gif
   
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Keep us updated when of your satisfaction once your product installed wink.gif
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