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Hi everyone, I'm graduating so my parents have offered to buy me a new GPU as a graduation gift. Thing is, I haven't kept up with this generation of gpus. Would it be a good investment to buy a 7950, or should I wait for benchmarks on a 760ti, or even the 20nm 8xxx series? I have no idea when either of them are going to be released, but I would preferably have a new GPU to replace my 4890 within a few weeks.

Also, if I should get the 7950, which model is the best to go for? I was thinking the Twin Frozr III, but that's only after about an hour of researching this stuff fresh.

Thanks everybody
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If you were to planning on getting a 760ti or 7950, i'd get the 7950. A 760ti would be a rehashed 670 with a few improvements. And if it truly is a re-hashed 670ti, it will have less VRAM, and bandwidth which make the 7950 a better contender.

I'd either get a Sapphire 7950 Vapor-X or MSI Twin Frozr 3
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Thanks man, I appreciate the input. Up probably order one later today
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Best 7950 is the HIS IceQ x2.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161429

Unlocked voltage, great overclocker, great cooler, and it has the 7970 PCB.
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Check out this thread. It will answer a lot of your questions and there is a ton of information here:

http://www.overclock.net/t/1394623/belials-comprehensive-guide-to-7950s
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MSI TF III 7950 Boost is a great card, runs strong, overclocks well, and stays pretty cool even after hours of gaming
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Best 7950 is the HIS IceQ x2.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161429

Unlocked voltage, great overclocker, great cooler, and it has the 7970 PCB.
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Best 7950 is the HIS IceQ x2.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161429

Unlocked voltage, great overclocker, great cooler, and it has the 7970 PCB.

yeah get this card. the HIS HD 7950 iceq x2 is probably the best built HD 7950. make sure you can fit this card in your case. its 311 mm long. can easily overclock to 1150 -1200 mhz. at those speeds will match or slightly exceed GTX 670 (1250 - 1300 Mhz). 3GB VRAM helps for next gen console to PC ports as the consoles have massive 8 GB RAM.
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