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7970 or 7950 ?

post #1 of 9
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XFX 7950

OR

Powercolor 7970



I'd like to know if the price difference is worth the extra money. Note that I will (probly slightly) be overclocking the gpu


I will be running the system with a i7-3770k, 16GB 1600Mhz 1.35v on an mITX MSI Z77IA-E53 in a Prodigy case.
post #2 of 9
if you overclock the 7950 you are within ~10% of the performance of a stock 7970, either one is a great investment though. This is overclock.net though where overkill is king so if you're budget permits get the 7970 or 2 of them!
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post #3 of 9
If the money isn't an issue get the 7970 def
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post #4 of 9
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Originally Posted by azrael36 View Post

if you overclock the 7950 you are within ~10% of the performance of a stock 7970, either one is a great investment though. This is overclock.net though where overkill is king so if you're budget permits get the 7970 or 2 of them!

Lol but I can only get one GPU in a mITX system tongue.gif I think im gonna get the 7970. I just wanted to know if the 25% extra money equals to 25% extra performance ..
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7950's are great bang for buck, i would probably get the 7950.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Jomboh View Post

Lol but I can only get one GPU in a mITX system tongue.gif I think im gonna get the 7970. I just wanted to know if the 25% extra money equals to 25% extra performance ..
no it doesn't sadly. unless you over clock the 7970 a good bit, as I said you can close the performance gap to within ~10% with a dosble overclocks on the 7950 and still remain fairly cool. I run my msi tf III 7950 BE @ 1200/1500 24/7 and still stay quite cool, but that may be due to the size of my case, I imagine if I tried it in an a mitx case it would be quite a different story wink.gif
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post #7 of 9
maybe getting a HIS HD 7950 is better...XFX is disappointing
post #8 of 9
I prefer MSI to HIS personally, but they are both better than XFX which just run WAY HOT
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post #9 of 9
I would choose either a HIS or a MSI , I had a 7950 IceQ turbo before and it was a beast. thumb.gif
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