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Gentlemen/Ladies, there is no need to argue. There are many more important things to argue about. We can all agree that they are both great cards at this time and that cannot be denied. An overclocked 7950 is going to meet or surpass a GTX670. There is no question about it. Both overclocked, well then it depends on the drivers, the rest of the system it's paired with and the silicon lottery. My only questions was if it would make enough difference to merit the upgrade. Personally I'm content with my current system. All I wanted to do was see if I could hold off a little longer with one of those cards. thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by Pr0pheT View Post

Gentlemen/Ladies, there is no need to argue. There are many more important things to argue about. We can all agree that they are both great cards at this time and that cannot be denied. An overclocked 7950 is going to meet or surpass a GTX670. There is no question about it. Both overclocked, well then it depends on the drivers, the rest of the system it's paired with and the silicon lottery. My only questions was if it would make enough difference to merit the upgrade. Personally I'm content with my current system. All I wanted to do was see if I could hold off a little longer with one of those cards. thumb.gif
To be honest, and to go back to your actual question (tongue.gif), I don't think there's really a right or wrong way to do it. If you're content with your system now, you might as well wait and get a massive upgrade by doing everything at once. I don't think you'll see a huge difference in game performance between your Q6600 at its current clock speed and a Haswell / Sandy Bridge-E CPU, though, so you wouldn't be losing out on potential performance by upgrading to a 670 or 7950 (or whatever) now. Going by AnandTech's recent gaming CPU roundup, there's really not much difference between various quad core CPUs when you're using a single GPU.

I only went into argument mode because rdr was making out as though a stock 7950 matched a 670, which is just spreading misinformation.
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