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^ It's not IMO. I've had both.

 

If i went with the 770 I would also lose the 4 free games I would get with the 7950 so ill stick with amd

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post #32 of 46
Much better buy, not even including the free games.

Clock for clock the 7950 isn't even 10% difference from a 7970, which doesn't translate to a whole lot in FPS.
So long as you get a decent OCing card, you'll be set.
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post #33 of 46
OP and 4LC4PON3 , the HD 7950 is on avg 5% slower (3 - 7% depending on game) than HD 7970 at same clocks.

http://www.legionhardware.com/articles_pages/his_7970_iceq_xsup2_ghz_edition_7950_iceq_xsup2_boost_clock,13.html

for the OP who wants to watercool the HD 7950 is the best bet. get a ref design with voltage control. once the Tahiti chips hit 1.2+ Ghz , the GK104 Keplers fall behind even at 1.3+ Ghz.

http://www.amazon.com/HIS-Boost-Clock-Graphics-H795QMC3G2M/dp/B00A6ASRL8/

HIS HD 7950 iceq x2 boost has a reference HD 7970 PCB. more power phases than reference HD 7950. unlocked voltage.excellent cooler. probably the best HD 7950 for both watercooling and using stock cooling.

http://www.hisdigital.com/un/product2-731.shtml
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Killzone shadowfall uses 6GB of VRAM on the PS4 just to give you an idea of what some next gen games are going to be asking for..... and considering the fact you can get a 7950 for $250 with the promos it's not a bad card at all. However, the 770 isn't a bad card either, they perform really really well and i think you would be happy with it as well.

To me it's a 50/50 - 770 will be significantly faster out the box but the 7950 is $100+ cheaper, has more VRAM and the potential to close the performance gap if you do your homework and get one that overclocks well. You would be happy with either card. thumb.gif
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even 1GB is adequate. depends on the settings.
not even, the reason i switched from 2 570s to a slower 7970 is because i ran into VRAM bottlenecks at 1080p. Even now there are many games that use almost 2GB of VRAM and they will continue to consume more and more. Bioshock infinite and Crysis 3 both almost hit 2GB for me and i think Tomb Raider did as well. Besides the last settings you want to be turning down in a game is the texture settings.
Edited by th3illusiveman - 6/9/13 at 10:14pm
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7950 WHAT? tongue.gif.... Definitely get the 770!... On the 770 owners thread, the lowest overclock we have is at 1254Mhz, and the highest is at 1400Mhz... AVG is at 1320Mhz..


And their performance at those clocks on air?... rolleyes.gif..

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http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/6699605


770 is worth every penny and it's silent! Check out the Price/Performance Ratio on valley,770 is just slightly lower than the 7950, but the performance difference is wider. You can't go wrong with it. I got two in SLI biggrin.gif




Edited by Yungbenny911 - 6/9/13 at 10:44pm
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Killzone shadowfall uses 6GB of VRAM on the PS4 just to give you an idea of what some next gen games are going to be asking for..... and considering the fact you can get a 7950 for $250 with the promos it's not a bad card at all. However, the 770 isn't a bad card either, they perform really really well and i think you would be happy with it as well.

To me it's a 50/50 - 770 will be significantly faster out the box but the 7950 is $100+ cheaper, has more VRAM and the potential to close the performance gap if you do your homework and get one that overclocks well. You would be happy with either card. thumb.gif
not even, the reason i switched from 2 570s to a slower 7970 is because i ran into VRAM bottlenecks at 1080p. Even now there are many games that use almost 2GB of VRAM and they will continue to consume more and more. Bioshock infinite and Crysis 3 both almost hit 2GB for me and i think Tomb Raider did as well. Besides the last settings you want to be turning down in a game is the texture settings.

my hd7770 can play all my games my 7970 can but, like i said, my settings are lower. C3 at medium with smaa lower. i use 4msaa with the 7970. i had the 7950 and my settings in every game i played with that were exact same as my 7970. gpus is/was stock. difference are the 7970 benches higher, costlier but it came with C3, BI, TR.thumb.gif

my hd7770 came with FC3 and FC Blood Dragon. Ha!
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you guys kill me with deciding on which GPU to get because of gaming package that come with..
so if AMD CPU's came with games you you then dump it all for that too.?
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you guys kill me with deciding on which GPU to get because of gaming package that come with..
so if AMD CPU's came with games you you then dump it all for that too.?
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i decide based on my experience with amd cards. i love them. they just let me play all my games at a reasonable price. but i must admit . . . i wanted to play C3 and at the same time was in the market for a new card when i decided to buy the 7970. besides . . . BF3 is my main game.
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Air overclocking is a bit difficult for me, as I write this down the ambient temp in my room is 34C at 4:30pm rolleyes.gif
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