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Hi guys, I'm upgrading my GPU from my old 1gb GTX 460.

I'm stuck between buying a Sapphire Dual-X 7950 Boost and the MSI Twin Frozr GTX 670 (or the GTX 760 if it comes out this month). I've heard that Nvidia performs better with Skyrim and ENB in general but I've also been reading about AMD releasing a lot better drivers that increased performance in Skyrim. Also, the HD 7950 has the extra memory bus and Vram...

Obviously the AMD card is a better price per performance value but I won't be purchasing a new GPU for some time.

Just to be clear, I'm not only going to be playing Skyrim (I also will be playing BF3, Bioshock Infinite, etc), but I want a card that specifically would be the best for skyrim.

I'm just planning on playing at 1080p, single monitor, and I won't be adding a second GPU (so crossfire/SLI isn't an issue).

So I would love some suggestions! I'm trying to stay below $360 (the lowest 670 price I can find). Thanks.
post #2 of 15
Both cards would do significantly well in Skyrim at 1080P and you shouldn't have an issue with either you choose.
If you are playing games such as Bioshock Infinite the 7950 Comes with it, Tomb Raider, Crysis 3, and FC3 Blood Dragon for free. If that is any incentive?
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my 7950 blasts skyrim out of the park even with a heavy resource ENB and high res mods, etc. but both would be good.
 
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The games aren't too much of an incentive. I own Bioshock already, but I would enjoy Crysis 3... on the other hand I would enjoy Metro 2033 as well. Either way I'm happy with the free game(s).

Srssparky32: What average FPS do you get with your ENB on?
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if you play bf3 . . . stick with amd. see the search box above? type 320.
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No issues running a modified Skyrim with ENB on a R7950 here. Get that extra VRAM!

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go for the 7950 for its 3GB vram. i've owned a 7870 and a 660 Ti and the 7870 was better in Skyrim.
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7950 no contest.
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go with HD 7950 for the extra 1GB VRAM. if your case can fit the HIS HD 7950 iceq x2 boost (311 mm long) go for it. built on reference HD 7970 PCB. voltage control. good cooler. one of the best HD 7950 cards.

http://www.hisdigital.com/un/product2-731.shtml

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