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Hello everyone,

So i bought a 7950 a while ago (changed it for a TFIII after RMA) and now with the launch of new models, like nvidia 770?, for ex.
Was a bad bet to buy this card?
I plan to stick to 1080p and play some games, mostly fps in the future (like BF4 and other to be launched).
Thanks in advance smile.gif
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Really depends on how long ago you bought it. The 7950 has astonishing bang for buck, but you can bet that AMD has something up their sleeve to answer the Kepler refresh. I knew the 7xx series was coming for awhile which is why I've been patiently waiting thumb.gif
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Well i bought this card in march, but had it replaced with TFIII on june the 4th... and then i saw nvidia lauching those new cards.. tongue.gif
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I currently have no GPU at all.

I was looking at 7950, but I've heard about the nvid rebadge and it's a bit worrying.

Anyone got any creative solutions to my lack of GPU? I'd hate to buy a 7870 Tahiti or 7950 only to have new cards released the next day. I'd prefer to stick with the red team, but... thoughts?!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SupahSpankeh View Post

I currently have no GPU at all.

I was looking at 7950, but I've heard about the nvid rebadge and it's a bit worrying.

Anyone got any creative solutions to my lack of GPU? I'd hate to buy a 7870 Tahiti or 7950 only to have new cards released the next day. I'd prefer to stick with the red team, but... thoughts?!
Find a cheap used AMD card locally on Craigslist or Kijiji. Problem solved!
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Originally Posted by Snakesoul View Post

Well i bought this card in march, but had it replaced with TFIII on june the 4th... and then i saw nvidia lauching those new cards.. tongue.gif

It comes down to your budget and requirements. Still a fantastic card IMO and it'll deffs take a few months to work out all the kinks with the 7xx series cards anyway.
Edited by MercurySteam - 6/23/13 at 9:54am
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Well i'm no rich so i don't plan to upgrade so often as i wanted to smile.gif but my budget is in 300-350€... I guess i could stay with this card a couple of months and then try to sell it.. it should worth something no?
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post #8 of 72
Mmm. Can't find a local card (nottingham) in the used sector.

Sucks being English sometimes.

So - that being a given, 7870 Tahiti XT or 7950? Or will they both be rendered horribly obsolete by the 760/750/AMD's reply to Nvidia?
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post #9 of 72
7950 is a good buy cheaper than the GTX770 and it has 3GB and 384bit for 1080p is more then enough thumb.gif
post #10 of 72
What're the power requirements? Is it the OC/V2 version of the TF3?

the 7950 is definitely no slouch at 1080p, I play all the games I want at decent settings, and I don't plan to upgrade for quite some time. Except to go crossfire, but that's also sort of for looks.
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