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And if you add in factory OC'd 670s, a la the 670FTW or DCU2, you will see them around 7-10 percenthigher tthantthe 760 Hawk. At thelimit of each card's overclocking ability, the 670 simply has a more complete architecture and is going to outrun the760 in likely every ssingle metric.
The 760 is odd, as it's slower than the 670 and about on par with the better 660Ti's, yet doesn't share the configuration of either.
   
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well i may go for a hd 7950 or gtx 760 for 1080p gaming
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well i may go for a hd 7950 or gtx 760 for 1080p gaming
Might as well go for a a 7950
1) Higher perf. potential
2) CHEAPER!!! Right now ...
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i had my 7950 OC to 1200 core for over 1 year 24.7 stable, one day i booted up and got red lines everywhere, tried it in diff pc's same thing... you would think if it lasted 1 year stable it would be fine..

had to throw it away, since i lost the original box and couldnt use warranty. lulz never oc again... >.>
    
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And if you add in factory OC'd 670s, a la the 670FTW or DCU2, you will see them around 7-10 percenthigher tthantthe 760 Hawk. At thelimit of each card's overclocking ability, the 670 simply has a more complete architecture and is going to outrun the760 in likely every ssingle metric.
The 760 is odd, as it's slower than the 670 and about on par with the better 660Ti's, yet doesn't share the configuration of either.
The 760 is a replacement for the 660Ti, it's not meant to compete with the 670. It can also OC quite well, leaving the 660Ti way behind.
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i had my 7950 OC to 1200 core for over 1 year 24.7 stable, one day i booted up and got red lines everywhere, tried it in diff pc's same thing... you would think if it lasted 1 year stable it would be fine..

had to throw it away, since i lost the original box and couldnt use warranty. lulz never oc again... >.>
You should have kept the box. Sucks. "Higher perf. potential", until some like this happens. mad.gif
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i had my 7950 OC to 1200 core for over 1 year 24.7 stable, one day i booted up and got red lines everywhere, tried it in diff pc's same thing... you would think if it lasted 1 year stable it would be fine..

had to throw it away, since i lost the original box and couldnt use warranty. lulz never oc again... >.>

^this. only oc during benching.

@op, with your i5 at 4.5, i doubt you'll ever need to oc your gpu (760 or 7950) in games if you're only using single 1080 60Hz. my game settings for the 7950 and the 7970 are exactly the same.

but a little oc to 7970 GHz speed is fine, though. here compare it to your 6950 . . .

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/5156575

i turned ht off for comparison.
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"Only OC during benching"
We're on OCN, nobody OCs only during benching bro.

I know of personally many 7970 lightnings that stand at 1.3GHz for a year and more now
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post #28 of 29
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"Only OC during benching"
We're on OCN, nobody OCs only during benching bro.

I know of personally many 7970 lightnings that stand at 1.3GHz for a year and more now

i do oc in one game - metro2033. i oc my cpu to achieve the fps i want and keep my gpu at stock easier for me.

i'll oc my gpu to this . . .

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/5948666

but what for if i only game at 1080? i can max out BF3 MP with the 7950 at stock and my chip at 4.5GHz.

edit: my thuban at 4GHz and the 7950 stock can max out BF3 MP as well, so there is no point on oc'ing my gpu.
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post #29 of 29
I've been sitting on 1412MHz core, with boost disabled mind you, so its 24/7 at those clocks, even when doing nothing but browsing the internet..and its been like that for well over a year now, previous to that I was sitting on 1307MHz boost with the stock DCU2 bios and stock power target, for about a year also (And most people couldn't even OC these cards out of the box properly..unlucky for them).
Though this is the case with me, my cards also never hit 50c on full load thanks to water cooling, and has probably helped with the longevity of my overclock.
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