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why do you say that
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Well the new line up is likely hitting in 8 days. Once they drop you not only get to check out the reviews to see if their price is worth it, but with the new cards hitting the market there will be less of a crowd purchasing the last gen cards as well as a bunch of second hand ones hitting the market. At that point it's incredibly doubtful that the prices on the 79xx will go anywhere but down.
    
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good i will have to see i want to buy one with in the next month just for bf4. right now my single unlocked 6950 is doing fine no micostuttering. so it seems that i might be fine with a second card.
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Originally Posted by raghu78 View Post

asus dcii cards are voltage unlocked. but you need to use asus gpu tweak. see the hardocp review i linked. btw Sapphire HD 7970 boost and vapor-x cards are not reference. HIS HD 7970 iceq x2 cards are reference.

OP you could wait and see review of R9 280X cards tomorrow and then decide. thumb.gif

http://videocardz.com/46415/sapphires-radeon-r7-r9-full-lineup-unveiled
http://videocardz.com/46397/amd-radeon-r9-270x-r9-260x-msi-r9-280x-gaming-asus-r9-280x-dc2-top-noise-tests-leaked
http://videocardz.com/46367/asus-msi-sapphire-powercolor-gigabyte-r9-200-lineups-pictures

My Asus 7850 DCii is voltage locked and no matter what sofeware I use I can only raise it to 1.21v. It does run @ 1185/1400 easy.

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Originally Posted by raghu78 View Post

then go with a PCS+ HD 7950. good cooler. unlocked voltage. with votlage tweaking you can hit 1100 - 1150 mhz and easily match HD 7970 Ghz perf. USD 210 (180 after MIR) .

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131458

http://hexus.net/tech/reviews/graphics/35033-powercolor-radeon-hd-7950-pcs/?page=12
http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/powercolor_radeon_hd_7950_pcs_review,9.html
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Powercolor/HD_7950_PCS_Plus/26.html

After doing a lot of reading on this and other cards I just ordered this card to replace my Asus 7850.

Great deal @ $210 + 3 games!!!
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post #25 of 26
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im looking at the powercolor pcs+ 7950 that was mentioned earlier. just hope they have it around still in the next month to a month and a half
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I ordered my Power Color 7950 PCS+ late last night for $209 and since then the price jumped to $269 and now it's not available at Newegg anymore. Looks like to bought something at the right time for once....

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131458&nm_mc=OTC-pr1c3grabb3r&cm_mmc=OTC-pr1c3grabb3r-_-Video+Cards+-+AMD/ATI-_-PowerColor-_-14131458
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