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The big question: Dose the 7950 support mantle? Y/N?

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title says it all, but if not would it with a firmware update?
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All GCN based cards do, so yes.
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I would wait before getting any card until 2014 bcuz mantle can be a thing for few time/games
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well my board is crossfire only, so the upcoming nvidia stuff isn't going to do much for me, and it's hard to pass up a 7950 for a hundred seventy bucks. i doubt they'll get lower than that for a while. Two of those will still beat the 290x, and I don't even know if one of em won't near saturate my poor old q9550 anyway.

That thing won't get upgraded till kalveri comes out so i figure it's enough FTM
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I wouldnt get kaveri as cpu it wont peform good enough for 2x hd 7950. only get 2x hd 7950 if you have a 1080p+ screen and oc your cpu to. 4ghz then get an i5 (can be broadwell/haswell refresh too)/i7 used/ amd steamroller/fx 83xxx
Edited by PontiacGTX - 10/8/13 at 5:00pm
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Originally Posted by bombastinator View Post

well my board is crossfire only, so the upcoming nvidia stuff isn't going to do much for me, and it's hard to pass up a 7950 for a hundred seventy bucks. i doubt they'll get lower than that for a while. Two of those will still beat the 290x, and I don't even know if one of em won't near saturate my poor old q9550 anyway.

That thing won't get upgraded till kalveri comes out so i figure it's enough FTM

i would get that 7950 ASAP and follow Pontiac's advise on the cpu.
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I pumped it to 3.4 on stock voltage, and my temps are seriously low with the 212 evo. I've been leery of bumping my voltage though, because mostly I'm not sure how to do it or quite what it does.. My board is rated for 1333 memory @333 fsb which is currently at 400, I'm not sure what my memory is running at atm, but I suspect it's not particularly happy. I really should have gotten the 1600 memory. It was the same price. Oh well live and learn.

You think I can push this thing into 4ghz territory?
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which is your mobo?

edit: checkk this

http://www.overclock.net/t/497993/newbie-guide-to-overclocking-updated-core-2-or-below-only
Edited by PontiacGTX - 10/8/13 at 6:05pm
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Originally Posted by PontiacGTX View Post

which is your mobo?

edit: checkk this

http://www.overclock.net/t/497993/newbie-guide-to-overclocking-updated-core-2-or-below-only

Intel dp45sg it;s a pain in the ass MoBo, but very fast for it's type. Also the main reason I;m leery of voltage changes. it does NOT like slow memory. I"ve got 8-8-8-24 1300mhz. I did a rig build, but I can;t figure out how to get it into my sig.
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