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Complete waste of money - don't even consider this side-grade. Get something else with the money or save up a bit more and grab an R9 290 when it comes out.
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get a ssd best boost to system .
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I use a single 7950 for 1440p and it was previously used for 3240x1920. Your monitor needs an upgrade for that 7950, since a 7950 is already overkill for any game at 1080p.
    
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I use a single 7950 for 1440p and it was previously used for 3240x1920. Your monitor needs an upgrade for that 7950, since a 7950 is already overkill for any game at 1080p.
+1 to this mate. New screen!
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+1 to this mate. New screen!
1)Yes,i've been considering that but a jump from 1680x1050 to 1920x1080 doesn't justify the price.The only good upgrade would be 2560x1440 but that is hell expensive.That's why i haven't bought a new monitor yet.
2)SSD - that's a good idea,a new HDD would be benefitial too - i use 500gb sata 2, 4 years old hdd from Hitachi biggrin.gif SSD - 128GB should suffice for BF4 mainly ,windows and some programs?
3)Why do you guys say side-grade? What's the clock for clock difference between the 7950 and r9 280x? I'm not asking for myself now,i decided to wait ,but for a friend.He's in the market for a new GPU and the 7950 is twice cheaper. Average OC for a 7950 is 1100mhz on the core I think,how would this compare to a 1100mhz r9 280x?
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1)Yes,i've been considering that but a jump from 1680x1050 to 1920x1080 doesn't justify the price.The only good upgrade would be 2560x1440 but that is hell expensive.That's why i haven't bought a new monitor yet.
2)SSD - that's a good idea,a new HDD would be benefitial too - i use 500gb sata 2, 4 years old hdd from Hitachi biggrin.gif SSD - 128GB should suffice for BF4 mainly ,windows and some programs?
3)Why do you guys say side-grade? What's the clock for clock difference between the 7950 and r9 280x? I'm not asking for myself now,i decided to wait ,but for a friend.He's in the market for a new GPU and the 7950 is twice cheaper. Average OC for a 7950 is 1100mhz on the core I think,how would this compare to a 1100mhz r9 280x?

1) It's a small jump, but a 7950 will max out (constant 60FPS) any game at 1680x1050 res. You have to move to 1440p or 1080p 120Hz to justify getting more power than your 7950, otherwise it's pretty much just wasted money.
2) SSD is a nice upgrade. Boot up and reboots literally take seconds and applications load super quick, I'm always the first to load for any online game I play.
3) A 1050-1075mhz 7950 is equal to a 1000mhz 7970/280x. They are almost the same performance hence the side-grade comment. The only upgrade is to buy a 2nd 7950 or a 7970/280x to crossfire with your 7950. There is also the R9-290, but it's best to wait for non-reference coolers unless you wanna go the watercooling route.

Note: Watercooling is expensive initially, but you eventually just change out the GPU blocks, so it's more of a long-term investment.
    
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1) It's a small jump, but a 7950 will max out (constant 60FPS) any game at 1680x1050 res. You have to move to 1440p or 1080p 120Hz to justify getting more power than your 7950, otherwise it's pretty much just wasted money.
2) SSD is a nice upgrade. Boot up and reboots literally take seconds and applications load super quick, I'm always the first to load for any online game I play.
3) A 1050-1075mhz 7950 is equal to a 1000mhz 7970/280x. They are almost the same performance hence the side-grade comment. The only upgrade is to buy a 2nd 7950 or a 7970/280x to crossfire with your 7950. There is also the R9-290, but it's best to wait for non-reference coolers unless you wanna go the watercooling route.

Note: Watercooling is expensive initially, but you eventually just change out the GPU blocks, so it's more of a long-term investment.


agree. when i upgrade my monitor from 1050 to 1600p, my 7950 is screaming... so figured get another 7950... which is good... i will never go down resolution anymore.....
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agree. when i upgrade my monitor from 1050 to 1600p, my 7950 is screaming... so figured get another 7950... which is good... i will never go down resolution anymore.....
These korean 1440p monitors look good...I 'm afraid i won't be able to play games on good settings with 1440p and one 7950,how is it performing in BF3 and BF4?
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These korean 1440p monitors look good...I 'm afraid i won't be able to play games on good settings with 1440p and one 7950,how is it performing in BF3 and BF4?

For BF3 and my 7950+Qnix 1440p:

Ultra preset - 60FPS
High preset - 90FPS
Med preset - 120FPS
Low preset - 130~150FPS

I play at medium settings since I overclocked my Qnix to 120Hz, but most games outside of FPS games, I will just max out the settings.
    
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