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post #11 of 15
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ok thanks for the reply,
also sorry for the n00bish question, but I wont be downgrading if I get a normal 290x reference? bearing in mind my current card is the 7970 lightning boosted edition.?
post #12 of 15
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Originally Posted by ew1981 View Post

so will I see a boost in gaming if I upgrade my 7970 lightning BE - to r9 290x?
or just in benchmarks?

to me . . . just benchmarks. using 1080, even my 7950 at stock was more than capable. had a chance to sell my 7900s for porfit, so the 290 was not such a bad deal. i bought it before i sold my 7900s.

no 7970 will beat even a 290 at stock. you can oc the 7900 to the moon and will still be an upgrade. just not worth it if you play at 1080.

wait for maxwell or 390.
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post #13 of 15
yea no real point of upgradeing. The hd 7970 and especially that one, have more than enough power for 1080p... maybe if you where at 1600 or above.. but in my honest opinion its not worth it wink.gif

but then again everyone gets an upgrade itch thumb.gif
post #14 of 15
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lol I guess you right, I have the upgrade itch, the thing is, I have a aftermarket cooler on my 7970 and ive been offered £300 for it, meaning I can get a 290x for about £50
post #15 of 15
Stop messing around and buy the 290 card.
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