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post #21 of 25
Just buy another 7970 for like $100 off of ebay
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post #22 of 25
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Originally Posted by bluej511 View Post

That price is a lie btw, the non founders 1070 are even more expensive then founders edition, same exact thing as the 1080. We already have prices here in France.

True, all the AIB cards are hiked in prices above FE because the regular shoppers don't know the FE is supposed to be up to 100$ more expensive than the basic AIB cards. So now we have AIBs that don't cost $599 nor $699 but $799 when in fact they are released by the AIB makers with prices of 599-699, it's the shops hiking the cards up due to low stock, popular demand and ease of tricking the customers that do not know the real MSRP of the products.
post #23 of 25
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Originally Posted by Asrial View Post

In July of 2012 I purchased a Sapphire HD 7950 (3gb version).

Welp, it died on me today and so I need to replace it.

The card was $350 when I bought it, and so that's going to be my limit, although it was during a complete system overhaul so I spent $1500 in total and it was easy to justify an expensive video card.

I want something of equal or greater power and considered to be fairly reliable.

Also, is 4 years a good life for video cards these days?

It definitely did a lot of work for me.

GTX 1070 (custom cooler). Should keep you running for a while with 8GB vram too.
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post #24 of 25
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Just checking in to see if there's any new news about a release date for the 1070 and AMD's cards.

Limping along!

The drum beat for the RX 480 is getting louder. Some are saying it will compete with the GTX 980. It will be about $200 for the 4GB and $250 for the 8GB version. I know for sure it will be twice as fast as our 7950. I got my 7950 for $100 last year and still going strong and getting love from AMD.

I think the unveiling will be on the 29th of this month.
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The drum beat for the RX 480 is getting louder. Some are saying it will compete with the GTX 980. It will be about $200 for the 4GB and $250 for the 8GB version. I know for sure it will be twice as fast as our 7950. I got my 7950 for $100 last year and still going strong and getting love from AMD.

I think the unveiling will be on the 29th of this month.

480's all good, but 470 beats OCed 380X! For under 200$! Now that's a card!
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