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So I have three options I can take for a gpu upgrade,

Option 1: sell my current 560 ti for $100 bucks local and buy a 7950 boost

Option 2: Buy another 560 ti and go SLI

Option 3: save cash and hold off untill next gen

All my gaming is done 1920x1080 and my current card can handle everyone of my games very nicely. I am leaning towards getting a 7950 boost since it does come with two $50 games and would basically cost me $100 bucks and the sli option is gonna run about $180.

So what would OCN do?

PLEASE NO FANBOYISM!!!!
 

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get a single HD 7950 boost. its a massive upgrade for you. even at stock you would be close to 70 - 80% faster . you would be at 2x or more the gtx 560 ti performance with a overclocked HD 7950 at 1.15 ghz. the games are an excellent value add.

http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-Radeon-PCI-Express-Graphics-11196-16-20G/dp/B0098HW1HG/

sapphire hd 7950 boost is one of the best options. good cooler. unlocked voltage.
After looking into that model is has a 0.25" of flex due to not having a brace, kinda a issue I want to avoid.
 

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After looking into that model is has a 0.25" of flex due to not having a brace, kinda a issue I want to avoid.
what do you mean by flex. do you mean to say the PCB can sag due to the weight of the cooler.
 

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Its up to you whether or not its worth it, do you feel like upgrading? Out of the 3 choices you gave us, either get the 7950 or dont upgrade at all, 560ti SLI isnt that great of a investment anymore IMO even if you could somehow get the 2nd card for as cheap as 100$.

Personally I went from a single 560 ti to a HD7950 and it was a huge upgrade in every way, when both are overclocked, the 7950 is easily more than 2 times faster with 3x more VRAM. Considering the low cost (you get the games as well) and that the newer gen cards arent going to be released anytime soon, I´m voting for the HD7950 as well
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Originally Posted by banging34hzs View Post

So I have three options I can take for a gpu upgrade,

Option 1: sell my current 560 ti for $100 bucks local and buy a 7950 boost

Option 2: Buy another 560 ti and go SLI

Option 3: save cash and hold off untill next gen

All my gaming is done 1920x1080 and my current card can handle everyone of my games very nicely. I am leaning towards getting a 7950 boost since it does come with two $50 games and would basically cost me $100 bucks and the sli option is gonna run about $180.

So what would OCN do?

PLEASE NO FANBOYISM!!!!
I had GTX560 Ti , overclocked 960/1125MHz and I upgraded to Asus HD7950 DC2 TOP.

Now my light overclocked HD7950 @ 1050/1750MHz has literally DOUBLE performance of my old overclocked GTX560 Ti card.

Simply 1GB of VRAM on GTX560 Ti is killing frame rate especially min FPS..

Just upgrade to HD7950, you won't regret it trust me.

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Originally Posted by banging34hzs View Post

So I have three options I can take for a gpu upgrade,

Option 1: sell my current 560 ti for $100 bucks local and buy a 7950 boost

Option 2: Buy another 560 ti and go SLI

Option 3: save cash and hold off untill next gen

All my gaming is done 1920x1080 and my current card can handle everyone of my games very nicely. I am leaning towards getting a 7950 boost since it does come with two $50 games and would basically cost me $100 bucks and the sli option is gonna run about $180.

So what would OCN do?

PLEASE NO FANBOYISM!!!!
I had GTX560 Ti , overclocked 960/1125MHz and I upgraded to Asus HD7950 DC2 TOP.

Now my light overclocked HD7950 @ 1050/1750MHz has literally DOUBLE performance of my old overclocked GTX560 Ti card.

Simply 1GB of VRAM on GTX560 Ti is killing frame rate especially min FPS..

Just upgrade to HD7950, you won't regret it trust me.

CHEERS..
 

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If you can get another gtx 560ti 1gb for $100, I would go with option 1.
It's cheaper and it will be close to 7950 performance. You may able to sell your gtx 560ti year later for maybe $75 each and buy new amd card.
Look at gtx 460. They're still worth about $80 a piece lol.
 

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A 7950 will keep you happy for a while.
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here is what i get in bf3 mp 64 full server in caspian using 1080 ultra with 4msaa.

i7 SB HT off @ 4.5GHz and the 7950 at stock 900/1250.



no need to oc it. leave your chip at 4.5GHz.
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So I have thought about how the new consoles are gonna come out and how there gonna use DX 11 so my 1Gb @ 1080P shall (with hope) be very limited in the next year or so, sly 560s no longer an option. now to consider which $300 7950 Boost to pick up.

Edit- in the time it took to write this the amazon one shot up to $340. -_-
 

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202026 only dual fan option under $300 only thing that gets to me is I have read reviews that have measured up to .25" of pcb flex and I don't really want that but maybe I can pull the pci connectors taught to prevent this or would that cause stress to the connectors PCB solder point?
 
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