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Upgrade to HD 7870 or HD 7950?

I'm upgrading my gpu, but can't decide whether I should go for a Radeon hd 7870 or 7950.

Radeon hd 7870 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150606

Radeon hd 7950 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131478

I'll be mostly playing Besthesda games and first person shooters like bioshock and bf3.
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    I would go with the 7950 if at all possible. The 7870 you listed is nice, but it's over priced as far as I'm concerned. If I wanted to save a little and have close to 7950 performance levels, I would get:

    $240 shipped
    PowerColor PCS+ AX7870 2GBD5-2DHPPV3E Radeon HD 7870 MYST. Edition (Tahiti LE) 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card (UEFI Ready)

    ^^^^ It's only $20 less than the 7950 you listed, so it's probably a better bet to get the 7950 over the 7870xt I linked above.
  2. Well always get the faster card if you can afford it... Still, the card lunyone linked is a good bet, since you can't make your mind and that card is basically the middle ground between them. You'll have to overclock it manually though, which is always good advice for anyone.
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