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msi 760 vs sapphire 7950

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June 29, 2013 5:41:28 AM

So I want a new gpu, the cost difference between the two is £30 which i have, but is it worth the extra money? The 7950 is boost and custom cooler, and the 760 is reference but cheaper. I want to play at 1080p so does the extra memory and bus make it worth it?Which is faster? I plan to play loads of different games, and lastly, is crossfire still not on the same level as SLI? Sorry for links but if you want to see the two I'm comparing there you are

http://www.dabs.com/products/msi-geforce-gtx-760-1006mh...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sapphire-Graphics-Express-Displ...

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June 29, 2013 5:54:09 AM

They are about equal when it comes to performance at stock.
The HD 7950 does however gain a lot more performance through overclocking.
The HD 7950 will run cooler, consume less power and bring you a better bundle.
The GTX 760 can use SLI which is still better than Crossfire.

Note that when the HD 7990 came out, some tests were carried out with an unfinished driver which resolved Crossfire's issues.
This driver is due to come out soon (next month?) so hopefully Crossfire will finally reach parity with SLI.

So, in the end if you are going to overclock, go 7950.
If you'd like to save a buck, go GTX 760.

Lastly, if you could save up for a HD 7970, that would be ideal.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B008V25EWI/?tag=pcp0f-21
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June 29, 2013 6:12:56 AM

well, the 7950 is £210, i have £250 and that card is £270 I'm not sure what to do :s also isn't there any better brands than sapphire? and i will be overclocking, also how is the cooler on the 7950 i linked? If the cooler is good I'l going to buy it
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June 29, 2013 6:24:02 AM

Kamen_BG said:
They are about equal when it comes to performance at stock.
The HD 7950 does however gain a lot more performance through overclocking.
The HD 7950 will run cooler, consume less power and bring you a better bundle.
The GTX 760 can use SLI which is still better than Crossfire.

Note that when the HD 7990 came out, some tests were carried out with an unfinished driver which resolved Crossfire's issues.
This driver is due to come out soon (next month?) so hopefully Crossfire will finally reach parity with SLI.

So, in the end if you are going to overclock, go 7950.
If you'd like to save a buck, go GTX 760.

Lastly, if you could save up for a HD 7970, that would be ideal.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B008V25EWI/?tag=pcp0f-21




1. 760 is 8% faster across the board then a 7950



2. The 7950 does use 20W less on average but it doesn't run cooler. Nvidia doesnt offer a bundle because they're not desperate to sell cards :lol: 

3. 760 can overclock as well. Reference clock is 980mhz and 1250 seems to be the most on the stock bios. Thats a 27.5% increase
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June 29, 2013 6:40:39 AM

I'm guessing it's down to brand preference or something? If so should i take the asus,gigabyte,msi 760, evga SC 760 or sapphire 7950?
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June 29, 2013 7:40:58 AM

EVGA has the step up program, MSI is probably the better overall while the Giga might be stock clock the fastest (all depends on model)
so I say go nVidia, bottom line.

P.S.
reviews state the GTX 760 is an overclocking beast.
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June 29, 2013 8:17:52 AM

I'm going to go with gigabyte, good rma service/warranty and best noise performance thanks everyone it's also cheaper :D 
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June 29, 2013 8:35:14 AM

Cheers.
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