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July 10, 2013 2:15:53 AM

Hello,

so I'm going to buy one of those two cards, but I can't decide which one. I'm going to OC my GPU and use it with I5-4570. So which GPU, FROM THESE TWO SPECIFIC MODELS, when both are overclocked, is better? Keep im mind, that Gigabyte GTX 760 is 50 dollars cheaper in my country. Thank you for your help.

MSI model: http://www.amazon.com/MSI-OC-DisplayPort-PCI-Express-R7...
Gigabyte model: http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-GDDR5-2GB-WINDFORCE-GV-N...

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July 10, 2013 2:30:00 AM

RoGearLTU said:
Hello,

so I'm going to buy one of those two cards, but I can't decide which one. I'm going to OC my GPU and use it with I5-4570. So which GPU, FROM THESE TWO SPECIFIC MODELS, when both are overclocked, is better? Keep im mind, that Gigabyte GTX 760 is 50 dollars cheaper in my country. Thank you for your help.

MSI model: http://www.amazon.com/MSI-OC-DisplayPort-PCI-Express-R7...
Gigabyte model: http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-GDDR5-2GB-WINDFORCE-GV-N...


this might help
http://www.overclock.net/t/1408066/msi-radeon-7950-3-gb...
:) 
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July 10, 2013 2:35:09 AM

HopelessNoob said:
RoGearLTU said:
Hello,

so I'm going to buy one of those two cards, but I can't decide which one. I'm going to OC my GPU and use it with I5-4570. So which GPU, FROM THESE TWO SPECIFIC MODELS, when both are overclocked, is better? Keep im mind, that Gigabyte GTX 760 is 50 dollars cheaper in my country. Thank you for your help.

MSI model: http://www.amazon.com/MSI-OC-DisplayPort-PCI-Express-R7...
Gigabyte model: http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-GDDR5-2GB-WINDFORCE-GV-N...


this might help
http://www.overclock.net/t/1408066/msi-radeon-7950-3-gb...
:) 


Look closely, that other card is HD 7950 Boost.

Personally I would get the GTX 760 in a heartbeat. The cards are very similar in performance, but seeing that MSI model has reference cooling, it wouldn't be very overclockable, or rather it would at least run pretty hot and make a lot of noise. That Gigabyte cooler on the other hand won't even flinch once you push GTX 760 to its limit.

HD 7950 Boost might have 1GB more memory, but I don't see any real noticeable benefits in having more than 2GB, unless you're into surround gaming.
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July 10, 2013 3:47:42 AM

hizodge said:
HopelessNoob said:
RoGearLTU said:
Hello,

so I'm going to buy one of those two cards, but I can't decide which one. I'm going to OC my GPU and use it with I5-4570. So which GPU, FROM THESE TWO SPECIFIC MODELS, when both are overclocked, is better? Keep im mind, that Gigabyte GTX 760 is 50 dollars cheaper in my country. Thank you for your help.

MSI model: http://www.amazon.com/MSI-OC-DisplayPort-PCI-Express-R7...
Gigabyte model: http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-GDDR5-2GB-WINDFORCE-GV-N...


this might help
http://www.overclock.net/t/1408066/msi-radeon-7950-3-gb...
:) 


Look closely, that other card is HD 7950 Boost.

Personally I would get the GTX 760 in a heartbeat. The cards are very similar in performance, but seeing that MSI model has reference cooling, it wouldn't be very overclockable, or rather it would at least run pretty hot and make a lot of noise. That Gigabyte cooler on the other hand won't even flinch once you push GTX 760 to its limit.

HD 7950 Boost might have 1GB more memory, but I don't see any real noticeable benefits in having more than 2GB, unless you're into surround gaming.

I'm thinking about GTX 760, too. I'll be playing games on 1080p and games like BF3 and BF4, so I'll be OK with 2 GB of VRAM?
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July 10, 2013 4:19:42 AM

RoGearLTU said:
hizodge said:
HopelessNoob said:
RoGearLTU said:
Hello,

so I'm going to buy one of those two cards, but I can't decide which one. I'm going to OC my GPU and use it with I5-4570. So which GPU, FROM THESE TWO SPECIFIC MODELS, when both are overclocked, is better? Keep im mind, that Gigabyte GTX 760 is 50 dollars cheaper in my country. Thank you for your help.

MSI model: http://www.amazon.com/MSI-OC-DisplayPort-PCI-Express-R7...
Gigabyte model: http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-GDDR5-2GB-WINDFORCE-GV-N...


this might help
http://www.overclock.net/t/1408066/msi-radeon-7950-3-gb...
:) 


Look closely, that other card is HD 7950 Boost.

Personally I would get the GTX 760 in a heartbeat. The cards are very similar in performance, but seeing that MSI model has reference cooling, it wouldn't be very overclockable, or rather it would at least run pretty hot and make a lot of noise. That Gigabyte cooler on the other hand won't even flinch once you push GTX 760 to its limit.

HD 7950 Boost might have 1GB more memory, but I don't see any real noticeable benefits in having more than 2GB, unless you're into surround gaming.

I'm thinking about GTX 760, too. I'll be playing games on 1080p and games like BF3 and BF4, so I'll be OK with 2 GB of VRAM?


Yea the 760 should get 60 fps constant or be really close at all maxed out settings in bf3 and the upcoming bf4
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July 10, 2013 4:31:04 AM

That HD7950 has a truly terrible cooler, hot and loud and despite the possible game bundle I really cannot recommend it for those reasons.
Get the GTX760.
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July 10, 2013 4:56:24 AM

And would Gigabyte GTX 760 work well with I5-4570? They woudn't bottleneck?
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July 10, 2013 6:26:54 AM

RoGearLTU said:
And would Gigabyte GTX 760 work well with I5-4570? They woudn't bottleneck?


bottlenecks depends from game to game.. but usually the graphics card is the bottleneck
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July 10, 2013 6:34:54 AM

This will not bottleneck at all, with either of these cards, the cpu and gpu are up to par comepletely, i'm pretty sure that the 7950 is compared to a 670, but, however in the 760, it is a part of the 700 series GPUs by nvidia, which means it takes advantage of the GPU Boost 2.0 which basically overclocks the GPU based on temperature, which means it has 670 like performance, I myself consider nvidia to be better but I am a slight fanboy of nvidia.

If you are worried about the fact that the 760 has 2GB instead of 3GB it is okay, if you will be running at 1080p then 2GB is just fine.

I'd say go with the Gigabyte Geforce GTX 760 OC Windforce 3x, because it will keep it very cool because the quality cooler, it will be OCed slightly from manufactuer. The fact that it will keep it cool will make the GPU boost 2.0 kick in and then the performance will be even better.
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July 10, 2013 7:07:33 AM

I just can't decide which one to buy... GTX 760 is newer, it has shadowplay, gpu boost 2.0, is cheaper, but only 2 GB. Radeon 7950 should perform better, but it costs more, it has 3 GB VRAM, but a lot of people had issues with drivers. Just don't know what to do... All I want is to play BF3 64 men Multiplayer on high at 70-80 FPS and be able to play BF4 and maybe next BF at least on medium, but above 60 FPS. So which card would you buy right now. I'll count votes and buy that GPU.
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July 10, 2013 7:15:32 AM

byogamingpc said:
RoGearLTU said:
I just can't decide which one to buy... GTX 760 is newer, it has shadowplay, gpu boost 2.0, is cheaper, but only 2 GB. Radeon 7950 should perform better, but it costs more, it has 3 GB VRAM, but a lot of people had issues with drivers. Just don't know what to do... All I want is to play BF3 64 men Multiplayer on high at 70-80 FPS and be able to play BF4 and maybe next BF at least on medium, but above 60 FPS. So which card would you buy right now. I'll count votes and buy that GPU.


+1 for the GTX 760 http://amzn.to/15J0OZX I have had two 7950's and they are great cards but the GTX 760 is the way to go. I just decided for you. Now go, buy, game, and be merry! =)

I can only buy Gigabyte GTX 760 OC in my country. Is that model good, too?
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July 10, 2013 7:25:19 AM

byogamingpc said:
RoGearLTU said:
I just can't decide which one to buy... GTX 760 is newer, it has shadowplay, gpu boost 2.0, is cheaper, but only 2 GB. Radeon 7950 should perform better, but it costs more, it has 3 GB VRAM, but a lot of people had issues with drivers. Just don't know what to do... All I want is to play BF3 64 men Multiplayer on high at 70-80 FPS and be able to play BF4 and maybe next BF at least on medium, but above 60 FPS. So which card would you buy right now. I'll count votes and buy that GPU.


+1 for the GTX 760 http://amzn.to/15J0OZX I have had two 7950's and they are great cards but the GTX 760 is the way to go. I just decided for you. Now go, buy, game, and be merry! =)

Why do you keep recommending that gtx 760 when Asus Gigabyte and MSI are cooler and quieter? IMO MSI has the best card this line of cards.
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July 10, 2013 9:20:48 AM

@ RoGearLTU: I take it you are now considering either of these:
http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-GDDR5-2GB-WINDFORCE-GV-N...
http://www.kilobaitas.lt/PCI-E_16x/Sapphire/VGA_PCIE16_...
Do not make a decision based on how a card may overclock, it is not certain, some overclock very well, some overclock badly.
Of the two above I'd just get whichever you like the look of the most or is cheapest, the performance difference is too small to be really noticed: Either they are both capable of reaching over 60 FPS or are within a few FPS of each other.
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July 10, 2013 9:31:36 AM

coozie7 said:
@ RoGearLTU: I take it you are now considering either of these:
http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-GDDR5-2GB-WINDFORCE-GV-N...
http://www.kilobaitas.lt/PCI-E_16x/Sapphire/VGA_PCIE16_...
Do not make a decision based on how a card may overclock, it is not certain, some overclock very well, some overclock badly.
Of the two above I'd just get whichever you like the look of the most or is cheapest, the performance difference is too small to be really noticed: Either they are both capable of reaching over 60 FPS or are within a few FPS of each other.

I'd get GTX 760, but when both cards are overclocked, it look like 7950 performs at about 8-10 FPS more and that's quite a lot. Also, I'll be using GPU for about 3-4 years, so I want to be able play games at least on normal and above 60 FPS.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmGWyAyO9mc
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July 10, 2013 9:44:40 AM

I do not recommend making a decision based on how a card may, or may not overclock, besides, if you push the card hard it WILL have a shorter lifespan.
I still think the GTX760 is the better option overall.
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July 10, 2013 11:00:19 AM

So the final question: is 2 GB of VRAM enough for 3-4 years at 1080p?

F*** it, I'm buying 7950, because I'll be keeping this card for about 3 years. This fall next-gen comes out and I think we're gonna need more VRAM.
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July 10, 2013 11:46:13 AM

byogamingpc said:
The 2GB is plenty to last you for a few years but if you're getting a 7950 get this beast http://amzn.to/11oUIw3

2 GB VRAM is enough for now, but because next gen comes out this fall, after two years or so games will use more than 2 Gb of VRAM. Even now BF3 use 1.7 GB.

Is this card a lot slower than in your link? Or I should definetly get that you linked?

http://www.kilobaitas.lt/PCI-E_16x/Sapphire/VGA_PCIE16_...
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July 10, 2013 12:06:37 PM

byogamingpc said:
RoGearLTU said:
byogamingpc said:
The 2GB is plenty to last you for a few years but if you're getting a 7950 get this beast http://amzn.to/11oUIw3

2 GB VRAM is enough for now, but because next gen comes out this fall, after two years or so games will use more than 2 Gb of VRAM. Even now BF3 use 1.7 GB.

Is this card a lot slower than in your link? Or I should definetly get that you linked?

http://www.kilobaitas.lt/PCI-E_16x/Sapphire/VGA_PCIE16_...


The one you linked is nice but the Vapor-X that I linked is the best cooler there is for a 7950 if you don't include hydro cooling.

In other forum said, that this model is better than you linked.

http://www.kilobaitas.lt/PCI-E_16x/Sapphire/VGA_PCIE16_...
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July 10, 2013 12:21:36 PM

byogamingpc said:
RoGearLTU said:
byogamingpc said:
RoGearLTU said:
byogamingpc said:
The 2GB is plenty to last you for a few years but if you're getting a 7950 get this beast http://amzn.to/11oUIw3

2 GB VRAM is enough for now, but because next gen comes out this fall, after two years or so games will use more than 2 Gb of VRAM. Even now BF3 use 1.7 GB.

Is this card a lot slower than in your link? Or I should definetly get that you linked?

http://www.kilobaitas.lt/PCI-E_16x/Sapphire/VGA_PCIE16_...


The one you linked is nice but the Vapor-X that I linked is the best cooler there is for a 7950 if you don't include hydro cooling.

In other forum said, that this model is better than you linked.

http://www.kilobaitas.lt/PCI-E_16x/Sapphire/VGA_PCIE16_...


Not sure where you found this but the Vapor-X http://amzn.to/11oUIw3 is better than the Dual-X cooler. The Dual-X is a great cooler but the Vapor-X is better.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1408365/msi-radeon-7950-3-gb... Third page

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July 16, 2013 10:57:39 PM

hizodge said:
HopelessNoob said:
RoGearLTU said:
Hello,

so I'm going to buy one of those two cards, but I can't decide which one. I'm going to OC my GPU and use it with I5-4570. So which GPU, FROM THESE TWO SPECIFIC MODELS, when both are overclocked, is better? Keep im mind, that Gigabyte GTX 760 is 50 dollars cheaper in my country. Thank you for your help.

MSI model: http://www.amazon.com/MSI-OC-DisplayPort-PCI-Express-R7...
Gigabyte model: http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-GDDR5-2GB-WINDFORCE-GV-N...


this might help
http://www.overclock.net/t/1408066/msi-radeon-7950-3-gb...
:) 


Look closely, that other card is HD 7950 Boost.

Personally I would get the GTX 760 in a heartbeat. The cards are very similar in performance, but seeing that MSI model has reference cooling, it wouldn't be very overclockable, or rather it would at least run pretty hot and make a lot of noise. That Gigabyte cooler on the other hand won't even flinch once you push GTX 760 to its limit.

HD 7950 Boost might have 1GB more memory, but I don't see any real noticeable benefits in having more than 2GB, unless you're into surround gaming.



why do people like you always assume more vram is only for high resolutions? look at crysis 3, bioshock infinite, bf3, tomb raider all nearly using 2gb!. plus the 7950 boost and 760 oc are pretty much on par 7950 beating the 760 in 4 games out of 6 and when the 7950 is oc'd to 1150mhz it blows the 760 away!. Just look at the hardocp msi 760 vs 7950 boost and you will see or look at LinusTechTips 760 review!. both linked below

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2013/07/02/msi_n760_tf_2...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmGWyAyO9mc
http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/2013/07/04/msi-geforce...
http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/geforce-gtx-760-review-gk...

get a 7950 boost the 760 is over hyped adaptive vsync screen tears and physX is a joke looking at blob on the floor and shooting holes in walls is nothing special .This must be embarrassing for nvidia launching there new series that can't beat a 7950 or 7970. More vram is more future proof next gen consoles are just around the corner and games will soon be using more vram! 2gb will be none existent . Plus all consoles are running AMD components so it could be possible that games will be better optimized for AMD. i know the new bf4 is going to optimized more for AMD. I have just sold my 660 ti for a His iceq boost 7950 because of nvidia's crap drivers! i recently moved from a 7950 to a 660 ti because people were like nvidia is amazing there drivers are great blah blah blah BS! they might produce quicker drivers but that just comes with problems there has been artifacts and stuttering in bf3 for ages they have released 5 drivers without a fix! from now on i'm sticking with AMD i had a much better experience with them. The only thing about nvidia is there smooth frame rates that is it but AMD is sorting there latency issues so they should be just as smooth as nvidia.
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July 17, 2013 2:07:25 AM

None at those games will run out of memory with 2GB VRAM at 1080p, unless you're really maxing out AA with either SSAA or 8X MSAA, which you really have no business doing in these graphically intensive games with any single native 2 gig card. I mean you can, but you're going to run out of VRAM and even if you didn't, your GPU couldn't keep up.

Some games like BF3 on the other hand just pretty much use up all the memory they can for some reason. 2 GB is still a very reasonable amount for modern GPUs at 1920x1080. Very well played by Nvidia, considering how old these cards are starting to get.
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September 30, 2013 11:33:50 PM

mbw56789 said:
This will not bottleneck at all, with either of these cards, the cpu and gpu are up to par comepletely, i'm pretty sure that the 7950 is compared to a 670, but, however in the 760, it is a part of the 700 series GPUs by nvidia, which means it takes advantage of the GPU Boost 2.0 which basically overclocks the GPU based on temperature, which means it has 670 like performance, I myself consider nvidia to be better but I am a slight fanboy of nvidia.

If you are worried about the fact that the 760 has 2GB instead of 3GB it is okay, if you will be running at 1080p then 2GB is just fine.

I'd say go with the Gigabyte Geforce GTX 760 OC Windforce 3x, because it will keep it very cool because the quality cooler, it will be OCed slightly from manufactuer. The fact that it will keep it cool will make the GPU boost 2.0 kick in and then the performance will be even better.


But far from i knew,this card(gigabyte Geforce GTX 760 OC Windforce 3x)has a terrible temperrature that can reach 80℃ and at the same time,u will hear the terrible noise from the so-called "windforce" fan,yeah,what a powerful force!
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February 2, 2014 10:09:01 AM

hizodge said:
None at those games will run out of memory with 2GB VRAM at 1080p, unless you're really maxing out AA with either SSAA or 8X MSAA, which you really have no business doing in these graphically intensive games with any single native 2 gig card. I mean you can, but you're going to run out of VRAM and even if you didn't, your GPU couldn't keep up.

Some games like BF3 on the other hand just pretty much use up all the memory they can for some reason. 2 GB is still a very reasonable amount for modern GPUs at 1920x1080. Very well played by Nvidia, considering how old these cards are starting to get.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HDaz2gsTwg&feature=em-u...

well well, my 4gb 770 utilizes it's 4gb vram on it's 256bit which is suppose to be a gimmick! this is 1920x1080 I have warned people about getting 2gb but they didn't listen and took other people shit advice even though they knew next gen was coming!.
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