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GTX 760 vs Radeon HD 7950 for new build same price?

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July 12, 2013 4:29:09 AM

Okay so i was going to buy a 7970 for my new build since it was priced reasonably, but the shop i was buying from unexpectedly raised the price by 50 euros.. so i thought i would get a Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 Boost that comes with Crysis 3 and Bioshock Infinite for 298 euros. However now that the GTX 760 came out I'm having second thoughts. Its a little cheaper at 286 euros (price difference doesn't matter for me) and comes with the game Splinter Cell Blacklist.
All the benchmarks I've seen show mixed results. Some show that they are on par with the GTX 760 having the slight lead and some show that the 7950 has a lead. I want the 7950 for the games and extra v-ram, but is 3-gigs really necessary as i play on a 1080p monitor? Will 2gb suffice for 3 years or so? Also the GTX 760 I'm looking at is the MSI GTX 760 with Twin frozr as it would be a perfect match with my MSI Z87 G45.(The MSI Z87 G45 has a feature that if you use a MSI Twin frozr graphics card with it, it will boost up performance) Is Adaptive v-sync really that great? i don't care about physx so no need to talk about that. I have to choose because i will get it on Monday. Thank you.
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July 12, 2013 5:19:53 AM

get the gtx760, it's faster than a hd7950 and cheaper too. the 3gb Vram would be good but 2gb from the gtx760 would be enough for a single 1080p monitor. if possible get a hd7970 which is far better than both and is only 330$.(sapphire one)
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July 12, 2013 5:25:29 AM

sourodip said:
get the gtx760, it's faster than a hd7950 and cheaper too. the 3gb Vram would be good but 2gb from the gtx760 would be enough for a single 1080p monitor. if possible get a hd7970 which is far better than both and is only 330$.(sapphire one)


+1 to GTX760. Faster and cheaper!
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July 12, 2013 5:49:09 AM

I Forgot to mention that i will overclock my gpu. Linus video shows that the 7950 is clearly faster (all gpus oced).
what do you guys think now? and the GTX 760 aint cheaper considering the games.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmGWyAyO9mc
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July 12, 2013 5:54:26 AM

Get the 7950 then.
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July 12, 2013 6:04:31 AM

the gtx760 is also good for O.C ing but if u want to do such hard O.C ing then get the 7950 Boost edition. but i willsay get the gtx760 bcoz. by O.C ing the hd7950 u will reach to the performance level of the gtx760. or spend some more adn get the hd7970(330$)-best.
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July 12, 2013 6:06:39 AM

I have the xfx hd 7950 and the extra vram can play a role in the future. Also the bundled games are a petty good deal. Amd 79** cards also have pretty good crossfire performance/scaling.

I think just owning an amd card has made be a fan of amd. I have allways thought that with nvidia cards you get less performance for your money, 770, 780 and titan is quite expensive, but apparently the 760 is not.
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July 12, 2013 6:12:58 AM

well no doubt that a hd7950 si a good card but in crossfire they face micro stutter issues. the gtx760 would be better than the hd7950.
Moreover, the free games would not increase the performance of the gpu and the 2gb Vram for one monitor would be enough. :) 
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July 25, 2013 3:53:13 PM

Got the Radeon HD 7950 with Bioshock infinite,far cry 3 blood dragons, crysis 3 and couldn't be happier. :) 
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July 25, 2013 3:53:16 PM

Got the Radeon HD 7950 with Bioshock infinite,far cry 3 blood dragons, crysis 3 and couldn't be happier. :) 
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July 26, 2013 2:16:35 AM

wow...
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July 26, 2013 4:59:26 PM

sourodip said:
wow...


wow what?
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July 29, 2013 11:19:56 PM

u got the hd7950, that's is a good gpu too and with those games it makes the deal even better.
These deals do not happen in india. I wish they would.
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August 2, 2013 2:18:25 PM

sourodip said:
u got the hd7950, that's is a good gpu too and with those games it makes the deal even better.
These deals do not happen in india. I wish they would.

Yeah thats why i got it, practically same price + 3 games i dont have and the 7950 really overclocks great too!
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