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Help with 7870 XT vs 7950

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Last response: in Graphics Cards
July 14, 2013 9:54:42 AM

7870 XT:

The 7950 just went on sale. My question is which I should buy? I will not be overclocking at all. Please help.

Rest of my build:

FX 6300

M5A97 LE

8GB G.SKILL Ripjaws


Have an HDD

Have a case

More about : 7870 7950

July 14, 2013 10:16:02 AM

7870XT. Less than 5% performance gap from it to the 7950, also less power consumption

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July 14, 2013 10:27:11 AM

Neither. You can take your pick of stock GTX 760's for the same price as that 7870XT, or for $10 more, take your pick of all the top-end custom GTX 760's. The GTX 760 comes with a free copy of Splinter Cell: Blacklist.

Here's the Gigabyte Windorce OC for $269 with a free copy of Splinter Cell: Blacklist.
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July 14, 2013 10:31:28 AM

Agreed on the XT over the 7950.

If you would consider Nvidia as an alternative the GTX 760 outperforms the 7950 at 1080p gaming. Here's a EVGA product on Newegg Canada that's in between the two:

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17Seconds including the graph as well but the info is solid. The games bundle is a nice option for AMD but the Nvidia will outperform both AMD options for roughly the same price.