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Quietest AMD Radeon 7970/7950/7870?

I have been looking around for a quiet yet powerful graphics card and was wondering what AMD Radeon 7970/7950/7870 is the best ranked for quietness. Please, Canadian links only, as some links people give are www.amazon.com and they don't always have them in stock for canada shipment.
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  1. Most quiet, not quietest. Anyway...

    If you want a quiet card, get a decent GTX760, its cheaper than an HD7950 and performs just as well but runs much cooler and USUALLY more quiet in general.
  2. Novuake said:
    Most quiet, not quietest. Anyway...

    If you want a quiet card, get a decent GTX760, its cheaper than an HD7950 and performs just as well but runs much cooler and USUALLY more quiet in general.

    Okay, thanks man! :) So, would this card be able to handle ultra settings on most games?
  3. God_Of_War145 said:
    Novuake said:
    Most quiet, not quietest. Anyway...

    If you want a quiet card, get a decent GTX760, its cheaper than an HD7950 and performs just as well but runs much cooler and USUALLY more quiet in general.

    Okay, thanks man! :) So, would this card be able to handle ultra settings on most games?


    Yes, but the HD7950 is still better than the GTX760.
  4. Okay, thanks man! :) So, would this card be able to handle ultra settings on most games?

    Yes, but the HD7950 is still better than the GTX760.

    So, the question is, can my motherboard support a Nvidia card... I have a 890GX Extreme3. Can it support one?
  5. Yes, it does support, but only 1 Nvidia GPU card, which means you cannot SLI on that board.

    Edit: But in my opinion, you should get the 7950HD. It's an awesome card!
  6. fjaesbog said:
    Yes, it does support, but only 1 Nvidia GPU card, which means you cannot SLI on that board.

    Edit: But in my opinion, you should get the 7950HD. It's an awesome card!


    So, it's over performance and price. I don't know what i should go with... hmm.

    EDIT: Also, what website should I buy from? Amazon.ca or Newegg.ca? (I want fast shipping)
  7. Well, i've had my card sometime now, and i pretty much run everything maxed out. If you have a decent CPU that isn't bottlenecking your GPU, it will increase the perfomance in games such as BF3 etc.
  8. fjaesbog said:
    Well, i've had my card sometime now, and i pretty much run everything maxed out. If you have a decent CPU that isn't bottlenecking your GPU, it will increase the perfomance in games such as BF3 etc.


    I got a AMD Phenom II X6 1075T processor.
  9. It's a decent CPU. Just try to overclock it a little bit, just to be sure that it wont bottleneck your GPU.
  10. fjaesbog said:
    It's a decent CPU. Just try to overclock it a little bit, just to be sure that it wont bottleneck your GPU.


    For shipping wise, which website do you think is more friendly for shipping times, newegg, or amazon?
  11. I'm sorry, about that i have no knowledge since i'm from EU, and not US. But i've heard good about those two equally.
  12. fjaesbog said:
    I'm sorry, about that i have no knowledge since i'm from EU, and not US. But i've heard good about those two equally.

    Found this puppy. Think its a good one to get? http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130949
    (Gonna get a aftermarket cooler for my CPU to overclock)
  13. Please stop saying the HD7950 is more powerful, at best its equal to the 925Mhz Boost HD7950.
    Since the HD7950 is considerably more expensive, the GTX760 is the obvious better card.

  14. Best answer
    God_Of_War145 said:
    fjaesbog said:
    I'm sorry, about that i have no knowledge since i'm from EU, and not US. But i've heard good about those two equally.

    Found this puppy. Think its a good one to get? http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130949
    (Gonna get a aftermarket cooler for my CPU to overclock)


    That card is stupidly expensive and the extra 2GB of memory won't mean anything, its just marketing.
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121775

    There, get that one.
  15. God_Of_War145 said:
    fjaesbog said:
    I'm sorry, about that i have no knowledge since i'm from EU, and not US. But i've heard good about those two equally.

    Found this puppy. Think its a good one to get? http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130949
    (Gonna get a aftermarket cooler for my CPU to overclock)


    Yes, you can go with that! But before you chose any card, watch the difference between the 760GTX 4GB and 7950HD.
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202026 > 7950
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130949 > 760GTX

    And this.
    http://gpuboss.com/gpus/Radeon-HD-7950-vs-GeForce-GTX-760

    If you want a good aftermarket cooler, i recommend the Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO. One of the best aftermarket AIR coolers.
  16. Thanks for all the answers and i think i am gonna go with either the HIS Radeon 7950 or the Asus GTX 760!
    Radeon: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161429 GTX: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121775
  17. Glad to help!
    Remember to select the best answer that was most helpful to you :)
  18. God_Of_War145 said:
    Thanks for all the answers and i think i am gonna go with either the HIS Radeon 7950 or the Asus GTX 760!
    Radeon: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161429 GTX: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121775


    That is a damn good deal on the HD7950! If you do overclock, then get it at that price! If you do not overclock, get the GTX760.
    The HD7950 can get EPIC performance gain from a mild OC.
  19. Novuake said:
    God_Of_War145 said:
    Thanks for all the answers and i think i am gonna go with either the HIS Radeon 7950 or the Asus GTX 760!
    Radeon: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161429 GTX: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121775


    That is a damn good deal on the HD7950! If you do overclock, then get it at that price! If you do not overclock, get the GTX760.
    The HD7950 can get EPIC performance gain from a mild OC.


    Double standards you got there :-)
  20. Alright! Thanks guys! Now my shopping cart is either $706.61 for the Radeon, or $688.22 for the Nvidia.
    (prices combined with my new gaming setup)

    (quietest of the 2?)
  21. fjaesbog said:
    Glad to help!
    Remember to select the best answer that was most helpful to you :)


    fjaesbog said:
    Novuake said:
    God_Of_War145 said:
    Thanks for all the answers and i think i am gonna go with either the HIS Radeon 7950 or the Asus GTX 760!
    Radeon: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161429 GTX: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121775


    That is a damn good deal on the HD7950! If you do overclock, then get it at that price! If you do not overclock, get the GTX760.
    The HD7950 can get EPIC performance gain from a mild OC.


    Double standards you got there :-)


    Its all about price. :D Besides, I own 2 HD7950s. LOL
  22. God_Of_War145 said:
    Alright! Thanks guys! Now my shopping cart is either $706.61 for the Radeon, or $688.22 for the Nvidia.
    (prices combined with my new gaming setup)

    (quietest of the 2?)


    The GTX760 is more quiet...
  23. Novuake said:
    God_Of_War145 said:
    Alright! Thanks guys! Now my shopping cart is either $706.61 for the Radeon, or $688.22 for the Nvidia.
    (prices combined with my new gaming setup)

    (quietest of the 2?)


    The GTX760 is more quiet...

    Alright :D thanks guys and have a good day!
  24. Novuake said:
    God_Of_War145 said:
    Alright! Thanks guys! Now my shopping cart is either $706.61 for the Radeon, or $688.22 for the Nvidia.
    (prices combined with my new gaming setup)

    (quietest of the 2?)


    The GTX760 is more quiet...

    Alright :D thanks guys and have a good day!
  25. byogamingpc said:


    MAYBE, depends on what you see as quiet, lol the TF metal design has this specific whine, most people do not mind it, but I swapped mine out because of that whine.
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