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HD 7950, Geforce 760 4GB, or 7970

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August 19, 2013 10:10:38 AM

USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT:I will be gaming 99% of the time, i LOVE to mod games especially Skyrim.

POWER SUPPLY: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply

PARTS PREFERENCES:None.

OVERCLOCKING: Yes

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: In one or two years

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1080p

I have been scratching my head about this for some time. The 760 looks appealing, however i would have to get the 4GB edition to properly mod things. I don't know if i should get the 760 4GB or spend the extra to get the 7970 or maybe just wait for the 9xxx series to release. Any help would be very much appreciated.

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August 19, 2013 10:15:13 AM

Wait for the 9970/50, you wont regret it....
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August 19, 2013 10:24:19 AM

Wait for a month or two for the next gen Radeon 9xxx series or go with a Radeon 7970 if ur in a hurry
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August 19, 2013 10:28:21 AM

spp85 said:
Wait for a month or two for the next gen Radeon 9xxx series or go with a Radeon 7970 if ur in a hurry

How much will the 7950 equivalent cost?
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August 19, 2013 10:40:11 AM

Evilcantalope said:
spp85 said:
Wait for a month or two for the next gen Radeon 9xxx series or go with a Radeon 7970 if ur in a hurry

How much will the 7950 equivalent cost?


U mean price of Radeon 9xxx series equivalent to Radeon 7950 ?? Can't say right now because not even specification of 9000 series is released by AMD let alone price.
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August 19, 2013 11:03:34 AM

wait till the new 9000 series comes out. Id pick up a 7950 since you can find them new for about 200 on sale which is a steal. cheapest i see a 7970 for is like 280
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August 19, 2013 11:51:41 AM

Evilcantalope said:
USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT:I will be gaming 99% of the time, i LOVE to mod games especially Skyrim.

POWER SUPPLY: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply

PARTS PREFERENCES:None.

OVERCLOCKING: Yes

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: In one or two years

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1080p

I have been scratching my head about this for some time. The 760 looks appealing, however i would have to get the 4GB edition to properly mod things. I don't know if i should get the 760 4GB or spend the extra to get the 7970 or maybe just wait for the 9xxx series to release. Any help would be very much appreciated.


If you want to wait then get AMD 9xxx
Or if you want something that's pretty cheap but works pretty well get the 7950
Or if you want good performance at a medium price get the 7970
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August 19, 2013 2:25:20 PM

I just noticed that Skyrim is one of your preferred games. In Skyrim, there is a difference in graphic quality between AMD and Nvidia. Nvidia cards allow you to enable Ambient Occlusion and AMD cards do not. Ambient Occlusion fundamentally affects the way the game looks throughout by enhancing shadows and making them more realistic.

You can check out the difference that Ambient Occlusion makes in Skyrim with AO: On versus AO: Off here (AMD cards look like the "AO: Off" screenshot):
http://international.download.nvidia.com/webassets/en_U...

And here:
http://international.download.nvidia.com/geforce-com/in...
http://www.geforce.com/whats-new/guides/five-fast-elder...

As you can see from the performance chart above, for $250, a GTX 760 is a great value, running right about the same performance level of a 7970.
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