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AMD Radeon 7950 Boost vs. Geforce GTX 760

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August 23, 2013 11:27:52 AM

I'm just wondering which one is better for medium to heavy gaming. I know the GTX 760 cost more right now but I saw that someone asked the same question about a month and a half ago and the answers were mostly in favor of the 760. Now that the 7950 boost is 220 or 200 with rebate, is the 30-50 dollar difference apparent in terms if gaming quality or is the AMD card for that price definitely worth it?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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August 23, 2013 11:35:47 AM

the 8xxx series of amd cards are coming out in the next month or two. waiting for that is an option but aside from that i would go with a 760 unless you already wanted those games.
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August 23, 2013 11:36:40 AM

They perform around the same, it all comes down to personal preference and future view "are you going to get another card? if so ATM Sli > Crossfire"
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August 23, 2013 11:46:31 AM

Right now there is the MSI 7950 Twin Frozr on sale for 200 dollars. I believe you get 3 games free if you buy it because of the Radeon rewards program too. Comparing that to a similar Msi 760 that is 250 dollars or so, I'd actually get the 7950. The difference in performance isn't great(the 760 is faster though in all games) and certainly not worth the extra 50 dollars. Add in the free games and I think you have a clear winner for value. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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August 23, 2013 11:48:51 AM

I'm not really an expert in any of this, pretty far from it. I don't have much of a preference and if I do get another card it would be later. Would the 8000 series have better cards for the same price as they first release?
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August 23, 2013 11:55:22 AM

Swordkd said:
Right now there is the MSI 7950 Twin Frozr on sale for 200 dollars. I believe you get 3 games free if you buy it because of the Radeon rewards program too. Comparing that to a similar Msi 760 that is 250 dollars or so, I'd actually get the 7950. The difference in performance isn't great(the 760 is faster though in all games) and certainly not worth the extra 50 dollars. Add in the free games and I think you have a clear winner for value. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Looks good! Its actually priced the same as the sapphire model I found but this one comes with crysis 3 (not very important but I'll take the game any way) is there a difference between the sapphire and MSI models? If so which one would be better as they are priced the same
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August 23, 2013 12:03:12 PM

I'd go with the MSI simply because it's core clock speed is 30mhz higher. I also know that the twin frozr cooler is excellent, so that's another reason.
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August 23, 2013 12:21:22 PM

no one knows the prices of the 8xxx series but thats what happened with the latest nvidia cards prettymuch
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August 25, 2013 2:22:39 PM

Well. I was going to order the MSI version but it just went out of stock. The Sapphire Version I was looking at as well. I'm now looking at two different branded cards. The Sapphire Vapor-X Radeon 7950 and the MSI Twin Frozr Geforce 760. Both Come down to $260 with rebate. I will be running a single 1080p monitor. I plan to get add another card in the future, in a year or say maybe. I'll be playing games like BF3 and Far Cry 3 (If I get the AMD card). I don't plan on Overclocking either. Thanks!
Links: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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a b 4 Gaming
August 25, 2013 6:16:53 PM

1 or 2 at most? Maybe 70 vs. 72 or so? You can always overclock some to regain it. Not the best cooling solution, but you can always overclock it some.
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August 25, 2013 6:28:05 PM

Swordkd said:
1 or 2 at most? Maybe 70 vs. 72 or so? You can always overclock some to regain it. Not the best cooling solution, but you can always overclock it some.
Well you sir have won me over. It's hard not being a Nvidia or AMD Fanboy when it comes to graphics cards.

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August 28, 2013 8:17:03 AM

sheag123 said:
the 8xxx series of amd cards are coming out in the next month or two. waiting for that is an option but aside from that i would go with a 760 unless you already wanted those games.


no they aren't. some dumbass companies jumped the gun and release "8000" series cards that were rebranded 7000 series so AMD is skipping the 8000 series and their next series will named the 9000 series
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