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Is there much between MSI's 7950 and 7970 ?

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August 29, 2013 11:43:09 AM

I have noticed a card I have my eye on that's onsale and due to be instock tomorrow 30th Aug ...

MSI HD 7950 Twin Frozr III Boost Edition 3072MB for £189.95
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX...

Is this card good enough to power Battlefield 3 and 4 at high settings ?

In the next month i'll be purchasing a 4670k also

I noticed that the MSI HD 7970 GHz Twin FrozR OC BE 3072MB is £259.99.
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX...

Is the much difference interms of power between that cards ?
Is the extra £70 worth the money ?

Right now I have an 8800gts 640mb and can play BF3 at low settings :/ 
I'd like to buy a card that can give me High throughout the settings.

I also have a 600w ocz gamexstream psu, would i need to upgrade to power the either card ?

Cheers.

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August 29, 2013 11:52:36 AM

The 7970 would be the best choice instead of the 7950... BUT because its on sale for that insanely cheap price, buy the 7950!!!! as theres little to NO difference between the 2, or at least no difference that i would consider..


Good luck

The 7950 will serve you well ^_^
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August 29, 2013 11:53:12 AM

I'd recommend you to get a 650w+ just to be sure, and you'll have more headroom for overclocking. And the 7970 is better of course, but you'll be able to run ultra with no problems on the 7950, and you can overclock your GPU, that's a positive thing too.
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August 29, 2013 11:54:51 AM

Just grab a GTX 670
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/2gb-zotac-gtx-670-amp-ed...
Performance wise it's on par with the HD 7970, while price wise it's much closer to the HD 7950.

Note that it does not overclock as well as either of the AMD cards, but it's overclocked performance will still be as good as that of the HD 7950.
It's also a bit more power efficient.
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August 29, 2013 12:00:05 PM

Kamen_BG said:
Just grab a GTX 670
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/2gb-zotac-gtx-670-amp-ed...
Performance wise it's on par with the HD 7970, while price wise it's much closer to the HD 7950.

Note that it does not overclock as well as either of the AMD cards, but it's overclocked performance will still be as good as that of the HD 7950.
It's also a bit more power efficient.


That sounds awful because you're going to want the OC options, it would only be logical to go this way if he wanted Physx or whatever.. and even thats not worth it.. the 7950 in this guys case is a good deal, theres no reason he should go NVIDIA... BUT the current card he has does make me question his CPU worth for those GPUs... an PSU capacity

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