7950 or 7970?

Hi everybody
I am looking to build a new gaming rig, which will be able to play next gen games(watch dogs, bf4 etc.)at a playable 60 fps at 1080p...

I am really in a dilemma.I cannot choose between an hd 7950 and an hd 7970 ghz edition...I've read that the 7950 is enough for gaming at this resolution.In my country the 7950 is 80$ cheaper

which of the two should i buy??


CPU:i5 3570k
Mobo:AsRock z77 extreme4
RAM:corsair 8gb 1600mhz
Case:cooler master elite 430

Thanks in advance!!
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  1. Honestly, wait a couple weeks until the new series gets released. Prices will probably go down and btw, battlefield 4 recommended is at least a 660. So I'm not sure how BF4 would run on a 7970. Probably not ultra settings.
  2. http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/550?vs=618

    Shows the two cards compared, maybe that will help your decision. The 7950 is a great card, but the 7970ghz will probably last a bit longer and handle newer games a bit better.

    FYI, AMD is releasing their new line of cards next month, so if you can wait, wait a bit and see what they come out with. For the most part, I think, they are going to be just a refresh of the current line, but refreshes aren't all bad as they can mean thinner die sizes, which means less heat, better yield production after a year of making the chips, means better overclocking, they may throw some more VRAM on there, etc.
    It also means that the 7xxx series will come down in price as they will be at the end of their lifespan.
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