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7950 or 7970?

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September 10, 2013 5:51:10 AM

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??
http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-Radeon-Mini-Displayport-...

http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-Mini-Displayport-PCI-Exp...


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

Thanks in advance!!

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September 10, 2013 5:59:23 AM

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.
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September 10, 2013 6:04:55 AM

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.
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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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