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AMD 7850 vs AMD 7970 GHZ Price/Performance Ratio

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October 2, 2013 9:06:39 AM

does the difference in performance justify the cost difference?

some benchmarks at http://gpuboss.com/gpus/Radeon-HD-7850-vs-AMD-Radeon-HD-7970-GHz-Edition

Would I be better off waiting for the new AMD cards?

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October 2, 2013 9:19:40 AM

Since the new cards are only 2 weeks away from release, you should just wait. Who knows where the prices will end up for the previous generation after the launch. They are allready dropping and I expect they may drop a little bit more yet, but probably not too much more.

PS: Since there are so many 7000 series cards in supply right now, I'm expecting the black friday sales to be pretty good for certain AMD products as well. ;) 
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October 2, 2013 9:21:48 AM

alright--i'll wait : P

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October 2, 2013 9:22:43 AM

Cards are not comparable unless we know what you plan on doing.
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October 2, 2013 9:27:21 AM

TBC1 said:
Cards are not comparable unless we know what you plan on doing.


in general?
stock clock?
over clock?
rendering?
gaming?

(i can wait a few weeks for new cards or price drops tho)
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October 2, 2013 9:38:08 AM

Well which one is it??? If you plan on hardcore gaming (Ultra settings crysis 3), the 7970 would be the choice over the 7850. If you plan on only medium settings then the 7850 would be a better deal.
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October 2, 2013 9:53:40 AM

TBC1 said:
Well which one is it??? If you plan on hardcore gaming (Ultra settings crysis 3), the 7970 would be the choice over the 7850. If you plan on only medium settings then the 7850 would be a better deal.


all of them

"Price/Performance Ratio"

whether or not the cost outweighs the performance and vice versa
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I know the 7970 is faster, but its also more exspensive
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October 2, 2013 11:20:40 AM

Just go with a 7950 then. It sits between them both and can OC to the level of a 7970. Or just wait for the new cards to come out.
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