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October 19, 2013 12:44:11 PM

Which one is least power consumption. I am looking to run one of these on an XFX 450w Core edition psu
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October 19, 2013 12:47:58 PM

Get 500w PSU with a 7950, it's cheaper and more powerful than both.
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October 19, 2013 12:49:54 PM

asalikus said:
Get 500w PSU with a 7950, it's cheaper and more powerful than both.


Oh. I thought 760 was faster than the 7950
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October 19, 2013 1:11:07 PM

They're both similar but 7950 is sometimes a bit faster and cheaper. It depends on the games, most of the times it's faster.
unknown101 said:
asalikus said:
Get 500w PSU with a 7950, it's cheaper and more powerful than both.


Oh. I thought 760 was faster than the 7950


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October 19, 2013 1:50:14 PM

asalikus said:
They're both similar but 7950 is sometimes a bit faster and cheaper. It depends on the games, most of the times it's faster.
unknown101 said:
asalikus said:
Get 500w PSU with a 7950, it's cheaper and more powerful than both.


Oh. I thought 760 was faster than the 7950



Oh ok. Another question, Does the 7950 support Mantle or is that just the new r9 series?
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October 19, 2013 2:13:41 PM

asalikus said:
Get 500w PSU with a 7950, it's cheaper and more powerful than both.

In what universe is an HD 7950 cheaper than an HD 7870?
HD 7870 - $170 (-$30):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Add $40 for the HD 7950 but get only a 4fps increase.
HD 7950 - $195 (-$15 mail-in-rebate):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Add another $40 and you'll have the GTX 760 but only another 5fps increase:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Note that these framerates are from BF3. In other games, like Far Cry 3 for instance, the GTX 760 gives you 13fps over the HD 7870. In the end, if you're looking for the best value for your money, you can't beat the HD 7870 at that price level.
BF3:

FC3:

Oh, and excuse me for forgetting, the HD 7870 uses 42W less power than the GTX 760:
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October 19, 2013 3:41:57 PM

I meant to say faster than both, cheaper than 760.
Avro Arrow said:
asalikus said:
Get 500w PSU with a 7950, it's cheaper and more powerful than both.

In what universe is an HD 7950 cheaper than an HD 7870?
HD 7870 - $170 (-$30):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Add $40 for the HD 7950 but get only a 4fps increase.
HD 7950 - $195 (-$15 mail-in-rebate):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Add another $40 and you'll have the GTX 760 but only another 5fps increase:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Note that these framerates are from BF3. In other games, like Far Cry 3 for instance, the GTX 760 gives you 13fps over the HD 7870. In the end, if you're looking for the best value for your money, you can't beat the HD 7870 at that price level.
BF3:

FC3:

Oh, and excuse me for forgetting, the HD 7870 uses 42W less power than the GTX 760:


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October 19, 2013 3:48:40 PM


All GCN based cards do, so yes.
unknown101 said:
asalikus said:
They're both similar but 7950 is sometimes a bit faster and cheaper. It depends on the games, most of the times it's faster.
unknown101 said:
asalikus said:
Get 500w PSU with a 7950, it's cheaper and more powerful than both.


Oh. I thought 760 was faster than the 7950



Oh ok. Another question, Does the 7950 support Mantle or is that just the new r9 series?
thanks

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October 19, 2013 4:53:46 PM

asalikus said:
You also get another free game when you choose a 79xx series card and the 5fps isn't always true with some games: http://static.techspot.com/articles-info/550/bench/Metr...

This is true. I got 6 games with my two HD 7970s. If there is a game in the AMD list that you were planning on buying anyway, it erases the difference in price between the HD 7870 and the HD 7950.
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