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Thinking of upgrading my radeon 7950, but is anything else worth the money?

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November 8, 2013 3:08:27 AM

Okay so I have a his radeon 7950 with a reference cooler. Lately I've been disappointed in the preformance I've been getting with it and have been thinking of getting a new card. The cards I'm looking at currently are an r9 290/x or a 780. But is it worth the extra couple of hundreds of dollars?, my specs are:
I5 3570 @ 3.4ghz cooled with a thermaltake nic c5
4 gb ddr3 (though planing on getting a singular 8gb vengeance red dimm later this year)
and a cooler master 600w psu

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November 8, 2013 3:14:16 AM
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wolfguy18 said:
Okay so I have a his radeon 7950 with a reference cooler. Lately I've been disappointed in the preformance I've been getting with it and have been thinking of getting a new card. The cards I'm looking at currently are an r9 290/x or a 780. But is it worth the extra couple of hundreds of dollars?, my specs are:
I5 3570 @ 3.4ghz cooled with a thermaltake nic c5
4 gb ddr3 (though planing on getting a singular 8gb vengeance red dimm later this year)
and a cooler master 600w psu



R9 290 non X
Largest memory bus
4 GB Vram

And I wait for non reference models as they currently run hot.
November 8, 2013 7:08:38 AM

I also have a 7950 and am considering an upgrade, the best price/performance ratio that ive found so far would be a second 7950 and crossfire them for under 200, or a 290 non x. xfire 7950 would be better performance in games that support it, but 290 would be care free and more future proof.
November 19, 2013 12:59:38 AM

Well I have decided to wait for non reference coolers for 290 cards as (in my opinion atleast) 290x is kinda a ripoff compared to 290, also my power supply renders xfire not a option since it only has one 6+ 6/8 pin connector
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