yes i have heard about the price of hd 7950 it will be between $400-450 and i also heard that amd is going to launch this in 31st january.the hd 7990 is also going to release on that date which is having 6gb of memory.
Wow, wish I had a grand to throw at a 7990......ahh.....maybe in the next build lol.
Really don't want to wait for prices to drop. Thanks for the link sunnk. I'll probably settle for the 6950. I heard at one point some of the reference models could be flashed to 6970's. Does this still hold true with any of them?
Your particular mix of games cries out for the power-saving features of the HD7000 series. What settings have you been using for BF3 and Skyrim on your 4290 IGP? I have to think you'd be a poster child for my assertion that it doesn't take a pair of $400+ video cards to play (and enjoy) games. You might be very happy with the performance of a HD6850 or HD6870, for half your budget.
I have a Sapphire 6950 2gb that successfull unlocked and highly recommend one. Get one from a reputable seller on ebay because the reference cards that have the dual bios switch are getting hard to find.
Lmao, Yeah, I would be the poster child for that assertion. I've always been an audio guy. I play Skyrim with all settings low except for all the draw distances maxed. Yet I have the audio coming through an m-box mini connected to 2 Mackie HR824 studio monitors......lol Yeah, a bit ridiculous. I'm just ready for the imagery to match the sound scape. Cool suunk, I was hoping so.
If I had a spare Benjamin on hand, I'd be tempted to test a HD6670 on Skyrim, but I don't think I'd recommend it for you. Still, you may not need to max your budget.
Jeremy Soule's music is awesome. I went so far as to buy the three Guild Wars sound tracks, and burned them to CDs.
I'm running an AMD rig, but there are only a few similarities. It is listed in my profile. The biggest performance difference is that you've been using a 4290 IGP, and I have a GTX560Ti. I've just experimented with a number of different GPUs. Before I got Skyrim, I had tested a HD6670 I bought for my father and found it played my mostly older games maxed on my 1920x1080 monitor. When I built this rig last year, I was planning long term; my GPU is overkill for my needs (but great since I bought Skyrim), although my gamble on Bulldozer lost bigtime. Fortunately, my "fallback position" to a 970BE has so far handled my needs quite well.
dont go for it its an used one u can buy hd 6950 2gb and flashed it to hd 6970 and also u can overclock it so why to waste money for that just buy an gpu with good cooler.here i have a good one for u u will be happy with this.