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November 13, 2012 6:47:46 PM

Hello. I want an upgrade from my radeon 6850. I originally was looking at the 7950. But I'm not sure my budget will allow it.

7870 OC
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

7950
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I really want the performance of a high end card like the 7950. But I'm not sure if it will fit into my budget. I am amongst the people who will be willing to pay 50 bucks for the 10% performance upgrade. But will I be able to max games out on a 7870 also I know that the 7870 overclocked. So does that mean it is equal to a 7950 reference. I also plan on crossfiring in the future. If thatinfo helps.

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November 13, 2012 7:01:20 PM

No the HD7870 can not get near a reference HD7950 when overclocked. But the HD7950 can easily surpass a HD7970 reference. The HD7950 is worth the extra few bucks.

It is one of the best price/performance cards available. But one important question, what resolution do you game at?
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Anonymous
November 13, 2012 7:10:48 PM

Novuake said:
No the HD7870 can not get near a reference HD7950 when overclocked. But the HD7950 can easily surpass a HD7970 reference. The HD7950 is worth the extra few bucks.

It is one of the best price/performance cards available. But one important question, what resolution do you game at?

1080p I looked at some benchmarks and saw that the 7870 only about 2-7 frames more on average. usually only 5 more frams. I don't think that that is really worth it is it?
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November 13, 2012 7:38:56 PM

What benches did you look at?

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-7950-revi...

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Sapphire/HD_7950_Vap...

https://www.google.co.za/search?q=HD7950+review&oq=HD79...

Those all show a big gap from HD7870 to HD7950.

The Gigabyte windforc3 has known coil wine issues. Rather go for this.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You also get three games with the HD7950 and only 2 with HD7870. Pays for itself

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November 13, 2012 8:06:40 PM

Yeah if you want save 30 bucks, get a weaker cooler and no factory OC. LOL

No thanks.
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November 13, 2012 8:15:54 PM

Novuake said:
What benches did you look at?

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-7950-revi...

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Sapphire/HD_7950_Vap...

https://www.google.co.za/search?q=HD7950+review&oq=HD79...

Those all show a big gap from HD7870 to HD7950.

The Gigabyte windforc3 has known coil wine issues. Rather go for this.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You also get three games with the HD7950 and only 2 with HD7870. Pays for itself
+1 to the Vapor - X i skip the 7870 myself i am to impressed with it.
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