Cant decide...if you could do it for me

msi 7870 ghz hawk or 7950???

on 1080....i play baf 3 cod4 mw3....but i also play black ops2 and new games on high settings....so with one witout OC
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  1. Without overclocking, I'd say just get this 7870:
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-video-card-gvr787oc2gd

    Basically the same performance as the Hawk, but it's cheaper at $240. If you're willing to spend more money, this $300 7950 is a decent performance boost:
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-video-card-gvr795wf33gd
  2. blazorthon said:
    Without overclocking, I'd say just get this 7870:
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-video-card-gvr787oc2gd

    Basically the same performance as the Hawk, but it's cheaper at $240. If you're willing to spend more money, this $300 7950 is a decent performance boost:
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-video-card-gvr795wf33gd



    which one will give me high settings on 1080 and be better for future games??
  3. 7950 is ALWAYS better. In fact it is a full tier up from the 7870, which is still a great card. That Hawk is far overpriced, btw. Here is my proof:

    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/548?vs=550
  4. Poltregeist said:
    7950 is ALWAYS better. In fact it is a full tier up from the 7870, which is still a great card. That Hawk is far overpriced, btw. Here is my proof:

    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/548?vs=550


    Sorry, but that tool is useless for comparing cards right now. It uses far outdated drivers and the Hawk isn't at reference clocks anyway (nor are several of the cheapest 795s, but still). Yes, the 7950 is the superior card, but you'll have to use much mroe recent tests to get an accurate comparison.
  5. andreas_vak said:
    which one will give me high settings on 1080 and be better for future games??


    Both the 7870 and 7950 that I suggested can probably play all current games at max texture settings at 1080p.The 7950 is still better, but again, more expensive. Whether or not the extra performance is worth paying more is up to you.
  6. blazorthon said:
    Both the 7870 and 7950 that I suggested can probably play all current games at max texture settings at 1080p.The 7950 is still better, but again, more expensive. Whether or not the extra performance is worth paying more is up to you.



    but for future games if i pick 7950 it willl be better.....and cross later....what do you think??
  7. andreas_vak said:
    but for future games if i pick 7950 it willl be better.....and cross later....what do you think??


    Do you mean Crossfire? If so, then it should work out fine so long as your PSU is capable. If you mean to replace a little later, well, I doubt it'll be a problem.
  8. blazorthon said:
    Do you mean Crossfire? If so, then it should work out fine so long as your PSU is capable. If you mean to replace a little later, well, I doubt it'll be a problem.



    oki...many thanks....i've benn looking for an answer for hours....thank you again
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