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Is the 7950 good?

I'm looking for a AMD GPU that is close to the GTX 670. I had a different 7950 but it cost almost as much as the 670, $40 less.

My biggest question is will this card run BF3,Skyrim + Mods, various other games on high settings, FPS.
I plan to get a second one in the Spring so if this will run BF3 with no issues then I'm good. Just not sure on the difference between this one and the more pricy ones.


GPU - SAPPHIRE 100352-2L Radeon HD 7950 -

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202006
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  1. What resolution do you want to play at? 7950 is a good card.
  2. Great card to be able to max out any game.
  3. you will be fine with a 7950. I have a 6950 2gb card and played Bf3 at a resolution of 5760x1080 with setting at high to max, no AA and got 32-40fps. I got me a second 6950 and now running no less then 60fps.
  4. The 7950 and 670 are pretty close in terms of performance, I think the 7950 edges barley ahead, but I can't quite remember. The 7950's are much cheaper though, so they are the better deal right now.
  5. Yeah i recommend the 7950... if you do end up getting it get this version
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127667

    also i love AMD and love the 7950 but also look at this card
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127696
  6. PanicMaster85 said:
    Yeah i recommend the 7950... if you do end up getting it get this version
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127667

    also i love AMD and love the 7950 but also look at this card
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127696


    The 660 Ti is generally inferior to the 670 and the 7950. The regular 660s offer similar performance to the 660 Ti at a much lower price where it is actually worth the money.
  7. The 7950 is a great card go for it
  8. Yeah agreed go for it... the 7xxx series has a faster texture filtering than the 6xxx series and some faster than some of the 6xx series
  9. believe me get the HD 7950 you wont regret I am playing every game on max settings and at least 4xMSAA with 50+fps "BF3, crysis 2,sleeping dogs"
  10. hahhaha yeah i bet its already on the way for EVERY single comment being possitive :D
  11. Seriously, from a guy that has had every top end card since the rage 128... Every top card I have had for the last four generations has had well documented, and unfixed issues... Do yourself a favor and don't buy AMD. (google "radeon dual monitor screen flicker" if you don't believe me.)
  12. t1n0m3n said:
    Seriously, from a guy that has had every top end card since the rage 128... Every top card I have had for the last four generations has had well documented, and unfixed issues... Do yourself a favor and don't buy AMD. (google "radeon dual monitor screen flicker" if you don't believe me.)


    Not only was that issue fixed like two years ago, but it's also irrelevant for OP. Furthermore, that was an issue with hardware acceleration (especially with Flash), IE not really not AMD's fault anyway. You must have loved those WHQL 196.75 drivers from Nvidia ;)
  13. AMD is not any worse then nVidia for the most part. Every piece of hardware will have a bug, bad driver, poor performance in one area. It's the nature of the beast. Nothings perfect. The 7950 is an amazing card, and much better then the GTX 660 Ti, which is the only competitor from nVidia at that price range.
  14. t1n0m3n said:
    Seriously, from a guy that has had every top end card since the rage 128... Every top card I have had for the last four generations has had well documented, and unfixed issues... Do yourself a favor and don't buy AMD. (google "radeon dual monitor screen flicker" if you don't believe me.)
    :lol: got to love you noobs!Thanks for the laugh ;)
  15. LOL yeah im buying the 7970 ghz eddition tommarow and believe me the 7950(after hours of research) is not that much behind that thing! i recommend just buying the model i showed you because of the cooler and be ready for gaming! :na:
  16. OP pay no attention to driver issues my neighbor three houses down from mine has a 7950 i was doing some gaming with him yesterday there was nothing wrong with his card worked fine.
  17. yeah just report back once you get the card :P
  18. Thank you every one for the help, sorry haven't responded sooner had a lot of homework to do lol. As to those asking the resolution it will be the 1080p, I won't be doing dual monitors prolly for a year or two.

    I love GTX 670 but I just can't see paying $400 for the card if I can find one close to it in all aspects for a cheaper price. If this helps here is my build.

    Case - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811133100
    GPU - ?
    CPU - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504
    PSU - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139021
    MoBo - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157294
    RAM - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233180
    Optical Drive - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106374
    Hard Drive - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822236155
    Monitor - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236175

    Note: In the spring I may buy a second GPU.
  19. Quick question that goes off topic...with the case I'm buying do I need to get a CPU fan & heatsink besides the one it comes with?
  20. I recommend getting a hyper 212 evo... yes

    also here are a few 670's(I recommend 7950 because of better cooling but what ever)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130782
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130802
    and if you do end up wanting to pay more than 400 get this
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127685
  21. bigcyco1 said:
    :lol: got to love you noobs!Thanks for the laugh ;)


    Personal attacks are not welcomed.
  22. t1n0m3n said:
    Personal attacks are not welcomed.
    Wasn't meant as a personal attack get your facts right making blanket statements, posting incorrect not up to date info, is not welcomed nor helpful.
  23. bigcyco1 said:
    Wasn't meant as a personal attack get your facts right posting incorrect not up to date info is not welcomed nor helpful.


    My comment was not specifically in reference to that particular issue. I was pointing out an example of how AMD handles issues with cards. If this person is looking for an AMD card, I was just giving a buyer beware. Along with my newer cards, I still have a 4870 and a 5870 card *that still has the above mentioned issue* If there are issues with this card, given AMD's track record, there will most likely be no attempt at a fix. The fix will be "buy a new card."
  24. bigcyco1 said:
    Wasn't meant as a personal attack get your facts right making blanket statements, posting incorrect not up to date info, is not welcomed nor helpful.


    No matter how you meant your first reply to me, it was a personal character attack. You were trying to belittle me before getting any further perspective. It was not welcomed, and please refrain from this behavior in the future.
  25. t1n0m3n said:
    No matter how you meant your first reply to me, it was a personal character attack. You were trying to belittle me before getting any further perspective. It was not welcomed, and please refrain from this behavior in the future.
    You took it as a attack. It wasn't meant as one.There is nothing wrong with being a noob we all were at one time or another get over it.I didn't need any further perspective from what you posted it was not valid.I apologize if you were offended.
  26. blazorthon said:
    You must have loved those WHQL 196.75 drivers from Nvidia ;)


    Wow, this forum is rife with assumptions...

    I wouldn't know because I have never actually owned an Nvidia card.
  27. alright calm down guys
  28. Quote:
    You took it as a attack. It wasn't meant as one.There is nothing wrong with being a noob we all were at one time or another get over it.I didn't need any further perspective from what you posted it was not valid.I apologize if you were offended.


    No need to apologize, I was not offended. I just urge you to be a little less "attacky" and a little more "helpy."

    It is people like you that set the tone for these forums, and your tone was mocking and derisive. Don't make this site another one of those sites that immediately attacks (what you perceived as) newcomers. Try to help more.

    Thanks.
  29. PanicMaster85 said:
    alright calm down guys


    :) Now every comment wasn't positive. *grin*
  30. t1n0m3n said:
    :) Now every comment wasn't positive. *grin*

    lol
  31. t1n0m3n said:
    Quote:
    You took it as a attack. It wasn't meant as one.There is nothing wrong with being a noob we all were at one time or another get over it.I didn't need any further perspective from what you posted it was not valid.I apologize if you were offended.


    No need to apologize, I was not offended. I just urge you to be a little less "attacky" and a little more "helpy."

    It is people like you that set the tone for these forums, and your tone was mocking and derisive. Don't make this site another one of those sites that immediately attacks (what you perceived as) newcomers. Try to help more.

    Thanks.
    It's not people like me i have helped hundreds of people you don't win badges for setting tones your getting carried away with this and taking it all wrong and sure if you need help if i can i will ;)
  32. t1n0m3n said:
    Quote:
    You took it as a attack. It wasn't meant as one.There is nothing wrong with being a noob we all were at one time or another get over it.I didn't need any further perspective from what you posted it was not valid.I apologize if you were offended.


    No need to apologize, I was not offended. I just urge you to be a little less "attacky" and a little more "helpy."

    It is people like you that set the tone for these forums, and your tone was mocking and derisive. Don't make this site another one of those sites that immediately attacks (what you perceived as) newcomers. Try to help more.

    Thanks.



    So why did you report it then? :heink:
  33. to suggest clean up in aisle 3.

    Sorry, these comments should be trimmed.
  34. t1n0m3n said:
    to suggest clean up in aisle 3.

    Sorry, these comments should be trimmed.

    Then stop hijacking the thread and stay on topic.
  35. I'm enjoying my non-unlockable, power hungry, hot running 6950, so I'm sure you'll love the 7950!
  36. xamaryllix said:
    I'm enjoying my non-unlockable, power hungry, hot running 6950, so I'm sure you'll love the 7950!

    :lol:
  37. how do we report things? that would have helped when there was a person spreading his beliefs about Nazi beliefs :/
  38. also yeah I recommend the 7950
  39. xamaryllix said:
    I'm enjoying my non-unlockable, power hungry, hot running 6950, so I'm sure you'll love the 7950!
    :lol: you forgot coil whine :lol:
  40. Heh, fortunately I haven't run into any of that with this particular card. It's not bad, I just should've gone with the 7850 at the time instead.
  41. PanicMaster85 said:
    how do we report things? that would have helped when there was a person spreading his beliefs about Nazi beliefs :/

    At the top of each post there is a yellow box with the word report in it, just click that and fill in the message box on the subsequent page. And by all means please do report the racist/Nazi/homophobic type posters as we don't want that filth on our forums.

    Edit for boo boo typo!
  42. xamaryllix said:
    Heh, fortunately I haven't run into any of that with this particular card. It's not bad, I just should've gone with the 7850 at the time instead.
    Been there done that.I just chalked it up as a harsh learning experience :na: Anyways i will leave it at that think were getting a little off topic and that's my fault though.
  43. Mousemonkey said:
    as we do want that filth on our forums.

    :lol: thanks for telling me how to report it... but nice typo :lol:
  44. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202003

    My 7950...although I have yet to do the Bios update for the boost state, so my card runs at 950mhz when running games.

    I run battlefield with everything on full if i'm in a 24 or lower player match or I turn down a couple of the settings if i'm playing with more than 24 people. FPS is 60+ until somethings start to blow up then I might see it drop to about 45 FPS.

    They are a very solid card with plenty of OC room. Although it seems as though some cards are voltage locked while others are not.
  45. you are usually able to override that voltage lock
  46. There is a Nazi on this forum? :pfff: Report it right away there is enough hate in the world we don't need that bs on the internet as well even though i am sure it is i prefer not to come across morons like that.
  47. bigcyco1 said:
    There is a Nazi on this forum? :pfff: Report it right away there is enough hate in the world we don't need that bs on the internet as well even though i am sure it is i prefer not to come across morons like that.

    Yeah i agree... this happened awhile ago he already got banned but I mean it would have helped get him banned sooner
  48. PanicMaster85 said:
    :lol: thanks for telling me how to report it... but nice typo :lol:


    Fixed! Thanks for quoting it though.
  49. So to sum it all up, Yes the 7950 is a good card, as long as it isn't a racist one :D
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