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Trying to Chose a 7950...

I know this has been asked a lot but I usually see people talking about the Sapphire, XFX, and gigabyte cards. Ik that sapphire makes good cards yet i hear their customer service it terrible especially for RMA which turns me off. Im really considering the MSI r7950 twin frozer III http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127667 but i do not hear a lot about it. I also am considering the gigabyte 7950. Im using a MSI z77a-gd65 mobo so will a MSI mobo and MSI gpu run better together? All in all, what would you recommend?

-note: im running dual monitors (1600x900)
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  1. Matching mobo + gpu mfr doesn't matter. The 7950 TFIII is a nice card - I'd prefer it over the Gigabyte (but that's mainly because I think the Windforce cards are fugly).
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    (but that's mainly because I think the Windforce cards are fugly).



    maybe but the one i'm running displays such beautiful graphics. Its almost hellen keller inside my case, Can't see it and can barely hear it. And yeah the same mobo/gpu doesn't make a lick of difference as far as performance is concerned. Really the hard part is over, you've already decided on the 7950, id just go with one thats around the $300 mark.
  3. does one overclock better than the other or is it about the same?
  4. Overclocking is going to just depend on the luck of the draw with those cards. Either card gives you about the same shot at a good OC.
  5. Either the 299.99 XFX Double D or the 309.99 Sapphire, my personal pick would be the Sapphire.
  6. I mostly agree with diec4st. Those two do seem to more or less consistently hit the highest average frequencies. Like BigMack70 said, there are no guarantees, but these cards will get you the closest to a guarantee that I can think of.
  7. would the XFX double d black edition be a better option then?
  8. How about this: roll a six-sided die. 1 or 2, get the Sapphire. 3 or 4, get the XFX. 5 or 6, get the Gigabyte.

    The Gigabyte overclocks excellently, but I've heard that it is known to have coil whine problems.
  9. luciferano said:
    How about this: roll a six-sided die. 1 or 2, get the Sapphire. 3 or 4, get the XFX. 5 or 6, get the Gigabyte.

    The Gigabyte overclocks excellently, but I've heard that it is known to have coil whine problems.


    Exclude the MSI, any reason why?? Also, I personally do not want to go with sapphire due to what i hear about their service. If i received a bad card from them i dont want to wait months for a RMA (heard of people waiting 6 months!! :( )
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    sinister8102 said:
    Exclude the MSI, any reason why?? Also, I personally do not want to go with sapphire due to what i hear about their service. If i received a bad card from them i dont want to wait months for a RMA (heard of people waiting 6 months!! :( )


    I like Sapphire's 79xx cards, but if you want to switch them out for MSI, then do so. It's your die, not mine ;)
  11. I think im going with the MSI 7950, Thanks all!
  12. Best answer selected by sinister8102.
  13. You're welcome.
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