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7950 vs 7970 vs 670 vs 680

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Gtx 670 vs 680 vs 7970 vs 7950

Total: 54 votes (28 blank votes)

  • 7950
  • 25 %
  • 7970
  • 33 %
  • 670
  • 29 %
  • 680
  • 15 %
November 11, 2012 4:38:12 PM

I have a 7950 right now unopened but looking at new prices i can get a supposed better one for a bit more so should i upgrade to thos eon the list or stay with the 7950

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a c 185 U Graphics card
November 11, 2012 4:48:50 PM

Depends on which 7950 you have if it's a reference one yuck i would exchange it for non reference one.
November 11, 2012 4:49:29 PM

bigcyco1 said:
Depends on which 7950 you have if it's a reference one yuck i would exchange it for non reference one.


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November 12, 2012 4:50:26 AM

The model he has is actually newer than the Vapor-X and seems to get better reviews and overall overclocking results (the new/revised model that he has it regarded as one of the best, if not best, 7950s that has come out, and it has the highest reviews of any 7950 on newegg). I have it myself and have it at 1100 core / 1450 memory on stock voltage. Just look at newegg. This is one of the most incredible cards on the market, and the extra cost of a 670, 7970, or 680, is not justified. In fact, this card is faster than a 670 when overclocked (just Google it). Just make sure you have the 12.11 drivers. My 7950 outperforms a 680 in most games at my overclocked settings. 7950s use less power than 7970s but overclock like crazy.
November 12, 2012 4:55:02 AM

I should add that yes, the Vapor-X is sold as the higher end model, but I would honestly pick the 7950 the op has due its reputation for overclocking and good cooling (although the Vapor-X has slightly better cooling, both models cool extremely well and quietly).
November 12, 2012 4:56:07 AM

eltacopirata said:
The model he has is actually newer than the Vapor-X and seems to get better reviews and overall overclocking results (the new/revised model that he has it regarded as one of the best, if not best, 7950s that has come out, and it has the highest reviews of any 7950 on newegg). I have it myself and have it at 1100 core / 1450 memory on stock voltage. Just look at newegg. This is one of the most incredible cards on the market, and the extra cost of a 670, 7970, or 680, is not justified. In fact, this card is faster than a 670 when overclocked (just Google it). Just make sure you have the 12.11 drivers. My 7950 outperforms a 680 in most games at my overclocked settings. 7950s use less power than 7970s but overclock like crazy.


Im thinking of replacing my sapphire with this http://www.amazon.com/XFX-Radeon-DisplayPort-PCI-Expres...
a b U Graphics card
November 12, 2012 8:04:13 AM

I'd personally steer clear of Sapphire. I've just had one die on me within 4 months of warranty expiry, I've had another go within 6 months and one die within a month of the warranty expiring! You could set your watch by these things dying.
November 12, 2012 2:18:43 PM

sam_p_lay said:
I'd personally steer clear of Sapphire. I've just had one die on me within 4 months of warranty expiry, I've had another go within 6 months and one die within a month of the warranty expiring! You could set your watch by these things dying.


So xfx?
a b U Graphics card
November 12, 2012 2:21:08 PM

hbeduryan818 said:
So xfx?


I'd consider XFX a quality manufacturer. Only others I'd avoid are Powercolor, VTX3D and Club3D. This is based on personal experiences though. I'm using an XFX card now and it's running well, but I'm sure others will have had issues with them.

I'd most highly recommend a GTX670 anyway though, and I've not had a bad experience with any GeForce manufacturer, so in my experience any is a safe bet. That said, Palit always seem to be the cheapest, which would make me a little hesitant to buy a Palit card (though probably no reason to be, they're probably fine).
November 12, 2012 2:24:44 PM

sam_p_lay said:
I'd consider XFX a quality manufacturer. Only others I'd avoid are Powercolor, VTX3D and Club3D. This is based on personal experiences though. I'm using an XFX card now and it's running well, but I'm sure others will have had issues with them.

I'd most highly recommend a GTX670 anyway though, and I've not had a bad experience with any GeForce manufacturer, so in my experience any is a safe bet. That said, Palit always seem to be the cheapest, which would make me a little hesitant to buy a Palit card (though probably no reason to be, they're probably fine).


If i exchange my 7950 then i will exchange my corsair enthusiast for an xfx core 850 to
a b U Graphics card
November 12, 2012 2:33:17 PM

hbeduryan818 said:
If i exchange my 7950 then i will exchange my corsair enthusiast for an xfx core 850 to


Nothing wrong with Corsair as a PSU manufacturer, no need to change it unless it's lacking in power output or connectors.
November 12, 2012 2:35:00 PM

sam_p_lay said:
Nothing wrong with Corsair as a PSU manufacturer, no need to change it unless it's lacking in power output or connectors.


Well theyre the same price so 100w for the sme price
a b U Graphics card
November 12, 2012 2:41:03 PM

hbeduryan818 said:
Well theyre the same price so 100w for the sme price


Cool, wasn't clear if you already owned the Corsair. My most trusted for PSUs would be Corsair, Antec and Seasonic but you'll probably be absolutely fine with the XFX. I think either option is good.
November 12, 2012 3:07:03 PM

sam_p_lay said:
Cool, wasn't clear if you already owned the Corsair. My most trusted for PSUs would be Corsair, Antec and Seasonic but you'll probably be absolutely fine with the XFX. I think either option is good.


The xfx is manufactured by seasonic and i do have the corsair but its still closed
a b U Graphics card
November 12, 2012 3:41:53 PM

hbeduryan818 said:
The xfx is manufactured by seasonic and i do have the corsair but its still closed


Cool - as I say, you should be fine with either :-) Interms of wattage, having a bit extra doesn't hurt for upgrades. Drawback is potentially reduced efficiency if you're below the most efficient load of your PSU, which is more likely is you buy too much power. But you're not going to be losing a fortune and a bit of excess can come in handy.
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