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Last response: in Graphics & Displays
November 14, 2012 6:18:07 PM

Hello everyone,

I am in the process of upgrading my PC's graphics card from a Radeon HD 6450 to a 7950 or a 7970.
My processor is a AMD FX 4170, i understand that there would be a bottleneck so would it be worth paying the extra money for a 7970 over a 7950?

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a b U Graphics card
November 14, 2012 6:58:36 PM

I'd recommend HD7950. They are $300 while HD7970's are $400. Assuming your resolution is 1920X1080 or lower, the 7950 will be fine. It can be overclocked quite a bit for performance nearing or surpassing the 7970 for the 7950 tends to overclock better.

I'd recommend getting:
GIGABYTE GV-N670OC-2GD GeForce GTX 670 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

a c 134 U Graphics card
November 14, 2012 7:06:15 PM

I don't believe the performance increase would be worth it for you to move from a 7950 to a 7970.

I would recommend this card comes with a vapor-x cooler. Where the other companies provide decent coolers asus, gigabyte, msi I feel you would be happier with this card.
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a b U Graphics card
November 14, 2012 7:16:43 PM

I would also go with the 7950. Sapphire is probably the best brand. You should consider overclocking your cpu to get the most out of it.
November 15, 2012 3:12:38 PM

Best answer selected by JDSjoel.
November 15, 2012 3:14:39 PM

Thanks for the replies they all helped :D