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7950 or 7970

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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    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:

    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125423
    GIGABYTE GV-N670OC-2GD GeForce GTX 670 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
  2. 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.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202003
  3. 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.
  4. Best answer selected by JDSjoel.
  5. Thanks for the replies they all helped :D
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