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Best HD 7950 for OC'ing and Xfire under $300

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December 11, 2012 8:21:34 PM

Hi All,
Pretty much what the title says. I think I've narrowed it down to the HD 7950 so now I want the best one to OC and for Xfire and under $300 (or very close if there is a very good reason to spend a little more). I'll only be buying one at this time and next Christmas I'll pick up a second, unless the next gen of cards is just amazing or drops the price of the current gen by a lot.

Thanks for the help everyone!

Edit: I forgot to say, it's strictly for playing games, WoW, Civ5, Borderland 2, new SimCity, and some FPS (not sure yet) on a single 120 mhz refresh rate monitor @ 1920 x 1080p

More about : 7950 ing xfire 300

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a b U Graphics card
December 12, 2012 12:38:41 AM

Since you plan on running CF cards this is the only card that's a 7950 that gets a full recommendation.

Article on it is here.
And the conclusion was that it was the best (the new version has the same cooler but not the lower clock so you can disregard that).
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December 12, 2012 2:54:56 AM

Dang, forgot about the IceQ! They are without a doubt the best non-reference 7950's on the market today. So if you don't mind spending the extra money follow Andew's advice and go with the IceQ.
December 12, 2012 11:04:07 PM

Excellent, thanks for the help guys. Only problem now is the article got me thinking maybe I should be looking at the 660 ti.... Just can't seem to decide.
a b U Graphics card
December 13, 2012 12:07:14 AM

I wouldn't. It's not nearly as good. I'd just stick with a 7870 then if you want to take a step down. The 660 is more comparable to the 7850 which is two steps down from a 7950.
December 13, 2012 1:42:45 AM

Exactly what Andrew said, the 660ti is not a good card for the amount you pay. Look around for a nicely priced 7950 non-reference card. ASUS (DirectCU II), MSI (Twin-Frozr), Gigabyte and HIS (IceQ) are great examples of good after-market cards.
December 18, 2012 2:23:42 PM

Best answer selected by ibjeepr.