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HD 7950 non boost o/c to the same level as boost

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December 20, 2012 2:35:19 PM

I'm thinking about buying an XFX AMD Radeon HD 7950 Double D. It's right at the limit of what I can afford at £220. It's core is 800MHz but I've seen another XFX 7950 which has a core clock of 900MHz but its out of my price range at the moment at £250. Should a wait a month to get more funds or will the 800mhz XFX 7950 be ok. I've currently got a HD 5850 and with most of the games released this year I'm not happy anymore with it's performance, especially wth ac3 and farcry3. I've found a gtx 660 ti for £220. Would this be a better option? I play games at 1920x1080.

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December 20, 2012 2:38:58 PM

I would personally get the cheapest 7950 you can find and do the overclocking yourself as you are paying extra for something you could do yourself. For overclocking use msi afterburner and you can set an option to apply the video card overclock on system startup so you won't have to set the settings each time
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December 20, 2012 2:39:35 PM

I prefer the AMD, it performs slightly better at average FPS although it has a latency issue thing which I hope will be fixed with drivers. You can easily clock a stock HD7950 to 900MHz no problem. Its not even worth paying the extra cost of a boost card yet.
Even a reference design can hit 950MHz wihout issue.

So straight answer :

Get the HD7950 and OC it to 900MHz. If the GTX660ti is of a good brand you could consider it too but I like AA and if you do too, get the AMD for sure.
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December 20, 2012 2:50:52 PM

alvine said:
I would personally get the cheapest 7950 you can find and do the overclocking yourself as you are paying extra for something you could do yourself. For overclocking use msi afterburner and you can set an option to apply the video card overclock on system startup so you won't have to set the settings each time

Thanks for the advice. Just what I wanted to hear. I can order it tomorrow now and don't need to wait a month. Thanks
December 20, 2012 2:54:02 PM

Novuake said:
I prefer the AMD, it performs slightly better at average FPS although it has a latency issue thing which I hope will be fixed with drivers. You can easily clock a stock HD7950 to 900MHz no problem. Its not even worth paying the extra cost of a boost card yet.
Even a reference design can hit 950MHz wihout issue.

So straight answer :

Get the HD7950 and OC it to 900MHz. If the GTX660ti is of a good brand you could consider it too but I like AA and if you do too, get the AMD for sure.

Thanks for the advice. I do like AA but everyone keeps telling me I' missing out not having physx. HD 7950 it is. Thanks again.
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December 20, 2012 3:23:09 PM

LOL thats just fanboy speak... Barely any games use PhysX.
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