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Is the upgrade from 7870 to 7950 really worth $60?

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December 26, 2012 2:33:14 AM

Hi. I'm trying to decide whether I want the Radeon HD 7870 - (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...) or the Radeon HD 7950 - (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...). I realize the memory on the 7950 is 3GB at 384-bit, so judging by that, it should be much faster than the 2GB at 256-bit on the 7870 (right?). Although, I looked at benchmarks and it only seems to give about 2-5 fps more than the 7870. To me, that small frame rate increase isn't nearly enough to be worth $60 more for the 7950. Can anyone else justify this price difference?

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December 26, 2012 4:34:29 AM

Yes it is, benchmarks are not always right you will definitely see the performance difference if you use them yourself. The memory size matters less but the bus width will make a difference. There is a 128 bit difference.
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December 27, 2012 7:40:15 PM

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December 27, 2012 7:40:46 PM

Xttony said:
Yes it is, benchmarks are not always right you will definitely see the performance difference if you use them yourself. The memory size matters less but the bus width will make a difference. There is a 128 bit difference.


Ok, thanks a lot for the reply!
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