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Gigabyte Radeon 7950 or 7870?

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January 15, 2013 2:35:26 AM

Do you guys think I should go for:
1) Gigabyte GV-R795WF3-3GD Radeon HD 7950 ($300)
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2) Gigabyte GV-R787OC-2GD Radeon HD 7870 ($240)

Does the 7950 even out-perform the 7870 enough to merit the $60 increase?

I also plan on crossfiring my GPU in the future.

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January 15, 2013 2:51:59 AM

If you're playing on one 1080p, get the 7870. If you plan on CF however, my recommendation would be to get the 7950 only if you're gaming at 1440p/1600p or triple monitor.

How long is "the future" you're talking about? I actually don't believe in buying something now and then crossfire later in the future, if the future you're talking about is when new cards are release.

If you want to go CF, go CF now or maybe a month later after you've saved up some money, not after the next gen cards comes out
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January 15, 2013 2:57:42 AM

Of course it pays off, the 7950 is better, if you have the money for a 7950, get the 7950, if your planning to add a second one, more one reason to get the 7950.
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January 15, 2013 7:58:19 PM

EzioAs said:
If you're playing on one 1080p, get the 7870. If you plan on CF however, my recommendation would be to get the 7950 only if you're gaming at 1440p/1600p or triple monitor.

How long is "the future" you're talking about? I actually don't believe in buying something now and then crossfire later in the future, if the future you're talking about is when new cards are release.

If you want to go CF, go CF now or maybe a month later after you've saved up some money, not after the next gen cards comes out


Ill be going only 1080p and plan to CF in a month when i get the funds.

If i OC my i5 3570k to 4.0 ghz and CF two 7870 will a Corsair HX750 be enough power?
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January 16, 2013 3:35:57 AM

Yes 750W is more than enough and the HX750 is a great psu. You'll have no problem
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January 16, 2013 9:26:10 PM

Tums said:
Do you guys think I should go for:
1) Gigabyte GV-R795WF3-3GD Radeon HD 7950 ($300)
or
2) Gigabyte GV-R787OC-2GD Radeon HD 7870 ($240)

Does the 7950 even out-perform the 7870 enough to merit the $60 increase?

I also plan on crossfiring my GPU in the future.

Thanks

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The 7870 can ovr clock to 7950 speeds, with not much effort. This one card would get you thru any game up to 2014. 2 of them crossfired with the correct amd drivers, mb, cpu, ssd, memory + all component cooling solution would smash 1 overclocked 7950. Don't believe the hype.
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January 17, 2013 8:55:48 PM

gamerx357 said:
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The 7870 can ovr clock to 7950 speeds, with not much effort. This one card would get you thru any game up to 2014. 2 of them crossfired with the correct amd drivers, mb, cpu, ssd, memory + all component cooling solution would smash 1 overclocked 7950. Don't believe the hype.


Hey, thanks for your reply. Do you think a Corsair HX750 would power CF'd 7870s and an OC'd 3570k at 4.0 ghz?
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January 17, 2013 9:04:50 PM

Tums said:
Hey, thanks for your reply. Do you think a Corsair HX750 would power CF'd 7870s and an OC'd 3570k at 4.0 ghz?


750W is more than enough for those. You'll be fine
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January 18, 2013 12:16:44 AM

Tums said:
Hey, thanks for your reply. Do you think a Corsair HX750 would power CF'd 7870s and an OC'd 3570k at 4.0 ghz?

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Yes, the power supply you mention is top notched. perfect for single or CF GPU configurations. This PS is future proof with what you have in mind. Add a 120 + gig ssd and your good for high settings gamming til 2015. Your I5 is more than enough also. I only see a ssd missing from your config stats. This one component would give you the complete tools to overclock to ultra high settings running atleast 60 + fps on any current and future game til 2014. Don't belive the hype. Good Luck

Tweak what you got and you won't need alot. :sol: 
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January 18, 2013 2:06:13 AM

gamerx357 said:
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Yes, the power supply you mention is top notched. perfect for single or CF GPU configurations. This PS is future proof with what you have in mind. Add a 120 + gig ssd and your good for high settings gamming til 2015. Your I5 is more than enough also. I only see a ssd missing from your config stats. This one component would give you the complete tools to overclock to ultra high settings running atleast 60 + fps on any current and future game til 2014. Don't belive the hype. Good Luck

Tweak what you got and you won't need alot. :sol: 


Awesome :) 

I forgot to mention I already have a Crucial M4 128gb SSD :D 

Thanks a lot for your help. I shall CF 7870s when I get the funds :D 
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January 18, 2013 2:07:48 AM

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