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Radeon 7870 or 7950

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January 29, 2013 4:58:17 PM

hello
i'm building a pc for my friend and the main problem is that i don't now witch card to choose from.
if i pick the saphire radeon hd 7950 3gb boost edition the cpu is going to be a fx6300
if i pick the sapphire radeon hd 7870 oc the cpu is going to be a 8320 or a lower end i5
i don't know if the fx 6300 will bottleneck the 7950 boost.
if you want to know what sort of games my friend wants to play then here is one title CRYSIS 3 (on a 1080p monitor)
thanks for the help :) 

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January 29, 2013 9:33:07 PM

I wouldn't think a 6300 would bottleneck. My 8320 works fine with a 7950.
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January 29, 2013 11:50:00 PM

jaslion said:
hello
i'm building a pc for my friend and the main problem is that i don't now witch card to choose from.
if i pick the saphire radeon hd 7950 3gb boost edition the cpu is going to be a fx6300
if i pick the sapphire radeon hd 7870 oc the cpu is going to be a 8320 or a lower end i5
i don't know if the fx 6300 will bottleneck the 7950 boost.
if you want to know what sort of games my friend wants to play then here is one title CRYSIS 3 (on a 1080p monitor)
thanks for the help :) 


Hi - There isn't as much of a performance boost on the 7950 vs 7870
as you might expect, non oc comparison:

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/550?vs=548

I'd get the 7870 oc and the 8320/i5

Tom
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January 30, 2013 1:10:28 AM

My 6300 at stock clocks bottlenecked my 7970 ghz. by about 15% so yea.

If you can overclock though its fine. mines at 4.5ghz and no bottlenecks

However 7970ghz and a 7870/7950 are quite different cards. so even at stock clocks you will be fine :-)
February 2, 2013 4:09:24 PM

i can overclock the cpu cause my friend has just enough room to ad an hyper t4 in his budget
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