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 Post subject: Radeon 7870 vs Radeon 7950
PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 11:05 am 
Little Foot
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I'm putting together a new system and I can't decide between these two cards. They only differ about $20 in cost. I would think that the 7950 is newer; therefore a better proformer but I'm not sure. I won't be getting a second card so crossfire is of no concern to me. Is the 7950 worth the extra 20 bucks or is the 7870 a better card anyway. I mostly play shooters and will be ecpecting to play BF4. What's the best choice?


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 Post subject: Re: Radeon 7870 vs Radeon 7950
PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 7:40 pm 
8086
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I'd say it is worth it if the price is only 20 dollars apart. Especially if your not looking to add another card down the line. If you have time I'd wait till black Friday/ cyber Monday and see if you can snag a 7970 with a huge discount.
As for actual performance gains. It should be notice able. Since the 7950 is based of the 7970 and it has 3gb of vram as compared to the 2gb that most 7870s have.


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 Post subject: Re: Radeon 7870 vs Radeon 7950
PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2013 1:46 pm 
Little Foot
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Thanks, I was pretty sure it was the better way to go. I just needed verification from someone more knowledgeable than me.


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 Post subject: Re: Radeon 7870 vs Radeon 7950
PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2013 11:50 pm 
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navyvet17 wrote:
Thanks, I was pretty sure it was the better way to go. I just needed verification from someone more knowledgeable than me.


I don't know how much more knowledgeable i actually am but glad I could be of some help :P


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