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Posted 30 December 2012 - 11:35 PM

I was planning on buying a Radeon HD 7970 for my gaming PC. Should I wait until the next series and get the 8970 or buy now. My budget is tight so if the gpu is $500 (like the 7970 was) at release I can not afford that.. I am leaning more towards buying 7970 now, so should I buy now or wait?

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 11:37 PM

View Post888rt, on 30 December 2012 - 11:35 PM, said:

I was planning on buying a Radeon HD 7970 for my gaming PC. Should I wait until the next series and get the 8970 or buy now. My budget is tight so if the gpu is $500 (like the 7970 was) at release I can not afford that.. I am leaning more towards buying 7970 now, so should I buy now or wait?

well you should really get a 7950. what do you have now? also the next generation wont be till mid-ish next year

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 11:44 PM

View PostKruzzik_Kel, on 30 December 2012 - 11:37 PM, said:

well you should really get a 7950. what do you have now? also the next generation wont be till mid-ish next year
I am building a new pc, with a i5 3570 so I have Intel 4000.

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 11:49 PM

View Post888rt, on 30 December 2012 - 11:44 PM, said:

I am building a new pc, with a i5 3570 so I have Intel 4000.

if its the locked 3570 rather than the 3570K you should get an Intel Core i5-3450.

if your going to be running HD4000 get a GPU and as said oyu should go for a 7950 the 7970 is only about 5-10% more powerful for a significant premium. this would be a good one MSI R7950-2PMD3GD5/OC or a Gigabyte GV-R795WF3-3GD

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 11:54 PM

View PostKruzzik_Kel, on 30 December 2012 - 11:49 PM, said:

if its the locked 3570 rather than the 3570K you should get an Intel Core i5-3450.

if your going to be running HD4000 get a GPU and as said oyu should go for a 7950 the 7970 is only about 5-10% more powerful for a significant premium. this would be a good one MSI R7950-2PMD3GD5/OC or a Gigabyte GV-R795WF3-3GD
More like 15-20%
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Posted 30 December 2012 - 11:56 PM

View Postjppk1, on 30 December 2012 - 11:54 PM, said:

More like 15-20%
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Fair enough got my percentages wrong still not worth the premium on the card a 7950 will still max any modern games and a minor overclock will bring it up to the same performance as a 7970

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 11:59 PM

View PostKruzzik_Kel, on 30 December 2012 - 11:56 PM, said:

Fair enough got my percentages wrong still not worth the premium on the card a 7950 will still max any modern games and a minor overclock will bring it up to the same performance as a 7970
A "minor" overclock will take the 7970 away. It's near equal for price/performance, a 7870 is nearly as fast as the 7950 so I could argue that the 7950 isn't worth it.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 12:06 AM

View PostKruzzik_Kel, on 30 December 2012 - 11:49 PM, said:

if its the locked 3570 rather than the 3570K you should get an Intel Core i5-3450.

if your going to be running HD4000 get a GPU and as said oyu should go for a 7950 the 7970 is only about 5-10% more powerful for a significant premium. this would be a good one MSI R7950-2PMD3GD5/OC or a Gigabyte GV-R795WF3-3GD
Ok both the processors look good. Are there any good 7970 cards?

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 12:55 AM

I do not plan on overclocking so would the 7970 be better and if so which card?

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 01:06 AM

View Post888rt, on 31 December 2012 - 12:55 AM, said:

I do not plan on overclocking so would the 7970 be better and if so which card?

Get the gigabyte or the XfX one.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 02:02 AM

View Post888rt, on 31 December 2012 - 12:55 AM, said:

I do not plan on overclocking so would the 7970 be better and if so which card?
Eh, the 7970 is a high-binned 7950 with a bump in core/mem speeds and another shader or two. I'd say 7950 unless you're doing OpenCL stuff or OCing to GHz specs. I'd recommend the cheapest non-Visiontek, non-Powercolor, non-Diamond 7970/7950 you can find. The HISQ is a good one that's usually on sale.
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