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Rvenger

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Keep your head in the sand. Or go mosey over to the CPU forum where people aren't afraid to talk about actual news.

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My apologies if this started any issues, I need to take a break from these forums due to my frustration level.

-Rvenger
 
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lehtv

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You don't say "reported" if you've reported someone. You just report it and leave it at that. Saying "reported" counts as provocation and in itself is an act worth reporting IMO, not that that's what I'll do, just pointing it out.
 

Firestorm007

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If you buy a decent GTX 670 it has either the PCB from the 680 or a custom built one with excellent quality.
That is true. The 7970 Reference is definitely more robust. However, my brother just picked up an Asus GTX670 DC2, and it's awesome. It's whisper quiet. It's a really nice card, and the build quality is top notch.
 

Rvenger

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You don't say "reported" if you've reported someone. You just report it and leave it at that. Saying "reported" counts as provocation and in itself is an act worth reporting IMO, not that that's what I'll do, just pointing it out.


Noted and thanks for the explanation, I am just getting frustrated with all of the trolling going on I guess. Civil discussions are rare nowadays.
 

3DVagabond

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Noted and thanks for the explanation, I am just getting frustrated with all of the trolling going on I guess. Civil discussions are rare nowadays.
Don't get so emotionally attached. I've been there. None of this means sh*t to anyone, really.
 

raghu78

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Get the Gigabyte HD 7950 (900 Mhz). Once overclocked HD 7950(1.15 Ghz) is faster than GTX 680(1.3 Ghz) . people on overclock.net have posted their feedback after moving from GTX 680 to HD 7950. And with 3 quality AAA games its even more of an awesome deal.

ncix.ca/products/?sku=67546&vpn=GV-R795WF3-3GD

Gigabyte also has released the HD 7950 Boost BIOS for this card with 1 Ghz boost clocks. with that BIOS you could easily run at 1.1 Ghz at stock voltage.

http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4121#bios

clock for clock HD 7950 is 3 - 5% slower than HD 7970. so if you want to know whats the performance of HD 7950(1.1 Ghz) just look at this HD 7970 Ghz performance in this review.

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2012/11/12/fall_2012_gpu_driver_comparison_roundup/3
 

DavidoFoo

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ATI drivers are screwing up my games :( esp. Dota 2 and Diablo 3
Dota 2 is absolutely unplayable
 

DavidoFoo

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No info about what AMD cards you have or what drivers your using.
Sapphire 7950 950 MHz edition and ran on 12.8 and currently 12.10. Battlefield 3 and Borderlands 2 run like a dream, Diablo III and Dota 2 not so much. Diablo III is playable after some tweaking but Dota 2 is downright unplayable. Considering Dota 2 is my main game, it's kind of a bummer and makes me regret upgrading a bit.
 
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guskline

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I'm very happy with my GTX670 FTWs. They are a bit more expensive but are very solid cards.
 

hmz007

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If you're overclocking, the 7950 is a much better buy. Using the same site: http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11830BD3894&vpn=GV-R795WF3-3GD&manufacture=GIGABYTE . The GTX 670 will be faster at stock, but once both cards are overclocked they'll be neck-and-neck. That said, the GTX 670 wouldn't be worth the extra $60. I think in either case getting the Gigabyte Windforce 3 is a great choice.

As far as upgrading goes, when you need more power just grab whatever newest GPU is out then. Multi-GPU is rarely a good idea and it's even rarer that it's a necessity.
what are the cons of overclocking?
 

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