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New Video card time, thinking Sapphire HD 7950 Vapor-X OC
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Default New Video card time, thinking Sapphire HD 7950 Vapor-X OC - 03-18-2013, 12:06 | posts: 34 | Location: UK

I'm thinking itís time to update my system but I really I don't see the point it changing my CPU or my motherboard as its still quite fast

Intel i7 920, D0 @4.2
Asus P6T Deluxe V2
6GB (3x2GB) Corsair XMS3 DDR3
Gainward GTX 295 V2

I got that back in Sep 03, 2009!

I think the main problem my system has is my old GTX 295 video card
Half the time I can't use the SLI function as it crash's Guild wars...Guild wars 2... known bug with older SLI so Iím having to run it as a single card so itís not the best at high rez

After looking around I have been able to find a card that seems like itís the right fit for me and thatís the Sapphire HD 7950 Vapor-X OC

I have been able to find it for £240 and itís based on a custom 7970 pcb and overclocks Just as well as the 7970 if not more

Iím just making sure I havenít missed anything here as itís been a long time from my last video card and Iím making sure it will be an upgrade and my CPU will be ok

I also had a bad experience with ATI in the past with there ATI 4870x2, worst card I ever had and trying to run it in crossfire.. Forget it.. put me off ATI for years so I take it the 7950ís are reliable?


Thanks Guys

Edit go to page two for update

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Default 03-18-2013, 12:20 | posts: 25,795 | Location: Hampshire UK

vapor-x oc? can you link the card?
   
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Default 03-18-2013, 12:24 | posts: 34 | Location: UK

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vapor-x oc? can you link the card?
Sure http://www.awd-it.co.uk/sapphire-amd...pci-e-3.0.html
   
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Default 03-18-2013, 12:37 | posts: 25,795 | Location: Hampshire UK

ok, that's the same card I have. the boost. great card and it would work great with your rig.
   
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Default 03-18-2013, 15:06 | posts: 1,911 | Location: Estonia

Yeah, great choice.
   
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Default 03-18-2013, 15:09 | posts: 62 | Location: so cal

Ive got that card and so far it has been a beast. no problems at all and it runs most everything at max, very quiet too.
   
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Default 03-18-2013, 15:26 | posts: 23,625 | Location: NZ

Yeah you won't be disappointed.

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Default 03-18-2013, 15:42 | posts: 1,783 | Location: Kent, UK

Must admit that I have also been looking at the exact same card......And my bank account is getting very worried
   
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Default 03-18-2013, 17:29 | posts: 1,713 | Location: Northampton, United Kingdom

Vapor-X is an awesome card
   
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Default 03-18-2013, 18:09 | posts: 3,091 | Location: Lebanon

7950 Vapor-X is an excellent card.
   
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Default 03-18-2013, 18:17 | posts: 1,824

Nvidia is better.
   
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Default 03-18-2013, 18:20 | posts: 23,625 | Location: NZ

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Nvidia is better.
Don't start with that crap.
   
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Default 03-18-2013, 18:29 | posts: 1,824

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Don't start with that crap.
I don't know who's more biased, if you or me. haha

Proof i'm not biased, has this been fixed?

Quote:
13.2 beta 4 vs 313.96
16.02.2013
http://translate.google.com.br/trans...2F7%2F&act=url

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Default 03-18-2013, 18:38 | posts: 23,625 | Location: NZ

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I don't know who's more biased, if you or me. haha

Proof i'm not biased, has this been fixed?



http://translate.google.com.br/trans...2F7%2F&act=url
I have no idea what you're talking about but if you don't have anything constructive to add stay out of the thread.
   
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Default 03-18-2013, 18:40 | posts: 1,824

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I have no idea what you're talking about but if you don't have anything constructive to add stay out of the thread.
I was supporting my inicial sentence, which you said it was crap.How is it crap when Nvidia has low latency and more smooth gameplay?

If you have no idea or you didn't click the link then you are the one that has to abandon this thread.

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Default 03-18-2013, 19:29 | posts: 23,625 | Location: NZ

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I was supporting my inicial sentence, which you said it was crap.How is it crap when Nvidia has low latency and more smooth gameplay?

If you have no idea or you didn't click the link then you are the one that has to abandon this thread.
Your username suits you.
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However, can not generally say that the weaknesses identified in the frame latency are always noticeable and thus negatively affect the gameplay. So we can confirm the resultant using the frame latency chart image in Far Cry 3 is not, for example - the Radeon HD 7970 Edition GHz is not noticeably worse than the GeForce GTX 680th
Furthermore this is not an ATI vs Nvidia thread, the OP specifically asked about the 7950.

So how about you step out before I report you for trolling.
   
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Default 03-18-2013, 19:40 | posts: 1,824

For trolling?That's a good one...

Your nick suits you aswell, monster stands for arrogant bastard.

I can cherry pick some sentences too you know, here is one:

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we want to give AMD a little time to get the problem under control - the promises made will be checked in each case.

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Default 03-18-2013, 19:42 | posts: 8,845 | Location: The Zone

It's a quality card, you'll be very happy with the performance increase.
   
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Default 03-18-2013, 20:11 | posts: 1,911 | Location: Estonia

He just can't get over the fact that the 7950 is the flagship best bang for buck card of the year.
   
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Default 03-18-2013, 20:23 | posts: 1,824

I can, i'm only gathering feedback and trying to get to a conclusion, but for that we need someone that has both cards.I wish i had my ex 7850 to do some tests.
   
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Default 03-18-2013, 21:04 | posts: 11,412 | Location: England

dr.noob is on a time out. Any more Nividia v AMD obvious trolling and I wield the hammer.
   
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Default 03-18-2013, 21:23 | posts: 25,795 | Location: Hampshire UK

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Nvidia is better.
how are you not banned?

ninja edit: oh. lol.
   
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dr.noob is on a time out. Any more Nividia v AMD obvious trolling and I wield the hammer.
Nice to see a proper cup of you know what administered at the proper time.
   
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Default 03-19-2013, 00:44 | posts: 34 | Location: UK

lol what did I start :o

Anyway thanks guys.. I'll be getting one of these on Thursday and then clocking the life out of it
   
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Default 03-19-2013, 00:46 | posts: 25,795 | Location: Hampshire UK

nice one. And don't worry, you didn't start anything. dr.noob just likes to act like a little child and always bashes AMD. Anyway, make sure you keep us up to date when you get the card, we want to see some oc results and some bench scores. Also if you have any questions, ask. a lot of good guys here that will be glad to help.
   
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