6970 upgrade to 7950..

Discussion in 'Videocards - AMD Radeon' started by oMVo, May 2, 2012.

  1. oMVo

    oMVo Member Guru

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    hello,

    as in my sig, i have a 6970 with a custom cooler, i will be able to liquidate it for around $250, and currently there is a deal for a reference 7950 for $350. should i pull the trigger? i am really temped to do so..

    thoughts? thanks
     
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  3. GenClaymore

    GenClaymore Ancient Guru

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    I don't know about the HD6000 series, But the HD 7950 has pretty big overclocking head room. If you can get $250 for your existing card, why not. I sure the hD6970 could oc too if that's a reason to keep it. Because the HD 7950 is a really good overclocker too.
     
  4. Desi26

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    GO FOR IT!

    I went from a Radeon 6970 to Nvidia GTX 570 SC because of the big improvement in my games.

    Moved from 570 SC to Sapphire Radeon 7950 OC, and see even BIGGER improvements.

    www.h a r d w a r e h e a v e n.com/reviews/1392/pg1/sapphire-radeon-7950-overclock-edition-vs-7970-oc-vs-gtx-580-oc-vs-6970-oc-review

    couldnt post direct link....you know what to do!

    Good comparison site. Very worth it :)
     
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  5. sounar

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    i honestly see no point going from 6970 to 7950 but thats just me opinion
     
  6. campcreekdude

    campcreekdude Master Guru

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    I agree with the last guy going from a 6970 to a 7950 is not a huge preformance bump... but for only a 100 dollars its tempting...
    do you have 100 dollars doing nothing? This may be the last time you can sell your card for that amount...


    The next question is who is crazy enough to buy a used 6970 for 250?
    I know retail sells them for 300 still but whos crazy enough to do that too.

    However I am from the point of view when I upgrade I always end up giving away my old hardware... cause the hardware is so old...

    IE i had a 4870 just recently... worked fine it would have been more trouble to sell it than what it was worth. I seen one going for about 40 dollars.

    going from a 4870 to a 7970 was worth it... i learnt the hard way...

    Skipping generations for upgrades is the best thing to do.

    Heck the 8000 series is coming out eventually we are already 5 months into this 2012 year. We are nearly half over this year... 6 or 8 more months until sea of islands... your current card could wait that long...

    But then can you shell out a whole bunch at once for a new 8000 series card.


    choices choices.
     
  7. Pill Monster

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    I prob wouldn't because the ref 7950 comes with a stock fan which I don't really like myself, the only reason I'd buy the 7950 would be to overclock it.

    Then again you could always buy a better cooler I guess....
     
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  8. oMVo

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    hi guys, thanks for the input!!

    i was gonna get $250 for the 6970 because it had an arctic accelero twin turbo custom fan in it, and the $100 upgrade was the tempting thing for me.

    honestly the 6970 is more than enough for me, i mostly play SC2 / Dota 2 / BF3. I do have an 5760x1080 eyefinity setup but mostly i just use it as extended desktop to be watching TV/youtube while i play games.

    thanks
     

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