Sapphire 7870 or 7950

Discussion in 'Videocards - AMD Radeon' started by Jonbajo, May 27, 2012.

  1. Jonbajo

    Jonbajo Member Guru

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    Which card is better? Just wondering because of one being overclocked...

    Sapphire 11196-02-40G HD 7950 3GB GDDR5 PCI-E HDMI/DVI-I/Dual Mini DP OC

    SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7870 OC - 2 GB GDDR5 - PCI-Express 3.0 (11199-03-20G)
     
  2. ---TK---

    ---TK--- Ancient Guru

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    the 7950 is the better card
     
  3. airbud7

    airbud7 Ancient Guru

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    This^...A HD x8xx...Can never beat a HD x9xx>(same series):)
     
  4. Warhammertx

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    Just got a 7950 Wed. upgrading from a 5870 big difference and they overclock very well to 7970 speeds. Id go with the 7950 I looked at the 7870 also to save a few bucks but went ahead with the 7950 they are good cards
     
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  5. head

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    Think its clear that the 7950 > 7870, the real question is how much are you willing to pay?

    I bought this 7870 because i didn't want to spend 70euro extra for a 7950.
     
  6. Desi26

    Desi26 Member Guru

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    Looking at your specs, you would be better off getting a 7870 then spend the extra to at LEAST double your ram if you plan on playing any newer games.

    Getting a 7950 with your specs is a waist and you wont get any of the performance your expecting or hoping for with such a big video card upgrade.

    Your power supply should be sufficient for either card, but your not getting very far with only 2 GB ram and a Core 2 duo....

    What resolution do you use?
     
  7. Colt M4

    Colt M4 Master Guru

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    He needs a new everything else first. he has a agp slot motherboard
     
  8. gurusan

    gurusan Master Guru

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    If you are running 1200p or less go for the 7870m or better yet 7850.
     

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