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his-7950 or msi-7870_same $-which one?

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    I need to get a new gpu this week, i have sort of narrowed it down to two choices so far[but im way open to suggestions]. Dont want to spend over 330$[even thats a lot really]

    There is the his-7950 3gb, or the msi hawk 7870 2gb for exactly the same price, which one do you think is best value for money i wonder?

    I have done a bit of research, however, i respect the opinions of members here , and would love to hear what folks think?
    regs from me.
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    Frankly an opinion isn't needed based off of the price and reviews for both cards. The answer is an obvious one. ;)
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    the 7950?
    thanx for reply!
    im out of touch with things last 9 mnths.[no computer]
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    yeah OC that bad boy in CCC all the way, slide them sliders all the way over under Performance/AMD Overdrive

    and increase power limit by 20%

    u will barely notice any temp increase, and u will destroy any game u play. your welcome. cheers mate.
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    What are the MSi 7950 tf3's going for in your area? They seem to regularly dip below $300 in my neck of the woods. The 7950 would be the better choice IMO, especially the non boosted versions ;)

    My MSi is on a 7970 board with an extra VRM! Almost ready to put juice through it finally :rockout:
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    ge the 7950 ,
    but
    500W (or greater) power supply with two 75W 6-pin PCI Express power connectors recommended
    Minimum 4GB of system memory

    you just on thet minimum.

    Please get more ram , its cheap these days. and may better PSU
    Then bigger monitor for your card :)
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    Hey lovely tpu mob i got the [his] 7950 REFERENCE-HAHA[which is what i was after but way hard to find new now funny enough]

    today a red and black one with single fan the last one left with 3 free games all up 320$ im so stoked , ive never owned a gpu like this b4 and its amazing lol.

    Thanx everyone for input, i lknow the choice may have seemed obvious but, thats not a small amount of money for an poor old geezer such as myself!!

    thankyou heaps for advice to everyone and the gracious reviews that led me to such a decision,

    i have a game to give away- dues ex human revolution,

    if someone wants it pm me, its thru steam etc, i already have it so, whoever pms first you got it with pleasure!!!

    post pics when i get a chance, about to slam it with a game right now!!!

    ps. more ram coming when funds allow, but thanx for advice!~!!

    ps,ps didnt ati release an updated bios recently for this card?
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    Many THANKS to mediasorcer
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    I have given the game to the poster above^ newlife as he pm,d me first.
    {forgive my excitement] i just played il sturmovik, cliffs of dover on FULL vid settings and it ran smooth as butter, wow, !!! havent oc,d it yet, oh man, gaming heaven at last!!
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    Can you run 3d mark11 and let me know what score you're getting? I am getting a low score I think, only 6100

    EDIT: nvm, for some reason running the bench centred instead of stretched messed with my FPS, now with it stretched across my monitor it's scoring 7495 at the stock 950mhz, now to OC :D
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    For sure i will, im going to attempt a bios update on it too, ive done it once or twice before on last card i had,

    heres a pic anyways, ahwell, im half way there to building a nice little z77 powerhouse now anyhow lol!:toast:

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