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Need upgrade, which card?

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by N3trox, Apr 12, 2013.

  1. N3trox New Member

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    Hey fellas, i'm having the infamous black screen issue with my current SAPPHIRE HD 7870 GHz Edition OC and i sent it to officcial service in mu country but they did do anything those retards just tried the card on Unigine Heaven benchmark and sent it back. I told them about it billions of time but they constantl kept saying that card is fine, maybe your other components are doing this. Anyways i gave up hope on my current card so i'm trying to switch with a slight upgrade. I have 3 cards in mnd which one do you suggest:

    ASUS GTX 660 DCU2 TOP

    Zotac GTX 660 Ti AMP! Edition

    POWERCOLOR HD7950 PCS+
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    660ti pulls ahead, slightly, at stock speeds. If money is not an issue, go 660ti.
    If you want excellent performance for your $$$ then the 7950 is the way to go. More games bundled too.
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    7950, more vram, more oc headroom and 3 free games.
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    but not powecolor. i would skip shaphir too. both had issues with cooler design and overheating VRMs.
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    This one, no doubt. Spend a bit extra for the trouble free existence.
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    Slight overclocking = GTX 660Ti
    Overclocking + bundled games = 7950

    correct me if I'm wrong tho but the 7950 has more bang for buck compared to the 660.
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    Thanks for all the opinions, ı have 550W non 80+ PSU which is Aerocool VP-550. You think it can handle HD 7950? And ı have Phenom II x4 970 BE and ASUS M5A97 with 8 gigs of 1600 MHz kingston hyperX RAM's.?
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    Stock HD 7950 peeks at about 160 W while gaming and 190 W in furmark. This is your PSU :

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    look at the third and fourth column. Those are 12 V rails that power the card, as you can see they provide up to 408W. Unless your PSU is malfunctioning or falsely rated, you should be fine.
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