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  1. Techtu

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    Can't say I've been looking at any particular cards but I have set on the Sapphire HD 7950 FLEX DUAL-X if I go the AMD route (I'll also get 3 games free with that - Farcry 3, Hitman Absolution & Sleeping Dogs) but If I was to go the nVidia route I'd have to settle with the Inno3D GTX 670.
     
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    Your sentence is one big contradiction, you haven't been looking at particular cards though will get card A if you go AMD or card B if you go NV..... :laugh: :toast:

    I like the game bundle AMD are offering atm, easily £50 worth of games, I only got Sleeping Dogs with mine :( still love the card.
     
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    It's always a tough call when it comes to troll squatters. I understand. :toast:
     
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    What I actually mean't to say is I haven't really been looking at any other particular cards :laugh:
     
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    More importantly what games do you play and what resolution? Maybe a 7870 could fit the bill, Check out some benchies ;)
     
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    I probably don't play or own enough games to truely have the need for a HD7950 but it was the free games in the end that persuaded me to go with one, a friend of mine has offered me £40 for 2 of them anyways which mean's I've only paid £200 for a HD7950 which isn't bad going by any means. possibly £180 if I choose to sell the other game aswel + I'm selling my GTX460 for £80 to another friend which makes £100 for an upgrade. :D
     
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    Meh, I sold my 570 for £130 and got sleeping dogs worth at least £20 so got my Vapor-X 7950 for £110, that's the way I look at upgrades too :D
     
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    £260 for the Vapor-X? Wish I'd of been looking for a new card when you was, I could only find it for £280 which was just out of my price range at the time, damn animals and vet bills... They alone this month would of brought me another 7950 at least. :(
     
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    That's a good price!

    You know when using Trixx, it say's I'm running my card on PCI-E 1.1... Just want to be safe, is there any PCI/PCI-E drivers that should usually be installed or is this just another false reading?
     
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    ... Nevermind about the PCI-E running at 1.1, that's obviously the power saving feature! :laugh:
     
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    Does anyone have a good recipe for spotted dick?
     
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    Does this look a little odd to you guy's for stock clocks on a 3Dmark Vantage run?

    ... Was going to upload a photo but it'll be easier for me to just type.

    3Dmark score - 16743

    GPU score - 17825
    CPU score 14163

    See my system specs for what I'm running without the GTX460 though.
     
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    Yea, I don't shop there often, when I do it's usually cause I've found something at a good price like the 7950 I linked too, that's a damn good price for that card. I bought an 4850 from there years ago knowing about their reputation but it came with no issues, they even RMA'd it for me about a month after the standard 1 year warranty, not sure if they just didn't pick up on it or not.
     
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    ubernoob you need to update your FS page
     
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    Meh, I did ask for it to be closed.

    I score 24.7K stock settings, if anything seems low?
     
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    Exactly... my old GTX460 scored 16k with stock clocks... I'm wondering what the problem is, the 7950 seems to play Sleeping dogs alright and got an average of 40fp/s on furmark 1080 benchmark.
     
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    I really wouldn't worry about it tbh, Vantage is old anyway, I sometimes get funky results on the likes of 03/06 etc on modern hardware, at least you know your 3DMark11 score is fine.

    On another note, I happen to find Vantage the ugliest benchmark I have ever seen, it really is a POS looks wise, heck even 3DMark01 looked better for it's time.
     
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    I've just ran 3Dmark 11 and got 6267 at stock speeds, that looking more normal?
     
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    Dunno bout the rest of you but I fucking hate Christmas time!!!

    Yea yea whatever it's the season of goodwill and all that, It's ok for most of you though I haven't got a chimney so Santa has to bust in my backdoors and empty his sack :'( bastard
     
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    somehow 'Empty his sack' sounds a little creepy when children are involved....

    Id empty my own sack. So long as i was with a beautiful woman (or just some good porn lol)
     
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    It was a joke about santa "busting in my back door" and emptying his sack, you know innuendo? :p Not that that's my kind of bag :wtf:
     
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