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2 years ago#1
I see a 7950 for 220 the lowest I seen so far. I am wondering should I get now or will it be even lower at black Friday? I also seen a post about 7950 having micro studder is it true or did that person have a bad card? I would wait on 8000 series but will be in the $400-500 with stock coolers.
2 years ago#2
There was a deal today on Slick Deals:

Sapphire 7950 for 178. I think 220 + 20 instant + 20 mir? not sure, but you might check it out.

http://slickdeals.net/f/6229900-Sapphire-Radeon-HD-7950-3GB-GDDR5-PCI-Express-Video-Card-3-Gold-Reward-Games-178-after-20-Rebate-Free-Shipping-w-V-me-by-VISA-checkout
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2 years ago#3
I never brought anything from slickdeals are they reliable?
2 years ago#4
nvm it has link to the one I was looking at :D
2 years ago#5
buy buy buy!
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2 years ago#6
They honestly aren't going to get much cheaper than this.
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2 years ago#7
I bought this card this morning also. Really great deal ($178 AR). I highly recommend saving the game coupon for later, unless you really want Tomb Raider. Rumors are that AMD will let you choose Battlefield 4 or Watch Dogs later when they come out (+2 more games of course), which makes the deal incredible if you were planning to buy either one anyways (value would be higher if you choose to sell the coupon instead too).
2 years ago#8
hmm I will probably wait on battlefield4 or watch dogs before I use the coupon then. But how do I use it will it be attached to my account or is it a code they give you?
2 years ago#9
techshawn30 posted...
hmm I will probably wait on battlefield4 or watch dogs before I use the coupon then. But how do I use it will it be attached to my account or is it a code they give you?


Should be a code they give you when they send the video card.

Here is the AMD offer page with the games listed and more information
http://sites.amd.com/us/promo/never-settle/Pages/nsreloadedforever.aspx

With NEVER SETTLE FOREVER the best just got better – now with the power to choose your FREE* games. Pick your favorites from some of the world’s top game titles and enjoy the ultimate gaming experience, powered by AMD Radeon™ graphics.

NEVER SETTLE FOREVER puts the power of choice in your hands. Choose the games you want most from a large selection of AMD Gaming Evolved titles. It all starts right here when you visit “Radeon Rewards.” Redeem your code now for the games you see, or hold on to your AMD Radeon™ Reward coupon for upcoming games. When you see a game you can't live without, redeem your coupon, choose your favorites, and let the games begin.

AMD Radeon™ graphics—the best choice for graphics, today, tomorrow and FOREVER.


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2 years ago#10
I have a 3GB 7950 and it runs pretty much everything really well on high/ultra (at 60fps 1920x1080). Regarding the microstutters, I reckon it was a bad card as I haven't experienced anything like that.

So far I've only had issues with Assassin's Creed Brotherhood which has a weird framerate lag (looks like it's 30fps when it's on 60fps). It's a really solid card, especially at a discount price.
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