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Radeon HD 7950 3Gb vs GeForce GTX 760 2gb

#1ghozt99Posted 9/1/2013 10:21:10 PM
Which on us better

Radeon HD 7950 3Gb
http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX44933%EF%BF%BC

GeForce GTX 760 2gb
http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX46346

Or if there is a better video card in the $300 price range.
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#2Snuckie7Posted 9/1/2013 10:21:44 PM
The 7950.
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#32Dhas_a_MIGRANEPosted 9/1/2013 10:22:37 PM
They're both similar. I think the 7950 overclocks better and it does come with free games so that might be a factor for you. It's also probably cheaper since they've been on sale recently. It also has an extra GB of RAM which might come in handy soon.
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#4Auron_59261Posted 9/1/2013 10:24:02 PM
2Dhas_a_MIGRANE posted...
They're both similar. I think the 7950 overclocks better and it does come with free games so that might be a factor for you. It's also probably cheaper since they've been on sale recently. It also has an extra GB of RAM which might come in handy soon.


Basically all of that.
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#5DarkZV2BetaPosted 9/1/2013 10:25:24 PM(edited)
760, actually.

http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/geforce_gtx_760_msi_hawk_review,13.html
http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/geforce_gtx_760_msi_hawk_review,16.html

They're pretty even though.
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#6Snuckie7Posted 9/1/2013 10:30:40 PM
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#7Kingmichael1337Posted 9/1/2013 10:50:54 PM
Linus from Linus Tech Tips did a review awhile ago where he compared overclocked 7950s vs overclocked GTX 760s, and the 7950s won easily, and the AMD fanboys rejoiced

however, it turned out he was comparing reference GTX 760s that used crappy reference coolers to 7950s using much better coolers. pretty much every other review has said that the GTX 760 is better.

the 7950s are going on sale a lot now for super cheap though, so you might want to get one of those anyway
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#8PathlessBulletPosted 9/1/2013 11:00:56 PM
DarkZV2Beta posted...
760, actually.

http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/geforce_gtx_760_msi_hawk_review,13.html
http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/geforce_gtx_760_msi_hawk_review,16.html

They're pretty even though.



The Hawk Edition would run you for more than a 7970. It fits no niche in the market and would be a waste of money.
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#9RequiemPosted 9/1/2013 11:02:27 PM
760s don't overclock very well because of the decision by Nvidia to cap the voltage. So, if you're planning to overclock, 760s aren't the best idea. If you're not going to overclock, then 760s are not a bad idea.

*AMD has also began capping voltage for certain cards, so... just keep that in mind if you're buying with the intention of massively overclocking.
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#10DarkZV2BetaPosted 9/1/2013 11:05:00 PM(edited)
PathlessBullet posted...
DarkZV2Beta posted...
760, actually.

http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/geforce_gtx_760_msi_hawk_review,13.html
http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/geforce_gtx_760_msi_hawk_review,16.html

They're pretty even though.



The Hawk Edition would run you for more than a 7970. It fits no niche in the market and would be a waste of money.


The regular 760 is listed as well. Also, the games selected don't have a clear bias to either brand.
I just linked the Hawk review because it's the first up in google.

Requiem posted...
760s don't overclock very well because of the decision by Nvidia to cap the voltage. So, if you're planning to overclock, 760s aren't the best idea. If you're not going to overclock, then 760s are not a bad idea.

*AMD has also began capping voltage for certain cards, so... just keep that in mind if you're buying with the intention of massively overclocking.


Didn't they do away with that for Boost 2.0?
Bios modding is pretty easy as well. Overclocking Kepler is as simple as raising the voltage limit.
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