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Old November 29, 2012, 08:01 AM
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Originally Posted by sswilson View Post
Yep, unless your main focus is on folding it looks like AMD has the upper hand ATM. That said, I'm not sure if folks would suggest looking for one of the new(er) boost models, or if a factory OC model would be the way to go.
From the benchmarks I've heard, the boost models won't hold a candle to the factory OC'd units. Apparently the PowerTune interferes with the boost function, meaning the card will run at full boost for a few frames, then drop back down to stock clocks for a few more, then back up to full boost. Apparently the overall framerates are less than if the card were to just run at a flat 880 or 900 Mhz OC.

And another +1 for the 7950.

HTPC: Z77A-G45; 3770K; Zalman FX70; 2x4GB Kingston HyperX 1600Mhz; MSI GTX960; 2x 128GB Crucial M4 SSD; 4TB WD Red, 2x 2TB WD Green; Corsair RM650I; Corsair Carbide 600C;
Son's Rig: M5A97; FX8350; CNPS20LQ; 2x4GB Corsair Vengeance 1600Mhz; Powercolor 7950; 250GB Crucial MX200; 320GB WD Black HDD; SPI 700W; Bitfenix Shinobi;
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