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Old November 17, 2012, 06:19 AM
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I don't have the two 560 Ti's anymore.
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Old November 17, 2012, 10:21 AM
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Them out of date specs :| - Just checking!
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Old November 17, 2012, 11:19 AM
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Just the video cards I don't have anymore. All the other specs are current.
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Old November 29, 2012, 05:57 AM
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Just moved from a GTX590 to a sapphire 7950 OC, I am not disappointed to say the least with AMD's latest generation of GPU's. 1050 core without a hiccup, and it is quite a bit cooler/quieter then my last GPU.
XFX DD is an awesome cooler go for it.(grabbed this 7950 due to duel bios/duel fanned cooler)
Wait... what? Wouldn't moving to a 7950 from a 590 be a downgrade, or was that a typo?

Anyway.. OP, it looks like Skyrim would be the most demanding out of the three. I don't think you would even need a 7950; a 7870 would be more than enough. The prices on them have been dropping like mad. Gathering from your build and budget though, the 7870 might not be rich enough for your blood. Should check 'em out nonetheless.

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AnandTech - AMD Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition & Radeon HD 7850 Review: Rounding Out Southern Islands

AMD Radeon HD 7870 2GB - Skyrim Performance | bit-tech.net

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...k,3148-15.html

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XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card (FX-787A-CDFC) - PCPartPicker Canada

XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card (FX-787A-CNFC) - PCPartPicker Canada

Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card (11199-00-20G) - PCPartPicker Canada

MSI Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card (R7870 Twin Frozr 2GD/OC) - PCPartPicker Canada
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Old November 29, 2012, 07:30 AM
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Old November 29, 2012, 08:01 AM
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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.
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7950 for sure.
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Old December 27, 2012, 04:50 PM
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So I don't mean to re-hatch and old thread but I can get a video card this week and with the boxing week sales going on I figure now would bet he best time. My budget has shrunk to $200-$250.

In instead of going back and getting the specs. Here is what I'm running.

CPU - Core i72600K
PSU - Corsair AX850
RAM - 16GB Corsair Venance DDR3-1600
Case - Bitfenix Shinobi XL - Full Tower
Monitor - Phillips 22" LED IPS 1080P

Games I will be playing WoW and Diablo III

Thanks.
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