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Old January 25, 2013, 10:53 AM
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i've lost performance with my new 7950 from when i had my 5970...

3D mark 11 i went from 98xx to 79xx :(

bf3 is not faster and im about to try FC3 see what it says
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Old January 25, 2013, 11:00 AM
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Anandtech comparison shows the 5970 as faster except for Skyrim and Batman (probably poorly optimized for crossfire).

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Old January 25, 2013, 01:04 PM
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so technically i bought this for nothing.... i guess ill bring it back
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Old January 25, 2013, 01:10 PM
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Yup, think of the 5970 as only slightly less powerful than a 6990.

On the other hand, your 7950 will run at 90% of the performance, but with half the heat and noise...
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Yup, think of the 5970 as only slightly less powerful than a 6990.

On the other hand, your 7950 will run at 90% of the performance, but with half the heat and noise...
Yeah this is the key, as well as less issues in regards to Crossfire and drivers.

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Yeah the 5970 is still a really powerful card, as you've probably noticed by now. I don't know specifics or numbers, but I'll bet you the 7950 uses like half the power that the 5970 uses at full load. Okay maybe not half...
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Old January 25, 2013, 05:40 PM
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For heat and noise i didn't care it was watercooled lol

Juat thought i would gain performance going to 3gb on a single card rathet than 1gb per core
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For heat and noise i didn't care it was watercooled lol

Juat thought i would gain performance going to 3gb on a single card rathet than 1gb per core
Totally depends on the res/game/settings your running.
Basically if you not using all your memory there is 0 point in upgrading, which I guess you knew but makes it all the more important to check these things..

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Old January 25, 2013, 07:56 PM
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far cry 3 at ultra 2x and hbao, bf3 maxed out all at 1920x1080

bf3 i gain 10fps but far cry i lost 20ish

i heard threw the bush far cry 3 needs minimum 2gb of memory for dx11 i think so the 5970 was only 1gb per core and its was scaling during the game, now its not scaling but running at 30-40 fps instead of 50-60

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Oc'ed the 7950 to 925core 1500memory and those gave me the curreny score

3dmark 11 9007 with oc'ed 7950 and my oc'ed 5970 was 94xx
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so technically i bought this for nothing.... i guess ill bring it back
Wait, you spent hundreds of dollars without even looking at a few benchmarks/reviews?
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