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RIP Gigabyte 7950! Seeking advice for a replacement

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by DanScott, Mar 17, 2019.

  1. Ezyryder


    Joined: Jun 17, 2005

    Posts: 3,101

    Location: Cambridge, UK

  2. ScottMC7000


    Joined: Oct 19, 2009

    Posts: 234

    Location: Moray,Scotland

    I'm still running an I7 920 PC based system, and bought an AMD Radeon Sapphire Pulse RX 570 8 Gig card for £160... and that qualified for two free games. For 1080P and even that of 1440P resolution in games, it's been excellent in 1080P, maximum settings in games with good frame rates. It performs really well at 1440p also, and this was when playing Battlefield 3 & 4. Really smooth and no longer with slowdowns when using V-Sync which takes away that flicker effect you get when it's off. I created a music video with installation and Benchmark testing of my complete rig.

    Check it out here.

    Graphics card comparison

    Last edited: Mar 21, 2019
  3. DanScott


    Joined: Nov 7, 2012

    Posts: 23

    Thanks all, luckily my brother isn't using his GPU so he'll lend that to me until 3rd gen Ryzen are released and then I'll place my order! I'm debating whether or not to wait as there is always something else around the corner but I think we are so close to the release of 3rd gen Ryzen!
  4. LeMson

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Mar 21, 2012

    Posts: 2,415

    Slap a xeon 5650 into that off ebay :)
  5. DanScott


    Joined: Nov 7, 2012

    Posts: 23

    My brother forgot his GPU do I've ordered a Vega 56 Sapphire Pulse. Arriving tomorrow :D

    Thanks for your help all! Now to wait for Ryzen 3xxx!
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2019
  6. fastwunz


    Joined: Jul 12, 2005

    Posts: 3,105

    Good choice - I’ve had many cards and along with my 8800GTS my Vega 56 is best card ive ever owned