Looking for steal of a deal on used video card

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  1. DJSabreblade

    DJSabreblade Ultrasonic

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    I'm in canada..like somewhere between 7870-7950 or the gtx equivalent, if someone wants to donate and just send it to me, you would be a superstar. if you want to msg me for details or just post your price and type for the card and shipping here, its all good. maybe someone can help me out.. probably lots of techs here with access to spare video cards laying around, if not, its all good to.. id be willing to wait to get it in the mail even if it takes a while.. if you have a less specs/different specs card to sell me just post here or msg me,

    im up for anything. ;)
     
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    DJSabreblade Ultrasonic

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    Ok I spent $100 on a 3gb sapphire 7950.. was this a good purchase? its going to out perform my previous 7770 for sure tho

    im sure ill be happy with it
     
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    if you looked around a bit and saved a little more you could of got a 960 or 970 used
     
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    i sold mine for 100 pounds english because im rocking gtx 1080s now in sli
     
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    you could of got a amd 300 series for that price as that would of future proofed you better for things like dx 12 and vulkan
     
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    keep in mind im going from a 7770 to a 7950, that is a pretty good jump and ill be happy. ;)

    i couldn't find any good deals on used dx 12 cards.. it was at least 150-200 cad.

    if i had $230 i would get a new GTX 1050 Ti FTW ACX 3.0 but im broke lol.. but even then apparently the performance for older games which i like to play like the half life series, unreal tournament 3 etc.. is not that much different (1050 ti is a bit better) than a 7950.
     
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    R9 series is pretty "cheap" too and even more effective than 7XXX series, an R9 270DX is at 140 euros right now, and perform so much better than old serie 7!
     
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    as they've stopped doing driver support now for older cards
    play doom and youll eat your words right up also best sound track ever
     
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    ''Early planning and development began in August 2007, and is currently ongoing. The game will be a reboot of the series, featuring a story detailing the invasion of the UAC Argent facility on Mars by the forces of Hell. The new Doom is being built on a successor to id Software's id Tech 5 game engine which id Software is calling id Tech 6.''

    Like I said, I like 1998-2012 games. :) ;) xD

    yes i know it was released in 2016, and there are a few exceptions i suppose.

    the amd crimson 17.1.1 works with my 7770, of course it is old outdated tech with only direct x 11.2
     
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    UPDATE : Im fucked. kijiji add was fake and i lost $100 CAD. he or more like they refused to answer any of my emails in 4 days -____- im so bummed out right now, so im still in the market for a REAL 7950, you see i purchased this card via an interac transfer and seller refused pay pal so i thought nothing of it..and for all i know they hijacked the account and i funded boko haram or something, so if anyone trustworthy wants to give a deal im still looking
     
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    bummer
     
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    Andrew AudioSEX Maestro Staff Member

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    Damn, sorry for your loss. I also fell into a trap of a cheap GTX750ti and didn't get card or money back.
    7950 might experience issues running older titles pre-2004, as most today's gfx.
    Your best bet for maximum compatibility with older games would be a card from that era, say Radeon 9600 combined with P4 and 1-2GB RAM as a separate PC/laptop build.

    I'd get GTX1050Ti for desktop use (and games from 2005-present) and Radeon 9600 Mobile inside IBM T42 for games from 1996-2004, as T42 can still run 98SE, which 7950 might have issues with.
     
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    ive also looked at that very card the 1050ti and the memory bandwidth etc.. is way lower than the 7950 or 7970. and its not 384 bit only 128 bit.

    ill actually mostly be playing 2004+ titles actually but there are a few select older incompatible with windows 10 titles i do like to play occasionally but i have an old amd 3400 2 gigs ram and hd 3850 computer for that

    this may be the best option just to save up for this : http://gpuboss.com/gpus/Radeon-RX-470-vs-Radeon-HD-7950
     
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    Memory bandwidth is a complicated subject and one shouldn't compare bits for bits and conclude 128bits in GP107 is automatically inferior to 384bit for 7950 or 256bit for 10-year-old GT 8800. :yes:
    Even GTX1080Ti cannot fully utilize PCIe x16 bandwidth.

    However in contrast to 1050ti, 7950 may come with WinXP drivers, which could be advantageous.
     
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    Ok, so my dad lent me the $286 cad (tax and shipping included in that price) to get the Sapphire Nitro RX 470 OC card. He must of felt sorry for me that i lost 100 bucks and i can pay him a payment of 100 a month untill its payed off.

    Hopefully it will blow my old (and crappy) diamond 7770 out of the water.

    http://hwbench.com/vgas/radeon-rx-470-vs-radeon-hd-7950 (general performance is clearly better than even a 7950) hopefully it will translate to older games well to. anything i can play on windows 10 now should work.
     
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    lent :D

    He still doesn't know you quit your job?
     
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    last ''job'' i had was in like 2006 (im 29 now) working at a computer place via volunteer work and i was eventually paid under the table because they thought i was good enough at what i did but yeah, im not even sure you could call that a real job.

    in the real world, i don't think i could even get a job these days since i have very little work experience outside of.. cough umm..

    [​IMG]

    ''other online stuff''.
     
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