3GB MSI Radeon HD 7950 Twin Frozr + Far Cry 3 + Sleeping Dogs + Bioshock: Infinite  + Crysis 3 - £220.79 Today Only @ Scan
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3GB MSI Radeon HD 7950 Twin Frozr + Far Cry 3 + Sleeping Dogs + Bioshock: Infinite + Crysis 3 - £220.79 Today Only @ Scan

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Found 5th Feb 2013
Yep, I know the Sapphire and XFX are slightly cheaper, but with this you get the much better Twin Frozr III fans and much better overclocking ability.
I personally own the XFX 7950 Double D and honestly wouldn't buy it again - the first died after one weekend, the replacement doesn't overclock well and runs loud as hell on load. Tempted to get this one and sell the XFX on eBay!

The next best for this is £246.95 @ Amazon from what I can see?

My previous card was made by MSI (R6870 HAWK) which had the Twin Frozr fans and it's honestly the best card I've owned in terms of temps, fan noise and overclocking ability.

Free delivery for AV Forum or Hexus forum members otherwise shipping is £4.16.

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You have to wait 14 days for the above free delivery, but Scan's Today Only offers are repeated quite often these days, so it's well worth it just to sign up and hold out

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Anyone know what DRM the games use? Have a MSI 560 Ti Twin Frozr and this would be quite a good upgrade, plus I could sell the keys (I'm assuming) and get about £70 odd back
Edited by: "lukec123" 5th Feb 2013

oooh you hottie...

lukec123

Anyone know what DRM the games use? Have a MSI 560 Ti Twin Frozr and this … Anyone know what DRM the games use? Have a MSI 560 Ti Twin Frozr and this would be quite a good upgrade, plus I could sell the keys (I'm assuming) and get about £70 odd back



Crysis 3 - Origin
Sleeping Dogs - Steam
Hitman - Steam
Far Cry 3 - Uplay
Bioshock - Steam

Lol

I'm hoping to buy unwanted Crysis/Bioshock codes soon.
Edited by: "MBeeching" 5th Feb 2013

Wow, looks like a great deal, especially with those top-drawer games! I'm running a 560 Ti too, but it still performs perfectly well.

What! I thought it was all on Steam

i was surprised when i benchmarked my 5870 and it ran sleeping dogs on extreme at 60fps @ 1080p

Will a 650w psu have enough power for an i7920 and this card

mrbishi211

Will a 650w psu have enough power for an i7920 and this card



Easily.

mrbishi211

Will a 650w psu have enough power for an i7920 and this card



I would say yes, depending of course on what other components you have e.g. how many HDDs.

Try this:

support.asus.com/pow…spx

Showing £224.15 on the link for me not £220.79 as mentioned in title. Due to this price id rather just pay the extra and get it for £246.95 @ Amazon.

johnwilliamson47

i was surprised when i benchmarked my 5870 and it ran sleeping dogs on … i was surprised when i benchmarked my 5870 and it ran sleeping dogs on extreme at 60fps @ 1080p



In DX11 mode with high res textures? I doubt it.
Unless there have been miracles since these November benchmarks....

http://static.techspot.com/articles-info/603/bench/SleepingDogs_02.png
Edited by: "MBeeching" 5th Feb 2013

Original Poster

muckilla

Showing £224.15 on the link for me not £220.79 as mentioned in title. Due … Showing £224.15 on the link for me not £220.79 as mentioned in title. Due to this price id rather just pay the extra and get it for £246.95 @ Amazon.


It'll be £220.79 in your basket. The link adds it directly to the basket at the offer price to save people having to search through the Today Only section. Next day shipping is £4.16 if you don't have the AV Forum or Hexus Forum free delivery....
Edited by: "mamboboy" 5th Feb 2013

Can this be flashed to a 7970?

tweaktown.com/rev…tml

Thats a fairly hefty power draw at load. Baring in mind the psu is just over 3 years old I might be better off with something a bit less hungry

oops i didn't notice AA was set to normal, but the rest is on the extreme settings.

tii

Can this be flashed to a 7970?



Nope.

Original Poster

mrbishi211

http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/4579/msi_radeon_hd_7950_twin_frozr_iii_3gb_overclocked_video_card_review/index17.htmlThats a fairly hefty power draw at load. Baring in mind the psu is just over 3 years old I might be better off with something a bit less hungry


That's total system power draw and not just from the GPU.

mrbishi211

Will a 650w psu have enough power for an i7920 and this card



Since you have a i7 920 I'm assuming you have a decent branded PSU ? if so then it'll be plenty for this graphics card.

Yeah its a corsair tx650. Thanks for all the advice.

Wish they would reduce the price and take the games off. That aside if anyone wants to sell me the code for BioShock or Crysis I will of course be interested :-)

Great deal. This is the model I'd go for and with the included games it's currently the best deal out there for a quality 7950.

Sweet deal. Could probably get about £70 for all the games making this a great price. If you actually want the games (I think many of us are planning on getting Bioshock) then its an even better deal!

It looks as though £200-£220 will be the exit price of the 7950 cards before the 8xxx series arrives. One last game bundle to shift as many as possible. Good time to buy a high end card.

gigabyte only slightly more from dabs, and has same package and a 3 year uk rma.. im still debating between this and the royal queen 7970.

Cracking deal.

Running a 460 at the moment, seems a good upgrade, want bioshock and crysis.. Bonus in a couple weeks, think this is a no brainer!

Yea, I'm personally holding out for the 8 series. My 5870 seems to handle every game I throw at it. Don't mind that I have to lower the settings sometimes.

could you crossfire this and a gtx 660?

Noticed it requires 1 6 pin and 1 8 pin.

My psu comes with 6 and 2 pins can I push them together and form a 8 pin without a adaptor?

Original Poster

Yep, just clip it onto the side.. it can be a little fidgety. Also make sure you have another 6-pin spare as well.

The HD7850 in crossfire is faster and not much more expensive.

Cheers one other question I run a 500w corsair psu is this sufficient enough for the card? Cpu runs at 95w and I run a single hard drive and optical drive with 4gb ram.

Ricky302

The HD7850 in crossfire is faster and not much more expensive.


It would be nearly 50% more expensive and wouldn't have the games. Plus having to deal with the crossfire headache.

Scozo

Cheers one other question I run a 500w corsair psu is this sufficient … Cheers one other question I run a 500w corsair psu is this sufficient enough for the card? Cpu runs at 95w and I run a single hard drive and optical drive with 4gb ram.


No problem at all

Alfresco

It would be nearly 50% more expensive and wouldn't have the games. Plus … It would be nearly 50% more expensive and wouldn't have the games. Plus having to deal with the crossfire headache.


50%? it's £20 extra from Amazon.

I have twin MSI Hawk 5770s in Crossfire. Does anybody have any idea how much of an upgrade this card would provide?

Klopek

I have twin MSI Hawk 5770s in Crossfire. Does anybody have any idea how … I have twin MSI Hawk 5770s in Crossfire. Does anybody have any idea how much of an upgrade this card would provide?


Run the Unigine benchmark and compare it against the HD7950 results posted.

Original Poster

Ricky302

50%? it's £20 extra from Amazon.


The main selling point is the games though. You should fetch £50 alone for both Crysis 3 and Bioshock, £23 for both Far Cry 2 and Sleeping Dogs. Although admittedly I'd probably keep Crysis 3 because the multiplayer beta is pretty fun

Klopek

I have twin MSI Hawk 5770s in Crossfire. Does anybody have any idea how … I have twin MSI Hawk 5770s in Crossfire. Does anybody have any idea how much of an upgrade this card would provide?


Uses less power, better visuals, more VRAM. Two 5770's is the equivalent of around a single 6970 I'd say
Edited by: "mamboboy" 5th Feb 2013

http://c.wrzuta.pl/wi11355/aabb2b7f000fa8084feb3fbe/mother-of-god

If i only have spare cash

IMO it does not get much better than this...

Cheers for the benchmark suggestion.

If it's of use to anybody, Twin MSI Hawk 5770 in CrossfireX as below versus the results posted here for the MSI 7950. Same settings, obviously.

FPS:
25.0
Scores:
629
Min FPS:
6.4
Max FPS:
63.2

Edited by: "Klopek" 5th Feb 2013

Ricky302

The HD7850 in crossfire is faster and not much more expensive.



And will have microstutter and less compatibility. (Not that I'm against CF, but you can't mention some of the positives without mentioning some of negatives).
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