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#31 kidrocklive

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 01:46 PM

Quick question, while I am not in the market for a new rig/card atm, do these types of deals run often? I'm aware that generally you get one game bundled with a GPU at times but not two so I was just curious.

#32 MrshllJcb

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 01:52 PM

Quick question, while I am not in the market for a new rig/card atm, do these types of deals run often? I'm aware that generally you get one game bundled with a GPU at times but not two so I was just curious.



They seem to be running pretty often lately. I believe there was another one recently that bundled Far Cry 3, Assassin's Creed 3, Hitman Absolution and I think it may have also come with Medal of Honor Warfighter as a 2 codes on one voucher with one of the other games.

#33 Cpt.Jeff

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 02:01 PM

What kind of performance upgrade would a 7950/70 be compared to my 3 gb 580 lightning?

I had a 6950 xfire before but ended up selling. I probably wouldn't crossfire again because of spacing issues until I change my motherboard.

#34 windsmere

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 03:46 PM

What kind of performance upgrade would a 7950/70 be compared to my 3 gb 580 lightning?

I had a 6950 xfire before but ended up selling. I probably wouldn't crossfire again because of spacing issues until I change my motherboard.


That's where I go to get a idea to start with.

http://www.hwcompare...radeon-hd-7970/

I am building a rig now and had all but decided on a 670 SLI config but theses deals may change my mind.

#35 retrad

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 04:06 PM

They seem to be running pretty often lately. I believe there was another one recently that bundled Far Cry 3, Assassin's Creed 3, Hitman Absolution and I think it may have also come with Medal of Honor Warfighter as a 2 codes on one voucher with one of the other games.


U got that way wrong. The bundle was sleeping dogs far cry 3 and hit man absolution with 20% off moh warfighter lol like anyone wanted to buy it for forty bucks. This deal is better for the 7900 series because better games

#36 MrshllJcb

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 04:21 PM

U got that way wrong. The bundle was sleeping dogs far cry 3 and hit man absolution with 20% off moh warfighter lol like anyone wanted to buy it for forty bucks. This deal is better for the 7900 series because better games


Way wrong? I substituted AC3 for SD, and was mistaken on the MOH promo. I do know FC3 and AC3 were bundled with some kid of card, may have been an nvidia promo though. I got the codes for $30 for both from a CAG.

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 06:44 PM

Quick question, while I am not in the market for a new rig/card atm, do these types of deals run often? I'm aware that generally you get one game bundled with a GPU at times but not two so I was just curious.


This is the second 'Never Settle' bundle, only AMD is running the multiple game bundles. nVidia usually will bundle in a single game (used to be BL2, now it is AC3 I believe).

I doubt we will see the Never Settle bundles continue after the next-gen cards are released, right now they are just trying to clear the inventory.

#38 ElektroDragon

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 07:20 PM

Too bad that, as I've learned from extensive personal experience, Radeon cards are rubbish.
I'm now permanently in the Nvidia camp.

#39 DeliveryPizza

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 07:31 PM

Too bad that, as I've learned from extensive personal experience, Radeon cards are rubbish.
I'm now permanently in the Nvidia camp.


This is a harsh generalization.

#40 brettsp

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 07:40 PM

Some people play on super widescreen (meaning 3 monitor set ups), or in 3D (which again, requires more power). Some people also have 120hz monitors.


Yeah, I should get a multi-monitor gaming setup some day at home. I once had access to a 12 monitor vizwall at work a year or two ago. Had 12 dell 27 inch 2560x1440 monitors. Took 6 computers and 6 graphics cards to drive it. Think it used a rock linux distro as the OS...Never did find a game I could put on it before it was dismantled ...Oh well

#41 FaintDeftone

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 03:43 AM

I may upgrade my 6870 to a 7950 with this deal, but still thinking about it. Thanks for the heads up!

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 10:18 PM

Just a heads up that these bundles are now live on Amazon as well:

http://www.amazon.co...59341&plgroup=1

I was actually getting better final prices on amazon than newegg, even with CA tax on both.
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#43 Motoki

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 10:29 PM

Does anyone know if i can activate these games on steam i was looking into getting a 7870 to replace my 6850?


Except for Crysis which is Origin, the others require Steam so not only can you activate them there but you have to.

If you get that big honkin 6 game pack from 2 7970s then Far Cry 3 is Uplay, but other than that and Crysis the rest are Steam.

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#44 retrad

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 06:17 AM

got my xfx 7970 ghz edition today and ran metro 2033 everything max at 1080p dx11 except for physics and got 52 FPS.

not bad not bad at all.

cant wait to get my crysis 3 and bench my pc then.

anyone else got any benchmark suggestions? Im off to run 3dmark now.

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/5842826 dunno why it says 800mhz ram, cpuz says its running correctly at 1066mhz as its 2133 ddr3.

Got 1500 something on uniengine. Sick benchmark btw.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 04:39 PM

I have an Nvidia GT 520 now, and I'm looking to upgrade maybe to a Radeon HD 7850. This page suggests that the 7850 blows the GT520 out of the water when it comes to memory bandwidth, FLOPs, and fill rates. To be honest, I'm not sure how well that translates into gaming performance. I'm half-planning on buying Tomb Raider and Bioshock Infinite on Steam anyway, so the cost of the upgrade becomes somewhat negligible ($50 or so?).

What do you CAGs think?

#46 wilflare

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 05:02 PM

seems like a good time to upgrade from my 5830?

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 06:44 PM

I have an Nvidia GT 520 now, and I'm looking to upgrade maybe to a Radeon HD 7850. This page suggests that the 7850 blows the GT520 out of the water when it comes to memory bandwidth, FLOPs, and fill rates. To be honest, I'm not sure how well that translates into gaming performance. I'm half-planning on buying Tomb Raider and Bioshock Infinite on Steam anyway, so the cost of the upgrade becomes somewhat negligible ($50 or so?).

What do you CAGs think?


Is the rest of your rig decent and what resolution do you plan on playing at? If you don't have a super high resolution monitor and don't have to have everything maxed out then it isn't a bad card. The fact that you are already interested in getting the games does make an upgrade like this more tempting and probably more worthwhile. f the games aren't that interesting to you or you want to wait, new card should be coming out soon. Those will push down the prices of older cards and you could probably get something better for similar money.

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#48 jshackles

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 07:31 PM

Is the rest of your rig decent and what resolution do you plan on playing at? If you don't have a super high resolution monitor and don't have to have everything maxed out then it isn't a bad card. The fact that you are already interested in getting the games does make an upgrade like this more tempting and probably more worthwhile. f the games aren't that interesting to you or you want to wait, new card should be coming out soon. Those will push down the prices of older cards and you could probably get something better for similar money.


Good to know. I have a 23.5 inch acer monitor and I usually game at 1080p. I have an 8 core AMD FX and 32GB of DDR3 memory. My graphics card is probably the worst / cheapest component I have at this point. With my GT 520, I usually have to play games like Skyrim at 720p and it can be jerky even at that resolution. I'm really interested in the games this comes with, so I'm going to try to pick up one of these cards. Thanks!

#49 Motoki

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 02:18 PM

Newegg has a couple of these cards on sale right now.

Sapphire 1G 7850. $170.99 with code EMCXVXM79. Also has a $15 rebate on top of that so if you can get the rebate $155.99.
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814202004

HIS 2GB 7850. $179.99, no code needed
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814161406

Both are highly rated on Newegg and come with the voucher for Tomb Raider and Bioshock Infinite.

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#50 DaBoltz

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 05:09 PM

Newegg has a couple of these cards on sale right now.

Sapphire 1G 7850. $170.99 with code EMCXVXM79. Also has a $15 rebate on top of that so if you can get the rebate $155.99.
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814202004

HIS 2GB 7850. $179.99, no code needed
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814161406

Both are highly rated on Newegg and come with the voucher for Tomb Raider and Bioshock Infinite.


For those who get hit by tax @ newegg (like me), TD has the sapphire card for $160 AR +~$4 shipping.

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#51 Metroidman

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 07:48 PM

I'd upgrade but I don't see a point when I'm currently CFing 6850's :(

#52 Ps3akuma

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 09:50 PM

Does anyone know when your suppose to get the game codes?

#53 Viol8tor

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 10:57 PM

Hey guys, im a bit of a noob when it comes to graphic cards. Can anyone tell me whats the different from these 2 cards?

XFX Double D FX-787A-CDFC Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.co...ro...6814150605

XFX Core Edition FX-787A-CNFC Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.co...ro...6814150604

I can imagine the double fan one runs cooler, but does it mean louder as well? Any other major differences. Thanks
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#54 Motoki

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 12:39 AM

Hey guys, im a bit of a noob when it comes to graphic cards. Can anyone tell me whats the different from these 2 cards?

XFX Double D FX-787A-CDFC Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.co...ro...6814150605

XFX Core Edition FX-787A-CNFC Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.co...ro...6814150604

I can imagine the double fan one runs cooler, but does it mean louder as well? Any other major differences. Thanks


I had to look it up too.

It's apparently literally just a single vs a double fan that's the difference.

Confirmed here:
http://hexus.net/tec...on-overclocked/


but here's a quick primer for those who are struggling to make sense of the various product names:

Core Edition - 1,000MHz core, 4,800MHz memory, single fan, model number FX-787A-CNFC, £270
Black Edition - 1,050MHz core, 5,000MHz memory, single fan, model number FX-787A-CNBC, £285
Double Dissipation Edition - 1,000MHz core, 4,800MHz memory, dual fan, model number FX-787A-CDFC, £290
Black Edition featuring Double Dissipation - 1,050MHz core, 5,000MHz memory, dual fan, model number FX-787A-CDBC, £300

Confused yet? We were, but it breaks down like this, you have a choice of single- or dual-fan configuration (Core or Double Dissipation) and can then have the card stock-clocked or overclocked (regular or Black Edition).


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#55 TheAmazingXemo

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 03:34 AM

Just wanted to say thanks, op. Picked up a 7950 today because of this thread!
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#56 Spanish_Godzilla

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 09:25 PM

oh yeah, got me a 8750. cant wait to finish my build :D

#57 PDJ

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 09:44 PM

oh yeah, got me a 8750. cant wait to finish my build :D


Think you mean 7850? Unless you have access to time travel =)

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 04:47 AM

anyone know when we get the actual codes to download / activate the games? Registered the code i had to scratch off just waiting on the e-mail for crysis 3 at least, since it's out tomorrow

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#59 melancholysp

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 04:58 AM

I plan on getting either a 7870 or a 7950 this weekend, but I was going to get it at Fry's. do you have to buy from Newegg/Amazon to get the promotion, or can you buy if from anywhere?

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 06:02 AM

I got my code for Crysis 3 tonight, downloading it off origin now. Haven't received my Bioshock Infinite code yet.
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