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Radeon 7950 variations... and other random questions
« on: December 03, 2013, 12:06:09 AM »
Hi guys, I'm totally new to all this. I'm in the process of educating myself, so bear with me!

I had an old PC which was lying around so I have taken it out of its case and set it up to mine litecoins. At the moment it is CPU mining with a pool. I'm aware it's not effective, so I want to order a 7950.

I had a look through Amazon and I've been left slightly confused. There varied range of prices and there are a lot of different brands/manufacturers of the cards. What is the difference? Are they not all the same card after all? Can I expect a similar standard/performance from any 7950 manufacturer?

The cheapest 7950 I could find was an XFX. I also found Club3D, VTX and TUL models for similar prices. Besides the price... where is the difference?

My rig is working away CPU mining while sitting in pieces on the table. It's a few years old at this stage, but will that matter? If I get the right graphics card is that all that matters? I have listed the rough spec below - I'd love to hear any thoughts/advice you might have for me. Thanks so much.

CPU - Iintel® Core™ 2 Quad Q6700 Quad Core Processor(2.66GHz,8MB Cache,1066MHz)
RAM - 4GB DDR2 667MHz Memory ( 4x 1GB )
MOBO - SLI nForce 680i SLI(C55XE)
[/size]Plus a random old 250gig hard drive / Running windows7 64bit[/color]
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Re: Radeon 7950 variations... and other random questions
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2013, 07:38:40 AM »
Get a R9 280X instead as it'll be better in the long run?

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