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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?


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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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