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I don't have the 7970 so I am not going to give you a definite answer. From past experience (this may be untrue later since the 7970 is in a league of its own for single cards), no matter what I have found nVidia cards far more efficient than any ATI card for any 3D work whatsoever, whether you be using Maya, 3D Studio Max, AUTOCAD or ALIAS (I've never used revit and am not sure what it is for). I have a single GTX 580 and I couldn't ask for more. I haven't needed to overclock it yet. It's 100% silent with rendering, hours of gaming, 3D design and unmonitored simulations. With time though the 7970 may prove to be as/more efficient than nvidia cards, but at least in the past this hasn't been the case. You may also want to take into consideration other factors such as noise. From what I've heard, some 7970s get very loud on load, but this may be reference models only.

ps. From my knowledge the Autodesk products as a whole seem to "favor" nvidia cards. I won't speak on behalf of CUDA cores or mention PhysX because I don't have 100% knowledge on their workings, but they may play a part. I can also say that in terms of performance, my stock clock (780mHz) GTX 580 runs far more efficiently than a friend's CF6950s @1000mHz each.

Only time will tell for you. I think you may have made this thread a little early.
post #12 of 15
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Yes i know nVidia cards have been far better than AMD with 2d and 3d modelling programmes redface.gif thus the question don't fully trust AMD driver claims!

Revit is a 3d Architectural programme (also used for engineering and other stuff)

Noise won't been an issue with my WC setup ty for the heads up but I've already read like 10 reviews looking for this info and note the surprising increase in noise!

If anyone with a HD7970 could give a go i would be forever grateful smile.gif all they would need to do is download the programme and a large model and give zooming in and out and altering things ago!
This program works quite well for modelling up other things like pc ect if you need a dimensionally correct model!
    
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did you buy a card yet? i got the chance to test a firepro w7000 ($700) vs 660 vs 680 SLI
and i can tell you that 660 and 680 sli, theres almost no difference - while the w7000 perform 5-20 time better
i used tested in rivet,cad and a benchmark suite call something like "SpecViewPerf" - which test pro app like autodesk, lightwave, and such
one more thing autodesk seems like alot CPU, not GPU from what i've seen at base setting(might have been my settings, idk didn't get too much time to test them)

i have screenshots of the results too and more opinons on this matter too...might make a write up if i find time
Edited by mvk15 - 6/19/13 at 7:51am
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