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7970 or 580 ? What do you reccommand for this rig (see rig spec)

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What GPU should I buy to use with the rig below ? (I hesitate between the Nvidia's 580 and ATI's 7970)
I'm not especially looking into a future-proof GPU, just the best bang/buck current card for current games.

N.B: will play single screen only (no multi for me), and won't use 3D neither.


CPU: i7 2700K
Memory: 16 GB DDR3 1600 MHz (2x8GB)
HD: 150Gb SDD
PSU: some good branded 1000 or 1200W
OS: Win7 64bit
Mobo: P8Z68-V/GEN3
GPU: ? ? ? ? ? ?


I was just about to get the 7970 until I come here and see tons of ppl complaining of screen tears, flickering and bugs....
Is the 7970 to be avoid ?
post #2 of 49
For gaming, the HD 7970 is going to be better in nearly every single game. The early bugs will be sorted out in due time.
What resolution will you be using?

Also, why such an overkill PSU?
    
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I wanna know where youre going to get a 150gb ssd. lol.

They're both awesome gpus. I'm sure the problems reported with the 7970 are driver fixable. I'd say, get whichever you can afford.
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post #4 of 49
No question about it, 7970 is actually a lot better. Also all you need is a 650watt psu. Get a corsair 650
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post #5 of 49
850w psu is all you need for SLI 580 or CF 7970.... save money on the psu ...

you are asking this question so means you can afford the 7970, so i would get this instead..its faster and newest.... unless you can wait till the new nvidia equivalent to gtx 580 to come out, then get the 7970
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post #6 of 49
7970 with a 550w psu or a 750-850w if you want to buy another soon for crossfire.

7970 is an epic card and you'll regret not getting it in a month or so.
    
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You know, no need to post this in both AMD and Nvidia section. If you want the best bang of buck you should consider GTX 570 and 7950, even then it is not the "best bang of buck", but it does allow you to run game at max.

Between 7970 and 580, 7970 for BNIB, and 580 for nicely priced used GPU.
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post #8 of 49
I say wait for the 780 to come out then get a 580 at an awesome price. Lots of people are selling 580s even right now for great prices. You can get them sometimes for 380, and of course sli is very tempting wink.gif . But if you want something NOW then by all means go for 7970. I still think it would be smart to wait and see what kind of competition nvidia puts out.
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post #9 of 49
I'd still go the GTX 580 mate, the drivers are mature and on a single screen you'll be rock'n. thumb.gif
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I'd still go the GTX 580 mate, the drivers are mature and on a single screen you'll be rock'n. thumb.gif

Why the heck would anyone in their right mind recommend a 580 over a 7970? It's only a little more expensive while giving you 30-50% increase in performance. Not to mention those are just early drivers. Seriously man, why?
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