Originally Posted by navit
I would love to hear from some of the 7970 owners in all this.
Do you feel the performance warrants the price you paid?
I'd say that depends on whether you're willing to overclock and how much over MSRP you paid.
I'm still playing around, but if you're willing to overclock, I'm getting performance that's ~same as my 2 MSI Twin Frozr III 6950's with 1 card.
That's pretty impressive, and the cost for the twin frozr's was the same, $550 total for both and I got my 7970 at MSRP.
So in my case, I'd say it's an ok deal, to get rid of xfire annoyances and lower power and heat.
For someone who doesn't OC, I'm not too sure it's worth it. The card is an OCing monster and you aren't getting a good value unless you OC a ton. With a OC to CCC limits, it's actually reasonable in terms of price/performance.
The obvious argument here is that the card is priced accordingly vs a GTX 580, but as I said before, the issue is that the 580 is stupidly overpriced for the performance you get. It really should have been a $450 card.