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Anyone using these comment on how well the card does.

I've read the benchmarks but generally they're 1600p or eyefinity.

I want to play everything at max will the 7970 oc'd handle the top games?

Its also news to me that the i5 will bottleneck some games, skyrim, and that extra threads are used and necessary. But common advice seems to be i5 for games just like, quality psu or regret forever type situation.
    
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Anyone using these comment on how well the card does.
I've read the benchmarks but generally they're 1600p or eyefinity.
I want to play everything at max will the 7970 oc'd handle the top games?
Its also news to me that the i5 will bottleneck some games, skyrim, and that extra threads are used and necessary. But common advice seems to be i5 for games just like, quality psu or regret forever type situation.

The 1600P benchmarks will be about what you'll expect. Maybe 2 or 3 frames more TOPS.

I'd hope so, lol. It should be pretty close, more so than a 580.

I've never heard that as I've never heard of games being threaded past 4 (usually not even that), but completely possible. BF3 doesn't suffer from heavy CPU usage as using a dual-core compared to a quad-core had very little change.
     
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I have no issues maxing out most games at 2560x1600. So long as your CPU can handle it, the 7970 should do very well at 1440p.
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I just read on another thread, 1080p and BF3 is about 60FPS, that gives 1440p expected 40FPS?
    
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I just read on another thread, 1080p and BF3 is about 60FPS, that gives 1440p expected 40FPS?

LInk the thread pls
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http://www.overclock.net/t/1209907/which-of-these-would-be-my-best-option-for-bf/0_50#post_16370741

The statement is not quite clear but he says "7970 at 1125/1575 Mhz doesn't completely max BF3 at 1080"
    
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http://www.overclock.net/t/1209907/which-of-these-would-be-my-best-option-for-bf/0_50#post_16370741
The statement is not quite clear but he says "7970 at 1125/1575 Mhz doesn't completely max BF3 at 1080"

Who honestly uses the max settings all the time and doesn't have drops below 60? Just turn it down a little, you won't tell the difference.
     
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Who honestly uses the max settings all the time and doesn't have drops below 60? Just turn it down a little, you won't tell the difference.

The idea is, when you buy a premium product at premium price, you expect it to be great at everything.

But i see what you're saying.
    
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The idea is, when you buy a premium product at premium price, you expect it to be great at everything.
But i see what you're saying.

I know, its just not a realistic view. I've had high hopes everytime I get a new card and I'm always disappointed, I've kind of accepted lower settings that look practically the same.

You might also consider the 7950 OC Edition from Sapphire as it compares pretty evenly to a 7970 in the reviews. Also, might wait for the 6GB versions since you use such a high resolution (not necessary, but why not? biggrin.gif )
     
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what about a 580 3mb?
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