Overclock.net › Forums › Graphics Cards › AMD/ATI › Worth ugrading 6970 to 7970?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Worth ugrading 6970 to 7970? - Page 3

Poll Results: What to do

 
  • 54% (13)
    Keep the 6970 for now then upgrade
  • 16% (4)
    Add another 6970
  • 29% (7)
    Sell now and get a 7970
24 Total Votes  
post #21 of 47

IMO I'd wait for the NON-reference HD-7970's anyhow (though I guess the Asus DUCII card is out, just not in stock anywhere ?) ... unless you plan on Watercooling your GPU, then you'd want REF.

   
LG/Google NEXUS 5
(10 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9650 Yorkfield Quad-Core Asus IPIBL-LB (HP Benicia-GL8E) Sapphire TOXIC HD6950 {UnLocked 1536 shaders} 8 GB G. Skill Pi Black DDR2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
SeaGate Barracuda 1TB 32MB Cache HP - DVD/CD combo Drive Cooler Master  MS Vista Home Premium 64 bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
HP w2207h Widescreen HP Stock BFG Tech LS-680 HP Pavilion 
Mouse
HP stock 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Quad Core Krait 400 @ 2.30GHz  Qualcomm MSM8974(Snapdragon 800) Adreno 330 2GB LPDDR3-1600 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
32GB NAND Android 4.4 Kitkat 4.95" 1080X1920 IPS Display Swiftkey 
PowerAudio
2300 mAh Battery Stereo Speakers 
  hide details  
Reply
   
LG/Google NEXUS 5
(10 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9650 Yorkfield Quad-Core Asus IPIBL-LB (HP Benicia-GL8E) Sapphire TOXIC HD6950 {UnLocked 1536 shaders} 8 GB G. Skill Pi Black DDR2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
SeaGate Barracuda 1TB 32MB Cache HP - DVD/CD combo Drive Cooler Master  MS Vista Home Premium 64 bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
HP w2207h Widescreen HP Stock BFG Tech LS-680 HP Pavilion 
Mouse
HP stock 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Quad Core Krait 400 @ 2.30GHz  Qualcomm MSM8974(Snapdragon 800) Adreno 330 2GB LPDDR3-1600 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
32GB NAND Android 4.4 Kitkat 4.95" 1080X1920 IPS Display Swiftkey 
PowerAudio
2300 mAh Battery Stereo Speakers 
  hide details  
Reply
post #22 of 47
I would say just buy another and go Crossfire, cheaper and will yield a good enough result to play just about anything. Then save up the money for a good card when time comes and you actually need a card for a game that the 2 6970's can't handle.
post #23 of 47
Wait for Kepler, then get a Kepler - you won't be disappointed. The first released cards are supposedly faster than the 7970.
AMD Haus
(8 items)
 
Lynnfield
(12 items)
 
m9040n.2
(13 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-4100 Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 XFX Radeon HD 6870 1GD5 Crucial Ballistix PC3-14900 2GB x 2 
Hard DriveCoolingPowerCase
OCZ Vertex Plus 120GB, Hitachi 7K1000.D 500GB Cooler Master Hyper 212+ (Push/Pull) Seasonic S12II Bronze 620W BitFenix Merc Alpha 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-760 Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD3 Asus EAH6850 DirectCU 1GB DDR5 G.Skill Ripjaws PC3-12800 2GB x 2 
Hard DriveCoolingPowerCase
Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB Cooler Master Hyper 212+ (Push) Corsair TX-750 Cooler Master CM690 II Advanced 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core2Quad Q6600 Asus Berkeley MSI N460GTX Cyclone 1GD5 Unknown Brand PC2-5300 3GB 
Hard DriveCoolingPowerCase
Hitachi 7K500 320GB x 2 Stock OCZ ModXStream 700W HP Pavillion 
  hide details  
Reply
AMD Haus
(8 items)
 
Lynnfield
(12 items)
 
m9040n.2
(13 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-4100 Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 XFX Radeon HD 6870 1GD5 Crucial Ballistix PC3-14900 2GB x 2 
Hard DriveCoolingPowerCase
OCZ Vertex Plus 120GB, Hitachi 7K1000.D 500GB Cooler Master Hyper 212+ (Push/Pull) Seasonic S12II Bronze 620W BitFenix Merc Alpha 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-760 Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD3 Asus EAH6850 DirectCU 1GB DDR5 G.Skill Ripjaws PC3-12800 2GB x 2 
Hard DriveCoolingPowerCase
Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB Cooler Master Hyper 212+ (Push) Corsair TX-750 Cooler Master CM690 II Advanced 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core2Quad Q6600 Asus Berkeley MSI N460GTX Cyclone 1GD5 Unknown Brand PC2-5300 3GB 
Hard DriveCoolingPowerCase
Hitachi 7K500 320GB x 2 Stock OCZ ModXStream 700W HP Pavillion 
  hide details  
Reply
post #24 of 47
Quote:
Originally Posted by wedge View Post


My father-in-law plays Crysis with maxed settings on a 6850 at 15fps and thinks it looks amazing. I told him "yeah but look how choppy it is", and showed how smooth it got with a lower quality, and he couldn't see the difference.... Okay, whatever. To each their own.

doh.gif
Another 3570K
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 3570K @ 4.6ghz Gigabyte Z77X-D3H  GB 7970 @ 1100/1500 8GB Corsair V LP 1600mhz  
Hard DriveCoolingMonitorPower
Intel 330 series 240GB Noctua NH-D14 1080p 24" + 27" Antec HCG 620W 
CaseAudioAudioAudio
HAF XM Yamaha RX-V373 Accusound 8.8XD 180W Signature 8" 3-way  Auzentech meridian 7.1 2G 
Audio
Audio Technica AD700X 
  hide details  
Reply
Another 3570K
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 3570K @ 4.6ghz Gigabyte Z77X-D3H  GB 7970 @ 1100/1500 8GB Corsair V LP 1600mhz  
Hard DriveCoolingMonitorPower
Intel 330 series 240GB Noctua NH-D14 1080p 24" + 27" Antec HCG 620W 
CaseAudioAudioAudio
HAF XM Yamaha RX-V373 Accusound 8.8XD 180W Signature 8" 3-way  Auzentech meridian 7.1 2G 
Audio
Audio Technica AD700X 
  hide details  
Reply
post #25 of 47
Quote:
Originally Posted by thehybridkiwi View Post

Wait for Kepler, then get a Kepler - you won't be disappointed. The first released cards are supposedly faster than the 7970.

Actually that was shut down. They will actually be very mediocre and suck and only in like 2 game titles will it even be 'on par'.
     
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Core i7 2600K Asus Maximus IV Extreme AMD Radeon 7970 AMD Radeon 7970 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
16gb Gskill 1866mhz Vertex 3 240gb. 1TB Seagate 7200. 160gb WD 7200. LG 24x DVD XSPC Raystorm, MCP655, Frozen-Q Tvirus, RS360mm... 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 24'' 1080p by Asus Razer Blackwidow Ultimate Corsair 1000watt HX Modular 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Corsair 800D Razer Mamba Razer Ironclad Razer Megalodon's  
  hide details  
Reply
     
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Core i7 2600K Asus Maximus IV Extreme AMD Radeon 7970 AMD Radeon 7970 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
16gb Gskill 1866mhz Vertex 3 240gb. 1TB Seagate 7200. 160gb WD 7200. LG 24x DVD XSPC Raystorm, MCP655, Frozen-Q Tvirus, RS360mm... 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 24'' 1080p by Asus Razer Blackwidow Ultimate Corsair 1000watt HX Modular 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Corsair 800D Razer Mamba Razer Ironclad Razer Megalodon's  
  hide details  
Reply
post #26 of 47
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by thehybridkiwi View Post

Wait for Kepler, then get a Kepler - you won't be disappointed

I personally wouldn't go back to nvidia unless 2 things happen: 1. Power consumption of their cards aren't so high 2. Their prices are lower and their control centre is actually useful

Either way I guess waiting for kepler will reduce the price of the 7970 if performance is indeed ~40% greater :/

Out of curiosity how much are the cheapest 7970's in the US? In Australia they start at $650 which is why I'm either buying form Amazon or elsewhere if i choose to upgrade

EDIT:
Quote:
Originally Posted by Balsagna View Post

Actually that was shut down. They will actually be very mediocre and suck and only in like 2 game titles will it even be 'on par'.

WHAT? If what you are saying is true Kepler will basically be a let down?
Edited by jman246 - 2/17/12 at 7:13pm
post #27 of 47
I'd take that 6970 off your hands. thumb.gif

I myself have just the one card and it does leave me wanting more personally, I can't imagine how good a 7970 is. Seen them on display racks but never in an actual machine to feel how nice they are.

I'd love to go to a 7970 but prices here in Aus are shocking, even coming from my supplier. Kelper should be a good upgrade from what we are hearing, but the cards are a fair way off yet.

It's either you can wait or you can't wait.
Corsair 750D Rig
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 4770K Asus Maximus VII Hero MSI GTX 980Ti Gaming 6G Golden Edition Crucial Ballistix 1866MHz 32GB (4 x 8GB) 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 120GB SSD NZXT Kraken X61 Windows 10 Pro Asus PB278Q 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Ducky 9008G2 Overclock.net Edition EVGA P2 1200W Corsair 750D Razer Mamba Tournament Edition 
Mouse PadAudio
Razer Goliathus Audio-Technica ATH-M50x 
  hide details  
Reply
Corsair 750D Rig
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 4770K Asus Maximus VII Hero MSI GTX 980Ti Gaming 6G Golden Edition Crucial Ballistix 1866MHz 32GB (4 x 8GB) 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 120GB SSD NZXT Kraken X61 Windows 10 Pro Asus PB278Q 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Ducky 9008G2 Overclock.net Edition EVGA P2 1200W Corsair 750D Razer Mamba Tournament Edition 
Mouse PadAudio
Razer Goliathus Audio-Technica ATH-M50x 
  hide details  
Reply
post #28 of 47

Nah, don't get Kepler ... wait and get the AMD 8xxx Series - you won't be disappointed. They will supposedly be faster than the Kepler if the rumors are true. But shhhhhhhhh don't tell anyone yet. wink.gif

and yes this was meant to be funny ... even if YOU don't find it so tongue.gif

thumb.gif

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by thehybridkiwi View Post

Wait for Kepler, then get a Kepler - you won't be disappointed. The first released cards are supposedly faster than the 7970.


 

   
LG/Google NEXUS 5
(10 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9650 Yorkfield Quad-Core Asus IPIBL-LB (HP Benicia-GL8E) Sapphire TOXIC HD6950 {UnLocked 1536 shaders} 8 GB G. Skill Pi Black DDR2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
SeaGate Barracuda 1TB 32MB Cache HP - DVD/CD combo Drive Cooler Master  MS Vista Home Premium 64 bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
HP w2207h Widescreen HP Stock BFG Tech LS-680 HP Pavilion 
Mouse
HP stock 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Quad Core Krait 400 @ 2.30GHz  Qualcomm MSM8974(Snapdragon 800) Adreno 330 2GB LPDDR3-1600 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
32GB NAND Android 4.4 Kitkat 4.95" 1080X1920 IPS Display Swiftkey 
PowerAudio
2300 mAh Battery Stereo Speakers 
  hide details  
Reply
   
LG/Google NEXUS 5
(10 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9650 Yorkfield Quad-Core Asus IPIBL-LB (HP Benicia-GL8E) Sapphire TOXIC HD6950 {UnLocked 1536 shaders} 8 GB G. Skill Pi Black DDR2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
SeaGate Barracuda 1TB 32MB Cache HP - DVD/CD combo Drive Cooler Master  MS Vista Home Premium 64 bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
HP w2207h Widescreen HP Stock BFG Tech LS-680 HP Pavilion 
Mouse
HP stock 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Quad Core Krait 400 @ 2.30GHz  Qualcomm MSM8974(Snapdragon 800) Adreno 330 2GB LPDDR3-1600 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
32GB NAND Android 4.4 Kitkat 4.95" 1080X1920 IPS Display Swiftkey 
PowerAudio
2300 mAh Battery Stereo Speakers 
  hide details  
Reply
post #29 of 47
Quote:
Originally Posted by LA_Kings_Fan View Post

IMO I'd wait for the NON-reference HD-7970's anyhow (though I guess the Asus DUCII card is out, just not in stock anywhere ?) ... unless you plan on Watercooling your GPU, then you'd want REF.

That part right there, yeah that is killing me right now
Peon
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
IvyBridge 3770K 3.5GHz - 4.2GHz Gigabyte UD5H-WB Wi-Fi AMD Sapphire Radeon 7970 1125/1575 w/Accelero X... AMD Sapphire Radeon 7970 Vapor-X 1125/1575 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
16GB DDR3 Corsair Vengeance LP 2TB Seagate Barracuda 600GB Western Digital Black 256GB Samsung 830 SSD (OS/Apps/Origin) 
Hard DriveCoolingOSKeyboard
256GB Samsung 830 SSD (Steam dedicated) Cooler Master Hyper 212+ Windows 8 x64 Pro Razer Black Widow 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
SeaSonic 1050W X Series Gold + HAF-X Razer Naga SteelSeries 4HD 
  hide details  
Reply
Peon
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
IvyBridge 3770K 3.5GHz - 4.2GHz Gigabyte UD5H-WB Wi-Fi AMD Sapphire Radeon 7970 1125/1575 w/Accelero X... AMD Sapphire Radeon 7970 Vapor-X 1125/1575 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
16GB DDR3 Corsair Vengeance LP 2TB Seagate Barracuda 600GB Western Digital Black 256GB Samsung 830 SSD (OS/Apps/Origin) 
Hard DriveCoolingOSKeyboard
256GB Samsung 830 SSD (Steam dedicated) Cooler Master Hyper 212+ Windows 8 x64 Pro Razer Black Widow 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
SeaSonic 1050W X Series Gold + HAF-X Razer Naga SteelSeries 4HD 
  hide details  
Reply
post #30 of 47
Quote:
Originally Posted by jman246 View Post

I currently have a sapphire 6970 overclocked, I am contemplating selling and upgrading to the 7970
I play on a 24" fullHD 60hz monitor so the question is: Is it worth upgrading now or should I hold off until Kepler?
Not worth it coming from a 6970.
Keep your Cayman XT.
buildX
(16 items)
 
X3Elite (HTPC)
(14 items)
 
Dell XPS L702X
(11 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 930 @ 4.0GHz (24/7) HT/on  Asus P6TD Deluxe Gigabyte 2GB GTX 670 Windforce3X OC  6GB OCZ Gold 1600 (tri-channel) 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 850 EVO 250GB Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7.2K 16MB Cache Prolimatech Megahalem Rev.B (Push/Pull) Windows 7 Home Premium 64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer X233H Razer BlackWidow Ultimate  OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W XClio Windtunnel 
MouseMouse Pad
Logitech G502 Proteus Core Tunable  Razer Goliathus 444mm x 355mm - Speed Edition ... 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II 720 X3 BE @ 3.2GHz 24/7 MSi 770-G45 Sapphire Radeon HD 6870  8GB GSkill RipJaw 1333Mhz  
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1TB Samsung F3  DVD+-RW  Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit 60" LG 60PA5500 Plasma 
MonitorPowerCase
Acer X1373WH Projector Corsair CX500 Cooler Master 430 
CPUGraphicsGraphicsRAM
i5-2430M Intel HD Graphics  Nvidia 1GB GT 550M (GF116) w/Optimus|DX11|144 ... 6GB DDR3  
Hard DriveHard DriveOSMonitor
120GB PNY 1311 SSD 500GB 7.2K RPM Windows7 Home Premium 64 17.3" WLED TL 1600 X 900 with 2.0MP HD webcam 
KeyboardCaseAudio
Backlit Keyboard Elemental Silver Aluminum JBL 2.1 W/ Built-in Subwoofer 
  hide details  
Reply
buildX
(16 items)
 
X3Elite (HTPC)
(14 items)
 
Dell XPS L702X
(11 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 930 @ 4.0GHz (24/7) HT/on  Asus P6TD Deluxe Gigabyte 2GB GTX 670 Windforce3X OC  6GB OCZ Gold 1600 (tri-channel) 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 850 EVO 250GB Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7.2K 16MB Cache Prolimatech Megahalem Rev.B (Push/Pull) Windows 7 Home Premium 64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer X233H Razer BlackWidow Ultimate  OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W XClio Windtunnel 
MouseMouse Pad
Logitech G502 Proteus Core Tunable  Razer Goliathus 444mm x 355mm - Speed Edition ... 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II 720 X3 BE @ 3.2GHz 24/7 MSi 770-G45 Sapphire Radeon HD 6870  8GB GSkill RipJaw 1333Mhz  
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1TB Samsung F3  DVD+-RW  Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit 60" LG 60PA5500 Plasma 
MonitorPowerCase
Acer X1373WH Projector Corsair CX500 Cooler Master 430 
CPUGraphicsGraphicsRAM
i5-2430M Intel HD Graphics  Nvidia 1GB GT 550M (GF116) w/Optimus|DX11|144 ... 6GB DDR3  
Hard DriveHard DriveOSMonitor
120GB PNY 1311 SSD 500GB 7.2K RPM Windows7 Home Premium 64 17.3" WLED TL 1600 X 900 with 2.0MP HD webcam 
KeyboardCaseAudio
Backlit Keyboard Elemental Silver Aluminum JBL 2.1 W/ Built-in Subwoofer 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: AMD/ATI
Overclock.net › Forums › Graphics Cards › AMD/ATI › Worth ugrading 6970 to 7970?