Originally Posted by ForNever
With respect Bob, Passmark's VGA benches are really out dated and not a very good indicator of true performance, since the test resolutions are so low. The rest of their tests are pretty darn good though. There's gotta be some other benches out there that show similar results though. Granted, a 5970 is/was a very powerful card, but a 7970 will best it with roughly 1/2 the power draw, perhaps less. I don't know if the performance difference would really be worth forking out the dough for one though.
As far as i can see, the question isn't bang per buck, it's which is better. The 7970, in those tests, is only beaten by the 590.Edited by BritishBob - 2/19/12 at 9:54am