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TItle states it, I can return my 7970 and get a 670 and around $80... think it is worth it??

The biggest downside is I would be stuck using a 9600gt or onboard graphics for D3 launch.


KEEPING THE 7970 thanks for the imput.
Edited by Rickles - 5/10/12 at 9:45am
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No, not really worth it. After overclocks are factored in, the 7970 is still going to be ahead slightly. Most of the reviews are comparing stock cards.

And honestly, its just not worth the hassle and headache. You've got a great card already, I'd say stick with it and enjoy it.

PS. I'm in the same position, but I can't return mine, since it was bought in January. I'm more than happy with keeping my 7970, even though those 670's look very tempting.
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post #3 of 11
I'd say so. From the bench's I've seen the 670 seams to be about the same as if not better than the 7970 and just the fact that you get $80 back. But 9600gt for D3 launch is going to hurt. =P
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I would be a fan of that decision based on benchmarks we've seen these past few days. The 7970 is going to have to come down in price again if the 670 is indeed launched at ~$410 which we saw on TD yesterday. The 670 is beating the 7970 is in some cases the 680(here on ocn) in benchmarks so it seems like an easy decision to me.

Playing D3 on the 9600gt is totally doable so I wouldn't be too concerned about it. I almost bought a 7970 2 weeks ago and I feel like I would be wanting to do the same thing after seeing the GTX 670 in testing.
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LOL. Dont read the review the compare stock cards. 7970 overclock like a beast and with gtx680 oc they are better than a 670.
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I'd say so. From the bench's I've seen the 670 seams to be about the same as if not better than the 7970 and just the fact that you get $80 back. But 9600gt for D3 launch is going to hurt. =P

Yea, the 9600gt is would be so bad... would have to bottom out all of the details..

My 7970 is the sapphire double X, and I know my OC will keep it above the 670 in most everything.. just wondering if the few extra frames is worth $80... thats like 20 cheeseburgers...
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Yea, the 9600gt is would be so bad... would have to bottom out all of the details..
My 7970 is the sapphire double X, and I know my OC will keep it above the 670 in most everything.. just wondering if the few extra frames is worth $80... thats like 20 cheeseburgers...

It's like 80 McDoubles, or 80 Jr. Bacon with cheese. Mmm or like 15 4x4's. I want burgers now.
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cheeseburgers are probably the best way to show price comparisons.. skipping breakfast today sucked..
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post #9 of 11
Good luck getting a 670 right now, you would be stuck with that 9800GT for awhile.

Honestly, the hassle of doing the entire process isn't worth $80 on any level. I would just keep your card, it is more than enough to run any game on the market. Who really cares about 2 and 3 FPS or a few benchmark points?
    
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the 670 LOOKS like its going to be a great card but the 7970 is stillgoing to outperform it when OC's are applied. You already have the 7970, IMO there isn't enough of a difference with the nvidia card to warrant the swap.
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