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post #51 of 71
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Originally Posted by raghu78 View Post

This HD 7970 OC card is shown to be playable in BF3 at 2560 x 1600 with Ultra 4x msaa
http://www.hardocp.com/article/2012/04/10/sapphire_hd_7970_oc_edition_video_card_review/7
At 1125 - 1150 Mhz at stock voltage this card should do 45+ fps with min fps > 30. So I still don't see need for multi GPU. Also even if you are looking at multi GPU 6 months down the road I feel the driver situation is going to be much better. just my opinion. smile.gif

I agree that a single card, either the 670 or the 7970, are overkill - especially at 1080P

That's why I'm buying a single card right now.. I agree that the driver situation should improve, but I'm also not one to count on things like that - Why should I coin toss $450 when Nvidia already has it figured out?

I've been reading a lot of reviews, and the 670 just seems like the better value to me. I'm thinking a 2GB Asus TOP card and call it a day at that. I won't by a 7970 until it drops to $400, and that's just because that's all I think it's really worth to *ME*
post #52 of 71
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Originally Posted by FromUndaChz View Post

I agree that a single card, either the 670 or the 7970, are overkill - especially at 1080P
That's why I'm buying a single card right now.. I agree that the driver situation should improve, but I'm also not one to count on things like that - Why should I coin toss $450 when Nvidia already has it figured out?
I've been reading a lot of reviews, and the 670 just seems like the better value to me. I'm thinking a 2GB Asus TOP card and call it a day at that. I won't by a 7970 until it drops to $400, and that's just because that's all I think it's really worth to *ME*

Like nvidia dont have issues with their drivers...
post #53 of 71
Um, lol... I'm not even going to acknowledge the guy above me by his name.

I will, however, state that every major review site that has tested cards from both manufacturers lean on the side of putting Nvidia in their own rigs mainly due to driver reasons.

I really don't think I'll be running dual cards, either SLI or xFire, hence why driver issues aren't my major concern. I just feel like Nvidia 670 has more value at $400/$420 than the 7970 does at $450/475 and that's not even looking at power consumption etc - that's just my opinion from my stance and my viewpoint / understanding of where things sit right now.

If AMD wants to drop the 7970 to $400 then I'll consider - otherwise I'm more interested in the GTX 670, get over it wink.gif
post #54 of 71
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Originally Posted by FromUndaChz View Post

Um, lol... I'm not even going to acknowledge the guy above me by his name.
I will, however, state that every major review site that has tested cards from both manufacturers lean on the side of putting Nvidia in their own rigs mainly due to driver

Go and give a visit around guru3d driver section and be amazed XD

Go buy your 670 and be happy that of course if you can find one at that price right now.. XD...
Edited by zGunBLADEz - 5/17/12 at 12:32pm
post #55 of 71
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Originally Posted by zGunBLADEz View Post

Go and give a visit around guru3d driver section and be amazed XD
Go buy your 670 and be happy that of course if you can find one at that price right now.. XD...

Well if you read above, you'd see I wasn't planning on buying for three weeks anyway. If it becomes four I can live with that - I've saved more than half the money I need and the more I save, the better the card I can get - maybe I'll get a 680 by then.

Driver issues aren't my problem, as I stated already. As you or somebody else stated already, over time, drivers get better anyway. AMD has had the 7970 out for months now, the 6xx series just dropped and already has less issues than the 7xxx series from AMD - there is no denying that.

I have AMD in my rig, this isn't about fanboyism to me though it's about better value. I'm going to save on electricity, in the form of power consumption and less AC in my bedroom this summer. That's a big chunk of money right there.. $30 for power consumption per yr and unknown amount for super hot 7970 dissipating far more wattage in the form of heat into my room than the 670 will which means the AC will be on "HIGH" for the next four months..

Driver issues aside, that is something to consider. I also only have an 850W PSU which is brand new and I'm not replacing it if I decide to run dual cards. That's a huge reason right there, which I already stated. I can run two 680's on my rig all day long with an OC'd BD chip if I wanted to put one of those heat monsters from AMD in my case as well.

I love AMD, I did, anyway.. this year they're losing me for now - if PD doesn't suck I'll buy it and put in this rig, if it sucks I'm buying Intel. If AMD makes a better GPU than Nvidia IMO by then - I'll go buy AMD.

I'm kind of sick of having to argue my opinion on why I decided to get a GTX 670. It's just what I want, if you don't want one, don't buy one.. jeebs.
post #56 of 71
Well i dont like amd cpus if that concerns you that much lol.. Only have one and that was a AMD X2 4400+ which i still use in my server/nas.. But we are talking about ATI and no AMD.. 3DFX ANYONE??

You are the one thinking about arguing not me.... Nvidia dont offer me what i want and need... They didnt on the previous rounds and they miserably fail once again... I need both Games and compute power in one single piece of hardware..


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I have AMD in my rig, this isn't about fanboyism to me though it's about better value. I'm going to save on electricity, in the form of power consumption and less AC in my bedroom this summer. That's a big chunk of money right there.. $30 for power consumption per yr and unknown amount for super hot 7970 dissipating far more wattage in the form of heat into my room than the 670 will which means the AC will be on "HIGH" for the next four months..

People are really over-reacting on this issue here...
$30 bucks a year oh wow, i better quit smoking and spending 300 bucks a month on just cigarettes then XD. Unless you are mining or play 24/7 which i doubt because where you gonna get the shinny money to buy your shinny new 400 bucks videocard you barely gonna notice a difference in your power bill and if thats not the case i doubt you handle the check to the electric company XD...

Temp wise i seriously doubt 670 runs that cool looking at numbers they look around the same on both sides on reference coolers... 1 to 2 c difference that i have seen to me just enters in a margin of error...

My Sapphire 7970 OC tops out in the range of 55-60c on load depending on my case fan settings...
Edited by zGunBLADEz - 5/17/12 at 1:50pm
post #57 of 71
So yeah.. 670 Asus TOP it is. That's just what I want, and what I think is a better card, especially for the price.

If you have and like a 7970, I'm glad for you guys.

Thanks for your input.
post #58 of 71
Okay so which one of these is better? 670 or 7950? I know this has been asked a lot but I need a straight up answer for this.

It would be same system specs at 2560x1440p. I mainly game but I do sometimes benchmark and stuff.
     
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Okay so which one of these is better? 670 or 7950? I know this has been asked a lot but I need a straight up answer for this.
It would be same system specs at 2560x1440p. I mainly game but I do sometimes benchmark and stuff.

I'm not going to give you a straight answer, because if i did 10 fanboys from both camps would come in and refute it anyways. So here, just look at the data and decide for yourself smile.gif

You can look at this review here, or this one here, or this one here.

Should get you off to a good start.
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Okay so which one of these is better? 670 or 7950? I know this has been asked a lot but I need a straight up answer for this.
It would be same system specs at 2560x1440p. I mainly game but I do sometimes benchmark and stuff.

I'm not going to give you a straight answer, because if i did 10 fanboys from both camps would come in and refute it anyways. So here, just look at the data and decide for yourself smile.gif

You can look at this review here, or this one here, or this one here.

Should get you off to a good start.

Thanks! tongue.gif
     
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