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I understand.
Just wondering, how does the 7950 compare to the 670 on a single 1080p monitor?
They are both the same price.

If you are looking at a wide range of games the HD 7950 (1150 Mhz) will win more games against a GTX 670 (1250 Mhz). Games like Witcher 2, Anno 2070, Alan Wake, Deus Ex, Dirt 3, Dirt Showdown, Skyrim, Metro 2033, Crysis Warhead are faster on HD 7950. Crysis 2 runs similar on both cards. BF3, Batman AC (FXAA), Shogun 2 are faster on GTX 670. Batman AC (8x MSAA) is actually slightly faster on HD 7950.
reviews of ref HD 7950 at 800 Mhz make it look slower than GTX 670. the ref GTX 670 already runs at 1 Ghz or higher speeds depending on the particular sample. The guaranteed boost speed of GTX 670 is 980. But most chips easily do higher than that. So with a 200 Mhz clock speed difference the gap might look significant. But take a factory overclocked HD 7950 at 950 Mhz and overclock it further to 1150 Mhz. When you push both these cards the HD 7950 scales better and performs very well winning more games at 1150 Mhz against a GTX 670 (1250).

you could ask users like pureblackfire and kokin for their feedback . they have the HD 7950 at 1150 - 1200 Mhz speeds.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1196856/official-amd-radeon-hd-7950-7970-owners-thread/13840#post_17802243

http://www.overclock.net/t/1196856/official-amd-radeon-hd-7950-7970-owners-thread/13820#post_17800510
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Well, I thought about it more, and had a chance to play on 3 monitors, and decided that it is not for me.
I will be playing on a single 1080p monitor, and the rest will be for work related stuff.
Should I still go for the 7970? or switch to 670? 680? something else?

Thanks.
post #33 of 37
As I said in the beginning for 1080p IMO the GTX 670 is the best in regards of bang for buck. What model does not really mater that much but obviously better cooled cards with custom PCB's are going to OC better. Asus DirectCu II, Gigabyte windforce 3, MSI Power Edition. They aren't even that much more expensive then the reference designs (like 30-50 $ more) so IMO you might want to pick up one of thous.
    
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Well, I thought about it more, and had a chance to play on 3 monitors, and decided that it is not for me. I will be playing on a single 1080p monitor, and the rest will be for work related stuff. Should I still go for the 7970? or switch to 670? 680? something else? Thanks.

the HD 7900 cards are a better investment with their huge bandwidth and better compute architecture. the HD 7900 cards already show their superiority in the most demanding games like Witcher 2, Metro 2033, Crysis Warhead which struggle to hit 60 fps at 1080p maxed out. IMO get the Sapphire HD 7950 950 Mhz edition and overclock it. best value for your money. If you want to go for GTX 670, EVGA GTX 670 FTW and Gigabyte GTX 670 are good options. stay away from the ref GTX 670 design.
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Hi, so I currently got this to choose from, they are all the same price, and the only ones available to me at the moment.
Can you advice which one I should get?
http://www.asus.com/Graphics_Cards/AMD_Series/HD79703GD5/
http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4102#ov
http://www.asus.com/Graphics_Cards/AMD_Series/HD7970DC23GD5/
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150591
post #36 of 37
Gigabyte one or the direct CUII because of better cooling.
post #37 of 37
Makyl is right, the Gigabyte and ASUS Direct CUII are phenomenal for cooling, even giving the potential to overclock (stable and significant levels of overclocking are never guaranteed, do not let anyone tell you differently.)

I would recommend the 670 -- in the 2 GB model -- if you still only plan on gaming on one monitor. If you were considering multi-monitors I'd lean toward SLI 670's or 7950's CFX / 7970's CFX.

In the past I would've recommended EVGA for the GTX 670 2 GB VRAM, but they have slipped in the quality assurance realm for the 6xx series. I would be heart-pressed to not recommend the Gigabyte Windforce or the ASUS Direct CUII for this generation. They may not have amazing resale value, but if you don't buy and sell GPU's yearly then who cares. thumb.gif
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