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Why we dont just enjoy our card?...
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post #32 of 102
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Originally Posted by mcg75 View Post

Plus you don't have to deal with the extra heat and overvolting.
Not exactly the great deal in reality you claim it is when you look at it from all the angles.
Anybody considering the two should ask themselves if they would rather have the resale value of the 670 or
if they would rather pay that money to the electric company to run a 7950.

So now perf/watt becomes more important. how things have changed from the Fermi days thumb.gif You couldn't resist the chance to talk down the HD 7950 when the GTX 670 performance superiority theory was shredded. The HD 7950 is a more capable chip so for people who want to do a bit of serious work along with gaming , the superior compute architecture just makes it all the more worth.

http://vr-zone.com/articles/amd-radeon-hd-7970-ghz-edition-review--tahiti-s-boost-from-overclocking-and-drivers/16362-8.html

And there are lots of people who are bitcoin mining and the HD 7900 cards are paying for their price. Tahiti is an all round good chip like Fermi. There is a die cost and a power cost to being good in multiple areas just as GTX 580 was.
Edited by raghu78 - 8/24/12 at 3:51am
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post #33 of 102
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Originally Posted by Arnotts View Post

You're a bit of a joker.
The 7950 is a better card for the money. Period. It has better performance when both are overclocked and it's $100 cheaper. You can cry all you like and try and convince everyone that the 670 is a better card, but it's pretty obvious from the tone of your posts that you're just angry and trying to justify your purchase.

well said thumb.gif
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In Nvidia's defence that 670 would really open up with a better memory overclock,. That has got to be one of the lowest i've ever seen. However the 660ti is garbage for the price and a 7950 would be a better deal at this point.
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post #35 of 102
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Originally Posted by Arnotts View Post

You're a bit of a joker.
The 7950 is a better card for the money. Period. It has better performance when both are overclocked and it's $100 cheaper. You can cry all you like and try and convince everyone that the 670 is a better card, but it's pretty obvious from the tone of your posts that you're just angry and trying to justify your purchase.
http://guru3d.com/article/his-radeon-hd-7950-iceq-turbo-review/23
brb below average 7950 overclock
brb more performance than a 1300+mhz and 7000+ memory clock 670
http://www.guru3d.com/article/msi-geforce-gtx-670-power-edition-oc-review/24


The guru3d uses a very old set of drivers. which is not the best way to compare those cards..
301.42 is very old driver, 12.6 is old too.
And you didn't bring something new to the table. I said before the HD7950 is the better card for the money, you didn't say anything new. you're just repeating what has been said in this thread like a parrot.
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Originally Posted by eternal7trance View Post

In Nvidia's defence that 670 would really open up with a better memory overclock,. That has got to be one of the lowest i've ever seen. However the 660ti is garbage for the price and a 7950 would be a better deal at this point.

This is what I am trying to say but it is obvious fanboys don't want to understand this.
The bandwidth is the worst weakness in GTX 600 series and HardOCP sample wasn't that good in that area.
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post #36 of 102
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In Nvidia's defence that 670 would really open up with a better memory overclock,. That has got to be one of the lowest i've ever seen. However the 660ti is garbage for the price and a 7950 would be a better deal at this point.
No doubt, the 670 is a great card. Both the 7950 and 670 at their high-end overclocks would trade blows, with the 670 generally winning in Nvidia favoured titles and the 7950 winning in AMD favoured titles. The only thing is, because of how well the 7950 scales, it would close the gap in Nvidia favoured titles.

The only issue with the 7950 is getting a card that can put up decent overclocks. If it's poor and can't go past 1000mhz on the core, you'd be missing out on a lot of performance. Because the 670 is so fast at stock, if it can't overclock that well you still have a card that performs at an extremely high level.
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Wow, a 7950 really is the best price/performance card right now. Nvidia needs to drop the price of the 660 ti asap.
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post #38 of 102
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Originally Posted by yesitsmario View Post

Wow, a 7950 really is the best price/performance card right now. Nvidia needs to drop the price of the 660 ti asap.
And/or drop the price of the GTX 670...
I have a question though, like someone else asked.

Edit:
Who is the EVGA for AMD? Is is XFX, Saphire etc, I haven't tried AMd's offerings and I want to dabble into it a bit.
I was eye'n the GTX 670 FTW but then these comparisons are really making me think about switching from SLI GTX 470s, I need something that doesn't draw so much power.

Good read guys.. very good read!
Edited by v1ral - 8/24/12 at 4:48am
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post #39 of 102
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Why we dont just enjoy our card?...
That's not the idea of buying them, we need to flame.
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So now perf/watt becomes more important. how things have changed from the Fermi days thumb.gif You couldn't resist the chance to talk down the HD 7950 when the GTX 670 performance superiority theory was shredded. The HD 7950 is a more capable chip so for people who want to do a bit of serious work along with gaming , the superior compute architecture just makes it all the more worth.

Perf/watt is always important. Saying it's not is like saying miles per gallon doesn't count for cars. It does effect the overall cost of ownership. You simply don't like it because it conflicts with your opinion.

And no, it's not talking down the 7950. It's talking reality. The fact is it's a toss up between the 670 and 7950 not a win for either.

Get all the facts and buy whichever you prefer.
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