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Ok, so what is I fork out some cash and buy the 680? Or is it still the same situation, spend half the price of a 680, get damn near same performance, and spend the other 3xx on another 7950 and xfire with it for even moar performance?

I have seen many benchmarks in games and the 670 flies by the 7950 in many games.
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Ok, so what is I fork out some cash and buy the 680? Or is it still the same situation, spend half the price of a 680, get damn near same performance, and spend the other 3xx on another 7950 and xfire with it for even moar performance?
I have seen many benchmarks in games and the 670 flies by the 7950 in many games.
You know your about to get swarmed by people right now by saying that? lol. Well if you can fork out the money to get a 680, get it. It is only slightly faster then a 670, but it is more future proof. I would never want to deal with AMD cfx drivers.(Now I am going to get swarmed by people but I have seen it first hand on a friends computer.)
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If there is a possibility of SLI in the future, go with a card with a reference cooler or something that exhausts heat only from the back.
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4gb gtx680 or 1 gtx690 if you planning to sli the 470,

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I agree with Gereral123 If you can get a 680 instead get it Also Ive seen alot of people having troubles with stuttering artifacting and stuff when using crossfire lately. But it is sort of the same factor the 7970 is sort of on par with the 680 and is cheaper same thing around as the 670 and the 7950.
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I am in the exact same boat you are. I am gaming at 1080p now, but looking to go either 1 high resolution monitor or surround in the future. I am getting 2 4GB galaxy 670s. I'm well aware of all benchmarks that show the 7950 competing with a 670 for less $$$ but I had a bad experience with AMD and honestly, I want to go nvidia. They seem to do better in games that I like to play anyways. Not saying it's a bad card, but I'm going to stick with the company that hasn't let me down.

The Galaxy 4GB is $429 with a rebate of $20, bringing the cost down to $409.99. You get Borderlands 2 (which I am going to buy anyways) so that allows me to put the $60 I was going to pay for it towards a 670. Then, I'll buy another Galaxy 4GB 670 and I get a 2nd copy of Borderlands which I'll sell for $60, essentially putting the price of the 2nd card down to $360. With all that figured into the equation, these cards are going to cost me $350 each. That's an amazing deal.


I definitely wouldn't go 680 for the extra money. I thought about it too but it only averages 5 or so FPS higher than the 670 in most games and the 670s scale REALLY well in SLI. I've seen benchmarks where the 670s in SLI beat 680s in SLI. AMD is a solid choice, but, like I said, I've had some bad experiences with them. I'm sure I'd love a 7950 or 7970 if I got one, but I have more trust in nvidia. Plus, until AMD has something as dramatically different as physx in their back pocket, I'll never go to AMD. That video with Physx and Without Physx in Borderlands 2 is a staggering difference. Sure, only a few games actually use it correctly, but Borderlands 2 is my most anticipated game of the whole year and I want to experience everything!
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I'd like to quickly remind everyone to stay on topic of question being asked by OP and let's remain civil.

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I am upgrading from my GTX 280, and was going to buy a 7950 because I thought it was better than the 670 but it is not.
SO, what I need to know is which 670 will be the most effective in the future? I was going to get a model with 4gb vram because I use texture mods in almost every game that offers them.
I also will be buying another 670 down the road, so keep that in mind when you recommend which one I should buy.
Thanks for your time. thumb.gif

As for the question, IMO any EVGA GTX 670 FTW 4GB or EVGA GTX 670 SC 4GB. For the heavy use of texture mods where VRAM can max normal limits 4GB will be plenty and buy some time gaming.
     
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With all honesty as a GTX 670 owner I have to say get a HD7950 since it is slightly better than GTX 670 and costs way less.
The Bandwidth the HD7900 series comes with is a really life saver for those cards.
Anything that requires a lot of bandwidth, HD7000 win usually by pretty long shot.
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With all honesty as a GTX 670 owner I have to say get a HD7950 since it is slightly better than GTX 670 and costs way less.
The Bandwidth the HD7900 series comes with is a really life saver for those cards.
Anything that requires a lot of bandwidth, HD7000 win usually by pretty long shot.

Same here as a 670 owner I also have to say the 7950
 
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None really... there is no such thing as "future proofing" this term has to die already. You think you have the greatest hardware and a few months later something better comes up, but if you meant a "viable" soulution down the road honestly any current 6 series from nvidia or 79xx from amd will do. So imo get w/e fits your current needs thumb.gif
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