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the visiontek HD 7970 is a reference design. So its a good card for stock and slight overclocks to 1 - 1.05 Ghz at stock voltage. the cooler is not loud till 50% . And your temps would be around 65c with fan speed at 40 - 50%. so yeah its a good buy considering the price.

if you want a card that can cool very high voltage overclocks of 1200+ Mhz consider the gigabyte windfore or Sapphire dual x . good coolers. Both cards come at 1 Ghz clocks.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125413
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102982
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okay guys just found a sale on a non reference cooler 7970 GHz edition for 409.00 this includes lifetime warranty.

So im about to make my choice, thought I would get one last min suggestion.

I have both in my cart, but haven't made my choice yet between

A. VisionTek 7090 GHz edition for 409.99 (free shipping, no tax)

B. EVGA 670 FTW edtion for 389.99 (free shipping, no tax and a free copy of Boarderlands *a game I want anyways*)


This is prob a little vague but the main reason im so torn is they are both fantastic cards, both great deals at this moment but one gives me a free 60 dollar game thumb.gif . However I do know the game is just a short term perk and is insignificant, but free is free tongue.gif

My thoughts are (from what I have learned) the 7090GHz is, by all accounts a stronger card. It can be OC'd to be stronger then the 680..However I don't know if the 670 can be oc'd to out perform the 7090 or stay on par w/ it.. Everything I have seen is 7090 (overclocked) beats 670 (stock clock). I guess my thought or wonders is if the 670 is OC'd would it then be beating the 7090? IF you are on one monitor at 1920 x 1200.

My triple monitor action wont take place for awhile, im still in the process of buying a house so 2 extra monitors can wait until that is done. tongue.gif
Edited by frawressvictoly - 9/6/12 at 7:05am
post #13 of 19
sapphire has just the card for you if you are looking for great performance across multiple monitors. its the 7970 6gb toxic edition. its exactly what you need.
    
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post #14 of 19
It looks like you're leaning toward the 7970 and I'm not trying to sway you away from it, but I would like to point out the gtx 670 works great for three screen setups. No adapters needed. I doubt this is really a concern, but I found nvidia surround much easier to use than eyefintiy (I had crossfired 6950s before this card)

Both are great cards and I'm sure you'll be happy with anything you pick. You probably won't notice much difference in performance between any of those cards anyway.
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post #15 of 19
If your thinking about getting the 670, Pay the extra $10 to get the non-LE version.
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post #16 of 19
the HD 7970 Ghz is faster than GTX 680. And with its huge bandwidth and excellent compute performance its the better long term choice. If you plan on keeping the card for 2 -3 years its wiser to get the card which has more resources. With games like Crysis 3 and Metro Last Light in Q1 2013 these cards are really going to be pushed hard. In bandwidth demanding games like Metro 2033, Witcher 2 the HD 7970 Ghz has a sizeable performance advantage even at 1080p. so think and decide.
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post #17 of 19
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Well I just made my buy guys..

I have a good buddy who has the 7090 its a non ref version works extremely well but he keeps saying he wish he bought the 670 instead, He is a huge fan of nvidia. Now he said go w/ the 670 if I don't like it or feel strange about it he would trade me (this is a long time friend of mine so no scam action.

Anyways I bought the 670 FTW edition, I get my freebee game (lol vague I know). However if I feel strange about it, my buddy said he would trade.

Right now I will see. Its funny because my buddy always, in the past he went nvidia and I always went AMD on GPU's. This time we are switching up.

I guess I have nothing to lose, if I feel bad about my choice in a day or so I can order the 7090 and return the 670 or trade my friend (he really likes that idea tongue.gif )

anyways guys thank you so much for the tips and pointers. I will let you know how it works for me.



*also due to me buying a new home, I put my 3 monitor adventure on hold for 2 years time when I do my next pc build (I build a new one every 2 years).
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Originally Posted by frawressvictoly View Post

Well I just made my buy guys..
I have a good buddy who has the 7090 its a non ref version works extremely well but he keeps saying he wish he bought the 670 instead, He is a huge fan of nvidia. Now he said go w/ the 670 if I don't like it or feel strange about it he would trade me (this is a long time friend of mine so no scam action.
Anyways I bought the 670 FTW edition, I get my freebee game (lol vague I know). However if I feel strange about it, my buddy said he would trade.
Right now I will see. Its funny because my buddy always, in the past he went nvidia and I always went AMD on GPU's. This time we are switching up.
I guess I have nothing to lose, if I feel bad about my choice in a day or so I can order the 7090 and return the 670 or trade my friend (he really likes that idea tongue.gif )
anyways guys thank you so much for the tips and pointers. I will let you know how it works for me.
*also due to me buying a new home, I put my 3 monitor adventure on hold for 2 years time when I do my next pc build (I build a new one every 2 years).

Interested in selling Borderlands 2 tongue.gif
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Well i arrived at the party late as usual. Not that im in the market for a killer card but let us know how the card wors out.
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