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By the time I need more Vram(need a <$500, 120Hz+, 1440p+, 2ms GTG ,27"+ IPS panel monitor for that scenario to happen), Crossfire 7970 would be inadequate to push 120 FPS on 1440p max setting on the top of the line games anyway(this is 2015 at the earliest, monitor development/price drop move slowly these days), hence making 7970's Vram advantage completely null and void for me.
Extra Vram furture proof? don't make me laugh.

I never said its future proof. Nothing in computing world is future proof with this technology. Whatever card you buy will be cheaper and outdated in 8 months time. So it really does not matter. I brought it up because I was talking about processing other than gaming. I do development on the side, rendering packages, files, video encoding and ripping..it helps. I would not buy more Vram if all I was doing was using one 1080p monitor forever and playing only certain games..but I'm not.
    
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By the time I need more Vram(need a <$500, 120Hz+, 1440p+, 2ms GTG ,27"+ IPS panel monitor for that scenario to happen), Crossfire 7970 would be inadequate to push 120 FPS on 1440p max setting on the top of the line games anyway(this is 2015 at the earliest, monitor development/price drop move slowly these days), hence making 7970's Vram advantage completely null and void for me.
Sure there are 7970 custom cool models that runs cooler/quieter than reference, but guess what the same applies to 670. When the same custom cool technology is used(ASUS DCII, MSI Twin Frozor IV, Gigabyte Windforce 3X) thermal-dynamics dictates that the more energy efficient card will run cooler/produce less noise. As proof I already listed how review done by the same reviewer(techpowerup), 7970 Lightning runs significantly hotter than 670 PE(same MSI Twin Frozor cooler).
Extra Vram furture proof? don't make me laugh. By the time that "future proof" become realistic I need a Volcanic Island/Maxwell to push 120 FPS on 1440p max setting top end game anyway.
My Video card:
1st year: at or near the top of the line performance
2nd year: still give great performance
3rd year: last long enough with good performance until the warranty expires=I get the new card.
If you want to use your future proof card 1-2 years beyond warranty 7970 might benefit you, but that's not for me.
To be fair, isn't this exactly what we're seeing with the 560 ti right now? I've seen it significantly under perform in some benchmarks presumptively because it's being bottlenecked by it's 1 gb of memory in games like BF3. I haven't seen anybody test a 2gb vs 1gb card, and haven't looked into it any further because I'm personally only concerned with performance in the present.

Imo if I had a 7970 and that extra 1gb of memory gave it an edge a year or two from now then yay, if not, then oh well. It certainly wouldn't be a deciding factor when I'm buying, even if the above with the 560ti is correct we have no evidence that we'll see the same happen in the future.
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GTX 670 < HD 7970 < GTX 680
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GTX 670 < HD 7970 < GTX 680
< 7970 GHz edition
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By the time I need more Vram(need a <$500, 120Hz+, 1440p+, 2ms GTG ,27"+ IPS panel monitor for that scenario to happen), Crossfire 7970 would be inadequate to push 120 FPS on 1440p max setting on the top of the line games anyway(this is 2015 at the earliest, monitor development/price drop move slowly these days), hence making 7970's Vram advantage completely null and void for me.
Sure there are 7970 custom cool models that runs cooler/quieter than reference, but guess what the same applies to 670. When the same custom cool technology is used(ASUS DCII, MSI Twin Frozor IV, Gigabyte Windforce 3X) thermal-dynamics dictates that the more energy efficient card will run cooler/produce less noise. As proof I already listed how review done by the same reviewer(techpowerup), 7970 Lightning runs significantly hotter than 670 PE(same MSI Twin Frozor cooler).
Extra Vram furture proof? don't make me laugh. By the time that "future proof" become realistic I need a Volcanic Island/Maxwell to push 120 FPS on 1440p max setting top end game anyway.
My Video card:
1st year: at or near the top of the line performance
2nd year: still give great performance
3rd year: last long enough with good performance until the warranty expires=I get the new card.
If you want to use your future proof card 1-2 years beyond warranty 7970 might benefit you, but that's not for me.

Some Games already use more then 2gb vram on 1080p .. FACT
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Are you also taking into consideration if you are going to get an aftermarket cooled card or one with a reference blower? The gigabyte 670 is a decent price and so is the MSI PE edition. The others like Galaxy is a little pricy.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814162109

The Asus and other models are around 409~419. But I was not taking into consideration rebates either. I usually won't buy a card if I don't want to pay its price without a rebate.
    
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670 and 7970 are around the same price. 7970 is the better card.

Pretty self-explanatory.
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You can get a regular 7970 for up to $430 including reference. The aftermarket ones are a little more. But this is also said for the factory oc and atermarket cooled 670's. Go with whatever games you play that tends to help most people.

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And those prices matter today?
How different will the outcome be at today's pricing?
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