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I am looking into selling my current rig and upgrading the whole thing. I am getting a 1440p monitor but i dont know what GPU. Is 2GB enough for 1440p if so will a 670 work? Or should i just get a 7970 3gb? money IS an issue so please not over 410
 
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Most always, but in some certain games with a ton of AA you could run into issues...

With that said, i'd get a few 7970's right now if i were you.
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Depends on what games you plan on playing. If you got Battlefield 3 and decided to crank up the AA while playing on that native resolution, you're gonna need at least 2 GB of VRAM
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Most always, but in some certain games with a ton of AA you could run into issues...
With that said, i'd get a few 7970's right now if i were you.
A few! i would if they were 100 each lol is there a big performance difference between the cards?
 
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post #5 of 38
7970 is the faster card, seeing as how it competes and sometimes beats the 680. With that said, a 670 is plenty enough so is a 7950. If you want the best performance for your $400, a 7970 would definitely be the way to go though.
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2GB is enough...for now.
 
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Depends on what games you plan on playing. The more AA you plan on adding to that high native res, the more VRAM you're gonna need.
Sorry for double posting i play games such as skyrim, Fallout, GTA, Mafia 2 I like to max out if i can and maybe some graphic mods
 
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A few! i would if they were 100 each lol is there a big performance difference between the cards?

More is better thumb.gif

Really i was kidding though. The 680 and 7970 trade blows, but like pioneer said, 7950 and 670 are great options too.
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Depends on what games you plan on playing. The more AA you plan on adding to that high native res, the more VRAM you're gonna need.
Sorry for double posting i play games such as skyrim, Fallout, GTA, Mafia 2 I like to max out if i can and maybe some graphic mods

Only games you'll have a problem with is GTA IV / EFLC, Metro2033 (turn DOF off), and BF3 (turn MSAA off, use FXAA instead)...with a 7970. A GTX 670 will do fine, but it will also run into those same issues, and you'll also be limited to mods with the 670.
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A GTX670 should be enough, for current games.
However, with upcoming games, you may want higher memory bandwidth and thus a 7970. I may be a little biased, but I think the HD7970 is an underrated GPU these days; "But a 670 offers virtually the same performance for less." Sure, 5-10% isn't alot if you're getting 110FPS.. but what if you have a 120hz monitor? Also, at higher than 1920x1080 memory bandwidth becomes more and more precious, and thats something a HD7970 has even over a GTX680.
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