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post #31 of 60
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Originally Posted by Minnetonka16 View Post

AMD is the AMD of GPUs
NVidia is the intel
If you have money and want high performance and better future value (my 570 is still worth as much as it was when I bought it) go with nvidia. If you don't want to spend too much go AMD.

You must be about 2 or 3 gens behind in knowledge if you really believe this. For single monitor setups, the 7950/7970 and GTX 670/680 will be literally right behind each other's tails, especially with a mild overclock. The 7950 is the most recommended because it can dip down to $280 and it's a big jump to $380+ with the 7970 or GTX670 for only a small gain of FPS (usually within 2~5%).

I'm using 3x monitors in portrait for a 3500x1920 (bezel comp.) and I can say a 7950 is sufficient enough to max out 90% of the games available out there, constantly hitting 60FPS for recent games like GW2 or Borderlands 2 (at least mine does at maxed settings and Eyefinity).
    
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post #32 of 60
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My two 480s seriously rock anything I throw at them
You can cook chicken, and drown out the screams of the chicken, as you cook it, with your graphics cards' cooling system, while simultaneously using more power than a grow op. tongue.gif
Don't go for SLI 480s, just get a 670, 7970 or 7950.
Edited by Art Vanelay - 10/1/12 at 7:49pm
post #33 of 60
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Originally Posted by fishinfiend View Post

What are your thoughts on a XFX 7950 graphics card or is a msi or a gigabyte worth the extra money.
Here is the link to the XFX card in question
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150588&Tpk=14-150-588&nm_mc=EMC-GD100112&cm_mmc=EMC-GD100112-_-index-_-Item-_-14-150-588

The Gigabyte Windforce 3x cooler is one of the few coolers which can handle 1.2+ Ghz overclocks. the XFX DD and MSI twin frozr are not in the same class as the gigabyte. so go for the gigabyte card

If you want to save a bit of money go for the sapphire HD 7950 Boost with Dual x cooler. better than the XFX DD you are looking to get. thumb.gif
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202006
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post #34 of 60
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AMD is the AMD of GPUs
NVidia is the intel
If you have money and want high performance and better future value (my 570 is still worth as much as it was when I bought it) go with nvidia. If you don't want to spend too much go AMD.


How is it worth the same when you bought it? Did you buy it last week? When I built my rig 570s were going for $300-$350. You can buy a used GTX 580 for about $250 now.. no way the 570 held its value at around $300.

If you are only using one monitor I would go with nvidia, multiple monitors amd/ati has better triple monitor support.

I read a lot of people that always complain about the drivers with amd cards though.
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Fishinfan, I see that you have the MSI Twin Frozr from your Sig Rig and what are your thoughts on fan noise and temps?


I barely even notice it.As for the actual temps,It stays lukewarm.I haven't took a reading yet.
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post #36 of 60
It doesn't say where you are and i don't know if the rebate applies to the US but NCIX has the xfx double d 7970 for 339 after rebate.
I would recommend buying a card with an aftermarket cooler. i had similar cards 1 "reference" 1 not. The reference one was a bit loud. and the non-reference ones usually have better power stuff. And better overclocking.
And Minnetonka16, it doesn't matter what it is or how much you paid, what matters is how much someone is willing to pay.
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post #37 of 60
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How is it worth the same when you bought it? Did you buy it last week? When I built my rig 570s were going for $300-$350. You can buy a used GTX 580 for about $250 now.. no way the 570 held its value at around $300.
If you are only using one monitor I would go with nvidia, multiple monitors amd/ati has better triple monitor support.
I read a lot of people that always complain about the drivers with amd cards though.

Some people do buy used. I got my 7950 for $280 a few months ago and I could probably sell it for slightly less.

In regards to AMD drivers, I've personally never had problems with them (almost every release) through 4890, 2x 5770s, 2x 5870s, and my 7950. I feel like a lot of complaints on OCN are due to personal error, but I may have just been lucky to have working GPUs.
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post #38 of 60
Get the 7950, it beats the GTX 670 when both are overclock to the max.

To the post that says AMD is budget and nVidia is power, you are totally out of your mind. The 7970 GHz beats GTX 680 at a lower price, how is nVidia more powerful? Kepler is not that good either, the GTX 680 loses to the GTX 580 in computing performance, all Kepler can do is run games.
post #39 of 60
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Get the 7950, it beats the GTX 670 when both are overclock to the max.
To the post that says AMD is budget and nVidia is power, you are totally out of your mind. The 7970 GHz beats GTX 680 at a lower price, how is nVidia more powerful? Kepler is not that good either, the GTX 680 loses to the GTX 580 in computing performance, all Kepler can do is run games.

The 7950 is more bang for the buck, but the 670 is slightly higher price considering the more features it comes with.
They are about even. but the average 670 is a few percantage ahead of the average 7950. Buying a 7950 and keeping into mind that it will do 1200+ MHz Core/1700+ MHz Memory is more like gambling.
You can find some 670s as low as $349/ $359 if you search well.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814162108
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So you guys think that I would be better off with a Gigabyte or a MSI over an XFX.
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The 7950 is more bang for the buck, but the 670 is slightly higher price considering the more features it comes with.
They are about even. but the average 670 is a few percantage ahead of the average 7950. Buying a 7950 and keeping into mind that it will do 1200+ MHz Core/1700+ MHz Memory is more like gambling.
You can find some 670s as low as $349/ $359 if you search well.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814162108

What do you guys think of the cooler on that card. Also, I don't want to put on an aftermarket cooler onto the new card, that is why I was looking at the cards with multiple fans, and none with a blower (which I here is loud).
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