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I made the mistake of getting a lower end card and wasn't happy with performance and ended up getting a 680, could have saved myself $$ by going the 680 or 670 in the first place.

There really isn't a big difference in gaming performance when it comes to the top-tiered cards for either company. My single 7950 can max out almost all games with 3 monitors, so a single monitor is no problem even for BF3 or a modded Skyrim.

My vote is for the Gigabyte Windforce if you prefer a more quiet card with a lot of potential overclocking headroom. Check out the 7950/7970 owners thread and you'll see that the Gigabyte owners are getting high (or higher) overclocks compared to watercooled GPUs.

The MSI Twin Frozr 7950 has been shipping out with the 7970 PCB, so some people have had the chance to unlock to the full 2K shaders and they seem to overclock a lot better. The only thing is that there are also a few OCN members who got duds and faced a lot of problems with theirs, ultimately having to RMA or return it.
    
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Before you hit the buy button consider this review.
http://www.anandtech.com/show/5818/nvidia-geforce-gtx-670-review-feat-evga
And this.
http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/geforce_gtx_670_review,20.html
In Battlefield 3 at 1920x1080 with everything cranked the 670 bests the 7950 by 20 FPS, sure it may be more expensive but i reckon the 20 Frames would be worth it thumb.gif
Having said that, got no idea how it performs with the other software your using.
But overclocked, the 7000 series performs a lot better, whereas the 600 series doesn't perform that much better. They really should bench these overclocked.
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it is well known bf3 plays better with gtx. Go with the GTX 670.
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I vote for 7950 ..OCs like a monster..Nvidia is..not a nice company.
 
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I vote for 7950 ..OCs like a monster..Nvidia is..not a nice company.

why not give a a reason please.
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But overclocked, the 7000 series performs a lot better, whereas the 600 series doesn't perform that much better. They really should bench these overclocked.

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2012/05/14/geforce_680_670_vs_radeon_7970_7950_gaming_perf/3

Looks like your right, the 7950 does perform very close to the 670 when overclocked, the 670 OC is still slightly faster but not by much.

It all comes down to this - If you wanna overclock or not and if you have the extra money for the 670.

If your not interested in overclocking, 670 is the clear winner.

If you have limited cash and not interested in overclock 7950 is good performance per dollar.

If you want to overclock, 7950 is well worth the money while only slightly trailing the 670. thumb.gif
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http://www.hardocp.com/article/2012/05/14/geforce_680_670_vs_radeon_7970_7950_gaming_perf/3
Looks like your right, the 7950 does perform very close to the 670 when overclocked, the 670 OC is still slightly faster but not by much.
It all comes down to this - If you wanna overclock or not and if you have the extra money for the 670.
If your not interested in overclocking, 670 is the clear winner.
If you have limited cash and not interested in overclock 7950 is good performance per dollar.
If you want to overclock, 7950 is well worth the money while only slightly trailing the 670. thumb.gif

Very informative and well written.
post #58 of 60
Got my 7950 3 weeks ago, So far been rock solid.
I vote 7950 best card for the price hands down.
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I am just about ready to hit buy on the gigabyte from newegg (includes Sleeping Dogs game), but I have one last question.

It is Should I get a power splitter or should I run 2 power cables from my modular PSU to the graphics card?
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I am just about ready to hit buy on the gigabyte from newegg (includes Sleeping Dogs game), but I have one last question.
It is Should I get a power splitter or should I run 2 power cables from my modular PSU to the graphics card?
Just run 2 power cables from your modular PSU to the graphics card.
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