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Thanks, just read over the FAQ and looks like I can use the 670 for physx perfectly fine. This is a tough decision but so far the 7950 looks like a winner with a good price point.
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GTX670 money = HD 7970.
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The GTX 670 is easily the faster GPU with better drivers but you will pay more.
Whoever said the 7950 is faster at high resolutions hasn't seen any data, the 670 matches a 7970 at 1600p.

AMD dropped the prices when a 670 at release beat the 7970 at 1080p/1200p and cost much less.
If you want to save money and lose on some performance, the 7950 is a solid choice.
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The GTX 670 is easily the faster GPU with better drivers but you will pay more.
Whoever said the 7950 is faster at high resolutions hasn't seen any data, the 670 matches a 7970 at 1600p.
AMD dropped the prices when a 670 at release beat the 7970 at 1080p/1200p and cost much less.
If you want to save money and lose on some performance, the 7950 is a solid choice.

AMD drivers have gotten much better. You dont lose much performance. 10% for 25% Cheaper.
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AMD drivers have gotten much better..
Nvidia have also released drivers improving performance, that always evens itself out.
Both cards will be good upgrade options OP, good luck.
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The GTX 670 is easily the faster GPU with better drivers but you will pay more.
Whoever said the 7950 is faster at high resolutions hasn't seen any data, the 670 matches a 7970 at 1600p.
AMD dropped the prices when a 670 at release beat the 7970 at 1080p/1200p and cost much less.
If you want to save money and lose on some performance, the 7950 is a solid choice.
they're about the same performance when overclocked; look at that HardOCP review. The 7950 performed very closely to the 670 in most of the games that they tested at 1080p 4x MSAA, and it performed better in some games at 1600p.
Haven't Nvidia's drivers been crappy lately or something like that? I haven't heard anything bad about ATI's drivers for the 7000 series, and they are superior drivers for multi-monitor usage.
Also, by higher resolutions, people are talking about triple monitor.
Edited by Art Vanelay - 10/5/12 at 4:49pm
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"All i've read over the past 2 days is that the 7970 is the better card overclocked and from the graphs above it just isn't."
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"All i've read over the past 2 days is that the 7970 is the better card overclocked and from the graphs above it just isn't."

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Definetly would grab the 7950 over the 670. would save that 80$(?) and get something else instead.
For Physx, You always can get a Nvidia card just for Physx.
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or get the EVGA GTX670 FTW edition.
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