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I can grab this 670 for $300. Debating it.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125423&name=Desktop-Graphics-Cards
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What resolution are u playing at? Plus if u wait that 670 for $300 might be $250-200 in due time.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by anticommon View Post

I can grab this 670 for $300. Debating it.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125423&name=Desktop-Graphics-Cards

if its a used card make sure its working fine. if its a new card grab it. excellent card. amazing price. thumb.gif
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if its a used card make sure its working fine. if its a new card grab it. excellent card. amazing price. thumb.gif

I went ahead and bit on the 7970. It is brand spanky-new and worst case scenario if it performs worse than my 670 I can sell it for same or more cash than what I paid, and best case scenario I can sell my 670 for over $300 no problem. Win-win. If I can get anything over a very mild overclock (which I should be able to) then I'll be doing really well thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by anticommon View Post

I went ahead and bit on the 7970. It is brand spanky-new and worst case scenario if it performs worse than my 670 I can sell it for same or more cash than what I paid, and best case scenario I can sell my 670 for over $300 no problem. Win-win. If I can get anything over a very mild overclock (which I should be able to) then I'll be doing really well thumb.gif

the visiontek card comes at 1.05 Ghz stock clocks and should do 1.15 Ghz comfortably. anything more depends on the silicon lottery.test games more than benchmarks. If your chip hits 1.2 Ghz the HD 7970 will be faster than 1.3 Ghz GTX 670 across a wide range of games at 1440p.

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Sapphire/HD_7970_Toxic_6_GB/28.html
http://www.hardocp.com/article/2012/10/16/asus_matrix_hd_7970_platinum_video_card_review/4

Games like Skyrim, Sleeping dogs, Witcher 2, Dirt 3, Alan Wake, Metro 2033 would be significantly faster on HD 7970

HD 7950 (1.2 Ghz) is faster than GTX 670 (1.3 Ghz) at 1440p.

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2012/08/23/galaxy_gtx_660_ti_gc_oc_vs_670_hd_7950/2
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