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I am currently trying to decide between the GTX 670, Radeon 7950 and Radeon 7970. I am looking for the best one, with the best cooling and least noise. So I have devised a points system to determine which is better.

Overclock = 1 point for every Mhz OVER 1100

FPS in Guild Wars 2 and Battlefield 2 combined = 1 points per FPS

Degree's in Celcius = 1 point for every degree UNDER 70 and -1 point for every degree OVER 70

Loudness = 15 points for silent, 10 points for not noticable, -10 points for noticable, -15 points for loud and -50 points for ungodly
(note: I will be recording my voice with a Snowball Blue so the quieter the better)

Vent hot air outside of case = 5 points

Cost = -0.1 points per $1

PLEASE HELP!!! I am trying to figure out a good list of cards to look for on Black Friday so I am hoping for a bunch of quick responses!
Thanks in advance!


*EDIT* I dont care about PhysX at all and I plan on eventually running 2 cards on a triple monitor setup (eventually!)
Edited by ADHDadditiv - 10/23/12 at 11:39am
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You running a single or multiple monitor setup?
Do you care about Physx?
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Well i don't know the exact points since i don't own one myself but here are a few pro's for each card.

AMD : Overclocking, Performance, Cost

Nvidia: Power consumption, Noise, Physx

EDIT:

Anyways my vote goes to AMD thumb.gif
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Your point system confuses me, but I vote for either the 7950 or GTX 670. With the 7950, going on right now, there's an amazing games deal with a 7900 Series. Plus, you can find them very cheap, and they overclock well.
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You running a single or multiple monitor setup?
Do you care about Physx?
Great questions, I could care less about PhysX and I plan on eventually running triple monitors, but by the time I run all 3 monitors, I will get a second card.
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Well at the max OC the 7970 seems to beat the 670, but not by much, so slim its marginal, so I would go with whichever will save you the most money. If you plan on going for a multiple monitor setup I would get the 7970
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Well at the max OC the 7970 seems to beat the 670, but not by much, so slim its marginal, so I would go with whichever will save you the most money. If you plan on going for a multiple monitor setup I would get the 7970
What about temps and noise levels though, since I plan on recording more, I need the card(s) to be fairly quiet and have fairly low temps.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202006&name=Desktop-Graphics-Cards
7950 $269 after rebate with $170 in games / offers
DAMN Thats a great bundle there! Thanks for showing me that!
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Well at the max OC the 7970 seems to beat the 670, but not by much, so slim its marginal, so I would go with whichever will save you the most money. If you plan on going for a multiple monitor setup I would get the 7970

Doesn't the 7970 beat the 680? Especially with the up;dated drivers giving 7% performance boost.
    
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