Originally Posted by Stefy
Then why are you writing crap that isn't relevant anymore? In my eyes you're just trying to justify your purchase.
Also, let's not forget the extra vram on the AMD cards guys. Makes a big difference in future proofing.
Gonna defend myself here.
I gave my 7970 (XFX to be specific) to a friend, and he installed it into a 3770k build. Upon booting up BF3 (mind you, on 12.11 drivers) he received a microstutter that I had experienced with the same card. Boots up Team Fortress 2 and same stutter that makes for an annoying gaming experience.
Another friend buys a Sapphire 7970 about 3 weeks ago (1090T build), same thing every time. This weird stutter that causes instability in games (FPS dropping randomly on occasion).
Call it coincidence, maybe two cards that just sucked out of box (?) but I have had a disappointing experience with 7xxx series. Last good card I used was the 6950 and still sometimes I had Catalyst issues (on old drivers though, so irrelevant).
So sorry that I gave him my experiences with AMD cards. I guess some of us are just unlucky
OP, get an AMD or Nvidia. Your choice. You'll be fine either way.