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I'm deciding between the XFX 7970 Double D and the EVGA GTX670 FTW.
Which one should i get?
The XFX would cost me $410 vs $430 for the EVGA with tax and shipping included.

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id go for the 7970 , its gooder. plus its a good brand. if the 7970 can beat the gtx 680 in some applications . then it can beat the 670.
    
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My suggestion is the GTX 670. But that suggestion will be thrashed, refuted, and laughed at.

And Raghu is coming with his Hardocp links.
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You're already close to 680. Just get 680
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post #5 of 15
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You're already close to 680. Just get 680

The cheapest GTX680 would cost me an extra $55. Not sure if its worth it.

Idle noise levels look really bad on the GTX670 SC, I wonder if the FTW would be that noisy too?

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It is highly unlikely that you'd notice a difference between 40 and 43 dB.
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The best card you can buy these days is 7970..
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Get a 7970 but try and avoid XFX if you can, their cooling solutions aren't the best and many people have had problems with them.
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Get a 7970 but try and avoid XFX if you can, their cooling solutions aren't the best and many people have had problems with them.

XFX and EVGA are the only ones that offer international warranty in my country, so its EVGA for Geforces and XFX for Radeons.
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is this sapphire a better choice?

http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-DL-DVI-I-SL-DVI-D-PCI-Express-11197-03-40G/dp/B009B6Y01Y/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1354934095&sr=1-3&keywords=sapphire+hd+7970

id have to give up warranty, but.. maybe

also.. is this model voltage unlocked?
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