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I currently have a 670 that i have been less than impressed with since the new drivers. When i first start playing bf3 it just skips, stutters for like the first 30 seconds, then fixes itself but if i drop below 60fps it skips/stutters again, i understand 55fps isnt 60fps but it shouldn't stutter like that right? so i decided i had had enough and would make the switch to a 7970 but i have read on here that the 7970 is suffering from the same sort of thing?? I'm assuming the 7970 is slightly better for performance since the recent driver updates based on benchmarks but pretty similar in performance in real world (gaming) situations? The main reason i would be switching is because of the stuttering which totally ruins it for me, considering i paid 450 for a gfx card i want it to run smooth, but i dont want to lose another 120 bucks by selling this one for 300 and grabbing a 7970 for 420 and still have the same damn issues. thanks.
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AMD has very good performance in BF3 with no stuttering issues. there are games like borderlands 2 which have the problem and a driver fix by AMD is in the works. should be out in the next beta mostly.

also a good option is to get a HD 7950 boost or HD 7950 OC. matches GTX 670 at stock. clock for clock HD 7950 is 3 - 6% slower than HD 7970. HD 7950 (1100 mhz) is on par with HD 7970 Ghz (1050 mhz). it would help if you asked a person who has moved from GTX 670 to HD 7950.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1196856/official-amd-radeon-hd-7950-7970-7990-owners-thread/19950#post_19045569
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post #3 of 70
I use 7970 CF
It has very good performance in BF3 with no stuttering thumb.gif
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What cpu are you running?

Upgrading to a 7970 just doesnt really seem like an upgrade lol....
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cpu is i5 2400, i know i should have got the 2500k but money was tight, rest of the system is z68 pro3 en 3 mobo, 8gb g skill 1600, 60gb patriot ssd, 2x 1tb hdd, corsair gs 600 psu, aerocool case if any of that matters, so sli is out of the question so i need the best i can get for a single video card. Its not really about a upgrade, its about getting something that works properly. the kepler series seems like its plagued with issues to me, i could be way off , but i think i want to make the switch lol, just want to make sure i wont be facing the same issues.
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which country are you from ? you could post in the HD 7900 users thread asking people who have moved from GTX 670 to HD 7950 / HD 7970 to give their opinion.
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MIGHT really be your i5. Battlefield is a pretty cpu based game and your 670 should have 0 problems maxing it with more then 60 fps. Unless super heavy area. Does the 670 act the same in all games?
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Swapping cards won't help. Put the money towards a 2500k and a good cooler. Then OC the hell out of it.
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I currently have a 670 that i have been less than impressed with since the new drivers. When i first start playing bf3 it just skips, stutters for like the first 30 seconds, then fixes itself but if i drop below 60fps it skips/stutters again, i understand 55fps isnt 60fps but it shouldn't stutter like that right? so i decided i had had enough and would make the switch to a 7970 but i have read on here that the 7970 is suffering from the same sort of thing?? I'm assuming the 7970 is slightly better for performance since the recent driver updates based on benchmarks but pretty similar in performance in real world (gaming) situations? The main reason i would be switching is because of the stuttering which totally ruins it for me, considering i paid 450 for a gfx card i want it to run smooth, but i dont want to lose another 120 bucks by selling this one for 300 and grabbing a 7970 for 420 and still have the same damn issues. thanks.

Or you could wait for the next driver update , i'm pretty sure they will have a fix for BF3!You shouldn't be so eager to spend your money on a product that will give you 1-4% increase in performance tops , and that increase will come on specific games only! I on the other hand have no problems whatsoever playing BF3 on my Asus 670!
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yeah, i was going to wait it out for the next set of drivers, and i know some people havent had issues but alot have, and im one of the unlucky ones. I was looking at upgradin the cpu but i looked here .. http://www.cpu-world.com/Compare/485/Intel_Core_i5_i5-2400_vs_Intel_Core_i5_i5-2500K.html .. and it seems pretty pointless. I think the 2400 is under rated actually. I doubt very much i am being bottlenecked. From the reading i have done on here the 7970 simply beats the 670 when both are over clocked, so yeah, thats why i want t o make the change , like i said as long as it doesnt have the same stuttering otherwise i would jus sit it out and wait for something better to come along.
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