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Yes, but that'd be in BF3 alone. AMD did a really good job optimizing this game. I must also add that i'm running this game maxed out at 50-90 fps, but i'm pretty sure that my CPU is bottlenecking me here.

I still think that it would be an upgrade only if OP is lucky and get a good clocker.


True, but if BF3 is the only game OP plays ( like me) then a 7970ghz would be an upgrade. A regular 7970 would be a down/sidegrade IMO.

And yeah it's probably your CPU. With my thuban clocked at 3.75 ghz GPU utilization never goes above ~85% and I'm seeing FPS drops of up to 40FPS regardless of what resolution and graphics settings I play on. It's so annoying because I just can't stand when FPS drops below my monitors refresh rate tongue.gif
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yeah, i just been doing some tests with the cpu and gpu usage displayed aswell and 90% of the time the cpu usage is around 60% and the gpu usage is 95-99% which is good right? but then cpu usage goes p to 80-90% and gpu usage drops to 70-80% which is the bottleneck from the cpu yeah?
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If all 4 cores are above 85% and gpu usage drops under 70% in a game, people always told me that was a bottleneck from cpu.

I don't even pay attention to cores/ gpu usage with my 680 or 7970 in games xD
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I wish i wasn't paying attention lol. but the stutter is undeniable lol.
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Haha. I use to watch everything when I was using my 7870 and 965 but now its just meeeeeeeeeeeh. All I could do is sli or x-fire lol
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I went from a 7970 to a 670. Both have texture flickering. Texture flickering was a bit worse on the 670. I had stuttering in the 7970, not so much on the 670.

That's about the only things I've noticed.
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I went from a 7970 to a 670. Both have texture flickering. Texture flickering was a bit worse on the 670. I had stuttering in the 7970, not so much on the 670.

That's about the only things I've noticed.

cheers man. *** is goin on with these cards that they flicker and stutter ffs. they shouldnt be doin this **** when they cost so much?? is it jus cos they are competing against each other and they both jus want to be able to say they have the fastest card? Cos it aint workin out for me!
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A 7970 will beat out the 670 at stock speeds, and destroy it when overclocked. The 7970 features a 384bit bud width vs the 670s 256bit width, allowing for faster data transfer, as well as 3GB of VRAM vs the 670s 2. The 7970 is also faster, and beats out the 670 completely.
Heck, I have 2 of them. I WOULD SERIOUSLY RECCOMEND A 7970 OVER A GTX 670.
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post #39 of 68
Dont waste your time getting a 7970. Your CPU in this case is what needs to be replaced.

My guess is the stuttering can be from lack of cpu speed or ram speed/timings being poor.
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A 7970 will beat out the 670 at stock speeds, and destroy it when overclocked. The 7970 features a 384bit bud width vs the 670s 256bit width, allowing for faster data transfer, as well as 3GB of VRAM vs the 670s 2. The 7970 is also faster, and beats out the 670 completely.
Heck, I have 2 of them. I WOULD SERIOUSLY RECCOMEND A 7970 OVER A GTX 670.

 

As somebody who owned both of these cards, I can say that the information above is false.

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