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Haha. It has a game mode. No input lag at all. Compared it against a s27a950 120hz panel so yeeeeeaah. Your wrong.
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In my experience there's large difference in minimum fps between stock 2500K compared to my modest 4,4GHz oc. Even this overclock isn't quite enough for BF3, I'm planning to get Haswell chip that has HT.
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yeah, i dont doubt that for a second. Everyone recommends the 2500k for a reason, im jus sayin its not like the 2400 is hell outdated. no update on whether the 7970 has fixed anything either yet, its been a nightmare. the 7970 was about a inch to long for my case, stupid hdd bay was in the way with no way of removing, so sadly had to take some pliers to it lol, wrenched that out the way and the bloody 7970 kept black screening on me, formatted the ssd and now have it working i think. Keeps skipping the bios screen tho? It hasn't gone well lol.
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check out my 7970 CF benchmark of crysis 2 :)_ You tell me smile.gif
    
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Alright, so i have bf3 installed again and the stutter.. is completely gone. I have only had a few games but its loading properly, no stuttering at the start of matches, Its working properly. If i do experience any stutter it will no doubt be from the cpu so yeah, happy with that. The image quality is definitely a step above nvidias aswell, calibrated with the syder elite 3 and the color space is better. and it shows. Not so happy with how long it took to get the drivers working and the fact i had to take pliers to my pc lol and that i had to do format and lose 100+ games. Figured out the bios not showing up was due to some incompatibility with my tv i guess cos i plug it in to a different tv and it shows up fine. It affects it wierdly tho cos when i restart it doesnt even switch off, just says shutting down then switches to the login screen. ah well. Did a quick comparison with 3d vantage, 670 was overclocked to 1230mhz i believe where the 7970 was at stock, so not really a fair comparison but i lost about 800 points overall. Got a small overclock on the 7970 now so will do another run. peace.

EDIT: much better, cpu was overclocked as much as you can with the 2400 and the 670, and still haven't got around to that yet with the 7970... http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/5654263

cpu and gpu slight overclock: http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/5654345
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Alright, just looking to finalize this thread aswell..


Link to original thread.. http://www.overclock.net/t/1349583/looking-to-switch-to-7970-but



well the final results are in...


gtx 670 overclocked with i5 2400 overclocked... http://cdn.overclock.net/6/6e/6e4d8fcc_Dwm2013-01-1523-21-39-70.jpeg

7970 overclocked with i5 2400 overclocked... http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/5654345

7970 overclocked with i5 3570k overclocked... http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/5669288


And i'm done! lol, things got a bit nutty there for awhile but i finally got rid of that annoying stutter... and it only cost me $720 lol. Thanks everyone that helped.

FTR the i5 2400 was not a bottleneck and is highly under rated by most people. The 670 on the other hand is probably a decent card but boy do the drivers suck, or the kepler boost crap is my tip. They been around awhile now and i dont think its fixable. Anyhow thanks again for all the help.
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Wow, this is all very surprising and totally contradicts all evidence. TR recently did an article on how the 7xxx series cards were more stuttery than Nvidia's gtx6xxx, but you've experienced the complete opposite!lol. Either way if you say the stutter's gone, it's gone, sorry for ( potentially) misleading you.

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post #68 of 68
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Hey, its all good man, long as my computer keeps running im a happy man lol, i been thinkin i needed to upgrade the cpu soon and i probably would have, just got it done a bit earlier than planned is all.
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