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Poll Results: Which card is best?

 
  • 2% (4)
    Galaxy GTX 670 2GB
  • 37% (74)
    EVGA GTX 670 FTW 2GB
  • 60% (121)
    MSI Radeon 7950 Twin Frozr Edition 3GB
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post #21 of 168



http://www.techpowerup.com/177173/HD-7950-May-Give-Higher-Framerates-but-GTX-660-Ti-Still-Smoother-Report.html



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post #22 of 168

Its fixed. 13.2 beta. It was a problem with the 12.11 beta. Nothing else
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post #23 of 168
I'd go with the MSI R7950. Yeah, it'll be less of a hassle keeping your NV card since it's a drop in replacement, and you don't have to worry about removing the NV drivers, but it only takes like 5min to do that anyways. The 7950 is the p/p champ of this generation, and with the games that it's coming with (Crysis 3, and the other games that don't matter), the deal is even sweeter. I'd return the 670, purchase the 7950 and pocket the difference. The 670 and the 7950 are pretty close in performance, but the 670 also costs around $60 more. Heck, you could use that extra money and get a 7970 biggrin.gif The reference 670s also have a coil whine problem, iirc.

Well that's enough of putting NV down. Now, let's see what AMD has against them:

Microstutter (beta drivers are looking very promising, though)
Usually slower to optimize new games for their cards than NV
No Physx

So yeah, if you can overlook the arguably minor downsides, then I don't see why you wouldn't get the 7950. The 3GB of vram is a nice addition just in case you like modding games, and blasting up the AA and whatnot. Did I mention that you get Crysis 3?

I would recommend the Gigabyte 7950, but their cooler doesn't cover the VRMs. That's the only reason, though, and people are still able to get good overclocks on that card.

@Kand:




Read this for more info. Like I said, their newer drivers are looking very promising.


Well, that's my 2cents.gif Take it or leave it; the choice is yours thumb.gif
post #24 of 168
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Originally Posted by sugarhell View Post

Its fixed. 13.2 beta. It was a problem with the 12.11 beta. Nothing else

Yes, but I had a source that by reducing the stutter, the AMD card had less average FPS.

Above post. Thanks for that link. That's the one I was looking for.



Pretty much definitive right there. Keep your 670.
post #25 of 168
I believe that was only in one game (Guild Wars 2), and it was like 5 frames less...I'd take a negligible frame difference for overall smoothness any day, if it were me.
post #26 of 168
That would be up to you if it is worth the trouble of exchanging it. The msi 7950 is 289 at Tigerdirect here in florida right now after rebate. They are both great cards now. Amd has gotten alot better with the drivers also. (had a 560ti before). I'm sure you will be happy with whatever you choose in the long run
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post #27 of 168
lol at all this back and forth...

they are literally blow for blow, pretty much the same performance. It simply comes down to the money and whether the hassle of exchanging it is worth the price difference for you. I'd personally return it if that is what you paid and then order one online, much cheaper.

Drivers are moot, they both have their issues.
 
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post #28 of 168
I would keep the 670, there is literally no difference from a decent overclocked 670 and 7950.
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post #29 of 168
I would just keep the Galaxy 670. The 7950 is a little cheaper but it may or may not be faster, depends how good of a clocker you get. I've had the MSI TFIII 7950, two separate ones actually. All of the newer ones are on a 7970 PCB and voltage locked unless you BIOS flash. Galaxy's customer service is much better than MSI, not to mention it being one of the few US based companies right now.

Also, don't hate that salesman, at least he was sort of in the ballpark. I listened in on a salesman at Fry's the other day convincing some guy that the HD4000 in an Ivy chip was equal to a GTX 560ti. The guy bought it hook, line, and sinker and walked away with a PC $500 more expensive than he originally wanted with less performance than he would have had buying the cheaper one and a discreet GPU like he had planned.
post #30 of 168
Id probably take the Galaxy back and get an EVGA if you wanted to go with the 670. As for 7950 vs 670, they are very close and you will not hardly see a performance difference outside of benchmarks and certain games that one card or the other favors strongly.
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