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  • 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 #91 of 168
This might not be relevant to the thread but has the OP thought about going used? I just bought a Sapphire 7970 Dual-X used here on the forums for $330 shipped. $330. You paid $400 for 670...a card that is slower all around.

Just a thought, but once I started buying used parts I found it impossible to go back to getting new stuff. Especially if you buy the stuff from good people (those with good rep) you know that not only are you getting a solid working product but that any issues you may have can be worked on...oh yeah, you're also getting gear for MUCH cheaper.
post #92 of 168
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Originally Posted by JTHMfreak View Post

Do you want physx or tressfx, pretty much what it comes down to.

tressfx isn't proprietary, if I recall correctly.
    
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post #93 of 168
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Originally Posted by ekg84 View Post

Dont regret, that galaxy card is a GC version which is an equivalent of 670 ftw, it runs @ gtx680 clocks and performs 2% below 680 for $100 less, out of the box GTX 670 GC / FTW is aproximately 15% faster than 7950, i'd stick with what you got if i was you as well. Now all this talk about 7950 is better because it can be overclocked is irrelevant because

A) both cards can be overclocked
B) overclocking potential varies from one particular card to another

Here is what kind of performance you get out of the box:



I also think that all these comments about sales person being moron and idiot are disrespectful and ignorant, this kind of comments shouldn't take place at OCN which is meant to be friendly and intelligent community.

Also Galaxy customer service is not bad at all. BTW dont forget to register your card at www.GalaxyTechUS.com
So what you get with a Galaxy gtx 670 GC is:

1. Better performance out of the box
2. PxysX Support
3. Better drivers

Bottom line is - GTX 670 CG is a solid choice for a 1080p gaming.

The 7950 in the techpower up review is the stock non boost 7950, its clocked at 800mhz I think. ;/
post #94 of 168
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Originally Posted by AndroidVageta View Post

This might not be relevant to the thread but has the OP thought about going used? I just bought a Sapphire 7970 Dual-X used here on the forums for $330 shipped. $330. You paid $400 for 670...a card that is slower all around.

Just a thought, but once I started buying used parts I found it impossible to go back to getting new stuff. Especially if you buy the stuff from good people (those with good rep) you know that not only are you getting a solid working product but that any issues you may have can be worked on...oh yeah, you're also getting gear for MUCH cheaper.

OP here. Yes, since I've posted this I've learned more about the market here.

I think I would definitely consider buying used.
As much as I like shiny new stuff, most of the people on the forums seem like decent trustworthy people and buying used from within the community helps out everybody biggrin.gif
post #95 of 168
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Originally Posted by zulk View Post

The 7950 in the techpower up review is the stock non boost 7950, its clocked at 800mhz I think. ;/

Boost or none boost , he posted a freaking old chart from 1987
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post #96 of 168
just get a 120Hz monitor that can do the lightboost trick and the nVidia option will always win
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post #97 of 168
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Originally Posted by Otterclock View Post

tressfx isn't proprietary, if I recall correctly.

Nvidia may be able to "use" tressfx, but it cripples performance so bad. Tressfx made the game unplayable on SLI 670s.
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post #98 of 168
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Originally Posted by Otterclock View Post

tressfx isn't proprietary, if I recall correctly.
But you'll get a serious performance cut on the Kepler chips because of their immense lack of computing horsepower
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just get a 120Hz monitor that can do the lightboost trick and the nVidia option will always win
My god. You will be risking the monitor's warranty and the parts. Linus broke his 1600p monitor doing it and plus, you paid alot more for something that you shouldn't have in the first place wink.gif
I have a stack of dead Nvidia cards and it includes a 670 kepler card too smile.gif MSI decided not to honor the warranty simply because i "f'ed it up" by ocing and it wasn't insane clocks either, 1100MHz is not near anywhere near insane smile.gif
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post #99 of 168
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Bottom line is - GTX 670 CG is a solid choice for a 1080p gaming.

The 7950 in the techpower-up review is the stock non boost 7950, its clocked at 800mhz I think.
The 7950 cards with Boost are the same speed as a GTX 670 stock since they run at 950MHz.
The cards without Boost run at 800MHz so they are slower.
When both are at stock, 670 is usually about 5-10% faster but not always.
This is only true at 1080p though. At 1600p 7950 is a better bet.

Most of the HD 7950s in the market right now have the Boost BIOS, so even if you're gonna be running at stock speeds,
I'd recommend you save your money and go with that because even looking further ahead
the HD 7950 should be a more "future-proof" card because it has more memory bandwidth and more VRAM.

edit:
hope that proves I'm impartial.
Edited by malmental - 3/25/13 at 5:20am
post #100 of 168
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Originally Posted by DaveLT View Post

But you'll get a serious performance cut on the Kepler chips because of their immense lack of computing horsepower
My god. You will be risking the monitor's warranty and the parts. Linus broke his 1600p monitor doing it and plus, you paid alot more for something that you shouldn't have in the first place wink.gif
I have a stack of dead Nvidia cards and it includes a 670 kepler card too smile.gif MSI decided not to honor the warranty simply because i "f'ed it up" by ocing and it wasn't insane clocks either, 1100MHz is not near anywhere near insane smile.gif

Linus didn't break his monitor that way. His cat knocked it over.
 
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