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670 vs 7970?

post #1 of 24
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I know I've been asking a lot of questions lately but I hope you understand as I am a beginner to the world of computer building.

To start off with, I know that I will be getting the 670 or the 7970 as they are exactly the price I want them to be. However, I'm not sure whether to get the 670 or the 7970. I've always been a NVIDIA fan but I've heard the AMD is better performance-wise. I'm not sure what to choose...

It's between the:

MSI 670 Power Edition

or the

MSI 7970 Lightning (there seems to be lots of problems with this one...)

I'll be gaming on ONE single 1920 x 1080/1200 monitor (maybe a 2560x1440 monitor). The price doesn't matter THAT much. I want a card that will serve me well for a long time. I'm willing to give up some performance for more reliability. I don't need the fastest card out there but I want a card that is both reliable and powerful.

Thanks for ALL your help!
Edited by kim31227 - 3/5/13 at 4:46am
post #2 of 24
7970 lighting all day.

Unless you really need cuda cores or physx.
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post #3 of 24
if the price doesn't matter, get a Titan.
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post #4 of 24
If the decision was out of a 680 or 7970, I would have said 680 all the way but given the 2 options, get yourself a 7970 ghz edition and you'll love it.
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get the 7970 if you are not planning of going dual card later on , if you are , get yourself the 670 , SLI >CF
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post #6 of 24
7970 or nothing.

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Easy choice... hd7970
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post #8 of 24
I'm a massive nvidia fanboy but I'd say unless you're planning a multi-card config get a 7970. If you're planning to get more cards down the line then get the 670 as from what I've seen SLI is better than crossfire in terms of micro-stutter and performance scaling.


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post #9 of 24
7970 pls
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post #10 of 24
The 7970 by far. The 7970 has an extra GB of VRAM over the 670 and a 384 bit bus vs 256 bit. You should be comparing the 7970 to the 680. And at stick the 7970 and the 680 trade blows, but when overclocked, the 7970 destroys the 680 let alone the 670
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