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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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Crossfire scales better actually and there is frame latency in both sli and crossfire
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Yes, as you have seen, the Radeon 7970 is believed by many to be the best sub-$500 card on the market. There's plenty of data to back this up too. I'd say that the 670, in recent benchmarks and with both sides using the latest drivers, the 7950 is dead even with the 660ti. Since the 7970 is only 3-5% faster than the 7950 and the GTX 670 is 10-20% faster than the 660ti, I personally believe the 670 to be the better card.

At maximum Overclocks, the 7970 will draw about double the power of the 670 and be quite loud as well. If you go that route, I hope you have good room ventilation, cooling.
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post #13 of 24
1) If it's all about having the high benchmark scores & over-volting gpu's, buy the 7970 Lightning. If not, save some cash & buy the 670 Power Edition (if using 1080p or 1200p)

2) If you are definitely upgrading your display to 1440p, definitely buy the 7970, especially if you only plan to use a single gpu & have no desire to SLI or Xfire.
Edited by drBlahMan - 3/5/13 at 6:47am
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I have NO plans on SLI
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I like the Batman games and Borderlands 2, so I like the PhysX support NVidia provides. You can always add another card for physX if you want though.

I have both AMD and NVidia cards and really I don't have complaints about either. My main rig at home will always have NVidia because of PhysX. The machine I game on at work has a 6950, my secondary gamer has a 560 Ti, and my HTPC has a 7850. They're all great for 1080p but the NVidia machines have a better edge on Borderlands 2.

Pick the one you like better basically.
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any of those will work just make sure you get a minimum of 3GB vram.
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7970 best choice.
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7970 > GTX 670. But AFAIK according to some people this Lightning can't do 120 Hz on an 1080p, but I am unsure though. if any own or has owned the card please correct me if I am wrong.
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7970 > GTX 670. But AFAIK according to some people this Lightning can't do 120 Hz on an 1080p, but I am unsure though. if any own or has owned the card please correct me if I am wrong.

^this. not sure about the 120Hz info. i think it is even safe to say that the 7970>680.
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Get the 7970 that is the one. I have three rigs a AMD FX-8120 with a Sapphire 6950 a AMD FX-8350 with a 7950 and a i5 3570K with a GTX 670 and out of all of them both of the AMD rigs perform better. The 670 just does not have the performance that I was expecting from Nvidia. Other than being able to run natively with my Hackintosh that is really all it has going for it. And after the 10.8.3 update that may change and I can finally use my 7970 I got for my i5 rig.
 
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