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7970ghz trashes the 670/680 in every way possible (except efficiency at full load). New consoles coming out soon are going to have more ram and games are going to be ported to PC with this in mind. The 2GB of ram on the 670/680 is going to show its weakness very soon.
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Face palm. You based your data from an 8 month old article?
At least I was polite about it since I didn't know. No need to post things that are not constructive.
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I would recommend that you get one of the following cards:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125413
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202008
You can't possibly be serious. The 670 is the lesser card in every way when compared to the 7970. In fact, most of the time the 680 has trouble keeping up. You have four 7970s so I'd think you would know this. Also he will benefit from having 3GB of VRAM vs only 2GB with the 670.

At his resolution 2Gb vram is fine. If he was gaming at higher res I would push him to a 7970 but its just not needed.
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Hmm, well the 7970 doesn't really crush the 2x5870. Are you facing any problems currently, or it's just an upgrade itch? I think it'd be a wise idea to wait if your current performance is good.
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Hmm, well the 7970 doesn't really crush the 2x5870. Are you facing any problems currently, or it's just an upgrade itch? I think it'd be a wise idea to wait if your current performance is good.

It will absolutely crush it in any game with heavy tessellation or vram usage, not to mention eliminate any microstutter.

By the time he sold his 5870's, and sold or played his Never Settle bundle games, he could darn near get a free 7970. 5870's still sell for $150 or so on ebay.
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At his resolution 2Gb vram is fine. If he was gaming at higher res I would push him to a 7970 but its just not needed.

Also not true. The VRAM will most certainly be used. I game on a single 1080p monitor and new games are using well over 2GB of VRAM at that resolution. Crysis 3 is capable of using 2.5GB of VRAM at 1080p.
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I'm being a good friend and selling my buddy the 5870's for 200 total. I bought the 7970 gigabyte overclockand it comes with crisis 3 in BioShock Infinite and I don't want either game so I'll probably sell those
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Also not true. The VRAM will most certainly be used. I game on a single 1080p monitor and new games are using well over 2GB of VRAM at that resolution. Crysis 3 is capable of using 2.5GB of VRAM at 1080p.

With what 8XMSAA? Unnecessary. All it does is kill fps
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post #49 of 89
Sell those HD5850. I sold my HD5870 Crossfire reference cards for $218 on ebay two days ago. I bought one MSI 7950 Twin Frozr Boost version for $310. Mir is $10 and games should sell for around $40.
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You only game at 1080 now but what about in the future? A year from now some retailer could be advertising a quality 2560x1600 monitor at a price to good to turn down. If so, I'd hope you have a 7970 in your rig otherwise you'll be debating another gpu upgrade.
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