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So, it seems like Vram is quite important for higher resolutions. When the new consoles come out, it seems like more Vram will be beneficial, correct?
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Yea, the more I think about it, the 7950 seems to be the best option. I don't know much about AMD cards, but from what I hear their driver support isn't very good nor is CF. Is this just fanboyism for the most part?

Exactly, when the new consoles come out those 3GBs in the 7950 will come in handy when developers can raise the minimum of expectation of eye candy. But as for drivers and CF issues it's a hit or miss on both sides, a lot of it stems from over exaggerated personal experiences, anyone can have any type of experience on either side. My 6950 and 5770s worked flawlessly with any of their drivers and the same can be said for my 670s atm.
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Yea, the more I think about it, the 7950 seems to be the best option. I don't know much about AMD cards, but from what I hear their driver support isn't very good nor is CF. Is this just fanboyism for the most part?

Remember that Nvidia is charging what the market is willing to pay. I think NV puts out a more polish product in terms of driver support so I was willing to pay more for it.
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I took a peek over at the AMD forum when trying to decide between 7970 or GTX 680 for my 2560x1600, and after seeing all the moaning and whining about Crossfire issues, decided to swing green this time around. I don't know if it's the technology that drives it, but I swear I swing back and forth between AMD and NVIDIA with each generation. Last time I was using 6970s and had no issues. Before that was GTX 470s and no problem. Before that was HD 4890, and before that was GTX 8800 GTS 512s in SLI. For the most part, Crossfire and SLI have been good to me. I've never seen the amount of *****ing and moaning with AMD as I have with the 7800-7900 series. So, GTX 680 I went this time around.

Probably get a pair 8970 board next time. LOL.

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Yea, I agree with you Dr/ I am more than willing to pay more for quality. However, the price jump from a 7950 to a 4GB 670 is too deep for my pockets ($200+ for SLI). Time to do some more research, but I think it's time to switch to the red team for a bit biggrin.gif
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Yea, the more I think about it, the 7950 seems to be the best option. I don't know much about AMD cards, but from what I hear their driver support isn't very good nor is CF. Is this just fanboyism for the most part?
I wouldn't say it's purely fanboyism, but I do think it's an outdated notion. AMD supposedly had "bad drivers" with the HD4000 series but their track record has been pretty good since.

Now, more often than not, "driver issues" turn out to be user issues. And it's not as if Nvidia hasn't had their share of problems as well. Look at Tomb Raider for a recent example...

AMD's been ahead at higher res gaming for years now, and GK104's bandwidth limitation didn't help Nvidia close that gap this generation. If I were trying to "future proof" my rig a 7950/7970 looks like a better buy for 1440p now and going forward, especially since AMD's GCN is in 2/3 of the major next gen consoles.
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I'm not trying to "future proof" as much as I am trying not to get shafted when the new consoles come out lol. I'm getting a good deal on the Dell monitor ($650 CAD) so I want to upgrade that. But I doubt my 570 will hold up. Under normal conditions I would have held out my 570 till Maxwell comes out.
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I'm not trying to "future proof" as much as I am trying not to get shafted when the new consoles come out lol. I'm getting a good deal on the Dell monitor ($650 CAD) so I want to upgrade that. But I doubt my 570 will hold up. Under normal conditions I would have held out my 570 till Maxwell comes out.
Eh, I doubt you'd get shafted with either choice. The biggest VRAM hog is MSAA which you don't need much of on a WQHD screen. I rarely use more than FXAA these days.

Still AMD is undoubtedly better price/performance (even before factoring in their sexy bundles) and just plain better performance at higher resolutions. GTX 700 series can't come soon enough imo. jealoussmiley.gif
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I have been out of the tech loop for awhile, has there been any info on 700 series release? Because if I can get a 3+GB 770 for under $400, I could die in peace.
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^^ 700 series won't be out until at least end of the year (December). Really no point in waiting for it.
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I could try and ride it out on my 570 rolleyes.gif

More feedback is welcomed, but I think it's settled for me. I'll probably grab a pair of 7950s.

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