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Not anymore.

Have you used a 7970 lately?

I will agree that amd has pulled around with the drivers, but from the pain and suffering (which I see you had some with quadfire) and my dissapointment after choosing a 1090t, I lost faith in AMD. When upgade time rolls around again, I will choose the cards that are more appealing, regardless of brand.
I do think that tomb raider is a poor judge right now and that the titan is still to young to make conclusions aboit SLI.
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I will agree that amd has pulled around with the drivers, but from the pain and suffering (which I see you had some with quadfire) and my dissapointment after choosing a 1090t, I lost faith in AMD. When upgade time rolls around again, I will choose the cards that are more appealing, regardless of brand.
I do think that tomb raider is a poor judge right now and that the titan is still to young to make conclusions aboit SLI.

Oh, don't get me wrong, Titan is a beast and will stay Top for a couple of months/year. I would grab three anytime.

I was just pointing Tomb Raider about driver issue (temporary issue)
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post #23 of 36
In either case, I have a set of amazing 670 4GBs and a set of 7970 Lightnings. Doesn't really matter which because I have both. I still prefer my 670s, though.
post #24 of 36
I just got my 4Gb 670 3 weeks ago. I switched mainly because the program I am using for 3d modeling and rendering (blender) requires CUDA support. It's about 5x faster than my CPU at rendering.

Other benefits I liked were
-Physx (like Borderlands 2)
-4Gb of ram (again mostly for rendering),
-The frame latency issue that I doubt I would notice
-TWIMTBP titles seems way more abundant than Gaming Evolved
-Geforce experience looked neat and works well for the few games Ive used it on
-I dont have to scale my screen everytime I hook up to my projector or a TV
-Ability to run 3 monitors in surround without a DP or active adapter

Overall if it wasn't for rendering, I probably would have stuck with AMD just because they have the performance right now.
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post #25 of 36
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Other benefits I liked were
-Physx (like Borderlands 2)
.

Pretty much the deciding factor for me. I got the 4gb EVGA card as well because I play at 1440p and wanted to do texture mods till my hearts content on games lilke Skyrim. The other factor was the short pcb that I eventually put under water, resulting in a very short card that doesn't stick out past my micro itx board.
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post #26 of 36
I don't dislike "ATI" but I like Nvidia.
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post #27 of 36
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Pretty much the deciding factor for me. I got the 4gb EVGA card as well because I play at 1440p and wanted to do texture mods till my hearts content on games lilke Skyrim. The other factor was the short pcb that I eventually put under water, resulting in a very short card that doesn't stick out past my micro itx board.

Ya I was surprised how short the 670 was compared to my 6970. It's also really light and super quiet.
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Oh yeah me too! The reference 670 is sooo cute with a water block.
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post #29 of 36
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Ya I was surprised how short the 670 was compared to my 6970. It's also really light and super quiet.
Reference cooler isn't so quiet once you set a fan profile if you are overclocking and trying to keep it from throttling...ever. Stock fan profile is pretty quiet but on my setup the card sits vertical and out in the open, 3 feet from my head. The fan had this annoying squeak to it that drove me nuts. Under water now it's well, silent of course.
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post #30 of 36
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Reference cooler isn't so quiet once you set a fan profile if you are overclocking and trying to keep it from throttling...ever. Stock fan profile is pretty quiet but on my setup the card sits vertical and out in the open, 3 feet from my head. The fan had this annoying squeak to it that drove me nuts. Under water now it's well, silent of course.

I ran my card at 100% for ~ 90 minutes and it never went above 61C. Don't think I really need a fan profile unless I did decide to go for a max overclock and 100% utilization for long long periods of time (when I render).
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