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Ok, so I am looking at two graphics cards for my system and I need help decidng which one will benfit me best smile.gif


My system spec's:

Ram: 8GB Kingston
PSU: 1050w Codegen
Graphics card: GTX 560ti DC2
Motheboard: GA-990-FXA-UD3
CPU: FX-8150
Cpu cooler: Noctua NH-D14
Case: Thermaltake Overseer RX-I
SSD: 240gb: Sandisk Extreme
HDD: 1TB segate


I am looking at getting a new graphics card for my system so I can play games at max settings with high fps.

So my pc is used for almost everything! Gaming, editing, Movies, Work etc.

These are the two graphics cards I am tossing up between:

Asus HD7970-DC2-3GD5 3G 7970 PCI-E VGA Card (SI)

V.S
ASUS GTX670-DC2-2GD5 2GB GTX670 PCI-E VGA Card

I cant decide and need your help !

Note * What is the (SI) mean for the 7970 GPU ?

And I am also a bit worried about the 7970 using alot of power ?
Edited by Jordan32 - 3/22/13 at 1:05am
post #2 of 32
This is easy, 7970 is the better GPU.

It uses 230w at max load. Nothing to worry about with a 1050W PSU.
Edited by Raul-7 - 3/22/13 at 1:16am
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post #3 of 32
here is the GPU Titan >690>7970=680>670=7950

so get the 7970 biggrin.gif Easy pick
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7970 my 7950 is a monster so I can only guess what the 7970 can do.
    
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post #5 of 32
Obviously AMD wins from these two... A better argument would be between a 680 and a 7970...
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post #6 of 32
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Ok thanks guys helps so much
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Also later down the track when there are new games that the 7970 may not be able to handle, will my rig be able to handle two 7970's in crossfire ?
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yea but at that point you might have all new hardware....
    
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It's up to you but personally I would go Nvidia. For price/performance and overclocking potential yes the 7970/50 do win however I think you'll be benefitted by cuda from Nvidia especially since you mention you're going to be doing editing. Some advantages for both AMD and Nvidia; Nvidia cards generally use less power and are usually cooler, Nvidia uses PhysX which can prove very useful when playing high action games, Nvidia have excellent driver support while some say AMD drop their driver support for their cards that are more than a few years old. AMD however win by a mile in the price/performance ratio and overclocking potential. Eyefinity is also much easier to setup and less problematic than Nvidia Suround. Bottom line is that if you want the best price/performance then get a 7950/70 but if you are going to be doing lots of video/photo editing/rendering and want to play high action games I personally recommend a 670.
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Also later down the track when there are new games that the 7970 may not be able to handle, will my rig be able to handle two 7970's in crossfire ?

Hmm well that cpu of yours could bottleneck if you are going to run crossfire 7970, if you plan on doing that you should probably get a new cpu.
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