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post #21 of 28
I agree, go with the HD7970. I'm even thinking about getting one myself. Time and time again my 680 has been under performing compared to the over clocked 7970's. In the UK my card costs £460, I paid £498 brand new. The HD7970 ranges from £320-£400 what warrants the extra cost if I can't tell the difference between my rig and my friends hd7970?

So on that note, pick what you feel is right, do the research, come up with the pro's and con's yourself. AMD is the rising star of this debate and the drivers are getting better and better.

GTA IV works notoriously bad on AMD cards, but my friend never dips below 50fps... I get 17fps-100fps. Dips to 26fps a lot as well. I've modded it, tried everything, I can't get it to run smoothly. On any setting.

Similar things happen in Crysis 3... I don't get why my card can't handle it with high sampling and the 7970 can.

Even in BF3 7970's are picking up the pace compared to 680's. And you were considering a 670?
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Go with the one KaRLiToS and I linked too, it's the same card for the same price albeit a different website. thumb.gif
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I agree, go with the HD7970. I'm even thinking about getting one myself. Time and time again my 680 has been under performing compared to the over clocked 7970's. In the UK my card costs £460, I paid £498 brand new. The HD7970 ranges from £320-£400 what warrants the extra cost if I can't tell the difference between my rig and my friends hd7970?

So on that note, pick what you feel is right, do the research, come up with the pro's and con's yourself. AMD is the rising star of this debate and the drivers are getting better and better.

GTA IV works notoriously bad on AMD cards, but my friend never dips below 50fps... I get 17fps-100fps. Dips to 26fps a lot as well. I've modded it, tried everything, I can't get it to run smoothly. On any setting.

Similar things happen in Crysis 3... I don't get why my card can't handle it with high sampling and the 7970 can.

Even in BF3 7970's are picking up the pace compared to 680's. And you were considering a 670?
Your card looks like a beast from the Pics i've seen. You sure you're not getting throttled? also ouch
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post #24 of 28
I had 7950cf for a while and I had a lot of issues the worse being that I found gameplay smoother with only one card. Personally I don't think that the cf issue is exaggerated, it's really there. But yeah one card at this time AMD seems to be the strong performer. The whole AMD experience is not as polished as Nvidia though.
post #25 of 28
Depends on the games but 7970 has higher memory bandwidth, more vram (which is important in multi-monitor), saphire model has a nice vapor chamber and eyefinity is generally much easier and less problematic to setup.
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If you are ever thinking of getting two cards, get the GTX 670. Else get the HD7970.
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If you are ever thinking of getting two cards, get the GTX 670. Else get the HD7970.

7950/7970 hybrid here. plays c3 at Very High settings (all) with 4 MSAA buttery smooth.
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post #28 of 28
i would go with the 7970 man.
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