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Should I sell my 670 Power Edition for MSI HD 7970 Lightning Boost Edition?

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Hello OCN Members,

Today, When I saw that the MSI HD 7970 Lightning Boost Edition is available on my country, I'm start thinking...thinking that Should I sell my 670 PE for Lightning BE? I don't have a money now, but will have it about a few weeks from now.

Let me know what you think guys.

Thanks
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Absolutely not. I went from a evga gtx 670 FTW to a Sapphire 7970 ghz vapor-x. In reality, wasn't much of an upgrade.

If you were looking at the two cards new, that'd be a different story. 7970 all the way.

Save your money for the next generation later this year.
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Absolutely not. I went from a evga gtx 670 FTW to a Sapphire 7970 ghz vapor-x. In reality, wasn't much of an upgrade.

If you were looking at the two cards new, that'd be a different story. 7970 all the way.

Save your money for the next generation later this year.

Do you have notice any stuttering issue from NVIDIA 670 to AMD 7970? OR you've got a better experience when switching from NVIDIA to AMD?
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Do you have notice any stuttering issue from NVIDIA 670 to AMD 7970? OR you've got a better experience when switching from NVIDIA to AMD?

When I switched to the 7970, the game I was playing the most at the time was Skyrim and it was really bad for stuttering. But AMD mostly fixed it with the 13.2 beta driver.

I've owned two AMD cards and five Nvidia cards during the last 5 years. I've preferred the Nvidia experience.

But I have no qualms about buying an AMD card now and then to check out the experience to see if anything has changed. Today, they are much better than the past.

But considering AMD is in the middle of overhauling drivers for a new memory manager and frame latency issues, I'd wait.
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Hmm, Interesting for "a new memory manager and frame latency issues" though. Do you think that AMD will apply it on HD 7000 series?
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Yes. they addressed the issues and working on making them better for single and solve them for dual or more cards. actually going to 7970 is a sidegrade and wont be beneficial at all. wait for next gen card. nvidia Q3 or AMD Q4
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When I switched to the 7970, the game I was playing the most at the time was Skyrim and it was really bad for stuttering. But AMD mostly fixed it with the 13.2 beta driver.

I've owned two AMD cards and five Nvidia cards during the last 5 years. I've preferred the Nvidia experience.

But I have no qualms about buying an AMD card now and then to check out the experience to see if anything has changed. Today, they are much better than the past.

But considering AMD is in the middle of overhauling drivers for a new memory manager and frame latency issues, I'd wait.

do these latency issues affect gameplay? does it affect games like bf3 like how?

here is my PII X 4 4GHz and my 7970 in BF3 MP 1080 Ultra with 4MSAA. parachuting down . . .









did not seem to affect my aim. destroyed the tank before i got on the ground.

op, i don't thnk it is a worth it move, though.
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Get yo ATI today!
It will be muuuuuch faster!
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Lets say you go down that route - that 7970 is gonna cost you more, through the sale of 670, and gain wise doesn't relate value, does it redface.gif
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do these latency issues affect gameplay? does it affect games like bf3 like how?

Depends on the game. BF3 I have no experience with.

In Skyrim, whenever there was a battle and magic was involved, I'd see a ton of frame skips. Made it hard sometimes. And this was after the fix they released.
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