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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?

Yes. They are working on it game by game as far as I know.
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I think I agree with people in here, MSI HD 7970 Lightning will cost me around $610, at 7 months ago, I pay $465 for my card though. Even I sell it, the max value I get maybe around $300 - $350.

But I don't know why, the first time I saw it (today), my mind tell me "Buy those Lightning, it will be an incredible upgrade for you". I know this is a joke. But again I don't know why,
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OP stick to your current GTX 670 card. Nvidia should be releasing the GK114 based GTX 780 . that might be the upgrade you want to buy. thumb.gif
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post #14 of 54
Don't bother, it isn't much of an upgrade. I went from a 670 DCII (died) to a 7970 GHz and there's no stuttering. You would get some more frames per second, but the experience at 1080p is absolutely the same. These frames come at the cost of more voltage and thus higher temperatures and noise.
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Don't bother, it isn't much of an upgrade. I went from a 670 DCII (died) to a 7970 GHz and there's no stuttering. You would get some more frames per second, but the experience at 1080p is absolutely the same. These frames come at the cost of more voltage and thus higher temperatures and noise.

Why your 670 died?
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i dunno OP you tell me http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages/msi_r7970_lightning_review,1.html thumb.gif

makes a pretty strong case for itself
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Why your 670 died?

Fan issues within the first few days. I still miss that card, since it was silent and never got much above 60°C.
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i dunno OP you tell me http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages/msi_r7970_lightning_review,1.html thumb.gif

makes a pretty strong case for itself

I believe that the link you gave was an HD 7970 Lightning regular, not a Boost Edition, though.

Here's a review I found : http://uk.hardware.info/reviews/3926/msi-r7970-lightning-boost-edition-review-fastest-hd-7970-yet

not sure it's reliable or not.
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Fan issues within the first few days. I still miss that card, since it was silent and never got much above 60°C.

Wow, never above 60C? It's amazing. Why you don't RMA your card?
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I think I agree with people in here, MSI HD 7970 Lightning will cost me around $610, at 7 months ago, I pay $465 for my card though. Even I sell it, the max value I get maybe around $300 - $350.

But I don't know why, the first time I saw it (today), my mind tell me "Buy those Lightning, it will be an incredible upgrade for you". I know this is a joke. But again I don't know why,

Only you can decide if spending $300 + your old card for a new card that will only bring 10-20% more fps overall at best will be worth it.
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post #20 of 54
I love the 7970. ESPECIALLY OVERCLOCKED!

The 7970 GPU's are unreal when overclocked. Blows me away. Played Bioshock Infinite last night and difference between stock speeds (950 core/1475 RAM) and overclocked (1200 core/1700 RAM) was 55FPS to 75FPS. No joke. My GTX 580 never got differences like that, even at a 1Ghz core speed!

I'd say a 670 to a 7970 is DEFINITELY worth it, especially if you plan on overclocking. I'd say at my overclocks I'd HAVE to be close to Titan speeds if not just as fast or faster!

Plus, for what you can get if you sell your 670 you can probably buy a used 7970 with little to no money out of pocket. I picked up the Sapphire 7970 Dual-X that I own now for $330 used here on the forums.

$330 used. Best of all? 7970's are always going for these kinds of prices. You'd be hard pressed to find a GTX 670 for $300!

As far as stuttering goes there is none. I just played the new maps for Battlefield 3 at MAX settings on EVERYTHING at 2048x1536 with V-sync on and never dropped below 70FPS. No stutter, lag, frame input lag, etc what so ever. Smooth as butter.

The 7970 is truly an amazing card, again, especially if you can overclock it nicely. Definitely recommended. Honestly glad I didn't go the GTX 680 route! tongue.gif
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