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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

no doubt 7970 GHz is a beast of a card for its value but its pretty much a side grade from a 670 PE...there will almost be NO gain at 1080p
     
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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.

I'm start thinking about it. I only have $300 - $350 on my pocket in a few weeks ( I mean for the computer parts ). Not sure if I want to do that or not. I need to find a buyer who can buy my card at $350...
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no doubt 7970 GHz is a beast of a card for its value but its pretty much a side grade from a 670 PE...there will almost be NO gain at 1080p

To be honest, I want to upgrade to 1440p monitor, but I can't justify the price on it. $750 for one monitor? This is a joke (for me). 7970 Ghz (which is used on Lightning BE) will be worth on 1440p I think. But again this is about the price. I am not a kind of person that can spend a thousand or maybe 2 thousand dollars just for a few components especially on monitor, though. frown.gif
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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

I agree with two aspects in that the OP would be better off buying a used 7970 and the 7970 is an amazing card. Everything else is just subjectively wrong information.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1340008/my-new-sapphire-vapor-x-7970-ghz

That's my 7970. I'm not going to bore us with all the details let's just focus on one since all the tests I did turned out similar.

Heaven 3.0 was 56.6 fps max settings at 1280mhz on my 7970. I managed 54.5 in my oc'd evga 670 FTW.

My Titan SC running stock out of the box settings and gets 74.2 fps. The 7970 isn't even close.
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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

I agree with this biggrin.gif
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But again this is about the price. I am not a kind of person that can spend a thousand or maybe 2 thousand dollars just for a few components especially on monitor, though. frown.gif

Bro, have a little more patience. You have a nice gpu already & can handle games very well @ 1080p. You should wait for the new goodies from Nvidia & AMD this year then make your decision. That's my 2cents.gif
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I agree with this biggrin.gif
Bro, have a little more patience. You have a nice gpu already & can handle games very well @ 1080p. You should wait for the new goodies from Nvidia & AMD this year then make your decision. That's my 2cents.gif

Yeah I know, this is my mistake though. Only LIGHTNING which can make me like this. Even the card like MATRIX from ASUS, I don't want to upgrade my 670 to that card....because I'm a big fanboy of Lightning. frown.gif

I think I need to re-thinking about this, and make my decision, though.
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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.


probably you were running a 19.9 fps and you slow down your enemy...

to the op if i were you i just wait for new cards...
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probably you were running a 19.9 fps and you slow down your enemy...

to the op if i were you i just wait for new cards...
Why so critical?
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post #29 of 54
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To be honest, I want to upgrade to 1440p monitor, but I can't justify the price on it. $750 for one monitor? This is a joke (for me). 7970 Ghz (which is used on Lightning BE) will be worth on 1440p I think. But again this is about the price. I am not a kind of person that can spend a thousand or maybe 2 thousand dollars just for a few components especially on monitor, though. frown.gif

You can find 1440p monitors brand new on eBay for ~$400. $750 is only for brands like HP or Dell (which use the same panels as the ones on eBay).
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Why so critical?

because he can go alone just fine with the 670 for the rest of the year...?

Theres no really a big jump.. Not like jumping from 660 to 680 for example...

670 is a very capable card..
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