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Originally Posted by zGunBLADEz View Post

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..

I'd say this depends on what card he wants, whether he is selling his 670 to off set costs, and if he is OK buying used. I would say that if he could pick up a 7970 for ~$100 after selling his 670 it would be worth it. Sure the 670 is capable, but the 7970 is seconded only by the Titan. It's faster than a 680 and a 680 is definitely faster than a 670 so...

Now if he were looking to outright pay full price out of pocket for 7970 then I would definitely say no. That doesn't seem to be the case though. When I made the jump from a GTX 580 to 7970 I sold my 580 for $200 (could have made more but I didn't mind a quick sale) and paid $130 out of pocket for my 7970 I now have. $130 for a difference between 30FPS and 45FPS is an awesome deal. Can't argue with that!

Plus the hardware is just better...especially the 3GB of RAM if he wants a 1440p monitor and/or mods his games (Skyrim can quickly hit 2GB+ with mods).

I am however a PC enthusiast. In my mind just because my hardware may be "fast enough" doesn't mean I don't always want it to be faster. If he can comfortably afford to go to a 7970 then WHY NOT DO IT?
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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...

you can clearly see my fps in the screenies.biggrin.gif
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I'd say this depends on what card he wants, whether he is selling his 670 to off set costs, and if he is OK buying used. I would say that if he could pick up a 7970 for ~$100 after selling his 670 it would be worth it. Sure the 670 is capable, but the 7970 is seconded only by the Titan. It's faster than a 680 and a 680 is definitely faster than a 670 so...

Now if he were looking to outright pay full price out of pocket for 7970 then I would definitely say no. That doesn't seem to be the case though. When I made the jump from a GTX 580 to 7970 I sold my 580 for $200 (could have made more but I didn't mind a quick sale) and paid $130 out of pocket for my 7970 I now have. $130 for a difference between 30FPS and 45FPS is an awesome deal. Can't argue with that!

Plus the hardware is just better...especially the 3GB of RAM if he wants a 1440p monitor and/or mods his games (Skyrim can quickly hit 2GB+ with mods).

I am however a PC enthusiast. In my mind just because my hardware may be "fast enough" doesn't mean I don't always want it to be faster. If he can comfortably afford to go to a 7970 then WHY NOT DO IT?

umm, because it's a terrible financial move, despite this being OCN.

Again, he's on 1080p and whether or not he wants to jump on a Korean display that may be a hit or miss still doesn't seem likely.

Lastly, 670 PE overclocks like mad...it gives heavily OC'd 680 a run for its money so in the end it's really neck to neck with 7970GHz at his resolution.
     
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I'd say this depends on what card he wants, whether he is selling his 670 to off set costs, and if he is OK buying used. I would say that if he could pick up a 7970 for ~$100 after selling his 670 it would be worth it. Sure the 670 is capable, but the 7970 is seconded only by the Titan. It's faster than a 680 and a 680 is definitely faster than a 670 so...

Now if he were looking to outright pay full price out of pocket for 7970 then I would definitely say no. That doesn't seem to be the case though. When I made the jump from a GTX 580 to 7970 I sold my 580 for $200 (could have made more but I didn't mind a quick sale) and paid $130 out of pocket for my 7970 I now have. $130 for a difference between 30FPS and 45FPS is an awesome deal. Can't argue with that!

Plus the hardware is just better...especially the 3GB of RAM if he wants a 1440p monitor and/or mods his games (Skyrim can quickly hit 2GB+ with mods).

I am however a PC enthusiast. In my mind just because my hardware may be "fast enough" doesn't mean I don't always want it to be faster. If he can comfortably afford to go to a 7970 then WHY NOT DO IT?

He is asking for opinions if he can sell that 670 and put a lil bit extra for the 7970 lightning ok id say go for it...
If he expecting night and day results from one to the other well... Ill just keep the 670...
post #35 of 54
if it costs you more than $100 it could still be worth it for more power and Vram and a faster memory Bus. Any more than $100 and it isn't worth it.
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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


you did not actually just call a 7970 a side grade from a 670. 7970>680...
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Unless you are having problems with your gtx 670 then keep it until the next gen cards role around.
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If you have the upgrade bug, why not just go 670 sli?
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Thank you everyone for your Great Answer, I will answer as best as I can.

I'm not going to SLI because MSI PE is discontinued on my country since 3 weeks ago. and it looks like MSI didn't want to re-stock again. I don't want to buy a different brand and SLI with my current card because it's more expensive than my card (since MSI card it's more cheaper than brand like ASUS, Gigabyte).

Now I think I will stick with my 670 PE and wait for something like 780 Lightning, maybe?

Thanks everyone for your attention and help....thumb.gif
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Thank you everyone for your Great Answer, I will answer as best as I can.

I'm not going to SLI because MSI PE is discontinued on my country since 3 weeks ago. and it looks like MSI didn't want to re-stock again. I don't want to buy a different brand and SLI with my current card because it's more expensive than my card (since MSI card it's more cheaper than brand like ASUS, Gigabyte).

Now I think I will stick with my 670 PE and wait for something like 780 Lightning, maybe?

Thanks everyone for your attention and help....thumb.gif
how much difference in price between the 670s? I honestly think 670 sli is the way to go for more performance. It would knock the socks off of even the most highly overclocked 7970... you'd have more GPU power than a titan lol.
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