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Why does it seem like on most of these benchmarks that the AMD 7950 is really spikey to where the GTX 660 ti is like stable across the curves? Does this mean that the Nvidia card is more stable and has better drivers? I may just end up going with a GTX 670 and say screw it just to be future proof. I just didnt want to shell out that extra money if I did not have to. Gigabyte, MSI, or EVGA GTX 670? I will be OCing this card, so I want something that has good cooling and great for OCing.
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Why does it seem like on most of these benchmarks that the AMD 7950 is really spikey to where the GTX 660 ti is like stable across the curves? Does this mean that the Nvidia card is more stable and has better drivers? I may just end up going with a GTX 670 and say screw it just to be future proof. I just didnt want to shell out that extra money if I did not have to. Gigabyte, MSI, or EVGA GTX 670? I will be OCing this card, so I want something that has good cooling and great for OCing.
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now your getting the idea and this is an issue in single as well as dual GPU's.

ASUS DCII, EVGA FTW, MSi PE/OC and then Gigabyte WF3..
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3DSMax? Buy NvIdia GTX 670 and use the CUDA for rendering.

EVGA FTW Sig2 is another good one
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3D Studio Max is what I run, along with Unreal Development Kit. Is it worth getting the 4GB version of the GTX 670 for $450? Or should I stick to the Gigabyte Non-Reference card with 3 fans?
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list all the options you found..
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I would go 4GB so you can get another 670 4GB when the need comes up. I would go EVGA or MSI. They both have OCing options.
 
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Pretty useless upgrade in my opinion, you might consider a GTX 670


I'm curious how the 7950 ($300) in these results competes with the 670 ($400).
Seemed to good to be true so I looked here and the 7950 is actually scoring worse than the 660ti..
http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/crysis_3_graphics_performance_review_benchmark,6.html
Maybe you typo'd and that's supposed to be a 7970. Otherwise that benchmark just proves it's not realistic for actual gaming.

as for the 4GB cards they seem rather unnecessary.. at least that's the conclusion here.
http://www.hardocp.com/article/2013/01/08/asus_geforce_gtx_670_directcu_ii_4gb_gpu_review/10#.UVuiYJPrzOI
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It's not a typo. Its based on 475 entries. Check here. [OFFICIAL]---Top 30 --- Unigine 'Valley' Benchmark 1.0

The difference between Guru3d and my graphs is: My graphs was made with OCN users giving me their results of Unigine Valley.
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In the Valley bench my HD 7950 gets 48.1FPS using the extreme HD preset @ 1150|1630. My back up card is a GTX 660. It will do 42.7FPS with 4xAA and ultra settings in Valley, or 51.8FPS with ultra settings and FXAA forced from the nVidia CP. So if Valley were a game I'd run 8xAA with my HD 7950 and FXAA-4xAA with my 660. Those numbers for the 660 are with it boosting to 1215MHz, 3392 on the mem.

If you've plans for MGPU, definitely go nVidia; frame metering + better tuned drivers for that configuration.
Edited by blackRott9 - 4/2/13 at 9:27pm
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I went ahead and ordered the evga gtx 670 4gb edition. Seems to be better for rendering plus physx is nice. I dont know if I can go to an amd gpu. Maybe when there is more solid evidence they are better than a gtx 670
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