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If I may add something, it seems you're like me (and many of us) when it comes down to performance. I was ready to ship back this card because I wasn't getting constant 60fps at max settings in Metro 2033. When I stop to think about it, I got this card mainly for gaming and there is not a single game it cannot run at max settings. Sure, I'm not getting 60fps but I rarely drop below the 30 mark which is what a playable framerate is. I feel many of us enthusiasts are more interested in the performance and raw numbers rather than actual usefulness.

You said you wanted a higher score in Valley benchmark, but that's only what you'll get with a more powerful card, a higher number. In the end it's not useful and it will barely make a difference in your gaming experience. I try not to be caught up in the performance side of things too much. As long as I get very good performance and close to max settings at 1080p, I'm happy. It's much better than on consoles. I'll admit I'm a bit like you too, I'll try to squeeze out the slightest clock increase I can just to know it can run faster. In the end, it's utterly useless, this card does a very very good job and getting a better one would either not be worth it for now or too expensive (GTX 690 or HD 7970).

My completely honest advice would be to stick with the card. The main reason I advised you to sell it is because you told us it will keep you from gaming. If you feel like you can control yourself and not throw your exams out the window, keep the card. A 680 isn't that much better for the hefty price difference and a 7950 is pretty much equal but cheaper. Considering you already have the card, I'd tell you to avoid the hassle of handling all the shipping, the time it takes, the payment reception and all the other things not to mention losing 70E. Once you see this card can't quite do what you want in the games, SLI it or buy a more powerful one. By then, the GTX 670 will be much much cheaper and there will be far more powerful GPU's for 300E.

Really, many enthusiasts are here to brag. You want the new shiny toy, I understand you but the cost is too great for what is a marginal improvement.
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If you feel like you have the urge to sell now then you probably will down the road when the card is worth less to. I sold both of my 670s recently at only a $40 loss each, however I also used them for about six months. If you wait that long it won't be worth even close to what it is now. When all of the new cards drop so will the value of your older model. IMO sell it now for the lesser loss and pick up the new hotness in a month or so. Computer hardware isn't an investment, it's a hobby and you will loose money one way or another. How much and how often is up to you and your budget.

I should also note that a gtx 780 won't max out games like Crysis3 at 60fps, my single Titan couldn't do that. If you were to pick up a second 670 you would have more power than a 780 for the same money but at the cost of the power bill, heat and noise.

Hope this helps.
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If I were you and already thinking of it I would sell it now. You may not get another offer at that. You can always get another card.

Good luck on your exams.
Edited by Solonowarion - 5/17/13 at 4:30pm
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I should also note that a gtx 780 won't max out games like Crysis3 at 60fps, my single Titan couldn't do that. If you were to pick up a second 670 you would have more power than a 780 for the same money but at the cost of the power bill, heat and noise.

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I don't understand the point of a 1000$ GPU if it can't max a game like Crysis 3. You'd think it could handle everything thrown at it.
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I don't understand the point of a 1000$ GPU if it can't max a game like Crysis 3. You'd think it could handle everything thrown at it.

I don't understand paying for a Ferrari when it can't fly. Blah blah.
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I don't understand paying for a Ferrari when it can't fly. Blah blah.
Of course, a Ferrari's job is to fly. That's why you buy it in the first place right?
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You are right, scoring higher bench numbers isn't useful but that doesn't make it any less 'fun' I guess. That's why we are hardware enthousiasts no? We love the hardware because of their pure muscle or elegance even if it doesn't net us real useful performance.

And my exams are most important of course. The offer got declined just a moment ago so I guess I'll hold on to it and be happy with the already excellent performance of this card. I'll control myself. And if I want to game I'll find a way even if I don't have a 400 dollar gpu. There are so many fun games that can be played on integrated graphics. Thanks for all the honest advice, really helped me out! Repped you twice thumb.gif Now off to study, see you guys.
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Originally Posted by Solonowarion View Post

If I were you and already thinking of it I would sell it now. You may not get another offer at that. You can always get another card.

Good luck on your exams.

The offer got declined so I'm gonna hold on to it till its performance falls to far behind. Thanks!
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Originally Posted by batman900 View Post

If you feel like you have the urge to sell now then you probably will down the road when the card is worth less to. I sold both of my 670s recently at only a $40 loss each, however I also used them for about six months. If you wait that long it won't be worth even close to what it is now. When all of the new cards drop so will the value of your older model. IMO sell it now for the lesser loss and pick up the new hotness in a month or so. Computer hardware isn't an investment, it's a hobby and you will loose money one way or another. How much and how often is up to you and your budget.

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Hope this helps.

I'll never go for dual GPU solutions, it's just so not elegant or efficient tongue.gif I'll wait a few more years and then the gtx 970 will blow crysis 3 on ultra out of the water. But by then crysis 4 or the witcher 3 will give me troubles haha. I'm already in the race for performance and I only got my first decent GPU ever for a month.
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