Originally Posted by Unkzilla
A overclockable 7970 is a very good option still. Just have to be careful as most models are voltage locked now. 3gb vram and a 1200mhz overclock will topple a OC'd 770 at a cheaper price.
With that being said, NVIDIA has a big advantage with features.
SLI far superior to Crossfire, PHSYX, Lightboost, SGSSAA, 3dvision etc to name a few. If you are not interested in any of that then it should make your decision easier.
Don't really know where Physx will show in the future. Don't most games the ability to disable this? I'm thinking about Borderlands 2... considering that was the last time I had heard about it.
The several posts concerning 7970's do make a good point. I honestly will hold out, but I may think about buying a catleap later this summer / year. The 9000 series is really slated for this year? Are they really going with the 8000 rebrands? and not just doing a new 8000 series?
I probably won't make a decision until the end of the month anyways at least. I would want to see if there's any price drops in the next couple of weeks. And, my gtx 580 hasn't quite been with me 2 years yet either. I may wait for that date (around August).