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post #1 of 7
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Hi guys, here comes the temptation again...

I came across a deal with 2 Asus Direct CU II GTX 670 cards for $500.00 and I'm wondering if that is a good deal or not. It does have a one year warranty that if something went wrong with these cards, they will be replaced with a new one. I m currently using a HD 7870 XT overclocked to 1175/1600.

Are the nvidia cards future proof? I've heard that they perform badly in graphic applications or mutli threaded programs like video editing.

Is the GTX 760 TI or whatever the next gen is called going to be cheaper than this price?

The problem with the HD 7870 XT I have right now is it runs fairly hot so I have to bump up the fan speed. And the fan is surely not quiet at all.

I'm probably going to upgrade to the Maxwell architecture (maybe next gen AMD, just need to see how they perform) when that is out and performs per rumored so maybe,I don't know if it's just worth the time or not or is there a need to it?

I play BF3, and will be playing BF4(primarily). Tomb Raider, Far cry 3, Bioshock infinite and I would like to try Skyrim and League of legends(I don't know if this game drains graphics or not). I use most Adobe applications and maybe graphic designing software in the future.

Any advice would be appreciated.

Edit* My budget at anytime would probably not go higher than what a GTX 780 cost me now so...
Edited by Archsaber - 6/4/13 at 10:37am
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That is a superb deal, and you will get excellent frame rate with two great cards. If thats not going to work out, you might want to buy a single 770 and SLI later
     
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670 SLI for 500$ is a good deal. They are so powerful that you can probably skip Maxwell and wait for Nvidia Volta that comes after it. Asus DirectCU is very quiet cooler. Correct me if I'm wrong but I think Nvidia cards are better than AMD for Adobe programs, Nvidia has CUDA acceleration.

What's your current setup though, SLI needs good CPU to perform optimally.
Edited by Seid Dark - 6/4/13 at 12:16pm
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Originally Posted by Seid Dark View Post

670 SLI for 500$ is a good deal. They are so powerful that you can probably skip Maxwell and wait for Nvidia Volta that comes after it. Asus DirectCU is very quiet cooler. Correct me if I'm wrong but I think Nvidia cards are better than AMD for Adobe programs, Nvidia has CUDA acceleration.

What's your current setup though, SLI needs good CPU to perform optimally.

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This post is supposed to be in nVidia forum but it somehow ended up here:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1397575/gtx-670-sli-setup-worth-the-time-now
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if bf3 is your main game . . . you might want to stick with ati. just research the site about nvidia drivers and bf3.

what if bf4 acts same way?
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if bf3 is your main game . . . you might want to stick with ati. just research the site about nvidia drivers and bf3.

what if bf4 acts same way?

I just saw a video posted by another member over at nVidia forum and the GTX 670 SLI gives 87% performance increase in battlefield 3. compared to a 7950 setup is it not good?
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I just saw a video posted by another member over at nVidia forum and the GTX 670 SLI gives 87% performance increase in battlefield 3. compared to a 7950 setup is it not good?


you watched the wrong video. watch the one here . . .

http://www.overclock.net/t/851366/official-battlefield-3-information-discussion-thread/49560

edit: btw, i maxed out bf3 with a 7950 stock but my i7 SB was oc'ed to 4.5GHz. 60 minimum for 1080 Ultra with 4MSAA.
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