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    Switch from 7870 XT
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    Stick with 7870 XT and wait
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post #1 of 37
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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...

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670 SLI is more than enough if you are on a 1080p... and it's gonna last a year or more on a 1440p,,, for that price.. GET THEM
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I just ordered (yesterday) an ASUS GTX 670 DCII SLI for the same price as a GTX 780 and I thought was a good deal. But I did it only because I play in stereoscopic 3D with TriDef drivers and I need the power to do it at decent framerates. If I was only playing @ 1080p, I would not touch my HD5970 untill next AMD generation. @1080p, the 670 SLi is overkill, really. I know Crossfire is problematic this days but, you can certainly wait for the drivers that will fix the latency issues. They are schedule for this summer. If the drivers deliver, get a second 7870XT* and you'll be done for a couple of year for sure. If the drivers don't deliver (or if you want to change right now), get a single GTX 670. Or invest the €400 in the GTX 770 and be happy for two or more years...

*Note that the 7870 in CF will share the load if you turn vSync on, so will run cooler
Edited by Johnny Rook - 6/4/13 at 11:32am
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Originally Posted by Johnny Rook View Post

I just ordered (yesterday) an ASUS GTX 670 DCII SLI for the same price as a GTX 780 and I thought was a good deal. But I did it only because I play in stereoscopic 3D with TriDef drivers and I need the power to do it at decent framerates. If I was only playing @ 1080p, I would not touch my HD5970 untill next AMD generation. @1080p, the 670 SLi is overkill, really. I know Crossfire is problematic this days but, you can certainly wait for the drivers that will fix the latency issues. They are schedule for this summer. If the drivers deliver, get a second 7870XT* and you'll be done for a couple of year for sure. If the drivers don't deliver (or if you want to change right now), get a single GTX 670. Or invest the €400 in the GTX 770 and be happy for two or more years...

*Note that the 7870 in CF will share the load if you turn vSync on, so will run cooler

I only use 2 monitors as of now, one for gaming while the other for monitoring/work and they are both 1080p. I don't plan to upgrade to 1440p or 1600p this year and if I do, probably late next year. I am tempted because it seems to be a really good buy
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Originally Posted by Ramzinho View Post

670 SLI is more than enough if you are on a 1080p... and it's gonna last a year or more on a 1440p,,, for that price.. GET THEM

Yea, I don't think there's anything that can beat it at this price point. Only thing is it's probably going to be overkill because I'm staying with 1080p for another year or so unless there is some huge sales going on that makes those monitors at a fairly low price. I like, however, to turn Vsync off when playing games. The 7870 XT just runs too hot and loud, compared to my previous Asus Direct II and Gigabyte it's like a jet engine to the extend that I have to turn up my music volume(I don't like headsets) to cover it. Also it goes to 50 degrees from 34 idle just playing one youtube video......
post #6 of 37
670 sli is one of the best price/performance out there, and based on the price you will get it is even better. It can handle any single monitor, even 1200p, if you are willing to turn down the aa just a bit, and at that res you don’t need it as much. You will spend half what I did and get close to the same performance.
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Bargain at even $100 more. There are no games you won't be able to play, and almost every single one will be able to be maxed out completely @ 1080p or 1200p (Crysis 3 and maybe Metro Last Light being the only exceptions).

The difference between a single 7870, XT or not, will be significant. With 3D, not only is Nvidia better, but you will have two cards, each being more powerful on its own than your single card now.
   
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SLI in BF3 is garbage.
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I am tempted because it seems to be a really good buy
No questions about that! If the cards are brand new, is awesome!
If they are used, the warranty can be a deal breaker if you know what I mean... At least, a full year warraty for each card. My deal was a brand new and an used one. The brand new costed €415, the second card I got for €270, 4 months use, like new and 20 months warranty. Total €685 which is the same as the EVGA GTX780 SC ACX 3GB GDDR5 costs at my retailer. I find it a very good deal. Yours better, I suppose.


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SLI in BF3 is garbage.
Maybe it is but, by itself is not a deal breaker by any means. OP play other games and we don't know how BF4 will turn out
Edited by Johnny Rook - 6/4/13 at 1:12pm
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