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As title says, im looking to upgrade to either the GTX 770 or the amd 7970 atm i have a gigabyte gtx 660 oc.
The 2 cards i have in mind are :

Club3D RoyalKing 3GB 7970 334,99,-:

https://www.4launch.nl/shop/#p-4-productid-131372

Inno3D GTX 770 2GB 359,99,- :

https://www.4launch.nl/shop/#p-4-productid-140572

All prices are in Euro's.

Wich of the 2 would perform better for games like: BF3,BO2,CSGO ?
I also watch some movies at 1050p and my monitor is a Samsung 2233RZ @ 120HZ.
My PSU is a XFX Pro Core 550W 80+ Bronze
Thanks in advance smile.gif
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Ultimately the choice is up to you as they are about equal, even with OCs. If you need CUDA, or want PhysX get the 770. If you want OpenCL Performance plus an extra GB of VRAM get the 7970. I don't know if you can get the "Never Settle Bundle" with the 7970 or Metro:LL with the 770 where you are. If you can that may be an incentive.
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Ultimately the choice is up to you as they are about equal, even with OCs. If you need CUDA, or want PhysX get the 770. If you want OpenCL Performance plus an extra GB of VRAM get the 7970. I don't know if you can get the "Never Settle Bundle" with the 7970 or Metro:LL with the 770 where you are. If you can that may be an incentive.

Thanks for the reply smile.gif,
I'm basicly looking for the highest amount of raw performance (Fps).
Would the 7970 perform better cause of it's 3GB ram? Also i'm not rlly in the need for PhysX as i don't play any of that games..
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Ultimately the choice is up to you as they are about equal, even with OCs. If you need CUDA, or want PhysX get the 770. If you want OpenCL Performance plus an extra GB of VRAM get the 7970. I don't know if you can get the "Never Settle Bundle" with the 7970 or Metro:LL with the 770 where you are. If you can that may be an incentive.

Thanks for the reply smile.gif,
I'm basicly looking for the highest amount of raw performance (Fps).
Would the 7970 perform better cause of it's 3GB ram? Also i'm not rlly in the need for PhysX as i don't play any of that games..
More than 2GB is (in most cases) only necessarily when having multiple monitor setups at higher resolutions (1440P+)

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I would choose the HD 7970 but either of them will give about the same performance at 1080p.

Or wait for HD 8900 series.
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If your Overclocking go with the 7970.

That gtx770 will be faster at stock as it is about the same speed as the 7970GHZ. Though the 2GB of VRAM isn't that much these days. 3GB+ is the way to go if you are going to keep the card for a year plus.


GTX770 OCed VS HD7970 OCed.

http://gamegpu.ru/test-video-cards/geforce-gtx-770-gtx-780-test-gpu.html


Just think about the 7970 if you had it running 1200-1250+, might not be guaranteed but would be nice if you got it there.
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Thanks for the reactions so far,
Think i go with the 7970 as its 25,- cheaper and i might OC it smile.gif
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I was considering the same (as an upgrade from a heavily overclocked 570)

came to the conclusion that I'd like that extra confidence (whether placebo or not) of having >2gb VRAM if I'm paying over 350 and want the card to last >18 months

so that left me with the 770 4gb (quite rare, and large price delta), 7970 or 780

7970 is tempting, but a 770 4gb is near enough IMO to a 780 in price to make a 780 a no brainer

so for me it lead to 7970 vs 780 - current thoughts are that the 780 is probably worth the extra money - I genuinely think it will "last" longer. 7970 is a cracking card for the price though.

I've always gone for "grunt" in the past -and has always done me well (last 3 gpus were a 8800GTX, 4970, and a GTX480 (which was unfortunately replaced, RMA wise with a 570)

just my 2ps worth
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I was considering the same (as an upgrade from a heavily overclocked 570)

came to the conclusion that I'd like that extra confidence (whether placebo or not) of having >2gb VRAM if I'm paying over 350 and want the card to last >18 months

so that left me with the 770 4gb (quite rare, and large price delta), 7970 or 780

7970 is tempting, but a 770 4gb is near enough IMO to a 780 in price to make a 780 a no brainer

so for me it lead to 7970 vs 780 - current thoughts are that the 780 is probably worth the extra money - I genuinely think it will "last" longer. 7970 is a cracking card for the price though.

I've always gone for "grunt" in the past -and has always done me well (last 3 gpus were a 8800GTX, 4970, and a GTX480 (which was unfortunately replaced, RMA wise with a 570)

just my 2ps worth

A GTX 780 would be a better decision indeed, but i rlly can't exceed my budget of 369,- so it either has to be a 770 or 7970 since im not interested in a gtx 680.
The cheapest gtx 780 starts around 550,-, also i think that 2GB/3GB of VRAM is also plenty for the resolution i play on (1680x1050) since i'm not planning to buy a larger monitor the coming period
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