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post #21 of 88
I didn't say Radeon is crap.....
I just prefer nVidia and yes I was a former Radeon user.
a 7970 for $300-325 is a sweet deal still. (non-reference)
post #22 of 88
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So I'm on the fence and haven't owned an ATI card since my all in wonder 6400 or something like that.

I can clearly see that specs wise the Radeon kills the NVIDIA...

I'm looking at the 7970 vs the 670gtx but I've read that drivers is where it's at in terms of game support and that's why despite Nvidia not being as powerful a card, performs better than the 7970?

Also, many of the reviews were done with older catalyst drivers so it's hard to say what the performance is today.

Please help me choose, price wise it's very close...

the "better driver" argument pretty much evaporated as of late. read this comment from one user . . .

". . . . Anything 306.97 works well for me. Just that for many 306.97 is known as the official last good driver for BF3.

I do play some DayZ and Deus Ex and get lower FPS. If I decide to give BF3 a two day break, I just uninstall 306.97 and install 314.07. I have probably installed and reinstalled at least 20 times this week alone lol."

it really depends on what games you play and if you are using single or multi-gpu.
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Come from an AMD fan, I would not say that Radeons are better than GTXs. If you compare equally priced cards like the 7970 vs 670, then yes, the radeon is going to win. But Nvidia does have the 780 which is a beautiful card, it just costs a heck of a lot more.

It really comes down to personal preference here ... Were talking Corvette vs Mustang, Ferrari vs Lamborghini, mustard vs ketchup... I can stop with the analogies now right, you get the idea? They're different but one is not necessarily better than the other. For certain uses they are, you do not add ketchup to potato salad or egg salad but you can add mustard. But you technically could add ketchup to these and I'm sure some people do. Just like in GPUs.
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Come from an AMD fan, I would not say that Radeons are better than GTXs. If you compare equally priced cards like the 7970 vs 670, then yes, the radeon is going to win. But Nvidia does have the 780 which is a beautiful card, it just costs a heck of a lot more.

It really comes down to personal preference here ... Were talking Corvette vs Mustang, Ferrari vs Lamborghini, mustard vs ketchup... I can stop with the analogies now right, you get the idea? They're different but one is not necessarily better than the other. For certain uses they are, you do not add ketchup to potato salad or egg salad but you can add mustard. But you technically could add ketchup to these and I'm sure some people do. Just like in GPUs.

This makes sense, as another post in here said the 7970 was supposed to rival the 680gtx not 670gtx

I'll keep an eye out for the following and when I see a bargain that I can't pass up I'll make my decision.

Here are my choices...

7970, 670gtx, 760gtx, maybe 680gtx (depends on price), right now the prices are pretty much the same and yes I know you get 3 games with Radeon but none of them interest me. I wanted the Splinter cell which was now changed to Batman, also one I don't care about...I know I can wait with my game choices for Radeon but not sure how that works and how often they offer new and better games.

Thanks everyone.
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This makes sense, as another post in here said the 7970 was supposed to rival the 680gtx not 670gtx

I'll keep an eye out for the following and when I see a bargain that I can't pass up I'll make my decision.

Here are my choices...

7970, 670gtx, 760gtx, maybe 680gtx (depends on price), right now the prices are pretty much the same and yes I know you get 3 games with Radeon but none of them interest me. I wanted the Splinter cell which was now changed to Batman, also one I don't care about...I know I can wait with my game choices for Radeon but not sure how that works and how often they offer new and better games.

Thanks everyone.

On Sep 10th AMD is adding a new title to their GOLD rewards program. you might want to wait and see if thats BF4. biggrin.gif

http://amd4u.com/radeonrewards/
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I'm going to guess it's not going to be BF4 but perhaps Splinter Cell Blacklist, I'd go for that biggrin.gif
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The 7970 is a better card than all of those. I would say that the only comparable card would be the 770. This is because the 770 has little room for OC while the 7970 is an OC beast and will surpass the 770 nicely.

Also the 780, Titan and the 690 are faster and hard to beat even OC'd
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The 7970 is a better card than all of those. I would say that the only comparable card would be the 770. This is because the 770 has little room for OC while the 7970 is an OC beast and will surpass the 770 nicely.

Also the 780, Titan and the 690 are faster and hard to beat even OC'd

Which company still sells these with unlocked voltage control? I know Gigabyte locks the 7970. I believe power colour and sapphire doesn't? MSI?
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Which company still sells these with unlocked voltage control? I know Gigabyte locks the 7970. I believe power colour and sapphire doesn't? MSI?

sapphire , his, msi and powercolor don't lock voltage on their HD 7970 cards.
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You can't go wrong with any of the cards you are looking at.  In my main rig right now I have a 7970, and a GTX 670, both are fine.  I'm using my 7970 for gaming right now, and the 670 for folding, sometimes I switch it up and use the 670 for gaming.  For some titles I like the 670 better, but the majority of the games I've tried are very similar with either card.

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