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I have a 7870, but would it be worth to upgrade to a GTX 670? The only game i play is Skyrim with tons of mods and right now i run about 40 fps on high. Would the performance increase justify the price, or should i get something like the GTX 760?
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The 670 is not a very big upgrade from a 7870 to be honest. A 760 would be better but a 770 would be far more noticeable IMO.
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I have a 7870, but would it be worth to upgrade to a GTX 670? The only game i play is Skyrim with tons of mods and right now i run about 40 fps on high. Would the performance increase justify the price, or should i get something like the GTX 760?

I wouldn't call 7870 -> GTX 670 an upgrade. You would need to look at a GTX 680 / GTX 770 or better to be a solid upgrade with an NVidia board.

Greg
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honestly your best bang for the buck upgrade would be to get another 7870 and crossfire them
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The 670 is not a very big upgrade from a 7870 to be honest. A 760 would be better but a 770 would be far more noticeable IMO.

GTX 670 is faster than a GTX 760 no?
    
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GTX 670 is faster than a GTX 760 no?

Yes, but not by a ton.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/854?vs=830
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GTX 670 is faster than a GTX 760 no?

The GTX 760 -IS- a GTX 670, but with newer firmware, EDIT: _one less SMX, and a few less CUDA cores_. The GTX 760 is slightly EDIT: _slower_ than a 670.

EDIT: The 760 does have a higher core clock than the 670 and that partially makes up for the SMX/Core deficiency.

When NVidia came out with the 700 series, they rebranded the old 600 series GK104 GPUs. The 670 became the 760, and the 680 became the 770.

You need to look at a 780/780Ti or GTX Titan to get a "real" new GPU in the 700 series (GK110).

Greg
Edited by hammong - 2/28/14 at 9:22pm
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The GTX 760 -IS- a GTX 670, but with newer firmware. The GTX 760 is slightly faster than a 670.

When NVidia came out with the 700 series, they rebranded the old 600 series GK104 GPUs. The 670 became the 760, and the 680 became the 770.

You need to look at a 780/780Ti or GTX Titan to get a "real" new GPU in the 700 series (GK110).

Greg

670 is stronger - you might be thinking of 660ti.

It (670) has 7 smx: 1344:112:32 layout (cudas, tmu's, rop's)

760 has 6 smx: 1152:96:32 layout (cudas, tmu's, rop's)

Since they both have same VRAM, rops etc, 670 would be up to ~17% faster with linear scaling but often less


760, 660ti, 670, 680 and 770 are all gk104, but they have:

760: 6smx, full rop's/bus
660ti: 7smx, 25% rop's and memory bus width sacrificed
670: 7smx, full rop's/bus
680: 8smx, 6ghz stock vram
770: 8smx, 7ghz stock vram

Therefore 770 > 680 > 670 >760/660ti (can beat eachother in different loads as 660ti gains an smx but loses memory bandwidth and rops)

Given that these are all gk104 and there's no meaningful differences for actual load clocks, i tend to ignore stock clocks for core too - that gives a bit of a bump for some cards over others at stock, kind of artificially.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_Nvidia_graphics_processing_units#GeForce_700_Series thumb.gif
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The GTX 760 -IS- a GTX 670, but with newer firmware. The GTX 760 is slightly faster than a 670.

When NVidia came out with the 700 series, they rebranded the old 600 series GK104 GPUs. The 670 became the 760, and the 680 became the 770.

You need to look at a 780/780Ti or GTX Titan to get a "real" new GPU in the 700 series (GK110).

Greg

GTX 760 has 1152 cuda cores, GTX 670 has 1344.

GTX 770 and GTX 680 both have 1536 cuda cores. I always read the GTX 670 is still faster than a 760 and the cores count kind of proves it.
    
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