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#1 Posted by 10knuckles01 (165 posts) -
im getting one of these but cant decide http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=193_1309&products_id=20995 http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=21726
#3 Posted by superclocked (5863 posts) -
They're both excellent cards, but I would get the GTX 670 personally...
#4 Posted by ferret-gamer (17363 posts) -

I'd go with the 7970, is usually the better performer in games, and from your links, it is cheaper. Unless you are playing in resolutions higher than 1080p then the 4gb 670 really isn't worth its price premium, if you can find the 2gb 670 for a decent amount less than the 7970, then go with that, if not, get the 7970.

#5 Posted by 10knuckles01 (165 posts) -
gtx 670 2gb is $400 and the overclocked version is $439
#6 Posted by blaznwiipspman1 (6090 posts) -

The 7970 is the fastest card on the market. Its a shock that ncidia still prices an inferior card higher. But its even more suprising that people still buy it at that price.

#7 Posted by Toxic-Seahorse (4311 posts) -
The 7970 is the better card.
#8 Posted by 10knuckles01 (165 posts) -
also the 'never settle' promo has just hit australia so i would probably go the 7970 one more thing if i was to O/C would 520w psu be enough
#9 Posted by BPoole96 (22811 posts) -

also the 'never settle' promo has just hit australia so i would probably go the 7970 one more thing if i was to O/C would 520w psu be enough10knuckles01

The Ghz edition is already overclocked pretty high. Not sure how much more you could go. If you're into that just buy a reference model 7970 for a lower price and do the overclocking yourself

#10 Posted by superclocked (5863 posts) -
The reviews that I've seen put the GTX 670 ahead of the 7970 at 1080p. The 7970 only seems to pull slightly ahead at extremely high resolutions...
#11 Posted by blaznwiipspman1 (6090 posts) -

The reviews that I've seen put the GTX 670 ahead of the 7970 at 1080p. The 7970 only seems to pull slightly ahead at extremely high resolutions...superclocked

The reviews ur talking about are almost an year old. Newer reviews with newer drivers put the 7970 ahead of the 680.

#12 Posted by lulmont (670 posts) -

7970

#13 Posted by 10knuckles01 (165 posts) -
7970 it is then this is what i got https://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=wish_lists&wlcId=111856&action=wish_lists
#14 Posted by lulmont (670 posts) -

Look at my sig we have like the same PC now brother.

#15 Posted by 10knuckles01 (165 posts) -
u happy with ur pc?? ive spent sleepness nights on this bad boy, should have it for christmas,,
#16 Posted by lulmont (670 posts) -

Yeah everything is great and fast, no problems with anything.

#17 Posted by GamingVengeance (1874 posts) -
[QUOTE="10knuckles01"]u happy with ur pc?? ive spent sleepness nights on this bad boy, should have it for christmas,,

You'll have even more sleepless nights once you get it haha
#18 Posted by 10knuckles01 (165 posts) -

looking forward to it!!

#19 Posted by Postmortem123 (7717 posts) -

7970 cause it's faster.

#20 Posted by ronvalencia (15495 posts) -

im getting one of these but cant decide http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=193_1309&products_id=20995 http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=2172610knuckles01
7970 since it supports full DirectX 11.1.

#21 Posted by Elann2008 (33028 posts) -
[QUOTE="10knuckles01"]im getting one of these but cant decide http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=193_1309&products_id=20995 http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=21726ronvalencia
7970 since it supports full DirectX 11.1.

If you have Windows 8...
#22 Posted by ronvalencia (15495 posts) -
[QUOTE="ronvalencia"][QUOTE="10knuckles01"]im getting one of these but cant decide http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=193_1309&products_id=20995 http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=21726Elann2008
7970 since it supports full DirectX 11.1.

If you have Windows 8...

Windows 8 uptake is faster than Windows 7.
#23 Posted by Elann2008 (33028 posts) -

[QUOTE="Elann2008"][QUOTE="ronvalencia"] 7970 since it supports full DirectX 11.1.ronvalencia
If you have Windows 8...

Windows 8 uptake is faster than Windows 7.

My point is, how many gamers do you know right now that would upgrade from Windows 7 to 8? Let's just start with PC games and PC hardware forum. Many will stick with 7, until they're forced to go with Windows 8 because they do something spectacular with DX 11.1 or make you upgrade because of a DX11.1 only feature.

DX 11.1 aside, 7970 is a good GPU and cheaper than its competitor atm. So if you're looking for an AMD GPU then that's your best bet.

#24 Posted by Guovssohas (330 posts) -

Without a doubt the 7970 is the faster card, why are we even discussing this?? It's the fastest single gpu on the planet atm. And the 670 even costs more?? LOL

You could save even more money if you buy the 7950, give it a light oc to about 1050mhz and it should be significantly faster than the 670.

The 7950 is the undisputed value king atm.

#25 Posted by Guovssohas (330 posts) -
Here's a recent test; http://www.techspot.com/review/603-best-graphics-cards/page3.html The 7970GE wins in 14 out of 16 games against the 670, in many of the wins the gap is HUGE, like 20+ %.
#27 Posted by Obiwan_1O (286 posts) -

670 .....

physX

DeViLzzz

as physX is the most irrelevent argument ever I would still say 7970. physX is in no games except borderlands 2 and that works fine with a decent CPU. the few other games physX is in it dosent do anything worth having.

#28 Posted by 04dcarraher (20326 posts) -

[QUOTE="DeViLzzz"]

670 .....

physX

Obiwan_1O

as physX is the most irrelevent argument ever I would still say 7970. physX is in no games except borderlands 2 and that works fine with a decent CPU. the few other games physX is in it dosent do anything worth having.

Batman AA&AC, Mafia 2 just to name a few worthwhile physx games.
#30 Posted by ronvalencia (15495 posts) -

[QUOTE="ronvalencia"][QUOTE="Elann2008"] If you have Windows 8...Elann2008

Windows 8 uptake is faster than Windows 7.

My point is, how many gamers do you know right now that would upgrade from Windows 7 to 8? Let's just start with PC games and PC hardware forum. Many will stick with 7, until they're forced to go with Windows 8 because they do something spectacular with DX 11.1 or make you upgrade because of a DX11.1 only feature.

DX 11.1 aside, 7970 is a good GPU and cheaper than its competitor atm. So if you're looking for an AMD GPU then that's your best bet.

Same argument was made about Microsoft's DX10.1 while NVIDIA modifies DX10.0 and DX10.1 standards with their own DX10.1 like APIs(1).

1. Example http://www.bit-tech.net/news/hardware/2008/10/22/nvidia-gpus-support-dx10-1-features-in-far-cry-2/1

"The Ubisoft team wanted to enhance the anti-aliasing through the reading of the multisampled depth Z-buffers, explained Vincent Greco, Worldwide Production Technical Coordinator at Ubisoft. "This feature was enabled by either using DX10.1 or using a DX10.0 extension supported by Nvidia DirectX 10 GPUs."

#31 Posted by Toxic-Seahorse (4311 posts) -
[QUOTE="Obiwan_1O"]

[QUOTE="DeViLzzz"]

670 .....

physX

04dcarraher

as physX is the most irrelevent argument ever I would still say 7970. physX is in no games except borderlands 2 and that works fine with a decent CPU. the few other games physX is in it dosent do anything worth having.

Batman AA&AC, Mafia 2 just to name a few worthwhile physx games.

A handful of games using PhysX isn't a good reason to buy a worse card.
#32 Posted by 04dcarraher (20326 posts) -
[QUOTE="04dcarraher"][QUOTE="Obiwan_1O"]

as physX is the most irrelevent argument ever I would still say 7970. physX is in no games except borderlands 2 and that works fine with a decent CPU. the few other games physX is in it dosent do anything worth having.

Toxic-Seahorse
Batman AA&AC, Mafia 2 just to name a few worthwhile physx games.

A handful of games using PhysX isn't a good reason to buy a worse card.

Not to long ago GTX 670 was faster then 7970, its takes ghz edition to even gain a reasonable lead even with new drivers.
#33 Posted by ronvalencia (15495 posts) -

[QUOTE="Toxic-Seahorse"][QUOTE="04dcarraher"] Batman AA&AC, Mafia 2 just to name a few worthwhile physx games.04dcarraher
A handful of games using PhysX isn't a good reason to buy a worse card.

Not to long ago GTX 670 was faster then 7970, its takes ghz edition to even gain a reasonable lead even with new drivers.

7970GEvsGTX680.jpg

#34 Posted by 04dcarraher (20326 posts) -

[QUOTE="04dcarraher"][QUOTE="Toxic-Seahorse"] A handful of games using PhysX isn't a good reason to buy a worse card.ronvalencia

Not to long ago GTX 670 was faster then 7970, its takes ghz edition to even gain a reasonable lead even with new drivers.

... As you can see gtx 670> 7970 before 12.11, and even with ghz 7970 before 12.11 was only slightly faster

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#35 Posted by blaznwiipspman1 (6090 posts) -

[QUOTE="ronvalencia"]

[QUOTE="04dcarraher"] Not to long ago GTX 670 was faster then 7970, its takes ghz edition to even gain a reasonable lead even with new drivers. 04dcarraher

... As you can see gtx 670> 7970 before 12.11, and even with ghz 7970 before 12.11 was only slightly faster

perfrel.gif

the 7970 was clocked really low from the start, not to mention the 670 stock clock is around 1 ghz PLUS it auto overclocks. Its sort of like cheating. If you take that into consideration the 7970 was faster than the 670 clock for clock a long time ago.

#36 Posted by ronvalencia (15495 posts) -

[QUOTE="ronvalencia"]

[QUOTE="04dcarraher"] Not to long ago GTX 670 was faster then 7970, its takes ghz edition to even gain a reasonable lead even with new drivers. 04dcarraher

... As you can see gtx 670> 7970 before 12.11, and even with ghz 7970 before 12.11 was only slightly faster

perfrel.gif

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