Should I upgrade to a HD 7950 or GTX 670?

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#1 Posted by CyberRech (44 posts) -

Current specs.

i5 3470

asus p8h77mle

CX 500 V2

hd 6750

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#2 Posted by XaosII (16705 posts) -

670 is a little bit faster. But i would probably just decide on which company/drivers i like more.

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#3 Posted by Postmortem123 (7767 posts) -

Depends on the price.

If you're from the UK get this.

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#4 Posted by neogeo419 (1469 posts) -

Ive always used evga cards...but this time around I couldnt justify the $60-$70 more for the 670 since the new catalyst drivers have the 7950 running neck and neck or even beating the 670 clock for clock...Imho the 670 and 660ti are way overpriced for what AMD is offering with them...anyways I would get the sapphire or gigabyte 7950s..Those two models offer boost bios which boosts their stock clocks...plus the extra gb of vram cant hurt..just my opinion.

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#5 Posted by superclocked (5864 posts) -

the new catalyst drivers have the 7950 running neck and neck or even beating the 670 clock for clock

neogeo419
Yeah, when I bought my GF114, Cayman GPU's were just a little faster, but they were also a good bit more expensive, so I just got a GTX 560 Ti. I wish now though that I had snagged one of the 6950's that could be unlocked to a 6970 instead. The Cayman GPU's are about twice as fast as the 560 Ti now, thanks to some driver updates from AMD...
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#6 Posted by MK-Professor (4131 posts) -

Current specs.

i5 3470

asus p8h77mle

CX 500 V2

hd 6750

CyberRech

seen you have this gpu that mean you like AMD more right? then just get the HD7950, OC to 1200MHz and kill the GTX680:P

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#7 Posted by JigglyWiggly_ (24509 posts) -
Except you can't play in 4:3 in bf3 on any ati cards = no buy
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#8 Posted by ShadowDeathX (11481 posts) -
[QUOTE="JigglyWiggly_"]Except you can't play in 4:3 in bf3 on any ati cards = no buy

LOL 4:3
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#9 Posted by ronvalencia (20683 posts) -
[QUOTE="JigglyWiggly_"]Except you can't play in 4:3 in bf3 on any ati cards = no buy

CyberRech already has Radeon HD 6750
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#10 Posted by CyberRech (44 posts) -

will i need extra coolers or anything if i OC it?

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#11 Posted by ronvalencia (20683 posts) -

Current specs.

i5 3470

asus p8h77mle

CX 500 V2

hd 6750

CyberRech

USA http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/video-card/#c=101,71,70&sort=a5

cheapest 7950 = $279.99

cheapest 670 = $339.99

cheapest 7970 = $359.99.

UK http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/parts/video-card/#c=101,71,70&sort=a5

cheapest 7950 = £215.99

cheapest 670 = £287.60

cheapest 7970 = £290.15.

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#12 Posted by ronvalencia (20683 posts) -

will i need extra coolers or anything if i OC it?

CyberRech
Buy non-reference cooling solution with factory overclocked edition.
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#13 Posted by ronvalencia (20683 posts) -

Except you can't play in 4:3 in bf3 on any ati cards = no buyJigglyWiggly_

I can run BF3 with 1280x1024 resolution. Thanks for wasting my time.

"bf3 first jet test Ultra settings (1280x1024) Sapphire hd 6950" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqW0NppsMsM

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#14 Posted by GamingVengeance (1874 posts) -
[QUOTE="JigglyWiggly_"]Except you can't play in 4:3 in bf3 on any ati cards = no buy

ya thats a huge loss, LOL cant say that with a straight face
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#15 Posted by JigglyWiggly_ (24509 posts) -

[QUOTE="JigglyWiggly_"]Except you can't play in 4:3 in bf3 on any ati cards = no buyronvalencia

I can run BF3 with 1280x1024 resolution. Thanks for wasting my time.

"bf3 first jet test Ultra settings (1280x1024) Sapphire hd 6950" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqW0NppsMsM

No... I tried with my hd5850s like a month and a half ago, the game doesn't abide by the scaling options. Also that's 5:4 4:3 is 1280x960 like this video i have http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWGABeuUce0&hd=1
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#16 Posted by mitu123 (154997 posts) -

[QUOTE="ronvalencia"]

[QUOTE="JigglyWiggly_"]Except you can't play in 4:3 in bf3 on any ati cards = no buyJigglyWiggly_

I can run BF3 with 1280x1024 resolution. Thanks for wasting my time.

"bf3 first jet test Ultra settings (1280x1024) Sapphire hd 6950" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqW0NppsMsM

No... I tried with my hd5850s like a month and a half ago, the game doesn't abide by the scaling options. Also that's 5:4 4:3 is 1280x960 like this video i have http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWGABeuUce0&hd=1

Wow, you destroy people in that game...

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#18 Posted by ferret-gamer (17476 posts) -
[QUOTE="ronvalencia"]

[QUOTE="JigglyWiggly_"]Except you can't play in 4:3 in bf3 on any ati cards = no buyJigglyWiggly_

I can run BF3 with 1280x1024 resolution. Thanks for wasting my time.

"bf3 first jet test Ultra settings (1280x1024) Sapphire hd 6950" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqW0NppsMsM

No... I tried with my hd5850s like a month and a half ago, the game doesn't abide by the scaling options. Also that's 5:4 4:3 is 1280x960 like this video i have http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWGABeuUce0&hd=1

Just checked. I don't have an issue with bf3 on 1280x960 on my 6950. Or 1024x768. Don't know what you are doing wrong, but it works fine for me.
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#19 Posted by ionusX (25755 posts) -

[QUOTE="JigglyWiggly_"][QUOTE="ronvalencia"]

I can run BF3 with 1280x1024 resolution. Thanks for wasting my time.

"bf3 first jet test Ultra settings (1280x1024) Sapphire hd 6950" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqW0NppsMsM

mitu123

No... I tried with my hd5850s like a month and a half ago, the game doesn't abide by the scaling options. Also that's 5:4 4:3 is 1280x960 like this video i have http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWGABeuUce0&hd=1

Wow, you destroy people in that game...

jiggly is possibly the best fps player walking the earth today that has no titles or accolades to his name. hes so gud he probably could do it wearing an eyepatch

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#20 Posted by Amster_G (4329 posts) -

Except you can't play in 4:3 in bf3 on any ati cards = no buyJigglyWiggly_

Oh God...

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#21 Posted by ionusX (25755 posts) -

[QUOTE="JigglyWiggly_"]Except you can't play in 4:3 in bf3 on any ati cards = no buyAmster_G

Oh God...

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indeed even i play at a higher resolution than true 720p

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#22 Posted by Elann2008 (33028 posts) -

[QUOTE="JigglyWiggly_"][QUOTE="ronvalencia"]

I can run BF3 with 1280x1024 resolution. Thanks for wasting my time.

"bf3 first jet test Ultra settings (1280x1024) Sapphire hd 6950" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqW0NppsMsM

mitu123

No... I tried with my hd5850s like a month and a half ago, the game doesn't abide by the scaling options. Also that's 5:4 4:3 is 1280x960 like this video i have http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWGABeuUce0&hd=1

Wow, you destroy people in that game...

It's like easy mode for him lol
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#23 Posted by kraken2109 (13271 posts) -
[QUOTE="mitu123"]

[QUOTE="JigglyWiggly_"] No... I tried with my hd5850s like a month and a half ago, the game doesn't abide by the scaling options. Also that's 5:4 4:3 is 1280x960 like this video i have http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWGABeuUce0&hd=1Elann2008

Wow, you destroy people in that game...

It's like easy mode for him lol

But the FOV on 4:3... :(