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EVGA 670 4gb oc vs 7970

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April 1, 2013 7:05:13 AM

Hey guys, I realize there is a multitude of threads like this bit I need some opinions on this specific question. I am building a new rig next August and have all my components picked out with the exception of a video card.
So basically I have narrowed it down to 2 cards. The evga 670 sc 4gb and the sapphire vapor-x 7970. Like to mention that I mostly want this for bf3.
At the time of posting they are the same exact price. That's problem 1.
2. I will eventually run sli/cf approximately 6 months after buying
3. I may want to give 3d a shot at some point and it seems like nv is the winner there
4. Amd is partnered with DICE which means potentially better optomization in bf4.
5. I think the evga card looks cooler (lol)
It's really a toss up for me. I CANNOT decide.
Also mention I will be playing at 1080 on the ASUS 144hz monitor

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April 1, 2013 7:58:29 AM

You've answered yourself. The 670 4GB would be best.

And Crossfire is currently broken in most games, including BF3.
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April 1, 2013 8:12:53 AM

Due to your monitor choice, crossfire/sli, and 3D desire, go Nvidia.

Nvidia has great 3D Support and the monitor you mentioned is designed for Nvidia.
This is a link you should have for 3D Vision: http://helixmod.wikispot.org/gamelist
It fixes a lot of games that don't normally work well in 3D.

You might also want to read this about crossfire:
www.tomshardware.com/reviews/graphics-card-benchmarking...
www.pcper.com/reviews/Graphics-Cards/Frame-Rating-Disse...
http://techreport.com/review/24553/inside-the-second-wi...

To be fair, crossfire intends to fix it by July, but we really don't know how easy this will be to fix.
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April 1, 2013 9:15:02 AM

What about the memory bandwidth? I heard that can be a bottleneck
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April 1, 2013 9:19:35 AM

merkwier said:
What about the memory bandwidth? I heard that can be a bottleneck


The benchmarks show the end result. Spec's and numbers don't really matter, the results do. As you can see in those links Crossfire doesn't work as well. 3D Vision has more support and far easier to use than HD3D and you gain a community with added support.

If you were going with a single GPU setup, and didn't intend to move to two GPU's, if you weren't looking at 3D Vision, if you weren't buying/bought a 3D Vision 2 supported monitor, and you were going higher resolution, then you might consider the 7970 instead.
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April 1, 2013 10:26:44 AM

bystander said:
Due to your monitor choice, crossfire/sli, and 3D desire, go Nvidia.

Nvidia has great 3D Support and the monitor you mentioned is designed for Nvidia.
This is a link you should have for 3D Vision: http://helixmod.wikispot.org/gamelist
It fixes a lot of games that don't normally work well in 3D.

You might also want to read this about crossfire:
www.tomshardware.com/reviews/graphics-card-benchmarking...
www.pcper.com/reviews/Graphics-Cards/Frame-Rating-Disse...
http://techreport.com/review/24553/inside-the-second-wi...

To be fair, crossfire intends to fix it by July, but we really don't know how easy this will be to fix.


Thanks for your input, much appreciated!
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April 1, 2013 10:29:51 AM

Hold onto that Helixmod site. That is a game changer. So many great games are now great in 3D, which I wouldn't be able to have played in 3D otherwise.
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