Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

770 vs 7970.

Tags:
Last response: in Graphics & Displays
Share
June 14, 2013 5:45:01 PM

Should I buy a 770 or a 7970? I kind of do want the games that the 7970 comes with but I know that I will beat them and never play them again. And if I was to SLI/CF which would be the best choice. Im mainly building this computer for bf4 so the new games are nice but not needed.

More about : 770 7970

June 14, 2013 5:48:29 PM

crossfire is broken so sli is the best way to go if your planning to go dual gpu. Id recomend the 770 for bf4
m
0
l
June 14, 2013 7:20:30 PM

firo40 said:
crossfire is broken so sli is the best way to go if your planning to go dual gpu. Id recomend the 770 for bf4


I'm kind of thinking about the 7970 atm because its 350$ while the 770 is at about 410$+. Im still gonna do research though.
m
0
l
Related resources
June 14, 2013 8:08:26 PM

firo40 said:
crossfire is broken so sli is the best way to go if your planning to go dual gpu. Id recomend the 770 for bf4

Battlefield 4 is a AMD title. But the gtx 770 is better than the 7970. If he was only playing AMD games the 7970 is a better choice.

m
0
l
June 15, 2013 12:08:48 PM

If battlefield is an AMD game then why does it run better on Nvidia graphics cards?
m
0
l
June 15, 2013 2:46:54 PM

firo40 said:
If battlefield is an AMD game then why does it run better on Nvidia graphics cards?


IIRC, BF4 is actually hardware optimized for AMD. As are the future console games. So, AMD might be pulling a bit more muscle next gen.

That being said, I am actually VERY considering the possibility of trading in my 7970ghz for either GTX 770 or a GTX 680 4GB for future dual GPU set up. I know that in general, SLI is much better than CFX.
m
0
l
June 15, 2013 3:33:09 PM

firo40 said:
If battlefield is an AMD game then why does it run better on Nvidia graphics cards?


./facepalm BATTLEFIELD 4 YES FOUR is a AMD title not ALL the battlefields.
m
0
l
June 16, 2013 12:05:52 PM

Yeah if mutliple gpu's is something you wanna do sli is by far better then crossfire
m
0
l
July 10, 2013 5:45:35 AM

Why do you say it is better? I have not had a problem with my CF. Correct me if I am wrong but I am pretty sure AMD cards scale better than Nvidia. With either CF/SLI there is always the chance of micro stutter. Also, not many games fully take advantage of CF/SLI so you might want to just get the best card available. If you have to save up for it so b it, just don't settle.
m
0
l
July 10, 2013 5:45:35 AM

Why do you say it is better? I have not had a problem with my CF. Correct me if I am wrong but I am pretty sure AMD cards scale better than Nvidia. With either CF/SLI there is always the chance of micro stutter. Also, not many games fully take advantage of CF/SLI so you might want to just get the best card available. If you have to save up for it so b it, just don't settle.
m
0
l
July 10, 2013 5:45:35 AM

Why do you say it is better? I have not had a problem with my CF. Correct me if I am wrong but I am pretty sure AMD cards scale better than Nvidia. With either CF/SLI there is always the chance of micro stutter. Also, not many games fully take advantage of CF/SLI so you might want to just get the best card available. If you have to save up for it so b it, just don't settle.
m
0
l
July 10, 2013 6:45:55 AM

The optimization is a gimmick and actually equates to almost nothing other than driving sales. The GTX 770 http://amzn.to/Zrkx1b is a better card than the 7970. I'm no Nvidia fanboy either. I have 2 7950's in Xfire but I'm recommending the GTX 770 based on straight numbers.
m
0
l
July 10, 2013 6:49:48 AM

I the 770 is what you need, it takes advantage of nvidia's GPU boost 2.0 which basically overclocks your GPU based on temperature, and you can get a brand of the 770 with a really good cooler like gigabyte's windforce or evga's acx. The 7970 is really good too, but I think nvidia would do a better job by running a single gpu.
m
0
l
July 10, 2013 7:03:24 AM

If you are looking at specifically the 7970 vs the 770, not the 7970ghz then I do believe that the 770 is superior. I'm also pretty sure that Nvidia cards run quieter and cooler with less power consumption than AMD, but i could be mistaken.
If you are asking about the 7970ghz vs the 770 then they are approximately tied but depending on the game the winning card will fluctuate. The 770 would come with PhysX, which makes sexy particle effects in games, and GPU Boost 2.0 for some mean overclocking capabilities. The 7970 itself does overclock really well and can probably reach the 770's base levels when overclocked.
The 7970 does come with 3 (or 4, idk if Tomb Raider is still included) games which is always awesome :D  You can either play them or sell them or whatever you want.
m
0
l
July 10, 2013 7:21:08 AM

Adam Ferrick said:
If you are looking at specifically the 7970 vs the 770, not the 7970ghz then I do believe that the 770 is superior. I'm also pretty sure that Nvidia cards run quieter and cooler with less power consumption than AMD, but i could be mistaken.
If you are asking about the 7970ghz vs the 770 then they are approximately tied but depending on the game the winning card will fluctuate. The 770 would come with PhysX, which makes sexy particle effects in games, and GPU Boost 2.0 for some mean overclocking capabilities. The 7970 itself does overclock really well and can probably reach the 770's base levels when overclocked.
The 7970 does come with 3 (or 4, idk if Tomb Raider is still included) games which is always awesome :D  You can either play them or sell them or whatever you want.


Why do people always add "cooler and quieter". That has nothing to do with the ship thats ALL the boards manufacturer
m
0
l
July 10, 2013 7:28:24 AM

If he can get a 7970 at $350 that's a great price. They're about equal in performance give or take 5%.
m
0
l
July 10, 2013 8:01:37 AM

I got my Sapphire Vapor-X HD7970 GHz Edition for $369. The GTX770 I wanted originally was $430. I'm sorry you Nvidia guys, but I have not once been won over by Nvidia in the years I have been building PC's. AMD Cards are constantly being put up for insanely lower prices, they treat their customer's like GOLD (I got *4* free games with my GPU, $180 value) on top of the $90 off retail price.

I am glad, though, that I didn't fool myself into waiting for AMD's "new" HD8970. It is literally an HD7970 GHz Edition, just more expensive. At this rate I'm expecting AMD's 9000 series the same time around Nvidia's 800 series cards
m
0
l
July 10, 2013 8:11:04 AM

AMD Volcanic Islands (8000, 9000, we don't really know) is slated for an October release.

At least the 8/9970.
m
0
l
July 10, 2013 10:10:18 AM

b737lvr said:
I got my Sapphire Vapor-X HD7970 GHz Edition for $369. The GTX770 I wanted originally was $430. I'm sorry you Nvidia guys, but I have not once been won over by Nvidia in the years I have been building PC's. AMD Cards are constantly being put up for insanely lower prices, they treat their customer's like GOLD (I got *4* free games with my GPU, $180 value) on top of the $90 off retail price.

I am glad, though, that I didn't fool myself into waiting for AMD's "new" HD8970. It is literally an HD7970 GHz Edition, just more expensive. At this rate I'm expecting AMD's 9000 series the same time around Nvidia's 800 series cards


To be fair:
The GTX 770 is a 680 rebrand, however at a LOWER price point. Nvidia > all
m
0
l
July 10, 2013 10:32:51 AM

Larry Bob said:
AMD Volcanic Islands (8000, 9000, we don't really know) is slated for an October release.

At least the 8/9970.


Master467 said:
b737lvr said:
I got my Sapphire Vapor-X HD7970 GHz Edition for $369. The GTX770 I wanted originally was $430. I'm sorry you Nvidia guys, but I have not once been won over by Nvidia in the years I have been building PC's. AMD Cards are constantly being put up for insanely lower prices, they treat their customer's like GOLD (I got *4* free games with my GPU, $180 value) on top of the $90 off retail price.

I am glad, though, that I didn't fool myself into waiting for AMD's "new" HD8970. It is literally an HD7970 GHz Edition, just more expensive. At this rate I'm expecting AMD's 9000 series the same time around Nvidia's 800 series cards


To be fair:
The GTX 770 is a 680 rebrand, however at a LOWER price point. Nvidia > all


my thought's exactly about the 770
m
0
l
July 10, 2013 1:02:44 PM

Newbie349 said:
Why do people always add "cooler and quieter". That has nothing to do with the ship thats ALL the boards manufacturer


Okay to rephrase: The reference Nvidia cards run at lower idle and working temperatures than their AMD counterparts, use less power, and the fans are quieter while both idle and working. When transferred to custom cooling options from these other manufacturers, some of the cooling and noise capabilities of the cards themselves still carry over.
m
0
l
!