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ATI Radeon 7970 vs Nvidia GTX 670 and 770

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June 16, 2013 3:16:49 PM

Hello,
I've decided that I need a new graphics card. Right now I've got a Gigabyte gtx 650 ti and I want to play most games on max. I'm choosing between the ATI Radeon 7970, Nvidia GTX 670 and GTX 770. The price difference between the 7970 and 670 is $15 (670 4gb is $10 more than the 2gb) and the 770 costing $535. Is it worth the extra money and what card is the best out of those?

Radeon 7970:
http://www.computeralliance.com.au/ati-7970-3gb-gigabyt...

GTX 670:
http://www.computeralliance.com.au/nvidia-gtx670oc-4gb-...

GTX 770:
http://www.computeralliance.com.au/nvidia-gtx770-2gb-gi...

Thanks,
Lachlan

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June 16, 2013 3:24:51 PM

Is that the only place you can purchase graphics cards cuz thats an overpriced 770 its only 412$ here . With those prices the 7970 is your best choice by far in performance and money
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June 16, 2013 3:33:00 PM

firo40 said:
Is that the only place you can purchase graphics cards cuz thats an overpriced 770 its only 412$ here . With those prices the 7970 is your best choice by far in performance and money

Yeah I'm from Australia and the 2 retail stores I've checked are around $500-$550
So I should get the 7970?
Thanks,
Lachy

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June 16, 2013 3:38:21 PM

Yeah youll get near the performance of the 770
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June 16, 2013 3:40:09 PM

firo40 said:
Yeah youll get near the performance of the 770

Alright thanks,
and is gigabyte the best vendor? My Gigabyte GTX 650 TI never goes above 45 degrees celcius.
Thanks,
Lachy
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June 16, 2013 3:40:36 PM

The 670 and 7970 are equal, and the 770 is a good step above.
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June 16, 2013 3:57:21 PM

Look at toms review on the 770. In single card configurations the 7970 is almost equal to the 770 in most games its not worth over 100$ more for the 770
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June 16, 2013 4:07:53 PM

Haha yeah I was just reading that.
This looks like the better valued card here:
http://www.computeralliance.com.au/ati-7970-3gb-asus-pc...
Free Crysis 3 and Bioshock infinite as well. Although it doesn't list the psu requirement but I only have a 475 watt right now so I will need to get at least 650 watt anyway.
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June 16, 2013 4:09:33 PM

yeah i would definatly get the 650w to be safe only buy seasonic xfx antec or corsair for reliable psu's
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June 16, 2013 4:22:28 PM

THG makes it clear

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-770-gk1...

Techpowerup makes it clearer

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/GeForce_GTX_770...
Stock 770 has 5% performance advantage over 7970 Ghz edition

Stock 770 has 16% performance per dollar advantage over 7970 Ghz edition
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/GeForce_GTX_770...

And you can use two of them in SLI..... CF not an option right now
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/graphics-card-bench...
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June 16, 2013 4:39:16 PM

JackNaylorPE said:
THG makes it clear

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-770-gk1...

Techpowerup makes it clearer

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/GeForce_GTX_770...
Stock 770 has 5% performance advantage over 7970 Ghz edition

Stock 770 has 16% performance per dollar advantage over 7970 Ghz edition
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/GeForce_GTX_770...

And you can use two of them in SLI..... CF not an option right now
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/graphics-card-bench...

Hmm well the 770 is quite expensive at $535 and I just read a review on the ASUS 7970
(http://www.hardocp.com/article/2013/03/11/asus_hd_7970_...) and it looks like a good card when overclocked.
Thanks,
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June 16, 2013 5:15:59 PM

I just measured how much space I have for the Asus 7970. The current one I have now is 3.2cm high (Sorry if wrong dimension name) and the Asus 7970 is 5.3 cm high. It takes up 3 slots and I will only have about 0.8 to 1 cm left for the air. Is this to squeezed in or will it be fine?
http://imgur.com/a/igXP0
Thanks,
Lachy
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June 16, 2013 9:03:13 PM

I'm curious why you have apparently ruled out the less expensive, but very nice Gigabyte GTX 670 Windforce. There certainly are plenty of reasons to consider that card, PhysX being one, lower power consumption, better drivers, and quieter operation being others. It costs less, and according to TechPowerUp, has a few percentage points performance on the 7970.

By the way, I'm seeing the usual confusion between the 7970 and 7970 GHz edition with performance results getting thrown about as if they are equal, which tends to confuse the comparisons.
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June 16, 2013 9:17:56 PM

It also occurred to me that you should at least wait until June 25th when the GTX 760 is released. It will beat the 7970 and GTX 670, but cost more around the price of a 7950/GTX 660 Ti.
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