Hey guys, i'm building a new pc next month with a budget of £1000, and i'm stuck on what GPU to purchase for the machine. As the 760 has just released, and its nearly as fast as a gtx 670 for a lot cheaper, that card is drawing me in, but so is the 7950(vapor x). The 760's are priced at around £220-£230, and the 7950's £230-260, with the vapor x being £260, and the 670's around £280-£310.
Any help would be appreciated.
Wow thanks for the quick reply and the advice! As it is my first build, i don't really want to be overclocking a lot so i'll probably just leave the 7950 then. Just one thing, is the 670 worth the extra £80 for the performance, or should i save that for sli in the future?
You're not going to want to go with more than one 7950 until AMD makes an official statement regarding a fix for crossfire issues. It's supposed to happen within the next month, but I waited over a year (3 years ago) with AMD cards and crossfire issues didn't clear up. Two or three months ago, AMD finally acknowledged microstuttering issues with crossfire.
If you think you're going to go with more than one GPU at some point, my money's on Nvidia right now. That could change, but we haven't heard much out of AMD regarding any progress with their drivers and multi-GPU setups.