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Upgrade advice: EVGA 670 ftw v MSI 7950 twin frozr boost

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June 28, 2013 2:25:33 AM

Hi guys, my trusty 5870 is well and truly dying :( 

I'm tossing up between two cards:

EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB FTW
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

Or

MSI Radeon HD7950 3GB Twin Frozr III Boost Edition
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...


My case is an NZXT Apollo, so it can fit up to 10.5" cards. The MSI is the only 7950 I've found that will fit. The EVGA just seems the best 670 for price.

I have no ATI v NVIDIA preference.

I only play one monitor 1080p, and don't plan to oc u til after warranty.

From the research I've done, the 670 performs better in gaming. Most info about the 7950 is how well it overclocks.

The only thing I'm not sure on is the 2gb vram v 3gb - I know it makes a difference with multiple monitors and/or huge resolutions, but do you think 3gb will become a real requirement, even for 1 monitor soon?

I'm leaning towards the 670 ($30 more). Anyone got any comments for or against?

Thank you!


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June 28, 2013 3:12:24 AM

Tyrium said:
Hi guys, my trusty 5870 is well and truly dying :( 

I'm tossing up between two cards:

EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB FTW
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

Or

MSI Radeon HD7950 3GB Twin Frozr III Boost Edition
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...


My case is an NZXT Apollo, so it can fit up to 10.5" cards. The MSI is the only 7950 I've found that will fit. The EVGA just seems the best 670 for price.

I have no ATI v NVIDIA preference.

I only play one monitor 1080p, and don't plan to oc u til after warranty.

From the research I've done, the 670 performs better in gaming. Most info about the 7950 is how well it overclocks.

The only thing I'm not sure on is the 2gb vram v 3gb - I know it makes a difference with multiple monitors and/or huge resolutions, but do you think 3gb will become a real requirement, even for 1 monitor soon?

I'm leaning towards the 670 ($30 more). Anyone got any comments for or against?

Thank you!




Get the new GTX 760. It's only $250 (here in Canada) but performs better and cheaper than both 7950 and GTX 670. As for the Vram, as long as your using one monitor, 2GB is absolutely fine.
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June 28, 2013 4:08:36 AM

Thanks Johnvonmacz, here in Aus the 760 is pretty much the same price (300-350) - I'll look into it too
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June 28, 2013 4:50:11 AM

Right, the 7950 is definitely out. Thanks so much for the suggestion of that 760! The specs are really very close, and it is a little cheaper - but the 670 seems to benchmark higher ... I will keep looking - thanks for the help!
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August 17, 2013 11:34:13 AM

If you want you can always buy a GTX580 from scan.co.uk for £137.99 and its marginally ahead of the GTX770on the nvidia website benchmarks and 3d vantage scores if not get the 7950 its better for multi monitor and slighty better than the 670 for price to performance
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July 1, 2014 4:26:12 PM

I understand this is old, but I would like to correct some post. First of all a GTX 760 is slower then the HD 7950 Boost, and GTX 670 FTW especially when they are overclocked, then the HD 7950 is the fastest in games. Also the GTX 670 FTW performs like a GTX 680, so I'm not sure where those numbers came from. (I own a GTX 670 FTW, a HD 7950 WF, and had a GTX 760 EVGA SC that I sold to a friend) Then someone recommended a GTX 580, while this card was fast on release it barely keeps up with a GTX 660 Ti, which is slower then the GTX 760.
Maybe nobody will read this, but if someone does I'm glad I typed it.
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