Amd vs nvidia
Should I get the radeon 7970 or the gtx 770? I know the gtx is better, but the radeon comes with games. I am switching form an Xbox 360 to a pc, and I will be pleased with anything that works and looks better. Is the 770 worth the extra money and lack of games, taking into consideration my lack of pc experience?
Your definition of "better" seems rather quite personal...
The raw performance of the 7970 is higher than the GTX770. The GTX780 is closer to the 7970.
Anything that you run at the maximum settings on the PC WILL look way better than on the consoles. They are underpowered and outdated machines built only for gaming, and even that they don't perform properly.
The only reason people should have consoles are for the exclusives. I personally LOVE forza 2 and 3, and Midnight Clube LA
Fluffy Cactus52 said:Should I get the radeon 7970 or the gtx 770? I know the gtx is better, but the radeon comes with games. I am switching form an Xbox 360 to a pc, and I will be pleased with anything that works and looks better. Is the 770 worth the extra money and lack of games, taking into consideration my lack of pc experience?
Please specify the brand and model of each graphics card that you are considering and the name of the games that you will be playing.
Also please specify the brand and model of all of the other components in this PC.
Are you looking at the regular Radeon HD 7970 version or the Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition graphics card?
The reason I am asking which brand and model you are considering is because factory overclocking affects the card's performance.
What is the price difference between the Radeon HD 7970 and the GeForce GTX 770 cards you are looking at?
Which Antec Basiq Plus PSU do you have (i.e. the 430W or the 550W model)? You may need to upgrade the PSU as well when you choose either graphics card model.
GeForce GTX 770 would be my recommendation but it will require a power supply unit upgrade.
For a system using a single GeForce GTX 770 graphics card NVIDIA specifies a minimum of a 600 Watt or greater system power supply that has a maximum combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 42 Amps or greater and that has at least one 6-pin and one 8-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors.
Total Power Supply Wattage is NOT the crucial factor in power supply selection!!! Sufficient Total Combined Continuous Power/Current Available on the +12V Rail(s) rated at 45°C - 50°C ambient temperature, is the most critical factor.
Overclocking of the CPU and/or GPU(s) may require an additional increase to the maximum combined +12 Volt continuous current ratings, recommended above, to meet the increase in power required for the overclock. The additional amount required will depend on the magnitude of the overclock being attempted.
Fluffy Cactus52 said:What about the ocz gaming fatal1ty 750W
The OCZ Fatal1ty 750W (OCZ750FTY), with its maximum combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 54 Amps and with four (6+2)-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors, is more than sufficient to power your system configuration with a single GeForce GTX 770 graphics card.
It seems that OCZ is working on replacing that semi-modular model with a fully modular model.