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760 vs 770 vs 7950 vs 7970 Best Performance for Price?

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August 11, 2013 2:27:33 AM

As the title says, I'm about to build my own computer, and I am having a hard time deciding which GPU is the best to get. I will be using a 21.5" 1080p monitor, and I plan on playing all kinds of games including Skyrim and ESO, League of Legends, WoW, Hitman Absolution, Battlefield 3 & 4, and Saints Row 3 & 4. A good mix of next gen and current gen games. I would like to get the best bang for my buck while maintaining playable framerates at higher settings. I will also point out that I plan on dual-booting Win8 and Ubuntu, so I'd like the card to have decent support for Linux drivers, which is why I am leaning toward Nvidia. I have heard they have great Linux support. Any advice would be appreciated!

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August 11, 2013 2:32:58 AM

It's gonna be really hard to beat the 760 at $250USD. Also, the 760 will max out current games at 1080p with 60fps. What more do you want? If you aren't so concerned about price then I'd say get a 7970 on sale. However, 760 is the best value for maxing out on 1080p.
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August 11, 2013 3:55:31 AM

"Linux creator Linus Torvalds may call Nvidia “the single worst company” the Linux community has ever dealt with. But the chipmaker makes no apologies for its approach to the open source operating system."

"Late last week, during an event in his native Finland, Torvalds went so far as to hurl an expletive at the chipmaker and flip it the proverbial bird, and when we contacted the company about this on Monday, it could not be reached to comment. But the company has now responded with a brief statement that seeks to explain why it doesn’t work to include its Linux hardware drivers in the core open source code for the OS."

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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August 11, 2013 3:57:35 AM

7950- savings & equal good performance with good value for money.
760- good performance with best bang for buck
770- awesome power & ability to smoke out any game at 1080p
as the above member said..is 797oin your list?...that a good 1st level tier amd card with awesome performance on level with 770
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August 11, 2013 5:10:12 AM

Anonymous said:
"Linux creator Linus Torvalds may call Nvidia “the single worst company” the Linux community has ever dealt with. But the chipmaker makes no apologies for its approach to the open source operating system."

"Late last week, during an event in his native Finland, Torvalds went so far as to hurl an expletive at the chipmaker and flip it the proverbial bird, and when we contacted the company about this on Monday, it could not be reached to comment. But the company has now responded with a brief statement that seeks to explain why it doesn’t work to include its Linux hardware drivers in the core open source code for the OS."

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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Wow. Can I ask for your source on this? It is the exact opposite of everything I've read! I have seen many posts about how easy it is to update and auto install the nvidia drivers in Linux, and only read about AMD not offering that kind of functionality, but this definitely makes me root for the red team, if this is true.
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August 11, 2013 5:52:34 AM

7970 for price & performance
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August 11, 2013 6:23:15 AM

If you can pick up one of those $299 7970's, I'd go for it. Amazon sometimes has used 7970s for $240-260, might want to check those out, too.
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August 11, 2013 3:50:32 PM

ThaDoktor63 said:
Anonymous said:
"Linux creator Linus Torvalds may call Nvidia “the single worst company” the Linux community has ever dealt with. But the chipmaker makes no apologies for its approach to the open source operating system."

"Late last week, during an event in his native Finland, Torvalds went so far as to hurl an expletive at the chipmaker and flip it the proverbial bird, and when we contacted the company about this on Monday, it could not be reached to comment. But the company has now responded with a brief statement that seeks to explain why it doesn’t work to include its Linux hardware drivers in the core open source code for the OS."

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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Wow. Can I ask for your source on this? It is the exact opposite of everything I've read! I have seen many posts about how easy it is to update and auto install the nvidia drivers in Linux, and only read about AMD not offering that kind of functionality, but this definitely makes me root for the red team, if this is true.


Just google Linus Torvalds nvidia.

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August 11, 2013 4:09:16 PM

ThaDoktor63 said:
As the title says, I'm about to build my own computer, and I am having a hard time deciding which GPU is the best to get. I will be using a 21.5" 1080p monitor, and I plan on playing all kinds of games including Skyrim and ESO, League of Legends, WoW, Hitman Absolution, Battlefield 3 & 4, and Saints Row 3 & 4. A good mix of next gen and current gen games. I would like to get the best bang for my buck while maintaining playable framerates at higher settings. I will also point out that I plan on dual-booting Win8 and Ubuntu, so I'd like the card to have decent support for Linux drivers, which is why I am leaning toward Nvidia. I have heard they have great Linux support. Any advice would be appreciated!


Since your going nvidia 760 is nice if your on a budget however if you want the better gpu out of the 4 you named go 770 and with the games you mentioned yea i think honestly thats your best bet if you want better performance

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/NVIDIA/GeForce_GTX_7...
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August 11, 2013 4:14:53 PM

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17seconds said:
Looks like its the GTX 760.

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Powercolor/HD_7870_D...


The 7970 is $300' when that review was done they were $400-$450.

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That review is from July 31st.
"We looked up the current USD price of each card on the popular online shop Newegg and used that value and all relative performance numbers to calculate the Performance-per-Dollar index."

$50 more for an insignificant 6% more performance is not a good bargain.
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August 11, 2013 4:41:19 PM

17seconds said:
Anonymous said:
17seconds said:
Looks like its the GTX 760.

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Powercolor/HD_7870_D...


The 7970 is $300' when that review was done they were $400-$450.

arrpee

That review is from July 31st.
"We looked up the current USD price of each card on the popular online shop Newegg and used that value and all relative performance numbers to calculate the Performance-per-Dollar index."

$50 more for an insignificant 6% more performance is not a good bargain.


It's a ghz 7970.Also it would be beneficial if they posted the prices. Newegg is not always the cheapest.
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/854?vs=768

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August 11, 2013 5:31:06 PM

Anonymous said:
17seconds said:
Anonymous said:
17seconds said:
Looks like its the GTX 760.

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Powercolor/HD_7870_D...


The 7970 is $300' when that review was done they were $400-$450.

arrpee

That review is from July 31st.
"We looked up the current USD price of each card on the popular online shop Newegg and used that value and all relative performance numbers to calculate the Performance-per-Dollar index."

$50 more for an insignificant 6% more performance is not a good bargain.


It's a ghz 7970.Also it would be beneficial if they posted the prices. Newegg is not always the cheapest.
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/854?vs=768

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I thought the "GHz" edition meant that it had a base clock of 1000 MHz. That one you listed is a stock model at 950 MHz.
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August 11, 2013 5:51:10 PM

If you don't mind buying used, Amazon frequently has 7970's for under $260.
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August 12, 2013 12:02:03 AM

Asus and MSI have 670 (not 760) on sale for $300. Just another option...
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September 26, 2013 7:20:03 AM

Wow, 7970 for $300 trumps anything anyone has to say. On par with 770 worth $400. 3 game coupons to pick or keep
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September 26, 2013 7:34:41 AM

beanboom6 said:
Wow, 7970 for $300 trumps anything anyone has to say. On par with 770 worth $400. 3 game coupons to pick or keep





I see and the games is a good deal
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