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January 2, 2012 5:03:54 PM

I am currenty thinking about upgrading my graphics card. currently i have a xfx 5770. The cards i was looking at range from the 6950 cf to the gtx 580. i have a 750 watt corsair power supply. The question i have is which card should i buy so i can play SC2, SWTOR, LOL, and D3 on the highest settings. My monitors resolution max is 1900 x 1080. My budget is 500 flexible. my motherboard only has pcie 2.0 x 16 sp should i wait for the amd 7000 series or just buy one now? Thank you for your help it is appreciated.

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January 2, 2012 5:30:40 PM

what cpu do you have?
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January 2, 2012 5:38:19 PM

i currently have an i7 920 and an asus p6t motherboard
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January 2, 2012 5:46:46 PM

ill say wait if you can, and if you cant go for the 580
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January 2, 2012 5:58:52 PM

If you look at the benchmarks of the 7970 that were done on this site you will see that it was only marginaly better than the gtx 580 and to really pit out better performance you had to overclock it , which you can do to the 580 also. So I would go for the 580 unless you want to wait and see what the 680 can do. There is no current release date scheduled for it so you may be waiting awhile. I would go with a 580 (did I already say that?)
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January 2, 2012 6:07:42 PM

i think the 6** release date is 3Q so its going to be a wait and a half!
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January 2, 2012 6:30:16 PM

go for the 7970 you will have the only dx 11.1 capable card... and you will run perfect everything EVERYTHING in your monitor, with all the details you want, the 7970 is a lot way more energy efficient and cold... and no is not marginally better than the 580, in a lot of benchamarks comes very close to some two cards configurations... is even competing with the 6990 and 590
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January 2, 2012 7:28:54 PM

makafri said:
go for the 7970 you will have the only dx 11.1 capable card... and you will run perfect everything EVERYTHING in your monitor, with all the details you want, the 7970 is a lot way more energy efficient and cold... and no is not marginally better than the 580, in a lot of benchamarks comes very close to some two cards configurations... is even competing with the 6990 and 590



http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-7970-benc...

With all the hype surrounding the new card release(7900 series) from AMD I expected more then what I see in these charts. The new card does not blow away the 580 and the new release (680 series) from Nvidia can be major problems for AMD performance wise.
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January 2, 2012 9:02:53 PM

but will i have a problem running and getting the full capabilities of the 7970 if i only have pcie 2.0 when the card has pcie 3.0?
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January 3, 2012 4:57:57 PM

inzone said:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-7970-benc...

With all the hype surrounding the new card release(7900 series) from AMD I expected more then what I see in these charts. The new card does not blow away the 580 and the new release (680 series) from Nvidia can be major problems for AMD performance wise.



do you see for example the crysis 2 benchmark? is faster than the 590 gtx at 1080... and you know the drivers are beta also...so you can expect a good performance boost... just saying...

and dont think you will have problems with your pcie 2.0 board... the current high end gpus are not able to fully use the pcie 2.0 bandwidth
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