I'm really stuck and was hoping someone could give me some advice. I've just finished building a gaming rig:
Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3 1600Mhz
OCZ Agility 3 60GB
WD Velociraptor 300GB
Windows 7 Ultimate x64
I'm looking for a graphics card to run BF3, Crysis 2 and some other graphically intensive games at 1080p and I'm not so keen on splashing out on the 7950 and definitely not the 7970.
I've done some research and found that in most cases the 6970 and the 570 are about equal however the 570 can over clock to around 580 standards whereas the 6970 comes a little shy of that and also it's less power efficient however it performs well in CFX which would be good when it came time to upgrade. From what I've seen I'd probably be happy with either card as both are capable of running Crysis 2 smoothly at ultra 1080p but I just wanted a second opinion.
I look forward to your replies
Make sure you check on reviews on the games you play and which card is better on your particular game. In my opinion you should get a 570, but it will consume more power, maybe more expensive and maybe shorter life span when you overclock it to very high clocks.
You cant formulate a factual opinion on a GPU based on three games that favor Nvidia architecture cause there are just as many games that a 6970 will +1 on a GTX 570 in turn and in factual suffice it to say 6970 and GTX 570 are placed in the same market price and performance segment.
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/292?vs=306 but you have your mind made up LOL plus now in days it is not a matter of better GPU think of green and red when you mix them you get Brown like poop cause they will both *** on you = it is a matter of what games do you play and resolution and budget that should determine what card you pick not brand loyalty LOL. PS ego is a stupid mans badge of honor and being dumb cost allot.