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Which graphics card do you have/want to get?

Total: 31 votes (6 blank votes)

  • HD 7970
  • 12 %
  • HD 7950
  • 4 %
  • HD 6950
  • 0 %
  • HD 6990
  • 0 %
  • GTX 570ti
  • 0 %
  • GTX 580
  • 4 %
  • GTX 670
  • 52 %
  • GTX 680
  • 8 %
  • GTX 660ti/660
  • 12 %
  • GTX 690
  • 8 %
May 11, 2012 8:57:45 PM

Just wondering what the general consensus on "Which video card to get" is, atm. I couldn't put as many cards as I wanted to, but this should pretty much sum up the top end ones. Listed in no particular order.

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a b U Graphics card
May 11, 2012 9:00:34 PM

Just ordered my 670 :) 

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

Was going to get a 680 but the wait was killing me and when I saw the benchies I decided to save $100 versus 2fps to 8fps extra in the games I play that the 680 would have had over the 670 @ stock clocks and got a EVGA 670 instead. Plan on Step Up'n it to a 4GB version in the near future for my multi monitor/larger res/sli endeavours possibly in the future.

1x 670 to replace my 2x Twin Frozr III 6950 2GB (once I sell these cards I will probably buy a 2nd one)

a c 153 U Graphics card
May 11, 2012 9:02:40 PM

670 by far, I'm waiting for a 4GB Asus Direct CUI version myself.
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May 11, 2012 9:02:43 PM

akamrcrack said:
Just ordered my 670 :) 

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

Was going to get a 680 but the wait was killing me and when I saw the benchies I decided to save $100 versus 2FPS to 8fps extra in the games I play that the 680 would have had over the 670 @ stock clocks and got a EVGA 670 instead. Plan on Step Up'n it to a 4GB version in the near future for my mutli monitor sli endeavours possibly in the future.

1x 670 to replace my 2x Twin Frozr III 6950 2GB (once I sell these cards I will probably buy a 2nd one)


The 670 is definitely a better bargain than the 680 IMO. I'm planning on waiting until the end of June to see if the 4Gb cards are released at reasonable prices. If not, I'll get the 670 and sell it when they release the 4Gb ones.
a c 620 U Graphics card
May 11, 2012 9:12:20 PM

I put the video card I have because I am waiting for the full Kepler GK110, and even then I'm going to wait for the custom models to come out. Running a GTX 580 gives me enough performance to wait until the entire Kepler lineup has been revealed and make a decision at that point.
May 11, 2012 9:13:45 PM

17seconds said:
I put the video card I have because I am waiting for the full Kepler GK110, and even then I'm going to wait for the custom models to come out. Running a GTX 580 gives me enough performance to wait until the entire Kepler lineup has been revealed and make a decision at that point.

Definitely makes sense. Right now I'm using a 550ti which I'm overclocking to the max to get decent frames out of BF3/SCII, so I'll need to upgrade sooner rather than later.
a b U Graphics card
May 11, 2012 9:16:59 PM

wubadee said:
The 670 is definitely a better bargain than the 680 IMO. I'm planning on waiting until the end of June to see if the 4Gb cards are released at reasonable prices. If not, I'll get the 670 and sell it when they release the 4Gb ones.


Yeah I said screw waiting and since I can easily step up to a 4GB version once I get the card I am not worried :) 

Would have kept my two 6950s for another year till 8000/700 series but that didn't go to plan so I am replacing the performance of my two 6950s (and the 6 slots of space taken *inlcuding gap slot*) for half the power consumption, half the heat generation sources and nearly equal performance.

SLI 670s sounds so mm compared to Crossfire 6950s lol. Would easily be able to keep their performance value in games for 3 years ^_^
a b U Graphics card
May 11, 2012 9:19:19 PM

Depending on whether or not my GF wants her B-Day present early depends on when I order the GTX670. Coming from 2x4870 1GB it has taken a while to see cards that are worth upgrading to (single cards that is)
May 11, 2012 9:20:39 PM

akamrcrack said:
Yeah I said screw waiting and since I can easily step up to a 4GB version once I get the card I am not worried :) 

Would have kept my two 6950s for another year till 8000/700 series but that didn't go to plan so I am replacing the performance of my two 6950s (and the 6 slots of space taken *inlcuding gap slot*) for half the power consumption, half the heat generation sources and nearly equal performance.

SLI 670s sounds so mm compared to Crossfire 6950s lol. Would easily be able to keep their performance value in games for 3 years ^_^

Haha, sounds great! I would definitely hope that screen resolution stays at 1080p average, otherwise the cards are going to be obsolete before too long when companies start pumping out extremely high resolution displays. From the benchmarks I've seen, the 2Gb 670 outperforms the 7970 in a lot of aspects. Only time will tell what the future holds for video gaming.
May 11, 2012 9:27:16 PM

Those of you voting for the ATI cards, please leave a comment about why you prefer them! This is a personal fact-finding mission for me, and personal experience is usually extremely relevant.
May 11, 2012 9:52:50 PM

Iam an NVIDA fan and was reluctant to buy ATI due to sour past experiences but NVIDIA had nothing close to the firepower/cost of the HD 7870 OC Ed. and was about to put down the money but along came the GTX-670 and changed everything... NVIDIA still gets to keep my money.
a c 217 U Graphics card
May 11, 2012 10:11:20 PM

I got the 680 over a month ago. While I'd go with the 670 today, you cannot change what you did in the past.
May 11, 2012 11:25:31 PM

Which graphics card do i want to get?? of course gtx 690!!!
a c 84 U Graphics card
May 12, 2012 6:59:09 AM

for now gtx 670 will be my choice.:) 
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