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Decision Time - Mid Range Budget Power?

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May 12, 2012 11:33:35 AM

Well i have been looking at benchmark scores and reviews for a couple of weeks now and still cant make a decision on what path i want to go... Im stuck between choosing a Radeon 7870 Crossfire setup or a single 7970 or GTX680. I believe that i would probably not end up running 2 cards in crossfire/SLI if i went the 7970 or 680. My budget is roughly $800AU and i would like to stop at that. Now from what i could find out the 7870's in CrossFire will run higher FPS compared to the 7970 and GTX680, but there seems to be such little performance difference between the 3 choices that it has made it a hard choice. Im not sure if im misinformed or just picky, so i thought i would post in this forum to hear some opinions. I am open to both AMD and NVidia card and like them both, but im looking at answers for the future in my choice. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated, especially from anyone running 7870's in CrossFire.

Cheers,

Peter.
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May 12, 2012 11:48:09 AM

i have heard about many driver issues of hd 7870 in crossfire so dont go for that go for an single high end card.:) 

go for gtx 670 which is now days the best money valued card its cheaper and will give you performance over price it performs better then gtx 580 and nearly comparable towards the hd 7970 and its about $50-100 less then hd 7970 once you overclock then it will out perform that hd 7970.:) 

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-670-rev...

read this review then u will understand what i m talking about.:) 

save some money and upgrade to gtx 670 it will clearup your needs.:) 
May 12, 2012 11:53:41 AM

sunnk said:
i have heard about many driver issues of hd 7870 in crossfire so dont go for that go for an single high end card.:) 

go for gtx 670 which is now days the best money valued card its cheaper and will give you performance over price it performs better then gtx 580 and nearly comparable towards the hd 7970 and its about $50-100 less then hd 7970 once you overclock then it will out perform that hd 7970.:) 

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-670-rev...

read this review then u will understand what i m talking about.:) 

save some money and upgrade to gtx 670 it will clearup your needs.:) 


The GTX670 are not really out here in AUS and are pretty expensive (same price as 7970) And as for OC the 670 you can OC the 7970 as well =) Nvidia card definitly have the edge in regards to drivers fo sure. Hopefully the 670's come in with a better price soon in AUS. Cheers for your feedback, appreciated.
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May 12, 2012 11:55:29 AM

Considering if i go the single card route, i would like to reach upto the 680 i think.
May 12, 2012 12:01:55 PM

Which ever card i get i really like the look of the Gygabyte OC editions with the tri fan design =)
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