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Amd 7970 or Gtx 670

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Which one should i go for ?

Total: 57 votes (29 blank votes)

  • XFX 7970 499$
  • 7 %
  • Galaxy Gtx 670 439$
  • 74 %
  • Diamond 7970 459$
  • 17 %
  • Gigabyte 7970 550$
  • 4 %
May 16, 2012 6:58:49 PM

hello guys,

i cant decide which card to purchase and i only have these four choices(bare in mind Warranty is useless for me)
my budget is up to 600$) i well be playing Bf3 and intensive games and 1080p Movies


and these are the only choices.

(xfx) FX-797A-TNFC AMD Radeon HD 7970 3072MB GDDR5 PCIe 3.0 x16 Video Card 499$

(GAlaxy) 67NPH6DV5ZJX NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 2048MB GDDR5 PCIe 3.0 x16 Video Card 439$

(diamond) 7970PE53G AMD Radeon HD 7970 3072MB GDDR5 PCIe 3.0 x16 Video Card 459$

(Gigabyte) GV-R797OC-3GD AMD Radeon HD 7970 3072MB GDDR5 PCIe 3.0 x16 Video Card 550$

And my Build

i5 3570k
Asus z77 Pro
Corsair 8GB 1600
Samsung 830 256GB

Any Help Appreciated.

and would their be heating issues with reference model.

More about : amd 7970 gtx 670

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May 16, 2012 7:05:27 PM

badr22 said:
hello guys,

i cant decide which card to purchase and i only have these four choices(bare in mind Warranty is useless for me)
my budget is up to 600$) i well be playing Bf3 and intensive games and 1080p Movies


and these are the only choices.

(xfx) FX-797A-TNFC AMD Radeon HD 7970 3072MB GDDR5 PCIe 3.0 x16 Video Card 499$

(GAlaxy) 67NPH6DV5ZJX NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 2048MB GDDR5 PCIe 3.0 x16 Video Card 439$

(diamond) 7970PE53G AMD Radeon HD 7970 3072MB GDDR5 PCIe 3.0 x16 Video Card 459$

(Gigabyte) GV-R797OC-3GD AMD Radeon HD 7970 3072MB GDDR5 PCIe 3.0 x16 Video Card 550$

And my Build

i5 3570k
Asus z77 Pro
Corsair 8GB 1600
Samsung 830 256GB

Any Help Appreciated.

well see this link 1)http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
2)http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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May 16, 2012 7:25:53 PM

I currently have the Sapphire OC 7970 and I don't notice the coil whine tbh. It depends what type of system and CPU cooler you have. I have an H100 and can't hear the Sapphire cooler.
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May 16, 2012 7:26:25 PM

GTX 670 is a lot cheaper and usually faster.
Also, if you don't have use for double precision calculation, HD7970 loses a lot its shining (if you don't know what I mean with the statement, just know that you don't need the feature)

Sum up the physx and 3D vision features (don't hurt to have a plus, right?) and a very low consumption rate card. Can't see why take the HD7970
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May 16, 2012 7:29:50 PM

Don't forget the new driver features on the GTX 670, FXAA and Adaptive VSync, etc.
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May 16, 2012 7:32:53 PM

galaxy is cheap brand go for evga unless give lifetime warranty
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a c 156 À AMD
May 16, 2012 7:41:23 PM

Reference cards are all exactly the same with the same quality components. Galaxy also makes KFA2, which is a high-end enthusiast brand in Europe.
a b U Graphics card
May 16, 2012 7:43:23 PM

yeah but better go with evga for future mishandling and happenings
May 16, 2012 7:46:50 PM

thanks alot guys, but monu remember i wont be using the Warranty because shipping to their location is a hassle and expensive.
a b U Graphics card
May 16, 2012 7:47:00 PM

I would recommend EVGA. But EVGA's GTX 670 are mostly faulty. Just check their forums.
If you can't afford return policy/warranty. Exceptionally DON'T GO EVGA for this time, and for this card
May 16, 2012 7:49:16 PM

vitornob said:
I would recommend EVGA. But EVGA's GTX 670 are mostly faulty. Just check their forums.


exactly, i need a reliable card, not saying evga is bad, just there 670 has a high faulty rate.
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May 16, 2012 7:50:45 PM

then better go for asus most trust able brand now asus gtx 570
May 16, 2012 8:09:16 PM

but isnt the 570 a bit outdated?
May 16, 2012 8:18:00 PM

yeah i am proud to say iam an asus fanboy, seriously who isnt?? if i can only find it at that goddamn store.
May 16, 2012 9:09:24 PM

its great but shipping cost alot, well my friend is staying in houston for 3weeks,
i hope by that time microcenter well stock all the new gtx 670. but i feel like they dont give a *** about Gpus. but if they dont, i guess im gonna buy the galaxy version. and thanks alot monu you are a great guy.
May 16, 2012 9:09:32 PM

there are claw marks on the box so you know it must be good.
May 16, 2012 9:16:57 PM

internetlad said:
there are claw marks on the box so you know it must be good.


hhhhh its not a a claw its the shadow of the G, yes i know im disappointed too.
a b U Graphics card
May 16, 2012 9:47:28 PM

leave etxra discussion grab an gtx 670 it's cheaper,cooler,quiter and faster + new amazing features like FXAA and adaptive V-sync.
May 16, 2012 10:02:19 PM

ok im getting the Gtx 670, but i heard asus z77 pro have issues with stability and usb 3.0, is that true ?
May 16, 2012 10:06:23 PM

I don't really see why any one manufacturer would have an issue with a chipset over another, either the chipset has issues or it doesn't. . .

That said, (not really the same thing, but my experience) I have a P8Z68-V and it's been rock solid so far.

http://www.nowinstock.net/computers/videocards/nvidia/g...

Take your pick.
a b U Graphics card
May 16, 2012 10:06:34 PM

well gtx 670 uses 3.0 slot so you make sure that your mobo have 3.0 slot ptherwise they will not perform well in pciex16 2.0 slot
May 16, 2012 10:10:32 PM

monu_08 said:
well gtx 670 uses 3.0 slot so you make sure that your mobo have 3.0 slot ptherwise they will not perform well in pciex16 2.0 slot



http://www.overclock.net/t/1188376/hardwarecanucks-hd-7...

I disagree.

In either case, even the baseline Asus Z77 board has support for PCIE gen 3.0 so it's a non issue either way.
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May 16, 2012 10:59:31 PM

monu_08 said:
well gtx 670 uses 3.0 slot so you make sure that your mobo have 3.0 slot ptherwise they will not perform well in pciex16 2.0 slot


All the cards mentioned are 3.0 cards, but there is practically no benefit to using a 3.0 slot atm.
May 17, 2012 12:51:45 AM

monu_08 said:
galaxy is cheap brand go for evga unless give lifetime warranty


galaxy isn't really 'cheap'. it's a fairly good budget brand, they make some great (reference, but still) cards that perform well.

evga's warranty service isn't as good as it used to be either in my experience.

i'd recommend the gtx 670. incredible performance for its value.
May 21, 2012 5:02:04 PM

as far as i'm concerned if you're dropping 3-400 bucks on a video card, may as well spend an extra 20 and get the most solid brand you can. I don't get why there are budget video card brands when they're still selling 7970s (looking at you Diamond)
May 21, 2012 5:20:22 PM

BigMack70 said:
If you wanna overclock the card, get the 7970. Beats a 670 pretty good when OCd.

If you just wanna drop a new card in and have it work great without worrying about it, get the 670.



This statement nails it IMO. The 7970 really comes into its own when properly overclocked. If you're not going to overclock, or maybe want a simple mild overclock for a little extra oomph, the GTX 670 offers amazing performance for the price right out of the box. Pick your poison.
May 21, 2012 5:48:48 PM

Asus dc II gtx 670 or palit jetstream 670 when it gets released. Untill amd's next line of gpu's comes out. Nvidia's gonna dominate. gtx600 series seems amazing uptill now and is keeping up well with HD7000 series
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