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What graphics card should i get? GTX 670 vs 7950!!

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May 22, 2012 6:35:29 PM

hello,

Im doing some serious upgrades to my pc in the next few weeks and i was planing on getting the asus gtx 670 direct cii top
from here -

http://www.ilgs.co.uk/products.asp?partno=GTX670-DC2T-2...

for £340

but after looking around the Asus AMD Radeon HD7950 DirectCU II TOP form here -

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0076HQYMI/ref=asc_df_B0076H...

for £313

they are both DirectCU II TOP, i deiced to get the TOP models because i will be ocing and i want the best quality the is.

so my question is what do you think is the best of the two baring in mind that i will be ocing and the is a possibility that i will be running 3 monitors in the future. also i am open to suggestions so if you think that my money would be best spent on something else please let me know.

thank you for your time tom.

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May 22, 2012 6:51:30 PM

670GTX , when oced match the 680
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May 22, 2012 6:53:26 PM

+1

I am a HUGE fan of AMD mobile GPUs (go, go 6970m!)... but they just keep missing the mark on desktop, from my perspective.
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May 22, 2012 6:58:32 PM

What is your budget??? :) 
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May 22, 2012 7:01:02 PM

The 670 is an absolute monster. I love AMD video cards and have used them exclusively for more than half a decade, and recommend the 670 without hesitation.
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May 22, 2012 7:05:10 PM

If ur limited to £340 ushould go for the gtx 670. It really beats hd7950
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May 22, 2012 7:14:06 PM

as far as the budget goes its hard to say as i have £700 for a new mobo, cpu, ram and graphics card so i could always spend a little more on a the graphics card and loose out some where else, tbh i don't see the point in spending any more because after ocing they will be performing the same as a more expensive card.

also, they are the best cards that my PSU can handle unless i start using molex to 8pin power adapters.
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May 22, 2012 7:27:02 PM

Only you can decide what your money is worth. One is faster, but more expensive. Is it worth the speed? Depends on how much money you have and how much you value clicking one setting one more value higher on your video game.

And yes they will perform the same as a more expensive card when overclocked.....but that more expensive card can also be overclocked.....so not really :) . http://www.hardocp.com/article/2012/05/14/geforce_680_6...
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May 22, 2012 7:36:55 PM

Yes that's true they are good and when OCed they'll perform as the more expensive card. Its ur choice
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May 22, 2012 7:42:47 PM

thanks guys, after reading the article on hardocp its clear that the 670 is the one to go for it can even be oc'ed to a higher clock speed than the 680.

anyone want to add something before a select best answer??
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May 22, 2012 7:52:51 PM

Best answer selected by mercer95.
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May 22, 2012 8:04:30 PM

I do like the GTX670, and it is impressive in benchmarks, but I'm concerned about the rumours that nVidia may recall GTX600-series chips due to some bad silicon:

http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/graphics/display/201205211...

I'd at least wait to see if this is just non-sense if there's something to it. Even still, I'd consider waiting a bit just to see if the 7970 and 7970 fall a bit more in price to compensate.
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May 22, 2012 8:33:37 PM

mercer95 said:
thanks guys, after reading the article on hardocp its clear that the 670 is the one to go for it can even be oc'ed to a higher clock speed than the 680.

anyone want to add something before a select best answer??


Yes but the clock speed doesn't tell the whole story. The 680 overclocked still delivers about 5 fps more than the 670 overclocked (it has more cuda cores :sarcastic:  ). +/- a few frames, its different for each game and for different resolutions.

So really, the question is, "Do you want to pay $100 for 5 more fps"? The more wealthy you are, the more likely you are to answer yes. The answer is different for everyone.
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May 22, 2012 8:36:27 PM

i cant really see myself noticing the 5fps increase so i cant say its worth the money.
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May 22, 2012 8:40:54 PM

the gtx 580 has much less load power consumption and less gpu temp. too Anyways its ur choice :D 
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