I'm wondering if i should use an extra $$ to get a 680 or 7970? I'm mainly using it for some basic 3d-ray traced rendering in After Effects, and Premiere. Probably gonna use Photoshop sometimes too but that isnt GPU-heavy.
So should i pay an extra about $50 right now to get a 680 gpu, or 7970 or just stick with 670? My monitor is 1920x1080 but i have a second (non-eyefinity) that is 1280x768 i believe. I should probbably link a third monitor which i dont have adapters for ( i have a third monitor but dont use it)
Render speed i know 7970 is better and anti aliasing???? I need opinions please who have either one, but dont fanboy D:
the 670 is the better card when comparing power to price ratio. the 7970's potential is only reached when you decide to overclock it, which is something you kinda have to say if you are or you aren't going to do.
For OpenCL and DirectCompute, the 7970 generally walks all over the 600 series of the Geforces which are pure gaming cards for the most part. If your non-gaming programs use OpenCL or DirectCompute, it's highly unlikely the 670/680 can compete, unless they also use CUDA.