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May 26, 2012 4:32:25 PM

Get the 670. It's cheaper and performs better than the 7970.

- Jake
May 26, 2012 4:33:05 PM

Honestly, if it's just me, 7970. It can be pushed to GTX 680 level with overclocking, has superior memory and shines at the harshest settings/highest resolutions, and comes with 3 games. But then, if you REALLY don't care for any of the games, maybe 670 has better value...
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May 26, 2012 4:36:16 PM

firedice said:
Honestly, if it's just me, 7970. It can be pushed to GTX 680 level with overclocking, has superior memory and shines at the harshest settings/highest resolutions, and comes with 3 games. But then, if you REALLY don't care for any of the games, maybe 670 has better value...
OP is only using one 1080p monitor, so more VRAM isn't going to be much of an advantage. And a overclocked 670 beats out a stock 680, so the 7970 doesn't really win their either...

- Jake
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May 26, 2012 4:39:39 PM

Hands down, get the 670.
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May 26, 2012 5:34:36 PM

670, and particularly that model which has very quiet fans that also keep the temps way down. The 670 tends be be favored by more of the popular games out right now as well, like BF3 and Skyrim. In fact, if you play Skyrim, there's no question to go with the 670. You will also get all the other great things that come with Nvidia like PhysX, Adaptive VSync, FXAA, and very good driver support.

Adaptive VSync review:
http://www.hardocp.com/article/2012/04/16/nvidia_adapti...
May 26, 2012 7:18:38 PM

And does it make a difference if a do a lot of photoshop/blender/UDK, because of the weak computing of the 670?

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May 26, 2012 8:06:18 PM
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julien329 said:
And does it make a difference if a do a lot of photoshop/blender/UDK, because of the weak computing of the 670?
I do video/photo editing and 3D modeling and I haven't had any problems. You could wait until the GK110 cards come out as those will destory in computing (at least that's what has been said).

- Jake
May 26, 2012 8:12:48 PM

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May 26, 2012 9:24:58 PM

yougotjaked said:
OP is only using one 1080p monitor, so more VRAM isn't going to be much of an advantage. And a overclocked 670 beats out a stock 680, so the 7970 doesn't really win their either...

- Jake



this talk about what performs closer to 680 is pointless, 7970 and 670 or exactly the same in performance, which is 5 percent slower then a 680. the 7970 has better gains when overclock, while running cooler. at the same time 670 is much cheaper for the same performance at stock.

just to note my 7950 ocerclocked out performs the stock 680, so all the 7900s and 600s are very close in performance. it's the price that makes it worth talking about http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/NVIDIA/GeForce_GTX_6...
May 26, 2012 9:35:26 PM

zakattak80 said:
this talk about what performs closer to 680 is pointless, 7970 and 670 or exactly the same in performance, which is 5 percent slower then a 680. the 7970 has better gains when overclock, while running cooler. at the same time 670 is much cheaper for the same performance at stock.

just to note my 7950 ocerclocked out performs the stock 680, so all the 7900s and 600s are very close in performance. it's the price that makes it worth talking about http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/NVIDIA/GeForce_GTX_6...
Yes the 7000 series is probably better for extreme resolutions. I agree with you there. But at 1080p the 670 is the clear winner. No sense in arguing:



- Jake
May 26, 2012 9:49:27 PM

yougotjaked said:
Yes the 7000 series is probably better for extreme resolutions. I agree with you there. But at 1080p the 670 is the clear winner. No sense in arguing:

http://media.bestofmicro.com/U/3/336747/original/gtx%20670%20vs%207970%201920.png

- Jake



overclocked to 1000mhz or higher the 7970 is on par with the 680. most 7970s do 1125mhz without breaking a sweat so AMD is planning to release the 1ghz 7970 edition to beat the 680 and reclaim the "fastest single gpu" crown. originally the 680 and 670 were the midrange cards and the gk110 was supposedly the high end release. the 680 was called the 670ti during testing....


Says a lot about how powerful gk110 will be (most likely called gtx 700's)
May 26, 2012 9:54:23 PM

aznplayer213 said:
overclocked to 1000mhz or higher the 7970 is on par with the 680. most 7970s do 1125mhz without breaking a sweat so AMD is planning to release the 1ghz 7970 edition to beat the 680 and reclaim the "fastest single gpu" crown. originally the 680 and 670 were the midrange cards and the gk110 was supposedly the high end release. the 680 was called the 670ti during testing....


Says a lot about how powerful gk110 will be (most likely called gtx 700's)
Which is why I suggested OP to maybe wait for the GK110 cards to be released.

- Jake
May 26, 2012 10:47:30 PM

zakattak80 said:
http://tpucdn.com/reviews/NVIDIA/GeForce_GTX_670/images...

this is for 1920x1200 resolution
Yes but OP is using a 1080p monitor. But I honestly feel like we're going in a circle here. Both the 670 and 7970 are excellent cards, but they have their benefits in different aspects. In OP's case, the 670 is more suited for him, so it would make more sense for him to get that card. Plus, it's cheaper, so that's a bonus :) 

- Jake
May 26, 2012 10:54:40 PM

well i do agree that 670 is better for the price, just feel like the 600 series has been over represented in many reviews when it comes to peformance. they tend to use 5 games and they tend to favor nvidia. this review i linked showed the results of 19 different games. the 670 isn't faster then 7970 in all games like people claim, that's all i'm tring to point out
May 26, 2012 10:59:36 PM

zakattak80 said:
well i do agree that 670 is better for the price, just feel like the 600 series has been over represented in many reviews when it comes to peformance. they tend to use 5 games and they tend to favor nvidia. this review i linked showed the results of 19 different games. the 670 isn't faster then 7970 in all games like people claim, that's all i'm tring to point out
Exactly. I do agree that most reviewers try to make Nvidia look better. And you're right; some games run better on the 7970. Take Metro 2033 for example; in the picture I posted, the 7970 was 6.3% better than the 670. So it just depends which games OP will be running.

- Jake
May 27, 2012 1:30:20 PM

I finally bought my videocard, it's the 7970. I felt that for only 30$ highter than the 670 it's was a good deal considering it is a very good overclocking card (i readed it even beats the overclocked 680 in few reviews). Also, considering the computing performance, I think it's the best choise. Thank you everyone.
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May 27, 2012 6:25:02 PM

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