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Gtx 670 or 7950 poll

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gtx 670 $479 or 7950 $429

Total: 127 votes (61 blank votes)

  • amd 7950
  • 31 %
  • gtx 670
  • 70 %
June 8, 2012 10:48:50 AM

the 7950 is $429 and gtx 670 is $479
7950 is the dd xfx
and the 670 is the phantom gainward

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a b U Graphics card
June 8, 2012 11:21:53 AM

I would get the 670 :) 
a b U Graphics card
June 8, 2012 11:35:46 AM

GTX 670 is a decent choice grab it.
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a b U Graphics card
June 8, 2012 11:41:35 AM

Not a green fan but still in this case would go for the green.
a b U Graphics card
June 8, 2012 11:57:25 AM

The 670 is to compete with the 7970, not 7950.
June 8, 2012 11:57:28 AM

If this is USD, both cards are overpriced and I'd buy neither.

If this isn't USD, I'd probably say the 670. You have to overclock the 7950 a LOT to get it to GTX 670 performance.
June 8, 2012 12:43:31 PM

how much faster is the 670 stock vs stock
June 8, 2012 12:46:52 PM

Stock vs stock, ~14% faster at 1920x1200/1080.



Like I said, you'd have to overclock the 7950 considerably. It's certainly doable, as 40%+ overclocks are pretty common on the 7950, but there's no denying that the 670 is vastly better at a similar price.

I wouldn't touch a GTX 670 for $480 USD though... that's more expensive than the 7970 and almost to GTX 680 territory, and both the 7970 and 680 would be better buys around that price.
June 8, 2012 1:16:15 PM

Wow nice find on the chart thanks. ok at $479 i can pay $20 dollars more and get a 7970 thoughts? it seems that the 7970 is faster? you have 2 in crosssfire i see you like them?
a c 185 U Graphics card
June 8, 2012 1:44:48 PM

GTX 670
June 9, 2012 1:48:08 AM

Alright thanks guys going for the gtx 670
a c 99 U Graphics card
June 9, 2012 6:24:32 AM

Short answer, GTX 670.
June 9, 2012 8:12:34 AM

OP, what currency are those prices? Is this AUD or CAD?

7970 is only worth extra money if you want to overclock the card... stock performance isn't enough to warrant extra price from the 670.
a b U Graphics card
June 9, 2012 8:16:25 AM

GTX 670 without a doubt.
June 9, 2012 5:46:23 PM

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1) OP says 7970 is $20 more than 670 (a 4% price increase for 1-2% more performance, so not a great value initially)
2) 7970 is 1-2% faster at stock then the 670, and overclocks better (and is more simple to OC), therefore the 4% price increase is justified if you want to overclock, and not justified if you are ambivalent about overclocking.

Apparently, in your mind, this makes me a "hater". I think it's more like you have lost the ability to think clearly on these issues, at least in any topic where I've posted. We're not talking about a $400 670 vs a $460 7970, where the 7970 is pretty clearly not a good value. We're talking here about a tiny increase in price to jump up to the 7970. It's equivalent to the 7970 being $420 on newegg, which would be a great price point for it and where it would be pretty easy to recommend.

You do realize that calling people "haters" for recommending something that's not a GTX 670 makes you sound like nothing more than an nvidia fanboy, right?
June 11, 2012 10:44:41 AM

BigMack70 said:
OP, what currency are those prices? Is this AUD or CAD?

7970 is only worth extra money if you want to overclock the card... stock performance isn't enough to warrant extra price from the 670.

Hey mate. this is AUD i will defintly be overclocking the card. you think i should go 7970? because i was gonna buy the card this week so yea. thoughts?
a b U Graphics card
June 11, 2012 11:12:05 AM

stanistheman said:
Hey mate. this is AUD i will defintly be overclocking the card. you think i should go 7970? because i was gonna buy the card this week so yea. thoughts?


I own a 670, absolutely love it. Soon i'll be getting a 2nd one.


Was originally going to purchase a 680 or a 7970 if any good models were in stock but when the 670 released I picked it up, saved myself $100-$175 and get almost equal performance, easily fixable by overclocking.


If I was running multiple monitors I would get the 6GB Sapphire 7970 and then CF it.

Because I only plan on running a single 4mp monitor of higher quality and because I saved money for miniscule performance differences I went with the 670.



Simple answer, get the 670. Best bang for buck and a beast of a card.

Would be counterproductive to grab anything AMD at the moment unless you specifically needed it, which from the looks of it, you don't.
June 11, 2012 11:42:15 AM

stanistheman said:
Hey mate. this is AUD i will defintly be overclocking the card. you think i should go 7970? because i was gonna buy the card this week so yea. thoughts?


Entirely depends on how interested you are in overclocking. Which 7970 is available at $20 over the 670? If it's just a reference board, I probably wouldn't do it.

The 7970 is around 1% faster for 4% more money in your case, so it's not great unless you factor OC into the equation. Only do that if you really WANT to OC, not just if you are willing to OC.

Most likely, the 670 is the card for you.
a b U Graphics card
June 11, 2012 11:57:05 AM

BigMack70 said:
Entirely depends on how interested you are in overclocking. Which 7970 is available at $20 over the 670? If it's just a reference board, I probably wouldn't do it.

The 7970 is around 1% faster for 4% more money in your case, so it's not great unless you factor OC into the equation. Only do that if you really WANT to OC, not just if you are willing to OC.

Most likely, the 670 is the card for you.


What kind of performance(fps) differences are we talking about if both the 670 and 7970 are overclocked to their max potentials. If you happen to know I would appreciate the info :) 
June 11, 2012 12:28:26 PM

Impossible to say definitively since all cards OC a bit differently. However, my guess would be that the 7970 would wind up being roughly equivalent value (e.g. ~4% faster than an OC GTX 670 for ~4% more money)

That's why I say it's only worth it if you WANT to overclock - the overclocking experience itself is more pleasant on Tahiti than Kepler. If you don't consider yourself an overclocker, you are not missing out on anything by getting the GTX 670.
a b U Graphics card
June 11, 2012 12:36:43 PM

BigMack70 said:
Impossible to say definitively since all cards OC a bit differently. However, my guess would be that the 7970 would wind up being roughly equivalent value (e.g. ~4% faster than an OC GTX 670 for ~4% more money)

That's why I say it's only worth it if you WANT to overclock - the overclocking experience itself is more pleasant on Tahiti than Kepler. If you don't consider yourself an overclocker, you are not missing out on anything by getting the GTX 670.


I enjoy overclocking and I figured both cards are going to overclock well so really it came down to looks/company offerings and Nvidia + EVGA had the best offers for me. Best price/Best warranty/Best overall look of the card/only miniscule fps differences.

Overclocking my 670, wasn't epic to begin with (just one of the weaker ocers out of the batch) at 1175v 122% power target I could only get 120mhz or 140mhz (was so high atm I forgot lol) to run stable (with 300mhz memory) and my power sat around 115% so basically that is my max. I've tried many other ways but every time I run Heaven benchmark my core clock never stays stable for very long (flux's randomly).

Compare to my Twin Frozr III 6950 cards, which I could only pull 15mhz extra on the coreclock at stock voltages, I am happy with the performance of my 670 lol.

At 120mhz+/100mhz+ offsets for core/mem BF3 runs like a charm for me :) 

I could imagine owning a 7970 right now but I am impressed with what I got so I wouldn't change if you paid me to. I especially love being able to run games like CS:GO at 35C and games like D3 at 45C :) 
June 11, 2012 2:02:28 PM

the 7970 is a xfx dual fan so its good coolin. and the 670 is the gainward phantom. i think ill just go get a 670. ill keep my 20 dollars maybie buy a cheesburger lol. or maybie get a after market cooler. CHEERS guys thanks fpr all the help
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