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What is a really good graphics card?

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July 25, 2012 12:30:49 AM

I was wondering what to get for my new pc and i was thinking of either a 670 or a 7970? My budget is 400 dollars, but that is flexible. I will use it for gaming and want the best bang for the buck. Any ideas?

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a b U Graphics card
July 25, 2012 12:32:36 AM

What is your setup? resolution? screens? and what games do you play?
July 25, 2012 12:47:13 AM

My setup is
CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz
Motherboard: Asus P8P67 PRO (REV 3.1)
Memory: Corsair Series 16GB (4 x 4GB)
Power Supply: Cooler Master 850W ATX12V / EPS12V
Monitor: Asus VH236H 23.0" Monitor and another dell one that is 22 inches.

I play Dota 2, Diablo 3, Rage, Batman, and metro 2033.
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July 25, 2012 1:00:58 AM

either is a fine choice, but i know for sure batman is nvidia favored, and i believe metro is too as of the current moment. the other 3 are not intensive enough and probably be obliterated by either choice. though the differences between the two are moderately small in 1920x1080.

edit: if you ever decide to go past your 1920x1080 barrier by adding additional screens or playing 2560x1600 then that's where the 7970 will shine.

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July 25, 2012 1:01:52 AM

The best single GPU video card is the 7970
a b U Graphics card
July 25, 2012 1:29:25 AM

I would say the 7970 for you. It will outperform the 670 in most situations. However to run PhysX in Batman you'll need the Nvidia. Very small difference in Metro 2033
July 25, 2012 3:09:08 AM

How are AMD's drivers, i have heard they are a pain.
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July 25, 2012 3:18:02 AM

vatom said:
How are AMD's drivers, i have heard they are a pain.

they plague older gen cards more in my opinion then newer ones. regardless, nvidias gtx 6xx lineup suffers from it as well to some people
July 25, 2012 3:28:59 AM

The drivers varry from game to game.
July 25, 2012 10:28:41 PM

So would you recomend a 670 or 7970?
July 27, 2012 5:23:29 PM

7970 is the fastest single GPU video card on the market.
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July 27, 2012 5:42:15 PM

The drivers are fine IMO. I've got a 6950 and I havent had any driver problems since I built this PC, which was a user fault.
a b U Graphics card
July 27, 2012 5:47:37 PM

12.7 drivers are pretty good ?
July 31, 2012 3:15:35 AM

Drivers are mostly not a issue... MAYBE a small performance difference varries from game to game... But never more than a couple of fps or a leaf missing on the map or something...
July 31, 2012 3:20:51 AM

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July 31, 2012 11:23:01 AM

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