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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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July 25, 2012 12:32:36 AM

What is your setup? resolution? screens? and what games do you play?
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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
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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
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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
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July 25, 2012 3:28:59 AM

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

So would you recomend a 670 or 7970?
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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.
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July 27, 2012 5:47:37 PM

12.7 drivers are pretty good ?
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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...
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July 31, 2012 3:20:51 AM

Best answer selected by vatom.
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July 31, 2012 11:23:01 AM

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