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ZOTAC GeForce GTX 670 2GB AMP VS XFX Radeon HD 7970

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August 5, 2012 6:57:58 PM

Hello guys.

Lately i have been working on getting a new computer but always when im about to buy one something comes up. I dont know what graphics card i should get.

I have been looking at the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 670 2GB AMP edition, and the XFX Radeon HD edition. The main thing im going to be using it for is gaming, but also im going to record videos while playing, and editing them after. I may run 3 monitors at 1920x1080 maybe higher?.

But give me your opinion about it please...
August 5, 2012 7:08:41 PM

Thanks Nomad :) , and yeah i made a little mistake in the Thread it ment to say XFX Radeon HD 7970 :) 
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August 5, 2012 7:16:16 PM

But will the GTX 670 be able to run eyefinity with 3 monitors at 1920x1080 or higher?
a c 106 U Graphics card
August 5, 2012 7:18:45 PM

running 3 monitor, i will HEAVILY favor the 7970 in this case, more vram, better screen resolution scaling, eyefinity being more developed on single card vs nvidias end which only started on this gens gpus to power 3 screens off 1 gpu.


edit: nomad's link also has outdated performance benchmarks
August 5, 2012 7:21:29 PM

dudewitbow said:
running 3 monitor, i will HEAVILY favor the 7970 in this case, more vram, better screen resolution scaling, eyefinity being more developed on single card vs nvidias end which only started on this gens gpus to power 3 screens off 1 gpu.


So 3 monitors is the 7970, and 2 monitors at high res would be the 670?. Btw if you dont know this specific 670, its an overclocked version of the standard 670 so. Better cooling, running faster and stuff:) 
a c 106 U Graphics card
August 5, 2012 7:29:08 PM

lareds said:
So 3 monitors is the 7970, and 2 monitors at high res would be the 670?. Btw if you dont know this specific 670, its an overclocked version of the standard 670 so. Better cooling, running faster and stuff:) 



although the AMP edition is naturally overclocked, one thing that limits multimonitor setups is vram, and one of the settings in game happen to affect it heavily, which is Anti Aliasing. ideally, you should use this review(don't pay attention to the 7970 ghz, as its essentially a different card) to see in which games the card stands out right now. You will also see a trend in performance when the resolution is increased, heavily favors amd cards. using a 2nd, or a 3rd monitor essentially doubles or triples the screen resolution, which will probably have a larger impact on games similar to shifting resolution up to 2560x1600 for example
a b U Graphics card
August 5, 2012 8:10:27 PM

I cant believe that anyone would recommend a 670 over a 7970 especially after the price drop. The 7970 outperforms the 670 a stock (yes I said stock even though Kepler has autoboost) once overclock however the 7970 will overtake both 680 and 670.
August 5, 2012 8:17:02 PM

redeemer said:
I cant believe that anyone would recommend a 670 over a 7970 especially after the price drop. The 7970 outperforms the 670 a stock (yes I said stock even though Kepler has autoboost) once overclock however the 7970 will overtake both 680 and 670.


There's too many people recommending the 670 to make themselves feel better after making a bad purchase.
August 5, 2012 8:18:08 PM

redeemer said:
I cant believe that anyone would recommend a 670 over a 7970 especially after the price drop. The 7970 outperforms the 670 a stock (yes I said stock even though Kepler has autoboost) once overclock however the 7970 will overtake both 680 and 670.


Would you say that even though i run my system with only 1 or 2 monitors, the 7970 will still be better?
August 5, 2012 8:30:02 PM

redeemer said:
I cant believe that anyone would recommend a 670 over a 7970 especially after the price drop. The 7970 outperforms the 670 a stock (yes I said stock even though Kepler has autoboost) once overclock however the 7970 will overtake both 680 and 670.

Zotac gtx 670amp will spank a stock 7970.Stock gtx 670 beats 7970 in games which matter.That is bf3.And frostbite engine.
August 5, 2012 8:30:05 PM

Yes as of the 12.7 beta driver, the 7970 is better than the 670 at stock speeds and trades blows with the 680 when both are overclocked. The review nomad posted is old and before the 12.7 driver.
August 5, 2012 8:35:51 PM

It is indeed really hard to choose, cause different person have a different opinion -.-
August 5, 2012 11:21:50 PM


LOL only 1 percent gamers plays at those res.And those framerate which all those card gets at that res i consider unplayble.

1080 and 1600-900 is the res which most gamers use.And gtx 670 rules in those res in games that matter.
a c 106 U Graphics card
August 5, 2012 11:25:23 PM

cooldudesubho said:
LOL only 1 percent gamers plays at those res.And those framerate which all those card gets at that res i consider unplayble.

1080 and 1600-900 is the res which most gamers use.And gtx 670 rules in those res in games that matter.



too bad OP is that 1% of gamers

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I have been looking at the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 670 2GB AMP edition, and the XFX Radeon HD edition. The main thing im going to be using it for is gaming, but also im going to record videos while playing, and editing them after. I may run 3 monitors at 1920x1080 maybe higher?.



so denial of the situation cannot get you anywhere. If OP was running a single monitor, i would have told him to get a 670, but this isn't that situation. Hes running more, and in that situation, the 7970 reigns king. You completely denied the opening post and judged the thread based on the thread title alone. and even if you were using a single card, both cards already can destroy Battlefield in 1 screen, even if the 670 is leading, so to a real gamer, they wouldn't care, so it really depends on what OTHER things the owner wants. Does he want to play games with physx, or use multiple screens. Normally I would easily suggest for any user using 1 screen on BF3 to use a gtx 670, but just the mention of multiple screens makes me easily drop the statement and suggest a 7970. Changing the topic to what you want and not what OP wants would simply be derailing and misleading the OP


ALSO if you hate that framerates, you must not play console games at all, ALL console users that play BF3 are stuck at a framerate of 30, so you are essentially saying that all the console players are playing an unplayable game.
a c 186 U Graphics card
August 5, 2012 11:43:46 PM

Depends how many monitors and what res
August 6, 2012 2:38:58 AM

Besides, even though the 670 beats the 7970 in battlefield 3 and a few other games, both will never drop you below 60 fps at 1080p so you might as well get the 7970 for a future multimonitor setup in which the 7970 will win every time.
a b U Graphics card
August 6, 2012 3:08:02 AM

It's a no brainer. The new AMD drivers boost performance and the 7970 has always been the best at tri-monitor setups.

If you decide to stick with 1 monitor, the 670 is perfect. If you *may* go for 3 monitors in the future, get the 7970 now and have peace of mind that you have a great card for all situations.
August 6, 2012 10:55:16 AM

Thanks for all of the suggestions, i think ill get the 7970 then:) , based on what you guys say, and what other forums say :) Thanks
a b U Graphics card
August 6, 2012 2:05:05 PM

Lollll. 3 monitors? DEFINITELY 7970.

- Fastreaction

August 7, 2012 8:06:44 PM

Go with the 7970. The problem with the first reply is the review used Catalyst 12.4 drivers in May. Well, 12.7 is out and it puts the 7970 regular card on par with the 670.

That is a fact btw.

Second, you are thinking of 3 monitors. So that should answer your question easy, 7970. If it was gaming off one monitor I would have said go 670.
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