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AMD 7970 or 670GTX

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August 13, 2012 4:45:57 PM

Deciding between amd 7970 at $420(after $20 MIR) or 670gtx at $380($20 amazon gift code included)

i dont mind spending the extra money but i have been hearing some issues with 7970 and the 670 i feel is such a great buy at the price point

i also wanna double check that i can run more than 2 monitors on the 670?





im a lifelong XFX user but heard some pretty bad stories about their 7970 gpu's anyone have any input on brand (other than MSI as its a little too pricey)

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August 13, 2012 5:36:24 PM

According to Tom's Hardware, the GTX 670 is the only card they recommend over $400. At $380, it's an even better deal. The GTX 670 can run multiple monitors.

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"The GeForce GTX 670 brings Radeon HD 7970-class performance down to a $400 price point. That's an impressive feat considering that AMD's card was selling for $550 a couple of months ago. Moreover, we've seen Nvidia's second-fastest single-GPU board in stock and available for purchase ever since it was introduced. With the Radeon HD 7970 still hovering around $440, the GeForce GTX 670 earns our sole recommendation and takes its place as the high-end value leader."
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...
August 13, 2012 6:36:10 PM

oh btw im running 2x 27inch lcds at 1900x1080 and a 30 inch 2560x1600

so 3 screens
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August 13, 2012 7:03:33 PM

powerhausaa said:
oh btw im running 2x 27inch lcds at 1900x1080 and a 30 inch 2560x1600

so 3 screens


I've never seen someone try to run mismatched resolutions. Not saying it can't be done, but I am saying I would look into it. I would say you shouldn't have a problem running 5760x1080, but running something higher than that with that 30" 2560x1600 could be a problem and I don't know if the NVidia or AMD will handle it better.
August 13, 2012 7:52:17 PM

powerhausaa said:
oh btw im running 2x 27inch lcds at 1900x1080 and a 30 inch 2560x1600

so 3 screens


The AMD seems to work better on multiple screens according to the tests that I have seen. I could have sworn that some of those were here at Tom's. If you add another 7970 later it will probably work better than if you got the 670 and added another 670 later.

good luck
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August 13, 2012 9:06:16 PM

I'm with Voodoo - pretty sure that with multiple monitors the larger VRAM (or maybe wider bus) on the 7970 seemed to help out.
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