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EVGA 670 Superclocked or 7970 GHz edition?

I run everything at 2560x1600 resolution, which would be the better card, they are both approx the same price.

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    the 7970 ghz should be better at that resolution hands down.
  2. Ugh I just read that the 7970 is super loud....guess I will have to go with the 670, unless someone has a specific 7970 and finds it quiet.
    Been burned before with AMD and loud cards, I won't let that happen again.

    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/AMD/HD_7970_GHz_Edition/27.html
  3. Eeshen said:
    Ugh I just read that the 7970 is super loud....guess I will have to go with the 670, unless someone has a specific 7970 and finds it quiet.
    Been burned before with AMD and loud cards, I won't let that happen again.

    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/AMD/HD_7970_GHz_Edition/27.html



    you cant really buy 7970 reference models(hence one of the reasons why its loud). I know that the toxic 7970/vapor-x sapphire 7970 is loud, I dont know much about the audibility of the Gigabyte, Visiontek or xfx 7970 ghz's
  4. Eeshen said:
    Ugh I just read that the 7970 is super loud....guess I will have to go with the 670, unless someone has a specific 7970 and finds it quiet.
    Been burned before with AMD and loud cards, I won't let that happen again.

    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/AMD/HD_7970_GHz_Edition/27.html


    Uh... that's only with reference coolers. if you buy one with a 3rd party cooler, (Sapphire vapor-x, asus direct CU, etc...) it's a lot quieter.

    And if you're buying the GTX 670, you might as well as get the 4 GB version (i think it's around the same price as the 7970 ghz edition) or the EVGA GTX 670 FTW (same price as normal GTX 670) which is running on a GTX 680 board and it's super quiet.
  5. killerhurtalot said:
    Uh... that's only with reference coolers. if you buy one with a 3rd party cooler, (Sapphire vapor-x, asus direct CU, etc...) it's a lot quieter.

    And if you're buying the GTX 670, you might as well as get the 4 GB version (i think it's around the same price as the 7970 ghz edition) or the EVGA GTX 670 FTW (same price as normal GTX 670) which is running on a GTX 680 board and it's super quiet.


    Is the EVGA GTX 670 FTW better than the Superclocked Edition ?
  6. Eeshen said:
    Is the EVGA GTX 670 FTW better than the Superclocked Edition ?



    higher clock and less vram
  7. Would be nice if someone who had an 7970 would chime in on noise levels. 7970 would seem to be better performer at 2560x1600, which tempts me into buying the XFX one.
  8. dudewitbow said:
    higher clock and less vram

    Ya. he should just get the EVGA 4GB overclocked one and overclock it some more. it should match if not beat the 7970 GHZ edition and still be quieter...
  9. fans on the normal 7970's and GHZ 7970s are slightly different I would think. There are probably only a few users with 7970 ghz here because of the fact that they are generally new.
  10. killerhurtalot said:
    Ya. he should just get the EVGA 4GB overclocked one and overclock it some more. it should match if not beat the 7970 GHZ edition and still be quieter...



    the cards in OC are almost the same to some extent actually. 670 in OC goes near a 680, a 7970 ghz at stock is essentially a 680 at a lower price. both can still overclock more than their factory overclocks so in essence, the only difference between the two is what other benefits and what resolution you are playing. in the resolution OP states, the 7970 has a better standing overall. technically at that resolution, its possible for a 7950 to beat a 670 because of how much 2560x1600 favors AMD
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