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7950 or 670

Hi everyone, just a quick question regarding graphics cards. I am in the middle of decideing and can't seem to pick which woluld be better:

The 7950 (can't decide between Sapphire or Asus)

Sapphire: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=193_1311&products_id=20405

Asus: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=20823

Or the 670: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=193_1387&products_id=21083

Any info or advice you could give me would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks - Milo
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  1. 670 all the way if you were picking between a 7970ghz or 670 i would go with a 7970ghz but since this is between a 7950 or 670 i would go with a 670
  2. Best answer
    7950, more memory and more bandwith. Can be overclocked to smash the 670. Don't forget that previous benchmarks are based on old drivers. The 7 series has now matured. So 7950.
  3. Another thing to keep in mind is that the 670 your looking at is of reference design by the looks of it. The 7950's your looking at has custom coolers which means lower temps, lower noise, higher potential for overclock. Those 7950's you listed have very good coolers on them. If you plan on overclocking, I would go with the 7950's, if not, the 670's are better out of the box.
  4. Don't listen to blanket statements make them show you proof hehehe
  5. Unknownvirus said:
    Another thing to keep in mind is that the 670 your looking at is of reference design by the looks of it. The 7950's your looking at has custom coolers which means lower temps, lower noise, higher potential for overclock. Those 7950's you listed have very good coolers on them. If you plan on overclocking, I would go with the 7950's, if not, the 670's are better out of the box.
    +1 i didn't notice what 670 it was till now i thought it was GIGABYTE GV-N670OC-2GD GeForce GTX 670 sorry OP :( in that case i don't know which is better but i am willing to bet money the Asus is hehehe
  6. Tom's Hardware recommends the GTX 670 at the $400 price point.
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-card-review,3107-6.html
  7. 17seconds said:
    Tom's Hardware recommends the GTX 670 at the $400 price point.
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-card-review,3107-6.html
    Yeah but a reference 670 yuck :lol: only MSI GTX 670 PE | EVGA GTX 670 FTW | Asus Top f the rest :D
  8. regina_49 said:
    Yeah but a reference 670 yuck :lol: only MSI GTX 670 PE | EVGA GTX 670 FTW | Asus Top f the rest :D

    Even the reference model is about 10% faster than a factory overclocked Sapphire 7950. The GTX 670 overclocks like crazy too. I see they might be able to get the Palit Jetstream, although it's on preorder.

  9. 17seconds said:
    Even the reference model is about 10% faster than a factory overclocked Sapphire 7950. The GTX 670 overclocks like crazy too. I see they might be able to get the Palit Jetstream, although it's on preorder.

    http://tpucdn.com/reviews/Sapphire/HD_7950_Flex/images/perfrel_1920.gif
    huh i stand corrected i didn't know that thanks good to know :)
  10. 17seconds said:
    Even the reference model is about 10% faster than a factory overclocked Sapphire 7950. The GTX 670 overclocks like crazy too. I see they might be able to get the Palit Jetstream, although it's on preorder.

    http://tpucdn.com/reviews/Sapphire/HD_7950_Flex/images/perfrel_1920.gif

    Hehe this guy stole what I was about to say! :kaola:
  11. Thank you all for you inputs. I think I'm going to go with the Asus 7950. It has a 3 year warranty, good cooling and I know that they make good products.
  12. Best answer selected by milooatis.
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