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August 20, 2012 5:33:28 PM

http://arvutikeskus.ee/est/TOOTEKATALOOG/7870/MSI-VGA-P...

This card peticularly.

So i wanna play bf3 at 1080p 50-60fps on high/ultra (i dont really care about 4x msaa so i can play without it) but i want atleast high textures etc. Can it handle it ?

atm i have a gtx 560 and i can play at med/high settings without motion blur, aa etc. at 1080p with dipping fps to 50 sometimes. When i stream the fps drops to 40 tho, i dont want that with my new GPU when streaming.

I also have a secondary 17" 1280x1024 monitor that the gpu has to handle.



So the bottom line is - should i get that card ? I also have a money for a 670/7970 or are they an overkill ?

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a b U Graphics card
August 20, 2012 5:42:31 PM

the 7870 is overkill for the monitor. something like a 7850 should be more than enough but if you do want some more headroom say for example a new demanding game like bf4, the 7870 is probably a better choice.

a 7850 can play games fine at ultra at 1080p.

the 7870 will certainly be overkill for 1024
August 20, 2012 5:47:19 PM

i wont be playing anything at 1280x1024, that monitor is a secondary one. all my games will be played on my main monitor 1080p while having the second monitor hooked up for reading chat when streaming, watching a movie when grinding RIFT/WoW or whatever.

can a 7870 msi twin frozr 3 handle that ? is it also a good overclocker cause i will put it in my corsair 500r case with h100 and fx-8120 overclocked. i also have a corsair gs600W psu .
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a c 196 U Graphics card
August 20, 2012 5:48:08 PM

Sould Should run fine.
August 20, 2012 5:57:13 PM

or is it too little ? would a 7970 be better ?
a b U Graphics card
August 20, 2012 5:58:10 PM

it would be better but can you afford one that is the question
August 20, 2012 6:07:27 PM

i can afford it, but ofcourse spending less money is better cause i can buy a new mouse etc. But i dont really wanna overkill. so which one should i go for to play bf3 while streaming ? :p 
a b U Graphics card
August 20, 2012 6:11:10 PM

if you are playing bf3, get a 660ti or a 670. a 660ti can beat the 7950 easily. streaming depends on your network
a c 196 U Graphics card
August 20, 2012 6:24:49 PM

I would go for the 660Ti, because right now it even comes with Borderlands 2, and its only about 8% slower than the 670.
a b U Graphics card
August 20, 2012 7:04:52 PM

7950 is your best option, IMO.
a b U Graphics card
August 20, 2012 7:08:49 PM

diec4st said:
7950 is your best option, IMO.


^ completely agree

If you plan on overclocking, the HD7950 makes other, more expensive, GPUs irrelevant. I would look for the HIS iceQ version, as the cooler is excellent. Should leave plenty of OC headroom.
a b U Graphics card
August 20, 2012 8:35:13 PM

but if you mainly play bf3, the 660ti is a better choice. it beats the 7950 by a small bit.
a b U Graphics card
August 20, 2012 9:00:41 PM

gtx 670 and 7950 both are great and you wont regret any of them ,and 660ti cant beat 7950 in any way according to (poweruptech) 7950 is 1% faster @ 1920 resolution and 7% faster @2560 than 660ti http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Palit/GeForce_GTX_66... ,also 7950 is much better for overclocking and have higher minimum framerates than 660ti .
a c 196 U Graphics card
August 20, 2012 9:05:41 PM

Honestly as people are just going to be recommending either card, I would go with whatever one looks prettier and/or is lower in cost.
August 20, 2012 9:11:12 PM

going with the sapphire 7970 oc :) 

my build will be:

fx-8120 OC cooled with h100
corsair 500R case
hd 7970
2x4gb corsair vengeance
corsair gs600
corsair force gt 90gb
990fxa-ud3 mobo


:) 
a b U Graphics card
August 20, 2012 9:13:54 PM

7970 OC overkill GTX 670 or 7950 will be fine and more than enough
August 20, 2012 9:42:23 PM

how can anything be an overkill on a pc ? stuff keeps upgrading and upgrading, in a year its all outdated.

btw a msi pe 670 is 20 euros more expensive than the sapphire oc 7970
a b U Graphics card
August 21, 2012 12:14:11 AM

no thanks on a fx chip. get a i5 3570k and a nice motherboard like the gigabyte z77x-ud5h or the asus z77-v pro and it would outperform fx in every possible way (other than multi-threaded apps which the 3770k beats it in)

another note: amd chips lose value much faster than intel chips based on the current trend
a b U Graphics card
August 21, 2012 12:30:55 AM

fx CPUs are the worst gaming CPUs in the world even three years AMD phenome II x4 980 is faster than all FX CPUs on games ,so is suggest i5-3550(non k versions allow you to OC them 400mhz) if you dont care about OC ,and this mobo if you want a good cheap one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... but if you want something better gigabyte z77-ud5h(all z77 motherboards have almost the same performance)
August 21, 2012 9:08:36 AM

nope, im going with my amd fx-8120 :) 
August 21, 2012 9:49:49 AM

Wow, you are being a deaf ear.
cheti said:
nope, im going with my amd fx-8120 :) 

August 21, 2012 1:12:28 PM

If you can afford it go for a GTX 590.This games i think need NVIDIA power.GTX 590 is a killer in watts , 364 i think BUT will kill every game on 1080 in ULTRA settings without a swet.I speak from experience.I had 6990 RADEON and i changed with no thought in NVIDIA
August 21, 2012 1:14:07 PM

See the benchmarks too in BF3. In 1080 NVIDIA is No 1
August 21, 2012 1:23:27 PM

Also ,2500k i5 is a wonderfull CPU. I dont think AMD can match Intel in anything .Thats my personal opinion ofcourse. I also believe that whoever has yet Amd CPU has not obviously used an i5 or an i7.Why should i buy a 6 or 8 core CPU if i am just a GAMER? 4 cores are more than enough for the next 2-3 years...Better spend your money to an i7 EXTREME edition and enjoy high speed processing...
August 21, 2012 1:25:34 PM

but im not just a GAMER. I do encoding, streaming and lots of heavy-processed work with my PC and not just GAME GAME GAME.
a b U Graphics card
August 21, 2012 1:31:58 PM

um no. why get a 590 when a 680 can perform close enough but using half the power? and then there is the 670 which performs so close to a 680
August 21, 2012 1:33:25 PM

So take an 8 core AMD for the best result.Even if Intel is again more than enough.Also here we are speaking about Graphics and Displays aka GAMING stuff .Go smart on another thread.
August 21, 2012 1:34:28 PM

In that case Big troll you are ofcourse right.I didnt want to go to a GTX 690 witch is the best.
a b U Graphics card
August 21, 2012 1:36:55 PM

intel beats fx anyday bro. i know my stuff in the new build section so i should know what to recommend people.

the i5 3570k is the CPU to go to
August 21, 2012 1:37:11 PM

If you look it from another point of view a Gamer shouldnt care about the consumption.Only wittch THING performs better dont you agree?
August 21, 2012 1:39:30 PM

I have an i5 2500k .I dont want to OC.What do you think? Am i good for the next couple of years? For gaming only...
a b U Graphics card
August 21, 2012 1:43:21 PM

yes but im not sacrificing power consumption and the massive amount of heat that the 590 produces over a small to medium gain in performance.

OC doesnt really improve gaming performance in terms of the CPU. id oc for the fun of it or so that in the future when i upgrade my gpu, it doesnt bottleneck as much
August 21, 2012 1:49:37 PM

I have a GTX 590,HAF X , ASUS P8Z68 V-PRO ,CORSAIR XMS 3 1600 16GB,Coolermaster 850W, Deepcool Fiend Shark CPU cooler and believe me maximum temp on hight loads is: 40C for the whole Chassis , 42C mobo , CPU 45C !!! and my GPU only 57C...I think i am pretty good.
a b U Graphics card
August 21, 2012 1:53:21 PM

well duh. you have a MASSIVE case. 42c on the mobo is hot though. i get like 25 tops.

have you run prime95 small ffts and furmark all together for 6 hrs. that would be a nice temp test
August 21, 2012 1:58:07 PM

What is your system?RIG?
a b U Graphics card
August 21, 2012 1:59:28 PM

i7 3770k
8gb gskill sniper 1866 (cheaper than 1600mhz when i bought it)
asus z77-v Lk (bought it 25% off)
noctua nh-d14
gigabyte gtx670
corsair 550D
xfx xxx 750w
mushkin chronos deluxe 240gb

thats about it. everything was on sale when i bought it so yeah
August 21, 2012 2:01:36 PM

I SAID I AM A GAMER!!!! JESUS !!!! ON FULL LOAD.....THATS THE TEMPS!
August 21, 2012 2:02:10 PM

I like the Noctua part and the GTX part.Why Z77? Only for the discount?Why i7?You are not a Gamer??
a b U Graphics card
August 21, 2012 2:03:59 PM

ok then good job
August 21, 2012 2:07:26 PM

However,,,nice RIG.I like powerfull stuff !!!
a b U Graphics card
August 21, 2012 2:10:22 PM

needs to last me 5+ years without becoming way too slow.
August 21, 2012 2:13:02 PM

Thats almost impossible.5 years?Thats a brave thing to say !
a b U Graphics card
August 21, 2012 2:18:07 PM

dad using pentium 4 first gen. brother using pentium e2220 (lga 775) both still ok (except for the pentium though)

so buying a i7 makes more sense since i wont be throwing too many upgrades other than possibly more ram and another 670

yeah i only game but i will probably need the i7 for my photoshop homework. im in high school
August 21, 2012 3:47:37 PM

+1
Mortar1988 said:
Also ,2500k i5 is a wonderfull CPU. I dont think AMD can match Intel in anything .Thats my personal opinion ofcourse. I also believe that whoever has yet Amd CPU has not obviously used an i5 or an i7.Why should i buy a 6 or 8 core CPU if i am just a GAMER? 4 cores are more than enough for the next 2-3 years...Better spend your money to an i7 EXTREME edition and enjoy high speed processing...

August 21, 2012 3:49:28 PM

Then, get a i7 3770k, it beats any FX by far for the same price!
cheti said:
but im not just a GAMER. I do encoding, streaming and lots of heavy-processed work with my PC and not just GAME GAME GAME.

a c 196 U Graphics card
August 21, 2012 6:41:57 PM

cheti said:
but im not just a GAMER. I do encoding, streaming and lots of heavy-processed work with my PC and not just GAME GAME GAME.


In that case, I would recommend the 7950 by a long shot. Its much better in any type of GPU work, whereas the 660Ti is mainly good for gaming.
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