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September 27, 2012 8:15:51 PM
September 27, 2012 8:18:09 PM

from those 3 the gigabyte

if from all 7970 it would be the msi lighting 7970 or vapor x 7970
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September 27, 2012 8:28:31 PM

why is the gigabyte better?

how much of a difference is in the asus and gigabyte?
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September 27, 2012 8:35:24 PM

so would an evga gtx 670 be better than all 3 of those cards listed in the OP?

mainly gunna be playing WoW
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a b U Graphics card
September 27, 2012 8:38:25 PM

princeth said:
so would an evga gtx 670 be better than all 3 of those cards listed in the OP?

mainly gunna be playing WoW


if the EVGA 670 is cheaper than the 7970 then go fr it.
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a c 185 U Graphics card
September 27, 2012 8:39:51 PM

I get the asus one but to each their own.
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September 27, 2012 8:41:18 PM

redeemer said:
if the EVGA 670 is cheaper than the 7970 then go fr it.



assuming every card is the same price

I'm assuming the 7970 is better?

on the newegg reviews it says the asus can't be overclocked much

is that false with the new drivers?
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a c 185 U Graphics card
September 27, 2012 8:43:21 PM

princeth said:
so would an evga gtx 670 be better than all 3 of those cards listed in the OP?

mainly gunna be playing WoW
If you don't intend to overclock hardcore @ TigerDirect has an EVGA GTX 670 on sale for $339 and that includes Borderlands 2.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...


Coupon Code: PLU72379 For the extra $20 off.
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September 27, 2012 8:46:03 PM

bigcyco1 said:
If you don't intend to overclock hardcore @ TigerDirect has an EVGA GTX 670 on sale for $339 and that includes Borderlands 2.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...


Coupon Code: PLU72379 For the extra $20 off.



okay so 309 for the evga 670 gtx assuming you can sell the borderlands2 for 30 dollars



Evga gtx 670 - 309
7970 - 320

which one would you get?
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a c 185 U Graphics card
September 27, 2012 8:48:25 PM

What is your monitor res if it's above 1920 x1200 get the 7970 if not get the 670
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September 27, 2012 8:51:00 PM

1680 x 1050 :D DD

for now,

upgrading the system so probably will get a 1920 x 1200 soon
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a c 185 U Graphics card
September 27, 2012 8:51:13 PM

I'd get the 670 but you can't go wrong either way.
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a c 92 U Graphics card
September 27, 2012 8:54:28 PM

If you are mainly going to play wow, you can save yourself $100 and get a 7870.
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a c 185 U Graphics card
September 27, 2012 9:01:19 PM

princeth said:
how the hell does a gtx 670 outperform a 7970?

in this test: http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Palit/GeForce_GTX_66...


Assuming you get the new drivers and overclock a bit, shouldn't the 7970 run circles around the gtx 670?
that test is showing a 660 ti and not a 7970 or 670 :heink:  basically different games favor different hardware and no a 7970 doesn't run circles around a 670 they are within spitting distance
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September 27, 2012 9:02:31 PM

lol wow always runs better on nvidia cards.
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September 27, 2012 9:04:39 PM

to me low res monitor like 1920x1080 i would go with the 670 but when it comes to high res 5760x1080 i would go with 7970 anytime
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a c 185 U Graphics card
September 27, 2012 9:18:37 PM

It depends on the games i won't list them all but Dirt 3,and Alien Vs Predator,Crysis will play better on 7970 Battlefield 3,Batman: Arkham City,World of Warcraft will play better on 670
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September 27, 2012 9:22:27 PM

bigcyco1 said:
It depends on the games i won't list them all but Dirt 3,and Alien Vs Predator,Crysis will play better on 7970 Battlefield 3,Batman: Arkham City,World of Warcraft will pay better on 670



assuming you play all of them equally, which one would you personally get?
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a c 185 U Graphics card
September 27, 2012 9:29:21 PM

I wouldn't pick a card that way so i can't assume i don't play them all equally i only play violent games i don't like other games if i can't kill it or beat the crap out of it i don't want nothing to do with it lol i told you you can't go wrong either way
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September 27, 2012 9:37:58 PM

alright thanks lol
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a c 92 U Graphics card
September 27, 2012 10:03:29 PM

If I play all games equally I would get the 7970 since it offers higher bandwidth so future games with better textures and AA need more bandwidth. It would probably give the best value eventually. The overclocking headroom is also more.

Since you said you were going to play wow mostly, the 670 is better for that.
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a c 185 U Graphics card
September 27, 2012 10:08:10 PM

Yeah at your res and if you mostly play wow 670.The MSI PE 670 is a beast! MSI Power Edition Architecture Boosts Overclocking Potential by 22.5%
The MSI GTX 670 Power Edition graphics card is based on the MSI Power Edition architecture: Afterburner's Triple Overvoltage allows the GPU, Memory and PLL(Aux) voltages to be adjusted . The Enhanced PWM design provides 25% more current than the reference design to ensure high stability during overclocking.


Twin Frozr IV: 20°C Cooler and 11.7dB Quieter than Reference Board
The MSI GTX 670 Power Edition is equipped with MSI's latest Twin Frozr IV Thermal Design. MSI's exclusive Dust Removal technology automatically reverses the fans at startup to prevent dust build-up dust and optimize the cooling module's ability to dissipate heat.


Patented Propeller Blade technology provides 20% more air flow over conventional fans and increases the effective cooling area. When combined with dual 8 cm temperature-controlled fans, SuperPipe technology, and a nickel-plated copper base, temperatures are effectively reduced by up to 20°C and noise by 11.7dB!


MSI's GTX 670 Power Edition uses the famous Twin Frozr IV cooler from the MSI Lightning and comes with a large clock speed boost out of the box, making its default clock speed even higher than GTX 680 stock clocks. MSI is asking a $30 price premium for their card, which doesn't look unreasonable, given the improved cooling and higher clocks.When you consider the free game and current rebate i think it's the best buy right now.I ordered two myself today.

http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-r... (670 PE OC)




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