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September 29, 2012 6:02:06 PM

Hello,
Budget is below 450 and I may be crossfiring or sli ing when this one goes out of date. I will get another psu. I have 3570k and 700w psu

Hey guys Thanks for all the replies I have just purchased a gigabyte 7970 for just 270 with 3 free games wow time does fly cant believe radeon was 450 just about a year ago

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a b U Graphics card
September 29, 2012 6:20:46 PM

Well then your choice is between the 670 and 7950. What resolution are you playing at? Do you want 8xMSAA?
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a b U Graphics card
September 29, 2012 6:22:28 PM

That PSU should be enough though, as long as you have enough PCIe power connectors (you'll need 4).
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September 29, 2012 6:31:28 PM

but the radeon 7970 and the 680 is in my budget range as well
i have 1080 p 27inch and a 15 inch 720
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a b U Graphics card
September 29, 2012 6:42:03 PM

currently, what are your favorite games? do you plan on overclocking? are you concerned about noise?
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September 29, 2012 7:10:29 PM

I oc my cpu and i am thinking of the 3 fan windforce 7950 and then xfireing in the future but the gtx 670 and 680 prices are decreasing and even my crappy 700w can support two gtx 660s non ti the xfx 7970 is great too. No i dont care about noise and i am thinking of bf3 gta iv and v srtt etc
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a b U Graphics card
September 29, 2012 7:20:38 PM

Don't go SLI or Xfire when a single card is doable.
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September 29, 2012 7:21:06 PM

The MSI PE 670 is awesome 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.

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http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-r... (670 PE OC) Quote:"For those of you wondering, at these speeds, the actual Boost clock we typically observed in games was between 1450MHz and 1465MHz".





http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/msi_geforce_gtx_67... (MSI 670 PE Overclocking)
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September 29, 2012 7:27:37 PM

egilbe said:
Don't go SLI or Xfire when a single card is doable.


I second that... I also prefer having a single but GOOD card rather than a SLI or Xfire
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September 29, 2012 8:38:41 PM

I'll personally recommend getting hd 7970 bcz im an AMD fan and i never had problems with amd graphic cards :D  although i know 680 performs better in most games
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September 29, 2012 8:49:15 PM

Sapphire's HD 7950 Vapor-X comes with a large dual-fan cooler that uses the company's famous vapor-chamber technology. On the Vapor-X you will also find a "Lethal Boost" button which switches to a second BIOS with higher clock speeds. With this BIOS, clocks are increased to 950 MHz GPU and 1250 MHz memory.


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September 29, 2012 9:11:51 PM

wait so one is showing me how good a oc 670 is but 7950 oc is good too so and by xfire and sli i mean for example i get a 670 i get another 670 when the 670 isnt so good in the future
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a b U Graphics card
September 29, 2012 9:19:51 PM

No, you buy the best card out now, that you can afford. In the future, You buy the best card out then that you can afford and forget SLI
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September 29, 2012 9:33:23 PM

oh but i think sli and xfire looks sexy
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September 29, 2012 9:51:42 PM

Conclusion

With NVIDIA’s GTX 660 Ti being released, many believed its low price of $299 and the subsequent introduction of AMD’s HD 7950 Boost would eventually encroach into the GTX 670’s territory. In some instances, this may have happened but with custom, pre overclocked products like MSI’s Power Edition OC, the GTX 670 has remained extremely competitive. This card is able to provide class-leading performance at every resolution without costing a fortune.

The GTX 670 Power Edition OC bridges gap between two highly regarded competitors: the ASUS GTX 670 DirectCU II TOP and Gigbayte’s GTX 670 WindForce OC.. With an excellent heatsink design and upgraded components the Power Edition shares many of the same characteristics as its competitors but a price of just $409 puts it well ahead from a value standpoint even though its performance remains a bare half step between ASUS’ TOP-branded beast. MSI’s card also exhibited the lowest acoustical footprint we’ve seen from a GTX 670.

Aside from whisper quiet fans and low temperatures the MSI GTX 670 Power Edition OC’s primary selling point will be its in-game performance. With framerates easily matching or surpassing NVIDIA’s $499 GTX 680, we really can’t think of a better card for a wide variety of in-game situations. In many ways it is a actually a perfect alternative to NVIDIA’s flagship card since MSI’s Triple Overvoltage feature allows for some impressive overclocks with only a moderate amount of voltage. The GTX 680 will tend to pull ahead at higher detail settings but more often than not, the framerate difference between these two cards will never be noticeable to gamers.

For those of you wondering, AMD’s loud, power hungry HD 7950 Boost never really came close to matching the Power Edition’s performance or overall value. There were a few very rare instances where the HD 7950’s higher memory bandwidth allowed it to pull ever so slightly ahead but for the most part, the PE was miles ahead and would remain so even if compared against a pre-overclocked Boost edition.

MSI’s GTX 670 Power Edition OC is one hell of a graphics card. It combines near-silent acoustics and excellent overclocking abilities with performance that hits far above what its $409 price would initially indicate. Unless ASUS, Gigabyte and nearly every other NVIDIA board partner lower their prices, the Power Edition OC will remain one of the best bang for buck purchases in the current GPU market. Source: http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-r...
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a b U Graphics card
September 29, 2012 9:58:20 PM

corsairmaster said:
Hello,
Budget is below 450 and I may be crossfiring or sli ing when this one goes out of date. I will get another psu. I have 3570k and 700w psu


A 7970 GHz can be found for under $450. Get that since it is the strongest card out now.
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September 30, 2012 3:02:02 AM

I have made up my mind i should get a gigabyte 7950 windforce for just 270 and oc it to something like a 670 or higher and get another for xfire in like 2 years or sell it and upgrade
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October 10, 2012 1:49:46 AM

Best answer selected by corsairmaster.
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