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Is there much improvement with a 670 over a 7850?

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October 11, 2012 2:52:34 AM

I currently have a 7850 and am playing games such as bf3 and crysis however am wanting some more kick, some more fps would be nice. Is the 670 worth buying, is the improvement noticeable ? And how much better is the 680 compared to the 670 even though it is stretching the price (680 is around 300 more than the 670).

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a b U Graphics card
October 11, 2012 4:11:32 AM

7970 GHz Edition is better than 6990. Heck, a good overclocked 7950 is better than a 6990. Good 7950s overclock better than any 6990, so saying something like oh you can overclock the 6990 too doesn't apply.
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October 11, 2012 4:41:31 AM

I would overclock that 7850.
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a b U Graphics card
October 11, 2012 5:05:35 AM

zooted said:
I would overclock that 7850.


An excellent point. The 7850 can overclock so well with most models that it can easily creep up on the stock 670 in many gaming situations.
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October 11, 2012 8:08:32 AM

I would overclock the 7850 however the core voltage seems to be locked. I have a gigabyte oc edition.
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a b U Graphics card
October 11, 2012 12:53:57 PM

It should still have some a good amount of headroom.
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October 11, 2012 1:23:07 PM

A 670 overclocked is better than a stock clocked 680 in most cases. Only difference is -$100. I would go for a 670.
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a b U Graphics card
October 11, 2012 1:43:19 PM

Flash your GPU firmware and go for broke with an overclock?
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October 11, 2012 7:25:33 PM

spentshells said:
Flash your GPU firmware and go for broke with an overclock?

+1 and the cgn architecture scales really well when overclocked. I wouldn't drop that much on a gpu when you already have a very good gpu. But hey if you do get a 670, I will gladly take that 7850 off your hands. :D 
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October 18, 2012 1:41:25 AM

haha well I think im going to take my friends asus gtx 680 top off his hands (for $500 - . If the 680 had not have come up I would have gone with a 670. Thanks for the help.
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October 18, 2012 1:43:31 AM

Don't. That's a very overpriced card.
It's performs very close to the 670.

You're basically paying ~$100 for a 5% increase in performance.
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a c 144 U Graphics card
October 18, 2012 3:44:39 AM

i think you should keep your card for now. does your 7850 unable to keep up in any particular games? if i were you i will do my upgrade when the next gen hit the market
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October 18, 2012 10:22:34 PM

Not to mention he is charging you full retail price?? What a friend.
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October 19, 2012 3:35:40 AM

zooted said:
Not to mention he is charging you full retail price?? What a friend.



They are around $800.00 in Australia and it has only been used for no more than 2 weeks :) 
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a c 185 U Graphics card
October 19, 2012 4:49:28 AM

!Edit- Never mind i see it's the Asus
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October 19, 2012 8:51:23 PM

Either way, I don't think the cost will justify the marginal performance increase. I think you should just overclock and see what the next or following generation of gpu's bring to the table before you contemplate upgrading.
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