Is there much improvement with a 670 over a 7850?

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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  1. Looks like about a 50% increase in most games:

    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/549?vs=598

    Although for the price of a gtx670, I'd probably get a Radeon 7970 instead:

    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/598?vs=508
  2. Thanks for that. I just spotted a used 6990 second hand going fo 500. Should I go for that?


    twelve25 said:
    Looks like about a 50% increase in most games:

    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/549?vs=598

    Although for the price of a gtx670, I'd probably get a Radeon 7970 instead:

    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/598?vs=508
  3. $500? I think you're better off buying a brand new 7970 GHz Edition. It gives more fps on BF3.

    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/515?vs=508
  4. 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.
  5. I would overclock that 7850.
  6. 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.
  7. I would overclock the 7850 however the core voltage seems to be locked. I have a gigabyte oc edition.
  8. It should still have some a good amount of headroom.
  9. A 670 overclocked is better than a stock clocked 680 in most cases. Only difference is -$100. I would go for a 670.
  10. Flash your GPU firmware and go for broke with an overclock?
  11. 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
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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
  15. Not to mention he is charging you full retail price?? What a friend.
  16. 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 :)
  17. !Edit- Never mind i see it's the Asus
  18. 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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