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$350 to $450. Which GTX 670 or Radeon 7970?

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October 14, 2012 12:06:14 PM

I was originally set on purchasing the Gigabyte GTX 670 some days back. Someone however, suggested the Sapphire Radeon HD 7970. Exactly same price on newegg right now.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=P...

So I'm wondering what are the pros and cons of GTX 670 vs Radeon 7970.

Games that I will be playing, Guild Wars 2, Dishonoured, Borderlands 2, X-Com, Torchlight 2.

Mostly MOBAs, RPGs, and MMOs.

Also, if i'm not taking price into account, which would be the better brand to go with? Reason I'm asking this is as I'm planning to buy on Black Friday, so prices are likely to change drastically.
October 14, 2012 12:09:33 PM

Oh right. I'm running 1920x1080 on a 24" monitor.
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October 15, 2012 2:16:10 AM

I also have the same question and Have the same size montor so I hope someone can help with your question :)  goodluck.
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October 15, 2012 2:20:15 AM

Right off the bat, if you're playing Borderlands 2, then you will need the GTX 670 to enable GPU accelerated PhysX. Otherwise, the two cards will perform just about the same in other games.
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October 16, 2012 5:02:04 AM

So I'll just stick with my choice of gigabyte then? No problem there?
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October 16, 2012 5:59:51 AM

Pika500 said:
So I'll just stick with my choice of gigabyte then? No problem there?

The Gigabyte is a great card and a great value as a non-reference design at a reference price. Very quiet fans. It even won the "All Around Best" award in Tom's Hardware's roundup of 670's.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-670-tes...
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Gigabyte/GeForce_GTX...
http://www.hardocp.com/article/2012/07/25/gigabyte_gefo...
http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-r...
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October 16, 2012 11:16:13 AM

The 7970 has the same amount of power as the GTX 680 if I'm not mistaken so that card would probably get you a bit more FPS in games, not a lot but a bit
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October 16, 2012 3:21:00 PM

lazergaze said:
The 7970 has the same amount of power as the GTX 680 if I'm not mistaken so that card would probably get you a bit more FPS in games, not a lot but a bit

You're confusing the regular 7970, which is around GTX 670 level, with the 7970 Ghz editon, which is around the GTX 680 level and more expensive. It's a common misconception. Either way, they still won't do PhysX in Borderlands 2.
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