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XFX 7870 or Asus Gtx 670??

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October 19, 2012 6:51:02 PM

Well another question here which one should i get i have a AMD Fx-8120 and a Sapphire 5770 on a Aussu m5a97Evo motherboard and i want a new video card and my choices for the money are:
XFX FX787ACNFC HD7870 256BIT 2GB DDR5 PCI-E 3.0 ($355)

ASUS GTX670-DC2-2GD5 GTX670 2GB GDDR5 PCIE 3.0 ($427)

Which one should i get cause i dont pretend on nearly future to crossfire or sli this cards ???

Sorry if my english is not perfect

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October 19, 2012 7:32:12 PM

The ASUS GTX670-DC2-2GD5 is the better performing card.

The price difference corresponds to the performance difference.

What is the brand and model of your power supply unit?

For a system using a single GeForce GTX 670 graphics card NVIDIA specifies a minimum of a 500 Watt or greater power supply that has a combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 30 Amps or greater and that has at least two 6-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors.

Total Power Supply Wattage is NOT the crucial factor in power supply selection!!! Total Combined Continuous Power/Current Available on the +12V Rail(s) @ 45-50°C ambient temperature, is the most important factor.
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October 20, 2012 1:23:48 AM

Im using a Cooler Master Silent ProM 1000watts. So it is better spend a just a little more and get the gtx 670 right ??
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October 20, 2012 3:13:49 AM

yes, the HD 7870 isn't even really in the same class as the GTX 670. To find a more comparable AMD option you would want to look at the HD 7950 or in some cases even the HD 7970
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October 20, 2012 3:20:53 AM

The GeForce GTX 670 would be my recommendation.

The Cooler Master Silent Pro M1000 is way more than enough (i.e. excessive). It's enough for a system using four GeForce GTX 670 graphics cards in 4-way SLI mode.

You could have saved yourself some money by buying the appropriate capacity high quality power supply and then using the savings to apply towards the better graphics card.
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October 20, 2012 3:48:28 AM

You can't really compare them, the 670 is more on the performance of a 7950/70, with the 7970 sometimes being cheaper than the 670 (not the Galaxy one which always seems to be cheap).

670 is superior.
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October 20, 2012 5:33:21 AM

Well perfect ty for the answers i would get a gtx 670 and i get the silent prom 1000watts for futures upgrades i dont want to be limited soo thats why i get that PSU but yeah i know is a lil too much for now =P
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October 20, 2012 5:37:39 AM

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