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Radeon HD 7970 3GB 384-bit VS. GeForce GTX 670 FTW 2GB 256-bit

Hello everyone, long time listener, first time poster. I was looking to upgrade my graphics card and was firmly set on the GTX 670 FTW edition until this 7970 caught my eye.

Radeon: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202008&nm_mc=EMC-EXPRESS112412&cm_mmc=EMC-EXPRESS112412-_-EMC-112412-Index-_-DesktopGraphicsVideoCards-_-14202008-L07B

Nvidia: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130787

My current setup:

Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X6 1090T Processor (6 CPUs), ~3.6GHz
Memory: 16384MB Corsair Vengeance RAM
Card name: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti
PSU: 720 Watt Raidmax
Motherboard: MSI 890FXA-GD65

I Haven't seen any comparisons of these 2 cards, and the comparisons I can find aren't of these 2 specific cards. Most the other comparisons I can find of the stock versions state that they are close to the same performance and to just purchase the cheaper one. Looking at the streaming cores and memory clock, I'm not entirely sure that fits this situation the same.
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  1. I would say that they are very similar in performance, the Nvidia card is clocked higher, but the AMD card has a considerably superior memory bus. They are about the same price, I would go for the AMD card if you have higher resolutions as they perform better when it comes to that with crossfire.
  2. 7970 is out of stock so I guess of those two I will suggest the 670 (the games seemed better)
  3. Yes I don't think there's a bad answer here, both are excellent cards and they perform close to each other, the pricing is pretty much the same too, so there's no clear winner in my eyes.
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    WOW!Really all these comments and nobody notice lol.I would not recommend you to buy either until you get a better power supply Raidmax Tier 5 - Worst of the worst!NOT RECOMMENDED. Replace ASAP if you have one. http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/permalink/323050/323050/ShowThread.aspx#323050
  5. http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/508?vs=598

    Winner is the 7970. So get it no disscusion.
    Its a great deal. 30$ less than Gtx 670..

    And bigcycco1 is right. That is a crappy PSU . Maybe it can handle the 7970 that consumes 280 on peak .But u want to be safe get a PSU
  6. If it wasn't an amd six core computer I would say that shyte PSU would be fine but he makes a fine point
  7. If your a gambling fella go for it.I on the other hand would rather not take such risks when concerning my rig.You half to be a moron not to play it safe. Seriously buy this and all is well. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151119
  8. Definitely the GTX 670 because it is about 3 times faster ;)
  9. successful_troll said:
    Definitely the GTX 670 because it is about 3 times faster ;)

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    ROOOOOFL 3 Times -.-'
  10. successful_troll said:
    Definitely the GTX 670 because it is about 3 times faster ;)
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  11. Oh wow, I had been away for a while waiting on replies. I figured they were pretty close, also I usually lean more towards Nvidia anyway just because I know how to work with them a little better. Question though, what's wrong with my power supply?

    Here's the specific one I have: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817152036

    Edit: On a side not I've been using this PSU for over 2 years now with no problems.
  12. SnoochieBooch said:
    Question though, what's wrong with my power supply?

    Here's the specific one I have: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817152036

    read some of the customer feedbacks, and you'll start noticing words like "sparks", "bangs", "fried systems" and "smoke" etc... :D
  13. Kari said:
    read some of the customer feedbacks, and you'll start noticing words like "sparks", "bangs", "fried systems" and "smoke" etc... :D


    Ah, I see that now. I suppose I've been lucky all this time. I see the power supply that was recommended for me but wouldn't I need more than 550 watts for the setup. Especially if i get a graphics card that's pulling more power?
  14. Xfx Core Edition Pro 650W for 64$ On newegg. Its a great deal . If u have more budget tell me so i can give u another juice :)
  15. prototype18 said:
    Xfx Core Edition Pro 650W for 64$ On newegg. Its a great deal . If u have more budget tell me so i can give u another juice :)


    I'm always set for saving money honestly. I don't plan on SLIing the card with another one at any point and my processor is as overclocked as I need it to be. Looks good to me, and thank you for your help.
  16. Best answer selected by SnoochieBooch.
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