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New build-Gigabyte HD7970 OC or Gigabyte GTX 670 OC

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November 26, 2012 8:02:32 AM

My choice has come down to these 2 cards.

Gigabyte ATI HD7970 OC Edition 3G [GV-R797OC-3GD] $409.00
http://www.umart.com.au/pro/products_listnew.phtml?id=1...

Gigabyte GF GTX 670 OC EDITION PCI-E 3.0 2GB [GV-N670OC-2GD] $419.00
http://www.umart.com.au/pro/products_listnew.phtml?id=1...

They would used on my gaming machine, playing at this stage Dirt, Crysis BF3 and others now that I have a gaming box again.
At the moment resolution would be 1080p, but in the future this could change if and when I buy a dedicated monitor for this box.
My hardware- i5 3570k, asrock extreme 4, 16 gigs gskill ares 1866mhz, corsair 750tx psu.

I had all but decided on the 670, but I had assumed that the 7970's were much more again in price.
Not a fanboy of either, longevity is probably what I'm after from either.
Any suggestions greatly appreciated , read so many reviews that I'm worried jumping either way may.
Cheers in advance and in Australia by the way.
a b U Graphics card
November 26, 2012 8:55:27 AM

7970 for sure, it's a better card and gigabytes' ultra durable products are known for their longevity.
OC it to 1100/1500 and you have the fastest card possible.
a c 185 U Graphics card
November 26, 2012 9:13:53 AM

No such thing as future proofing!I would look at benchmarks of the games you play and pick which ever favors that.OP all the 7950/7970 and 670/680 are within each others range. Get your fav brand or has the features you like. :)  The 7970GHz vs 680

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a b U Graphics card
November 26, 2012 9:17:13 AM

^^Yup the 7970 is the way to go. Seems more future proof aswell IMO and of course it OCs like crazy.

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a c 185 U Graphics card
November 26, 2012 9:24:01 AM
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The 670 and 7970 perform basically the same at stock up to 1080p resolution, trading blows depending on the game. The 7970 will OC better and do better at high resolution (and has way more compute power), the 670 gives you CUDA , PhysX, TXAA, FXAA, ADap. Vsync etc and lower power draw. Both are solid buys around the $400
This is the fastest single video card http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=77488&vpn=MATRIX-HD797...
November 26, 2012 10:59:22 AM

bigcyco1 said:
The 670 and 7970 perform basically the same at stock up to 1080p resolution, trading blows depending on the game. The 7970 will OC better and do better at high resolution (and has way more compute power), the 670 gives you CUDA , PhysX, TXAA, FXAA, ADap. Vsync etc and lower power draw. Both are solid buys around the $400
This is the fastest single video card http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=77488&vpn=MATRIX-HD797...


That would be nice, but over here it is selling for $608.00. A bit to much for what I want to do I think.
As I thought , this is quite a conundrum.

a c 185 U Graphics card
November 26, 2012 11:31:40 AM

Yeah i can understand that.I would not pay 608.00 for that card or any card for that matter.I would pay that for two of those cards though lol.
a c 185 U Graphics card
November 26, 2012 11:39:33 AM

How much is the Sapphire 7970 Ghz Vapor-X if it's not to much get that
November 26, 2012 12:39:40 PM

bigcyco1 said:
How much is the Sapphire 7970 Ghz Vapor-X if it's not to much get that


$549, like I said in my first post , I considered 7970's out of reach cost wise till I saw the gigabyte one.
a c 185 U Graphics card
November 26, 2012 12:51:32 PM

Well that sucks!I have a hard time recommending that 7970 a few of my friends have bought it and this was the result http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AYrfggP7Y0&feature=chan... it does not hinder performance though and maybe they all do not do it but three different friends of mine gigabyte 7970 do.
November 27, 2012 6:04:48 AM

if i think the GIGABYTE'S OC HD 7970 had 3gb on board for eyefinity is good for you,but if you take GIGABYTE'S OC GTX 670 its ok either because its feature like adaptive vsync,fxaa and txaa,3d vision surround,gpu boost.Usually it is from your decision what graphic card that you want to buy and your money to spend the hardware for budjet (sorry if i wrong) :) 
a c 185 U Graphics card
November 27, 2012 8:50:46 AM

I have not heard anything bad about the saphire 7970 OC
November 27, 2012 10:47:26 PM

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November 27, 2012 10:51:53 PM

Cheers for your help guys.
I've gone for the 670, just so many reviews saying good things.
Heat and power were probably the deciding factor, very hot here so even a couple of degrees can help.
The coil whine was a worry, with the 7970, but I think the 670 will do everything I want.
The last box I built had a 4970, so I should be shocked one way or another.
a c 185 U Graphics card
November 28, 2012 1:22:01 AM

No problem.Your welcome!Enjoy...
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