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GTX680, GTX670 or Radeon 7970

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December 4, 2012 7:31:46 PM

He guys, i don´t know wich videocard i should get, money isn´t really a problem, my rig i´m going to buy:

- Cooler Master CM 690 II
- 700 watt psy
- Intel Core i7 3770K 3,5 GHz
- Liquid Cooling Corsair Hydro H80
- Asus Sabertooth
- 7.1 soundcard
- Corsair Vengeance 16 GB DDR3-1600 Quad-Kit
- SSD Crucial m4 128GB
- 1000 GB SataIII HDD
- Blu-Ray Speler: LiteOn SATA
- nVidia GTX680 2GB or nVidia GTX670 or Radeon HD 7970
- 51-in-1 Cardreader

Im going to overclock the CPU And GPU a little bit, wich video card should i buy? please anwser :??: 
December 4, 2012 7:38:20 PM

I own a GTX 670 and am not sure how well driver 310.64 is performing for most people. I saw a bump that put My GTX 670 PE about the same performance level as a 7970 in most games. I however think the 7970 is a better option as most overclock fairly well. I think if this is a pure nothing but gaming rig get the 7970 however if you use anything like Adobe Pre and what not get a Nvidia Videocard.
December 4, 2012 7:42:12 PM

mrlime09 said:
I own a GTX 670 and am not sure how well driver 310.64 is performing for most people. I saw a bump that put My GTX 670 PE about the same performance level as a 7970 in most games. I however think the 7970 is a better option as most overclock fairly well. I think if this is a pure nothing but gaming rig get the 7970 however if you use anything like Adobe Pre and what not get a Nvidia Videocard.

I Mostly will play games like Black Ops 2, GTA 4 With icenhancer(Graphics Mod) and minecraft with HD Texture pack and Shadermod, BUT im also into the 3d intro making and video editing and photoshop, should i take the 7970? i don´t think i will use the 3gb vram on it and that is probably what you pay for :??:  or not?
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December 4, 2012 7:52:53 PM

Well that makes things tough I would see if any of the programs you use Will use CUDA or not. If they use CUDA then you might as well get a GTX 670 and you can always get a 4GB GTX 670 for the same price of a 7970 if you wanted to. don't let crazies insist to you That CUDA is a Ploy or something. I seem a lot of CUDa is bs and whatnot from crazies. I think this all comes down to will you're programs use CUDA or not. Will you be doing compute ? and what not if it is Compute get a 7970 lol sorry but It is a tricky topic to cover.
December 4, 2012 7:59:52 PM

mrlime09 said:
Well that makes things tough I would see if any of the programs you use Will use CUDA or not. If they use CUDA then you might as well get a GTX 670 and you can always get a 4GB GTX 670 for the same price of a 7970 if you wanted to. don't let crazies insist to you That CUDA is a Ploy or something. I seem a lot of CUDa is bs and whatnot from crazies. I think this all comes down to will you're programs use CUDA or not. Will you be doing compute ? and what not if it is Compute get a 7970 lol sorry but It is a tricky topic to cover.

Im sorry im a noob, im all new to this stuff, what do you mean by CUDA and what do you mean by doing compute (Im a 14 year old kid from holland and my english sucks... sorry) but i wont use all that vram, at max only 1.8gb and i have enough money to get gtx680 overclocked.
December 4, 2012 8:01:21 PM

a 3D Program i will use mostly is Cinema 4D, and for photo and video editing: photoshop, after effects and Sony vegas
December 4, 2012 8:03:00 PM

Well then get a GTX 670.
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December 4, 2012 8:24:32 PM

+1 to GTX670 - you won't see any noticeable performance improvement for your extra money with the other two options.
December 4, 2012 8:25:03 PM

They say a gtx 670 overclocked is about the same as a gtx 680, is that true?
December 4, 2012 8:30:27 PM

My GTX 670 PE seems to boost to 1228 and out scores a stock GTX 680. So yeah you can even get lucky and out perform a GTX 680.
December 4, 2012 8:32:02 PM

Oke, thanks for your help
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December 4, 2012 8:34:47 PM

Seriously, all three of those GPUs list will do very well for gaming. Both clubs will nit pick details between which does what better. The 7970 is the fastest overall with present drivers. If you are going to OC, then 7970 definitely. There are many threads with all the debates you would care to read if you look back in the forums.
December 4, 2012 8:35:52 PM

bobverheul said:
Oke, thanks for your help


Anytime :)  good luck with whatever you pick.
December 4, 2012 8:37:34 PM

Embra said:
Seriously, all three of those GPUs list will do very well for gaming. Both clubs will nit pick details between which does what better. The 7970 is the fastest overall with present drivers. If you are going to OC, then 7970 definitely. There are many threads with all the debates you would care to read if you look back in the forums.


I am not sure about that 310.64 has yet to be fully tested against 12.11. He uses Photoshop so he needs CUDA it performs better with CUDA.
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