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Gtx 670 vs 7870 CF?

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December 9, 2012 7:46:57 PM

GTX 670 VS 7870 CROSSFIRE???
I have to decide between the two pretty soon,any suggestions??

Im running it with an i5 3570k

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December 9, 2012 8:26:29 PM

dqdq said:
GTX 670 VS 7870 CROSSFIRE???
I have to decide between the two pretty soon,any suggestions??

Im running it with an i5 3570k


Get a single GTX 670, it will be more than enough for now at 1080p.

Then you can SLI it in the future when you need more performance. :) 
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December 9, 2012 8:33:04 PM

HD 7870 in Crossfire would give much higher performance than single GTX 670. They'd be around 50-60% faster.
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December 9, 2012 8:44:03 PM

Sunius said:
HD 7870 in Crossfire would give much higher performance than single GTX 670. They'd be around 50-60% faster.

But then he is maxed out. Start with a single GTX 670 then SLI it later.
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December 9, 2012 8:50:55 PM

ajl2011shooter said:
But then he is maxed out. Start with a single GTX 670 then SLI it later.


Not saying that is not true, but until the time the OP wants to buy a second card (let's say two years), it would already not be worth it. Let's say somebody comes to the forum and asks whether it's worth SLIing GTX 470s (he has one already). What would you say?
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December 9, 2012 9:00:27 PM

Sunius said:
Not saying that is not true, but until the time the OP wants to buy a second card (let's say two years), it would already not be worth it. Let's say somebody comes to the forum and asks whether it's worth SLIing GTX 470s (he has one already). What would you say?

I see your point. But I stick to what I said. What if in a year he wants more performance....he is screwed. Keep your options open and get one stronger card now.
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December 9, 2012 9:02:00 PM

Multi GPU setups look amazing in benchmarks but they don't always result well in real life applications. I feel you are better off with a single gtx 670. You will get a more stable experience and a really strong performer from the gtx 670. A lot of people will buy 2 cheap cards and pair them up to get the boost to contend with the higher end cards I just think if you are spending that ballpark of money you are better off with a gtx 670 that or maybe even the 7970.
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December 9, 2012 9:13:06 PM

I'm with shooter:

OP, if you want a cheaper way to get there now, go for 2x7870's. The downside is that when you want to upgrade again, you have to start from scratch. The 670 is one of the best bang-for-your-buck cards around, and when the next gen comes around, you'll be able to pick up another one on the cheap.

Proof: Only now are we seeing people with 560ti's asking if they should SLI or upgrade. A 670 is stronger in the 6xx generation (by a lot, mind you), and a single card will probably last you until the later stages of the 7xx gen, which you could pick up another 670, and that will carry you all the way until the 8xx gen.

EDIT: And as the other shooter said above me, the 7970 is a very good option, as well.
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December 9, 2012 9:15:59 PM

You have one 7870 right now? Is this not good enough for you? You have more options than just these 2. HD7970 is a great card. Have you tried OCing your card? This may give you enough performance to wait for next gen cards. I have SLI GTX460s - they are good yet I would rather have a single GTX670 - so if you must go for a new card right now - GTX670 would get my vote.
-Bruce
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December 9, 2012 9:22:19 PM

Thanks for the replies guys, I decide to go for a single high end card, maybe save up a bit more for the gtx 680,plus I have been hearing problems with microstutter with crossfire setups, thanks for the help guys...
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December 9, 2012 9:42:04 PM

Go with single card setup.Mltigpu may give you higher frames but it will come loaded with microstuttering.
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