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Plz suggest me "Best" GPU suitable for my Rig....

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December 17, 2012 11:40:49 AM

i have

Processor :- i7 - 3770k

Mobo :- Asrock z77 Extreme 6

RAM :- Gskill Ripjawx 1600Mhz

PSU :- Seasonic s12II 620W

Cooler :- Cooler Master Hyer Evo 212

SSD :- OCZ vertex 120Gb


can any1 suggest me the most suitable GPU for my configuration ??

and also suggest me why have yew selected that GPU, i mean cons. and Pros.
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Oh i almost forgot..... my budget is around 24K INR

a b U Graphics card
December 17, 2012 12:49:13 PM

7970, gtx 680
7850, gtx gtx 670
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December 17, 2012 1:16:25 PM

Nvidia 670 or 680 if you are doing a home theater type of setup, i.e. working off a LCD, LED or Plasma TV

ATI SLI x2 7870 (you'll need a better powersupply), or one 7870/7970 if you are doing a regular multimonitor setup.

When it comes to GFX, don't go cheap, spend money on a good one with a good fanset. The ones with the single stock fans are just way too loud.
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December 17, 2012 1:19:56 PM

Nvidia GTX 670 - it's almost as good as a 680 and much, much cheaper.

Also, many brands of 670 like the ASUS ACUII can be overclocked to match the 680 and they actually use the 680 board.

I'd stay away from ATI, I used to be a big ATI fan but this generation of cards seems to have quite a few problems.
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December 17, 2012 2:30:09 PM

Hmmm, about $437...
That depends on what you'll be doing. You've got a powerful CPU; if you'll be using it for rendering or other similar applications, see if they can be accelerated by GPGPU processing, then select whichever company (AMD or nVidia) does best with that program.
If you're playing games, either a GTX670 for around $375-$400, or a HD7970 for $400-$420. The latter may be a little stronger, but I saw some links recently dealing with frame times indicating the former may be smoother. In the US, both come with some free games; I don't know if that's true in your market, and of course your prices may vary. Your PSU is enough for either of these.
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December 17, 2012 3:56:36 PM

As others suggested get the gtx670. Its a really good card for its price.
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a b U Graphics card
December 17, 2012 4:03:18 PM

+1 for the GTX670.
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a c 197 U Graphics card
December 17, 2012 4:20:23 PM

If your games are mostly casual or older titles, anything more than a HD7750 or GTX650 would be a waste. Consider your uses before spending money.
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December 17, 2012 4:26:14 PM

syrupd said:
Nvidia 670 or 680 if you are doing a home theater type of setup, i.e. working off a LCD, LED or Plasma TV

ATI SLI x2 7870 (you'll need a better powersupply), or one 7870/7970 if you are doing a regular multimonitor setup.

When it comes to GFX, don't go cheap, spend money on a good one with a good fanset. The ones with the single stock fans are just way too loud.

I just had to but in, But not all stock fan designs are loud.. only the 480s and older gen cards to my knowledge are loud and that was because they were hot cards. my 670 is barely noticeable.. and its reference
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December 18, 2012 9:59:35 AM

Onus said:
If your games are mostly casual or older titles, anything more than a HD7750 or GTX650 would be a waste. Consider your uses before spending money.


hey as every1 has suggested me .... gtx650 or HD7750, bt none have suggested me of which company like Asus or gigabyt or msi or ati.......

& i loved the way yew said that i must first thnk what iam gng to do with it & i should think twice before spending money .....

and i will play games ( at max setting ) or vill do usual video converting..

vil be downloading movies/games/songs via. internet

or vil watch high resolution movies like 1080p

and i vil play games like nfs the run , prince of persia- the forgoten sands, far cry and like this games


so ..... what according to u should i get for me ??

what would be suitable for me ???
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December 18, 2012 10:26:38 AM

Well, since you list Far Cry, you might find this article helpful: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/far-cry-3-performan...
Going by this, if you want to play at "max" settings, you will indeed need to spend some money.
See whether your video program works best with nVidia or AMD cards. Then choose a GTX670 or HD7970.
As to the company, I'd probably choose MSI, XFX, Sapphire, or HIS (but NOT their base models). I've had poor luck with Asus cards (2/4 died within hours or days of first use), and have not owned Gigabyte.
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December 18, 2012 10:33:31 AM

Gigabyte boards are good, except for coil whine. Most people's GB coil whine complaints are regarding graphics cards, though for me it's motherboard. If you go down the 7970 route, I'd advise avoiding Sapphire. I've owned three, and all three died within 6 months after warranties expired (the first died on the same month the warranty ended! Bit suspicious...).

Plenty of people will have had good experiences with them of course (or they'd be out of business by now!) but a lot of hardware enthusiasts upgrade before that point anyway. For me, it's 3/3 - 100% failure rate. I'd personally take the GTX670 anyway without a doubt. But if you do take the 7970, MSI is a strong choice.

EDIT: MSI is a good choice for GTX670 too by the way.
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December 18, 2012 12:05:03 PM

Onus said:
Well, since you list Far Cry, you might find this article helpful: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/far-cry-3-performan...
Going by this, if you want to play at "max" settings, you will indeed need to spend some money.
See whether your video program works best with nVidia or AMD cards. Then choose a GTX670 or HD7970.
As to the company, I'd probably choose MSI, XFX, Sapphire, or HIS (but NOT their base models). I've had poor luck with Asus cards (2/4 died within hours or days of first use), and have not owned Gigabyte.



oh my god... i just searched over here in india

GTX 670 is of 28K INR
HD 7970 is of 34k INR :'(  :crying


what can i do now ?

how is this GPU??? " MSI AMD R7850 Power Edition 2GD5/OC "

my frnd told me to get this1, he suggested me!!

how is it ??
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a b U Graphics card
December 18, 2012 12:38:28 PM

I personally just got a 7850, it's not as fast as the other cards listed, but should be way faster than a 7750 or 650.
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December 18, 2012 12:38:46 PM

It's much, much slower.

7970 > 7950 > 7870 > 7850.

Why not the GTX670? That looks like a good price. There wouldn't be any noticeable benefit to a 7970, except in select games. Other games faster on the GTX670. Overall, there's very little to justify the extra 6000 of the 7970.
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December 18, 2012 12:39:14 PM

ohiou_grad_06 said:
I personally just got a 7850, it's not as fast as the other cards listed, but should be way faster than a 7750 or 650.


+1 to that.
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December 18, 2012 10:40:46 PM

I have also had good results from MSI/nVidia cards, and from XFX/AMD cards. I had 2/4 failures from Asus, so as good as their mobos are, I'm not as confident in their graphics cards.

From the GPU hierarchy chart, HD7970 > GTX670 = HD7950 > GTX660Ti = HD7870 > GTX660 = HD7850 > GTX650Ti > HD7770.
If you're willing to turn a few settings down, even the bottom card(s) can play games on "Medium" settings; if you look at the image quality, it seems to me that a good game will be enjoyable on lowered settings. After all, even great graphics can't save a lousy game.
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December 19, 2012 3:43:59 AM

Onus said:
I have also had good results from MSI/nVidia cards, and from XFX/AMD cards. I had 2/4 failures from Asus, so as good as their mobos are, I'm not as confident in their graphics cards.

From the GPU hierarchy chart, HD7970 > GTX670 = HD7950 > GTX660Ti = HD7870 > GTX660 = HD7850 > GTX650Ti > HD7770.
If you're willing to turn a few settings down, even the bottom card(s) can play games on "Medium" settings; if you look at the image quality, it seems to me that a good game will be enjoyable on lowered settings. After all, even great graphics can't save a lousy game.


totally agreed!!

hey bt today i recived a mail from one of my friend that Gtx have some special technique called " PHYSIX "

i googled it, bt didnt get much :whistle: 

so could any1 explain what is it & which GPU should i select at last....

am so damn confused :pfff: 

am getting mad..... how long is it going to select an GPU ?????????? ( frusted)
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December 19, 2012 5:08:09 AM

i reckon you should get an i5 processor instead such as the i5-3570k, that way you'll have enough money for a better graphics card
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December 19, 2012 5:19:53 AM

PhysX is a technology only available through NVIDIA cards because NVIDIA created it. Its things like buildings breaking apart, particles splattering like in borderlands 2 and just stuff that adds to the experience of the game. If it were me, I'd get a I5 3570K and a 680
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December 19, 2012 7:28:55 AM

Yeah you definitely want an i5, and I'd go with a GTX670. It's only ~6% slower than GTX680 (you wouldn't be able to see the difference) but it's a lot cheaper. It would be a really excellent, genuinely capable combination.
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December 19, 2012 9:29:59 AM

Go a GTX670, i have a Gainward Phantom edition. My PC is nearly the exact same as yours except for mobo and maybe ram (16gb of 2133mhz ripjawz)

I can run anything maxed out at 1080p with 50+fps so its very playable.
Far cry 3 runs perfectly, just dont use anti aliasing
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December 19, 2012 9:50:53 AM

Remember that the OP will be doing video conversion, not just playing games, so the i7 may be justified. If that means there's only enough money left for a GTX660Ti or HD7870, no problem; all modern games will play with enjoyable settings on those cards.
Like Rockdpm said, PhysX is a nVidia-only technology that provides enhanced physics-effects in those FEW games that use it. Most games do not. I have one older game that has it; it's really not a big deal.
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December 19, 2012 10:00:28 AM

Borderlands 2 uses PhysX. I use a Radeon and was a bit disappointed to miss out on it. There's actually about 30 games that use it (on the list I saw anyway, there may be more), but Onus is right that it's not a huge selling point, just a nice feature to have. nVidia will likely get more game developers involved with it in the future (nVidia actually acquired a company called Ageia to get their hands on PhysX so makes sense for them to market it).
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December 19, 2012 1:37:07 PM

hey guy , sorry to say bt i already own that i7-3770k

& the above configuration is also bought'd ( i already paid for it )


so i just want an GPU.....

and guyz plz specify the brand before the product like... gigabyte, HIS, sapphir , zotac or Nvididia, ATI, AMD


and what does "TI" means ??? ( sum1 said above that 660TI ) :o  :?


so what according to you should i take ??


shall i fix an Nvidia gtx card ???

and if possible please search on the website below & give an GPU suitable for me

LINK :-
http://www.flipkart.com/computers/computer-components/g...


the only reason is .... i will know which brand & what Chipset Manufacturer are yew talking about.

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December 20, 2012 1:45:51 AM

thanks a lot guyz for the suggestion.....


anyother suggestions plz......

and fo u guyz have experiance using that GPU yew have suggested ???
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December 20, 2012 3:23:21 AM

I would say GTX 670 is the card one should go for!
It is a big bang for buck!!!!
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a b U Graphics card
December 20, 2012 3:38:51 AM

Get a 7950 and overclock the crap out of it and it will damn near match the 7970 in performance.
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a b U Graphics card
December 20, 2012 3:54:01 AM

Yea I know a guy who did a review on it.. but the forum that had the thread was taken down and a new forum was made but i didn't see him repost the review yet. but its a great card. I have had a Direct CU II card before and very goo quality card
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December 20, 2012 4:55:44 AM

in my opinion since i also live in india like OP i strongly suggest the gigabyte geforce GTX 660 non ti edition for only rs.17k from flipkart
other than that the sapphire 7850 non oc model costs 15k and is a great buy as well.
decide between these two.
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December 20, 2012 5:10:23 AM

If your budget is 24k you can easily get a gigabyte 660 ti which retails for 20k in flipkart.With your setup you should try to get as much gpu power as possible.The gigabyte 670 ~26k will be the best option if you can spend the extra buck.
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December 20, 2012 5:42:03 AM

dattagiri99k said:
which brand dear??? plz specifylike ASUS, gigabyte, zotac or likewise !!

& plz preffer the link if possible ...
LINK :-
http://www.flipkart.com/computers/computer-components/g...



http://www.flipkart.com/zotac-nvidia-amp-geforce-gtx-67...

But it is currently out of stock!!!



You should buy a GTX 670 AMP! (2 GB Gddr5) graphic card

REASONS - It has 2 Cooling Fans
------------- Zotac is a trustable brand in India
------------- I have had experience with this card . It is a Silent monster.
------------ -Not much power supply needed (Cooler Master GX 650 Watts should do well)
------------ -2560 x 1600 Maximum Digital Resolution
------------ -PCI Express 3.0 x 16 Bus Standard( so the data transfer rate will be excellent)
--------------256-bit, 2 GB DDR5 Memory with 6608 MHz
------------- Best Thing -----WARRANTY is for 5 years

It is better then GTX680 stock and could outperforms Radeon 7970HD too.

This amp edition is actually a factory overclocked version and it outperforms the stock/reference gtx 680.
and 5k cheaper then gtx 680. which you can use to upgrade your RAM or invest in SSD if you don't have one.

so thumbs up for this GPU from me.


I would say Zotac {I Own 2 Cards GTX 670 and GTX 550 Ti(Both ZOTAC)} of course on 2 diff computers !!!!
Forsa is also a good brand.
But the one that wins my vote is Zotac...

Gigabyte has a little slower GPU clock speed

On Gtx 670 i get BF3 (61 FPS) on GTX 550 Ti (49 FPS)



GTX 670

This card is the beast and it beats GTX 680 in many areas.
Even with less CUDA cores this card is more overclockable than GTX 680 and if we compare with overclocked GTX 680 then it gives only 3-5 FPS less in all modern game for INR 8000 less price and that is huge saving.
No wonder this one got so many award...even more than GTX 680.
Its more clock frequency compensates its less CUDA core than GTX 680.
Conclusion: This card in marker broke GTX 680's value all the way.
Now its wise decision to buy this one instead of GTX 680
AMD Radeon HD 6850 has micro - stuttering problems!!!
No matter how much you play around with the settings you wont get over micro - stuttering in 6850 hd

I suggest you to get GTX 670 for hassle free gaming ( the best thing, it's worth it)

Idle temp : 30-35 deg and Load temp : 80-85 deg



IF the GTX 670 is going out of budget

go for the GTX 660
the link is below_____ The first one is for FORSA and the second one is for ZOTAC


http://www.flipkart.com/forsa-gtx660-2gb-ddr5-graphics-...


http://www.flipkart.com/zotac-nvidia-geforce-gtx660-2gb...
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December 20, 2012 9:49:48 AM

The Crappermaster GX-650 is NOT a good PSU: http://www.hardocp.com/article/2010/11/22/cooler_master... where the most apt summary comment is that it is a "polished turd in a box." Fortunately, the OP has a quality Seasonic unit, which can handle any of the cards being discussed.
In my own experience, I've had 2/4 Asus video cards fail almost immediately. Their motherboards may be great, but I cannot say the same about their video cards. I would choose XFX, HIS, or Sapphire for AMD cards, and MSI or EVGA for nVidia cards.
The biggest visible differences between brands are warranty length, factory clocks, and cooler. Since you can adjust the clocks of any card, you can ignore that as a criterion. A not so visible difference is in component quality. Cheaper cards will use lower-quality components, such as iron core chokes (rather than ferrite core) which are not as efficient, and I believe more subject to "coil whine." HIS in particular offers cheap base models (which I would not buy) known for fan problems, and much better "upscale" models that have excellent coolers. I would not get the cheapest offering of any brand; in fact it might be better to choose a more upscale GTX660Ti rather than the cheapest GTX670.
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December 20, 2012 10:37:08 AM

korn_maniac said:
Go a GTX670, i have a Gainward Phantom edition. My PC is nearly the exact same as yours except for mobo and maybe ram (16gb of 2133mhz ripjawz)

I can run anything maxed out at 1080p with 50+fps so its very playable.
Far cry 3 runs perfectly, just dont use anti aliasing



thanks dear... bt which brand gtx670 should i take of ??


yew havnt specified yew GPU detail :'( 
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December 20, 2012 10:40:10 AM

Rockdpm said:
Yea I know a guy who did a review on it.. but the forum that had the thread was taken down and a new forum was made but i didn't see him repost the review yet. but its a great card. I have had a Direct CU II card before and very goo quality card


hey dear... u seems to be having Evga GTX670, how is it ??
i mean how is its performance ??? what is yewr review over it ??
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December 20, 2012 11:04:47 AM

Onus said:
The Crappermaster GX-650 is NOT a good PSU: http://www.hardocp.com/article/2010/11/22/cooler_master... where the most apt summary comment is that it is a "polished turd in a box." Fortunately, the OP has a quality Seasonic unit, which can handle any of the cards being discussed.
In my own experience, I've had 2/4 Asus video cards fail almost immediately. Their motherboards may be great, but I cannot say the same about their video cards. I would choose XFX, HIS, or Sapphire for AMD cards, and MSI or EVGA for nVidia cards.
The biggest visible differences between brands are warranty length, factory clocks, and cooler. Since you can adjust the clocks of any card, you can ignore that as a criterion. A not so visible difference is in component quality. Cheaper cards will use lower-quality components, such as iron core chokes (rather than ferrite core) which are not as efficient, and I believe more subject to "coil whine." HIS in particular offers cheap base models (which I would not buy) known for fan problems, and much better "upscale" models that have excellent coolers. I would not get the cheapest offering of any brand; in fact it might be better to choose a more upscale GTX660Ti rather than the cheapest GTX670.

thanks a lot dear.....

now i will provide yew 2 links , yew plz suggest one of it ........ ( if yew thnk they are gud )

LINK :-
1. http://www.flipkart.com/gigabyte-nvidia-geforce-gtx-670...

2. http://www.flipkart.com/gigabyte-nvidia-geforce-gtx-660...






& i can see only two difference betwn these cards......
first is the Memory
* Gigabyte nvidia geforce GTX 670 has :- 256-bit, 2 GB GDDR5 Memory with 6008 MHz
* Gigabyte nvidia GTX 660ti :- 192-bit, 2 GB GDDR5 Memory with 6008 MHz

second thing is power supply required
* Gigabyte nvidia geforce GTX 670 has :- 550w
* Gigabyte nvidia GTX 660ti :- 450w (both the power supply dosnt make difference with my case ... as i have 620w :sol:  )

so plz help me!!!
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December 20, 2012 2:33:19 PM

dattagiri99k said:
hey dear... u seems to be having Evga GTX670, how is it ??
i mean how is its performance ??? what is yewr review over it ??

Its a great card!. I have played all my games maxed out including skyrim with texture packs and it hasn't had any trouble doing it... Now the hotest Ive seen it get was 72c running benchmarks and ultra games but it idles around 30c. Its this one:
http://www.evga.com/Products/Product.aspx?pn=02G-P4-267...

its the closest to a "reference" nvidia card as i could get. But Now I am getting one of the best 680's money can buy right now so the 670 will just become a "Display" model!
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December 20, 2012 2:38:49 PM

dattagiri99k said:
thanks a lot dear.....

now i will provide yew 2 links , yew plz suggest one of it ........ ( if yew thnk they are gud )

LINK :-
1. http://www.flipkart.com/gigabyte-nvidia-geforce-gtx-670...

2. http://www.flipkart.com/gigabyte-nvidia-geforce-gtx-660...






& i can see only two difference betwn these cards......
first is the Memory
* Gigabyte nvidia geforce GTX 670 has :- 256-bit, 2 GB GDDR5 Memory with 6008 MHz
* Gigabyte nvidia GTX 660ti :- 192-bit, 2 GB GDDR5 Memory with 6008 MHz

second thing is power supply required
* Gigabyte nvidia geforce GTX 670 has :- 550w
* Gigabyte nvidia GTX 660ti :- 450w (both the power supply dosnt make difference with my case ... as i have 620w :sol:  )

so plz help me!!!

Other than the memory bus (Which really doesn't make that much of a difference) and the 660 ti has less cores. But the actual performing difference is near slim to none but the 670 your gonna find much better results.. Since a 670 is only 5% behind a 680 in performance if you just overclock the 670 a tad
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December 20, 2012 4:56:53 PM

Typically, GTX680 delivers ~6% higher framerates than GTX670. GTX670 delivers ~15-20% higher framerates than GTX660 Ti. And GTX660 Ti delivers ~10% more than the GTX660. Hope that helps.
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a c 197 U Graphics card
December 20, 2012 9:39:57 PM

Of those two, if you can afford it, I would choose the GTX670.
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