Im about to order my pc on tigerdirect.ca and im sure about everything except the graphic card...
Heres my specs
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570k 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
Motherboard: P8Z77-V LK
Memory:G.Skill Ripjaws X F3 1600 Mhz DDR3
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Storage: Crucial M4 256GB SSD
Case: Zalman Z9 Plus
Power Supply: EVGA 750W
Optical Drive: Liteon 24x DVD writer
Monitor: Asus VE247H 23.6 inch 1080p 2ms
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7
I will use this pc only for gaming , i have a mac for all others applications...
I would like to play to...
skyrim with mods
battlefield 3 and 4 soon
Flight simulator X
And all future other games
I've done research about both of them ...in one review they say to go with the gtx and on the other they say to go with the radeon... I saw a couple of bechmark and both are quiet similar in 1080p but the 7970 is better with higher resolution...
(Im going to have one 1080p monitor)
The difference is 40$ between both and I dont care about that little difference ... Some people said that skyrim with mod use 3 gb og vram is that true ? Thats why I dont know what to do between both...
Does the 258 bit versus the 384bit is a big deal ? On what its gonna help?
Both are comparable cards. You will be hard pressed to see any difference between them without a synthetic FPS benchmark.
And, one might be better than the other, depending on the game.
Ignore the specs, they are all folded into the overall performance metric.
The engineers select those specs to maximize the value at every price point.
The specs apply to different architectures, and are not directly comparable.
For you, I would go with the Nvidia card since you are comfortable with their drivers.
Both cards will max out all current games at 1080p. I have done a research about these two cards for like 2 straight weeks, almost read every review, benchmark and debates and I finally went with the GTX 670. You can't go wrong with either cards at this resolution I believe. HOWEVER, I guess you should make your choice based on the games you mostly play and check out benchmarks for them. For instance, if you play BF3, Crysis 2, Starcraft II... GTX 670 will be a better choice. But if you play Dirt, Witcher 2, Skyrim... AMD HD 7970 will be a better choice. But anyway in that resolution, 670 can beat 7970 and vice versa in many games but you won't feel any difference since it will be about 3-5 fps difference up and down no matter the game favors nvidia or amd.