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Workstation for game developement: gtx670 or AMD 7970?

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January 2, 2013 7:53:46 AM

Hello to everyone, this is my first post.
Sorry in advance for my bad english because i'm italian.

Anyway, i'm going to buy a new workstation aimed to game developement. I've only one doubt: GTX 670 or AMD 7970?

I'll use it mainly for 3D modeling/texturing/lightmapping/game prototype building with Softimage, zbrush/3D coat, unity and xNormal.

I've read some topic about the comparison between the two cards and AMD seems to be better but, if i'll go for 7970 i lose CUDA that will help me in some rendering/simulation tasks.

Could anybody help me to choose the best solution for my situation?

Thanks in advance

Take care

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January 2, 2013 8:12:44 AM

If you are not aiming to play games on that system I'd say get a nVidia quadro or a AMD Firepro card. I personally like quadro better.
January 2, 2013 8:34:03 AM

Thanks for the reply! You are right, but i think that professional cards are too expensive in therms of quality/price.
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January 2, 2013 8:43:00 AM

Will the majority of tasks you're going to do are dependent on CUDA? Cause if not the 7970 will give you everything you need.
January 2, 2013 8:58:50 AM

Not all the tasks, but none the software i use (maybe there is an exception for adobe cs6) have open CL acceleration...is really GTX 670 a piece of crap compared to 7970?
January 2, 2013 9:03:42 AM

They're both strong cards.
The 7970 is generally a better performer, but if you need CUDA then the 670 is the way to go.

Basically it comes down to how much you value/plan to use CUDA.
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