Workstation for game developement: gtx670 or AMD 7970? Tags: Graphics Cards Games Workstations AMD Graphics Last response: January 2, 2013 9:03 AM in Graphics & Displays Share supaworst 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 More about : workstation game developement gtx670 amd 7970 | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Reply to supaworst Register or log in to remove Xttony Graphics card Authority 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. | Report abuse Reply to Xttony supaworst 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. | Report abuse Reply to supaworst atavanhalen 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. | Report abuse Reply to atavanhalen supaworst 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? | Report abuse Reply to supaworst aramisathei 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. | Report abuse Reply to aramisathei Register or log in to remove Ask the community Post an answer Tom's Hardware>Forum>Graphics & Displays>Workstation for game developement: gtx670 or AMD 7970?> Related ressources: ForumGTX670 vs HD Radeon 7970 ForumRadeon HD 7970 or GTX 680? ForumHD 7970 or GTX670 ForumNvidia 680GTX vs AMD HD 7970 max resolution (4K 3D?) ForumMSI GTX670 PE vs MSI 7970 PE Which? ForumBuilding an Indie Game Dev workstation - would love some advice ForumGeforce GTX 670 vs Radeon HD 7970 Forum7970 vs GTX 680 ForumMoving to 2560x1440 Resolution - Upgrade from GTX670 Needed? Forum[CARD GRAPHIC CHOOSE] 7970 Black Ed. xfx X GTX 670 FTW EVGA ForumReference GTX670 is fine? ForumHD 7870 More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !