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 Xttony a b U Graphics card 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. 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. Related resources $1200 Game Development Workstation. - Forum Budget 3D Game Development Workstation - Forum Question About Game Development Company Workstation PCs - Forum New Game Development Workstation Needed - Forum Game Development Workstation - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer 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. 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? 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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Game Development Workstation Forum Help Build - Laptop Workstation - Software Development - No Gaming Forum SolvedAmd Vs Intel [Game programming and mobile development] Forum SolvedCGI Rendering / RTS Gaming Workstation: E5-2600 V2 Xeon or AMD? Forum SolvedHigh-end workstation: i7-3930K or Dual xeon? AMD Firepro V7900 + Gaming Card with Cuda cores? Forum SolvedLooking to upgrade AMD 7970 for gaming at 2560 x 1600 Forum SolvedWhats the best GPU out these GPUs (Gaming wise) Dual GTX 770s,Dual GTX 780s,AMD Radeon HD 7990,Dual AMD Radeon HD 7970? Forum AMD Radeon HD 7970 Free Game Offer Problem Forum AMD FX8350 or Intel i5-4670K for Gaming and Game development Forum Crashing Trying To Play Most Games - AMD RADEON HD7970 Forum gtx 770 vs 780 vs AMD 7970 for Triple Monitors Gaming at 1080. Forum Can't play any games with AMD HD Radeon 7970 Forum [WTS] Powerful Gaming Desktop: AMD FX 8150 x8, Radeon 7970, SSD, etc. Forum WTS: AMD Gaming Computer (Parting out) (7970 3GB+AMD 8350 VISHERA) and Peripherals (Prices Negotiable) Forum Nvidia GTX 680 or AMD Radeon Saphire 7970 for gaming Forum 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 !