I prefer MSi cards when using Nvidia because I like their coolers. They are quiet even when under load. I still think of physx as marketing, but if you really want it, I would stick with the 670 over the 7970.
* In early production runs, Asus was handpicking the GPU's but as the line matured and yields improved, the hand picking was no longer necessary. As with any component, your mileage may vary but I have always had good luck with the DCII cards. Based upon the reviews, 30% is certainly doable
Hardware Info 670 670 SLI-2
AvP High 4AA 56.9 105.6
Batman AC Very High 4AA 84.0 95.0
BF3 Ultra High 4AA 61.0 105.0
Crysis 2 Ultra High Edge AA 68.3 98.7
Dirt 3 Ultra 4AA 105.5 157.1
Hard Reset Ultra 4AA 84.4 116.9
Metro 2033 Very High 30.0 50.0
Skyrim High 4AA 108.0 185.0
Shogun 2 Ultra 4AA 52.1 66.8 Total FPS 650.2 980.1
Cost Per Frame $0.55 $0.73
Hardware Info 7970 7970 CF-2
AvP High 4AA 66.8 122.8
Batman AC Very High 4AA 70.0 71.0
BF3 Ultra High 4AA 57.0 94.0
Crysis 2 Ultra High Edge AA 59.0 94.9
Dirt 3 Ultra 4AA 91.6 166.6
Hard Reset Ultra 4AA 82.4 122.5
Metro 2033 Very High 36.0 64.0
Skyrim High 4AA 109.0 192.0
Shogun 2 Ultra 4AA 58.0 99.0 Total FPS 629.8 1026.8
Cost Per Frame $0.64 $0.78
So you're saying in at least 6 months time those cards will be still faulty?
No no. I believe places that have a high turnover of products, like Newegg, will definitely have the newer revised version without issues. So do not worry too much about buying MSI Power Edition cards now, but they won't OC like in the original reviews. They still have great coolers though.
But yeah, I don't trust MSI anymore unfortunately.
Yes I am aware of that but I'm just really confused between that because I like physX a lot but 7970 are just so powerful and cheap
Idk to be honest it's a hard pick ...
I know this is an old thread but a 7970 will not give better performance in most games. The only game it really outshines the GTX 670 is Metro. In almost all other games, the GTX 670 will give superior framerates.