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Which graphics card to replace 2x 470s?

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a b U Graphics card
February 4, 2013 8:14:05 PM

I have 2x 470's in sli currently. I bought them used and thought they were an awesome deal at $100 per card. They perform awesomely for something that was only $200. The problem... I can't handle the heat anymore. I'm getting an extra $6000 or so this month and I was thinking about using some of it to buy a replacement card. I'm seriously considering the HD 7970 GHz edition. Any suggestions? Comments?

Also I currently have an FX 8120 CPU overclocked to 4GHz. Any recommendations to upgrade that? It seems to do good in the games I play but it would be nice to finally have a Core i7 while I have the money to get one. Then again I'd have to get a new OS, a new motherboard, and I'd basically have to start all over. That idea doesn't sound too appealing.
a b U Graphics card
February 4, 2013 8:17:08 PM

If you have to get rid of them now you are looking at the correct card to replace them with. But is you can wait a little while then i would suggest a 8870, 8950, 8970, 780, or the 770. Whichever comes out first granted. Either way you will have an awesome system.
February 4, 2013 8:19:34 PM

GTX Titan is coming out this month.........

get it

or else get a Gigabyte 7970 OC if u can't wait.........Its $380 on newegg right now with 2 games (Crysis 3 + BioShock)

GIGABYTE GV-R797OC-3GD Radeon HD 7970 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

Free Crysis 3 & BioShock game coupon w/ purchase, limited offer

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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a b U Graphics card
February 4, 2013 8:21:16 PM

I knew someone would suggest I wait for the HD 8000 GTX 700 series. I'm just not sure I want the cost and drivers issues that come with being an early adopter.
a b U Graphics card
February 4, 2013 8:23:04 PM

lethalsam said:
GTX Titan is coming out this month.........

get it

The titan is going to be upwards of 800$ and he stated that he bought GPU's before for the price/performance ratio.
a b U Graphics card
February 4, 2013 8:24:50 PM

lethalsam said:
GTX Titan is coming out this month.........

get it

or else get a Gigabyte 7970 OC if u can't wait.........Its $380 on newegg right now with 2 games (Crysis 3 + BioShock)

GIGABYTE GV-R797OC-3GD Radeon HD 7970 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

Free Crysis 3 & BioShock game coupon w/ purchase, limited offer

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


I know the GTX titan is coming out next month but I can't justify spending the money that it will cost.
a b U Graphics card
February 4, 2013 8:25:22 PM

theonerm2 said:
I knew someone would suggest I wait for the HD 8000 GTX 700 series. I'm just not sure I want the cost and drivers issues that come with being an early adopter.

If you buy Nvidia there probably wont be many driver issues. AMD has actually not been doing to bad in the drivers spectrum of things lately but i wouldn't hold my breath, as they have always had driver problems at release.
a b U Graphics card
February 4, 2013 8:39:33 PM

helper800 said:
If you buy Nvidia there probably wont be many driver issues. AMD has actually not been doing to bad in the drivers spectrum of things lately but i wouldn't hold my breath, as they have always had driver problems at release.

I think maybe I should wait to see what the new graphics cards can do and see prices before deciding. It's difficult though because I rarely power on my desktop anymore due to the heat. I could take one card out I guess. That should definitely help with the heat but that's a long time to run with half the GPU power that I'm used to.
February 4, 2013 8:44:21 PM

It's looking like the 8xxx and 7xx series wont be out til Q4 now, so if you can't wait that long a gtx 670 or a 7970 will suit your needs perfectly, as long as you have the hardware to support them.
a b U Graphics card
February 4, 2013 8:50:54 PM

axleh93 said:
It's looking like the 8xxx and 7xx series wont be out til Q4 now, so if you can't wait that long a gtx 670 or a 7970 will suit your needs perfectly, as long as you have the hardware to support them.

Where did you read that?
a b U Graphics card
February 15, 2013 12:32:09 AM

Ok. So it looks like I'm not waiting now. Next week I'll be buying either a GTX 680 or an HD 7970 GHz edition. Considering that they are about equal and AMD's card is cheaper I might just go with AMD. I'm not getting the Titan because I don't want to spend nearly $1000 on a graphics card that will be outdated next year.
a b U Graphics card
February 17, 2013 1:17:33 AM

Get the 7970 Ghz edition its faster at stock and cheaper.
a b U Graphics card
February 17, 2013 1:26:01 AM

helper800 said:
Get the 7970 Ghz edition its faster at stock and cheaper.

That's what I was thinking but then again there's no PhysX from the GPU that way. I guess PhysX doesn't matter that much but then again I'll always feel like I'm missing out on something. I could probably run a hack and drop my GTX 460 in there with it for PhysX though...Then again I was wanting a single card setup.
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