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February 9, 2013 6:51:08 PM

So I was originally settled on the 670 ftw sig 2 but now I am contemplating going for a best bang for your buck card. Any suggestions?

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a c 160 U Graphics card
February 9, 2013 7:02:03 PM

For the same or even less than the GTX670 FTW, you can get an HD7970.

It can be OCd to match and often surpass a HD7970 GHz(the fastest single GPU at the moment).

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

That one is VERY good. Good cooling and very good components.

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a c 160 U Graphics card
February 9, 2013 7:36:39 PM

JefferyD90 said:
Watch this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FK4ip08auGg

Now, with that said a 660 is about as good of a card as I would put my money in... and I would probably go with a 650 (on Nvidia's side). A 7850 on AMDs side.


You use youtube for reference... :o 
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February 9, 2013 7:55:16 PM

Novuake said:
You use youtube for reference... :o 

Did you watch it? It is one of the most insightful videos online.
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a c 160 U Graphics card
February 9, 2013 8:33:24 PM

JefferyD90 said:
Did you watch it? It is one of the most insightful videos online.


I did watch it, and I do not agree with him entirely.

Some games need more than a simple GTX660/HD7870 for HD resolution gaming.

Then obviously multi monitor gaming a GT660 is not NEAR enough.

I mean look at when Far cry 3 released. An HD7950/GTX660ti was needed to run it properly. That differs now but that is after much optimizing.

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February 9, 2013 8:51:52 PM

Name 1 game that a 7870 cant run full steam ahead? And new games don't run well until a driver update, no matter how powerful the card is. A 7970 cant run minesweeper with a bad driver, but a 7850 can run Crysis 3 with the newest drivers.
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February 9, 2013 9:03:30 PM

lol, bigger troll than I am O.o
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a c 160 U Graphics card
February 9, 2013 9:32:51 PM

JefferyD90 said:
Name 1 game that a 7870 cant run full steam ahead? And new games don't run well until a driver update, no matter how powerful the card is. A 7970 cant run minesweeper with a bad driver, but a 7850 can run Crysis 3 with the newest drivers.


WHen I mean run, I mean maxing out setting. THERE ARE MANY games that an HD7870 can not max out all settings. Not even considering HD+ res or multi-monitors.
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February 9, 2013 9:59:29 PM

Novuake said:
WHen I mean run, I mean maxing out setting. THERE ARE MANY games that an HD7870 can not max out all settings. Not even considering HD+ res or multi-monitors.

Name 1... Crysis 3 runs fine, on my 6870 on ultra at 1920x1080... (I usually am getting about 42-48 fps, and may dip as low as 30-35, sometimes I peak out at 60) So I'm fairly sure that the 7870 can take it. And I cant think of a more graphically intense game out there.
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a b U Graphics card
February 9, 2013 10:13:50 PM

dipping as low as 30 isnt "fine" in everyones books
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February 9, 2013 10:19:27 PM

JefferyD90 said:
Watch this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FK4ip08auGg

Now, with that said a 660 is about as good of a card as I would put my money in... and I would probably go with a 650 (on Nvidia's side). A 7850 on AMDs side.




a 650? cripes thats barely 7770 territory
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February 9, 2013 11:35:21 PM

Should add that I will be gaming on a single monitor
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February 10, 2013 12:56:44 AM

ARICH5 said:
a 650? cripes thats barely 7770 territory

there is nothing wrong with a 7770 it will do very well for most games. The 2GB versions will play any game on, usually, ultra settings.
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February 10, 2013 1:17:40 AM

JefferyD90 said:
there is nothing wrong with a 7770 it will do very well for most games. The 2GB versions will play any game on, usually, ultra settings.



im just saying the OP is used to gaming witjh a 670...he would be dissapointed in the performance of a 7770.
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February 10, 2013 1:19:23 AM

ARICH5 said:
im just saying the OP is used to gaming witjh a 670...he would be dissapointed in the performance of a 7770.

And I will redirect you back to my previous youtube reference. Your better off just getting what you need for right now, no game NEEDS a 670.
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a b U Graphics card
February 10, 2013 1:22:50 AM

jeffery, quiet down already. obviously many people dont agree with you. some of us like the graphical settings turned up all the way, with some anti aliasing in there and a solid 60fps. a 7770 can not do that.
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February 10, 2013 1:27:52 AM

neon neophyte said:
jeffery, quiet down already. obviously many people dont agree with you. some of us like the graphical settings turned up all the way, with some anti aliasing in there and a solid 60fps. a 7770 can not do that.

And I beg to differ. I have a 7750 with just a quad core, and I play SEVERAL games with it (LA Noire, WoW, and Call of Duty Black Ops) and get very respectful FPS (45fps, 60+fps, and 60+fps respectfully). And they are all turned up as high as they can go. Just because you don't agree with me, doesn't mean your view point is correct.
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February 10, 2013 1:32:48 AM

neon neophyte said:
jeffery, quiet down already. obviously many people dont agree with you. some of us like the graphical settings turned up all the way, with some anti aliasing in there and a solid 60fps. a 7770 can not do that.


Ditto, was about so the same. Play BF3 with everything on Ultra with 4x AA. At GTX 670 is just pulling 62 FPS where a 7870 is only able to hit 40 FPS which will suck when frame rates drop on multiplayer mode.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/GPU12/400
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February 10, 2013 1:38:58 AM

JefferyD90 said:
And I beg to differ. I have a 7750 with just a quad core, and I play SEVERAL games with it (LA Noire, WoW, and Call of Duty Black Ops) and get very respectful FPS (45fps, 60+fps, and 60+fps respectfully). And they are all turned up as high as they can go. Just because you don't agree with me, doesn't mean your view point is correct.



Just because you have low expectations does not mean everyone else does.

And im calling BS on Call of Duty Black OPS max setting and 60 FPS with a 7750. You either don't have everything turned up or your BS'ing us with the FPS as the 7750 is getting 36 FPS in this test and anyone can find others which are not far off.
http://www.winmatrix.com/forums/index.php?/topic/35508-...

EDIT: And I was being nice on the 36 FPS since thats at 1680x1050.
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a b U Graphics card
February 10, 2013 1:41:18 AM

it's not a matter of opinion. we've all read the benchmarks. you are just looking foolish at this point.

your 7750 is not good enough for many people. im glad yer happy with it, many people would not be.
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a b U Graphics card
February 10, 2013 1:45:09 AM

lol..maybe at 1024x768
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a b U Graphics card
February 10, 2013 2:07:44 AM

dude I own a 7770 and cant max out Crysis 2. I don't even use anti aliasing. I think most of the settings are on next to top and others lower. playing 1680x1050 with about 35-45 fps if my memory is correct
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February 10, 2013 2:14:09 AM

If your gaming above 1080 then the 680, if not stick with the middle of the road 670, 7750 and below.
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a b U Graphics card
February 10, 2013 2:16:57 AM

odd suggestion consider a 670 is nearly as strong as a 680, just as strong if you overclock it and a 7750 is no where near either of them
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February 10, 2013 2:24:22 AM

neon neophyte said:
odd suggestion consider a 670 is nearly as strong as a 680, just as strong if you overclock it and a 7750 is no where near either of them


Yeah same thought.... Like saying take the $400 card or the $100 one, it just came off odd. Unless he meant a 7950 then I would accept that as a valid opinion at least.


Personally I would stick with the 670, what I own. The 660 TI is a strong card and $100 bucks cheaper.
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a b U Graphics card
February 10, 2013 3:09:17 AM

ummm, first off, the msi lightning gtx 680 is the fastest single gpu "gaming" card available. that is a fact. direct compute and singe/double precision etc. makes a card fast. fps in games doesn't.

for 1080p the 7870 is by far the best bang for buck and can be found for $190-220 and will max out all current games. a 7950 is usually all one needs for 1440/1600p and can be had for $270-300. after that results dimished very quickly and not recommended.

i consider 4xMSAA maxed out by the way, others will disagree, but most reviewers will agree with me that anything over 4xMSAA @1080p/2xMSAA @1440p+ is extremely hard to see at 40+fps moving picture.
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a b U Graphics card
February 10, 2013 3:18:21 AM

nah, 7970s achieve more fps more often than 680s. thats a fact. especially at high resolution.

people buy expensive video cards to game 9 out of 10 times. thats a fact.
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February 10, 2013 3:25:56 AM

lol smh, ces just awarded msi the crown for fastest gpu on the planet less than a month ago, go argue with about 25+ industry experts that chose to give msi that award.

and like i said, more fps doesnt mean fastest video card.
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February 10, 2013 3:29:37 AM

Considering this is about best for money why not consider the 560Ti?
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a b U Graphics card
February 10, 2013 3:47:02 AM

fastest card for what we use it for, yep. which is really all that matters
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February 10, 2013 4:36:22 PM

JamesSneed said:
Just because you have low expectations does not mean everyone else does.

And im calling BS on Call of Duty Black OPS max setting and 60 FPS with a 7750. You either don't have everything turned up or your BS'ing us with the FPS as the 7750 is getting 36 FPS in this test and anyone can find others which are not far off.
http://www.winmatrix.com/forums/index.php?/topic/35508-...

EDIT: And I was being nice on the 36 FPS since thats at 1680x1050.

will create a video tomorrow, stay posted.
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February 11, 2013 10:23:49 PM

http://youtu.be/H_YZx90jfUo

Check it out. Sounds like you owe me a apology.

And Im watching it now, I messed up and said 7780... lol I meant a 7850. (I messed up when I was speaking, at approx. the 6 minute mark)
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February 11, 2013 10:27:13 PM

gribs said:
Considering this is about best for money why not consider the 560Ti?

I had a 560Ti OC2 (one of the best performing 560Ti's out there, sometimes approaching a 570), and was totally displeased with it. My 6870 runs MUCH smoother. I think it would have been better on a Intel platform, but I cant say I was happy at all. I honestly felt like my 2 9800GT SLI config was better.
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February 11, 2013 10:31:08 PM

JamesSneed said:
Just because you have low expectations does not mean everyone else does.

And im calling BS on Call of Duty Black OPS max setting and 60 FPS with a 7750. You either don't have everything turned up or your BS'ing us with the FPS as the 7750 is getting 36 FPS in this test and anyone can find others which are not far off.
http://www.winmatrix.com/forums/index.php?/topic/35508-...

EDIT: And I was being nice on the 36 FPS since thats at 1680x1050.


I think the "trolling" reference above might be right on
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February 11, 2013 10:41:23 PM

toyftw said:
I think the "trolling" reference above might be right on

Did you not watch the video? Im getting exactly what I said I was getting. I feel like all of you need to open your eyes and quit eating crayons and glue for breakfast.
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February 11, 2013 10:50:13 PM

nikoli707 said:
lol smh, ces just awarded msi the crown for fastest gpu on the planet less than a month ago, go argue with about 25+ industry experts that chose to give msi that award.

and like i said, more fps doesnt mean fastest video card.

Fastest single GPU video card by numbers is the 7970 Ghz edition. There is NO debating that. Some games will perform better on a 680 and some on a 7970, but the truth is both cards can do whatever you want, upside down, with both hands tied up.
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February 11, 2013 11:07:29 PM

hey Jeffery you said you could do that on a 7750 then come in with a 7850. no apology needed.
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February 11, 2013 11:23:22 PM

thdarkshadow said:
hey Jeffery you said you could do that on a 7750 then come in with a 7850. no apology needed.

Look 8 seconds into the video, the DxDiag clearly shows a 7700 model GPU... You truly are so ignorant you cant even see.
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February 11, 2013 11:25:02 PM

Even a 7770 or GTX650Ti will max next to every game at low resolutions like 1440x900 or below.

It all depends on what res you want to play on.

1080p+ you'll want at least a 7950 or GTX670, 1440p+ you'll want a 7970GHz or GTX680, multimonitor+high resolutions will necessitate multi card configs.
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February 11, 2013 11:30:24 PM

darkspartenwarrior said:
Even a 7770 or GTX650Ti will max next to every game at low resolutions like 1440x900 or below.

It all depends on what res you want to play on.

1080p+ you'll want at least a 7950 or GTX670, 1440p+ you'll want a 7970GHz or GTX680, multimonitor+high resolutions will necessitate multi card configs.

No one is really watching the video... The settings in the game clearly show a 1920x1080 resolution. All Im trying to do is save a poor soul $200. A 7850 2GB edition will play any game full steam ahead. A 7870 will do so and make sure you have extra head room where you never notice a hitch. Anything beyond that is PURLY for pleasure.
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a c 79 U Graphics card
February 11, 2013 11:44:49 PM

radeon 7870xt for 240. or for 290 7950. for the win

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a b U Graphics card
February 12, 2013 12:53:36 AM

JefferyD90 said:
Fastest single GPU video card by numbers is the 7970 Ghz edition. There is NO debating that. Some games will perform better on a 680 and some on a 7970, but the truth is both cards can do whatever you want, upside down, with both hands tied up.


lol, ur soo silly, 680 is 10-15% faster at counting 1's and 0's than a 7970ghz. period, that is a fact, NO debating it. go look at enterprise benchmarks, like i said, counting numbers. yes, i will agree, when it comes to fps in games right now, 7970ghz definiely puts up better higher fps. but, again, and i will say it again, that is NOT what makes a video card fast.

COUNTING 1'S AND 0'S IS IS IS WHAT MAKES A VIDEO CARD FAST.
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a b U Graphics card
February 12, 2013 1:22:19 AM

we dont buy expensive videocards to count numbers we buy them for fps in games. so, we consider the 7970 faster, the end.
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February 12, 2013 1:49:27 AM

we... well "we" at stanford buy nvidia and intel because amd has no place here, just like every freshman who comes in saying my (insert amd model card here) is faster than this nvidia card, we invite them to throw the card in after hours, and they walk away realizing fps in games doesnt mean everything.
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February 12, 2013 2:00:27 AM

blah blah blah. sorry, way more people are buying expensive video cards for gaming and not number crunching. the vast majority does not care about your niche. so why you are going on about it like anyone cares is beyond me.
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a b U Graphics card
February 12, 2013 2:07:16 AM

were way off topic here anyways, sorry op, my fault. i merely responed to the original second comment that the 7970ghz was the fastest gpu on the planet. gpu means everything gpu related. amd is doing an amazing job with their gpu right now when it comes to games, but is at least a generation behind when it comes to gpgpu, folding, transcoding, etc. so overall, nvidia wins. but its all subjective, its like saying a top dragster is the fastest car on the planet. nvidia sells far more video cards to the private sector/research sector which includes universities than they do the the consumer market, and they outsell amd 3 to 1. its not a niche group, far far more gtx 680s have been sold for non gaming mathmatical work than for gaming.
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a c 79 U Graphics card
February 12, 2013 3:02:05 AM

well yeah ive always said 7950 and 7970 vs 670 and 680 is more bang for bucks. but fanboys will roam what can ya do.

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