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a b U Graphics card
February 13, 2013 1:49:31 PM

Hey guys. I hope that you're all doing great today. So taking time off work here to quickly check with you what you think about this card from MSI. Should I grab it or not? Link below, it's MSI Radeon HD 7970 3GB GDDR5 clocked at 1010MHz. Thanks for the help.

http://www.msi.com/product/vga/R7970-2PMD3GD5-OC.html

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Hero1

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a c 118 U Graphics card
February 13, 2013 2:31:47 PM

hero1 said:
Hey guys. I hope that you're all doing great today. So taking time off work here to quickly check with you what you think about this card from MSI. Should I grab it or not? Link below, it's MSI Radeon HD 7970 3GB GDDR5 clocked at 1010MHz. Thanks for the help.

http://www.msi.com/product/vga/R7970-2PMD3GD5-OC.html

Cheers
Hero1


Hi - a couple of things.

Your system specs. If it isn't sufficient, then what's the point in a 7970.

What's the price of the card you linked? Don't know if it's
a fair deal or not.
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a c 118 U Graphics card
February 13, 2013 2:32:05 PM

hero1 said:
Hey guys. I hope that you're all doing great today. So taking time off work here to quickly check with you what you think about this card from MSI. Should I grab it or not? Link below, it's MSI Radeon HD 7970 3GB GDDR5 clocked at 1010MHz. Thanks for the help.

http://www.msi.com/product/vga/R7970-2PMD3GD5-OC.html

Cheers
Hero1


Hi - a couple of things.

Your system specs. If it isn't sufficient, then what's the point in a 7970.

What's the price of the card you linked? Don't know if it's
a fair deal or not.
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a b U Graphics card
February 13, 2013 2:34:47 PM

why would you want a 7970 when you have a 670 already....get another 670 instead and sli them.

it would become a different league of a beast altogether
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a b U Graphics card
February 13, 2013 2:35:06 PM

http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=4...

That's the price. I currently own a 27' Dell as you can see on my specs and I'm planning on adding 2 more and having either 690 in SLI or grab the one I linked (2 of those) 1 now and another later in order to handle gaming at 7680x1440p.
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a b U Graphics card
February 13, 2013 2:38:14 PM

if you are planning multi monitor....go for the 7970 then.

amd is better than nvidia for multi monitors(way better)
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a b U Graphics card
February 13, 2013 2:38:27 PM

siddharthmukul007 said:
why would you want a 7970 when you have a 670 already....get another 670 instead and sli them.

it would become a different league of a beast altogether


I had SLI. I ran into many problems with it in stock settings and OCd settings. Could never play without crashing. Heated up big time even though I have tons of air going through my case and have enough power as you can see so I had to return it. Did all the PCI-E switching and what not and after a night of no sleep I took the other card back. So now I decided I'm going AMD CF or 690 SLI. Crossfire is cheaper and can handle my setup in a month that will have 3*27" Dell monitors (2 more are coming in) running at 7680x1440p.
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a b U Graphics card
February 13, 2013 2:39:58 PM

siddharthmukul007 said:
if you are planning multi monitor....go for the 7970 then.

amd is better than nvidia for multi monitors(way better)


That's what I thought. So I get it's better I grab that card, sell this one, get my monitors in and grab another one of the same card. I wish they had the Lightning 7970 up here and amazon is selling it for over $600 which is crazy, amazon.ca that is.
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a b U Graphics card
February 13, 2013 2:48:50 PM

you should indeed get the 7970 and sell off the 670.

7970 can oc like a beast....have a good time gaming.

also the included 3gb of vram is best for high resolutions i.e. vs the 2gb per gpu for the 690
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a b U Graphics card
February 13, 2013 2:53:16 PM

Well I got to find someone to take my card and then I'll set. No luck on ebay. I'm going to list it for 330. Hope it sells asap.
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a b U Graphics card
February 13, 2013 2:55:05 PM

that gigabyte card is not bad.....but its cooler is very noisy and not as efficient as it seems.

msi cards are great though


you can also check out ncix
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a b U Graphics card
February 13, 2013 3:02:45 PM

They seem to have the Gigabyte on sale at NCIX. This card had the Tom's recommendation award. I plan on replacing that cooler with water block.
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a b U Graphics card
February 13, 2013 3:03:54 PM

hero1 said:
I had SLI. I ran into many problems with it in stock settings and OCd settings. Could never play without crashing. Heated up big time even though I have tons of air going through my case and have enough power as you can see so I had to return it. Did all the PCI-E switching and what not and after a night of no sleep I took the other card back. So now I decided I'm going AMD CF or 690 SLI. Crossfire is cheaper and can handle my setup in a month that will have 3*27" Dell monitors (2 more are coming in) running at 7680x1440p.

You have 2 more 27" monitors and you're looking for a cheaper setup? :heink:  never seen a benchmark run 3x 1440p resolution before. you can wait for the geforce titan and SLI those. just think what you can do with 6gb of vram and a pair of 512-bit interface. :o 
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a b U Graphics card
February 13, 2013 3:18:04 PM

Au_equus said:
You have 2 more 27" monitors and you're looking for a cheaper setup? :heink:  never seen a benchmark run 3x 1440p resolution before. you can wait for the geforce titan and SLI those. just think what you can do with 6gb of vram and a pair of 512-bit interface. :o 


I'm looking for a better setup what I had was cheap. The HD 7970 cards in CF will be able to handle the resolution fine. I'm not sure what the price of the Titan will end up being. I currently have a single 27" by dell and I'm planning on getting 2 more. So I'm shopping for cards that will give me better performance. Titan so far is a rumor until proven true. I can hold off on the cards but if I get one now for sale then why not?
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a b U Graphics card
February 13, 2013 3:31:25 PM

it is always better to wait.....but if you want it really bad.
7970 is not a bad option at all.


huge amount of vram is just a marketing gimmick.

the day is not far when you would have 8-16gigs of vram but you would never require them
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a b U Graphics card
February 13, 2013 3:55:13 PM

I might have to play the waiting game and see what the end of this month has to offer. If they titan does come out and they do a review showing what it can do then I'll grab it. Sucks to pass on such deals but there will be more in time. Cheers!
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February 13, 2013 3:55:47 PM

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