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7950 or 670 which brands?

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February 27, 2013 8:21:26 PM

Hey guys wouldn't mind some input on a problem I have. I recently took a trip to Microcenter for a new build figures the gfx card is defective. OC MSI twin frozr 7950. Temps spike start to go towards 100 after about a minute of gaming.

Microcenter is a bit of a haul(1.5hrs) but unfortunately I only have time to go there tomorrow and they are out of stock on all the 7950's.


So I am just gonna go grab another card tonight at Frys and then just return it.


So the question is which card should I grab tonight.

Another twin frozr 3 for 329 plus 20mir.

EVGA 02G-P4-2678-KR GeForce GTX 670 FTW 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 for 369 plus 20mir

I have cash for either which is the best bang for my buck?

I read some reviews on this 670 and it said it was super long. I have a haf912 case and a asrock xtreme mobo. 600 w psu. Will this card even fit in my rig?


Gonna run there in the next hr so any input would be awesome!

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a b U Graphics card
February 27, 2013 8:28:46 PM

7950's are much longer than 670's, even the ones with the 680 PCB.

The two are roughly equivalent at stock clocks, but the 7950 will be faster after overclocking. 670's don't have a whole bunch of overclocking headroom because you can't change the voltage. If they were the same price it would be fair-ish, but I wouldn't pay more for a 670 unless you need some specific Nvidia thing like 3D.
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February 27, 2013 8:33:09 PM

ok so one for 7950...

If they are out of the 7950 is that model of evga a decent one? Seems to have decent reviews on the egg. Anyone have experience with evga brand? Never really used them before.
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a b U Graphics card
February 27, 2013 8:44:03 PM

I tend to go with a reference card as you can add a water block later on it you want.
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a b U Graphics card
February 27, 2013 8:45:33 PM

Its the best of the ones with blower fans. The Asus DirectCUII and Gigabyte Windforce are the best two in terms of noise and heat. I'm using the Asus 670 and provided you don't have an obscene overclock its literally silent.
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February 27, 2013 10:00:19 PM

My vote would be towards the 7950 but that is because I own one and have been completely happy with it.

I know 670's are good and most are happy with them also. I think you would be fine with either.
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February 27, 2013 10:47:56 PM

7950, is the best, equal at stock, better after overclocking plus the 3GB memory and 384-bit bus.

The Sapphires are good but the Asus is great also.
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a c 612 U Graphics card
February 28, 2013 3:00:48 AM

cookybiscuit said:
7950's are much longer than 670's, even the ones with the 680 PCB.

The two are roughly equivalent at stock clocks, but the 7950 will be faster after overclocking. 670's don't have a whole bunch of overclocking headroom because you can't change the voltage. If they were the same price it would be fair-ish, but I wouldn't pay more for a 670 unless you need some specific Nvidia thing like 3D.

The GTX 670 is about the same as a 7970 and overclocks like crazy. Definitely worth the extra cost.
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a b U Graphics card
February 28, 2013 3:03:48 AM

17seconds said:
The GTX 670 is about the same as a 7970 and overclocks like crazy. Definitely worth the extra cost.

Not even slightly, a good 7970 would destroy a 670, both OC'd. Look up recent benchmarks.
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February 28, 2013 3:12:03 AM

I had a 7950 overclocked to 1280 mhz that was destroying a maxed overclocked gtx 680 lightning.Even at the same price expecially if you are overclocking id go 7950 without a 2nd thought.Just a 7950 boost model alone equals a gtx 670 and thats only with 925 mhz core.Nvidia needs to bring there prices down every card of theres from the 660 ti on up are overpriced.
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February 28, 2013 5:22:54 AM


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March 6, 2013 11:02:11 PM

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