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1600x900 overkill?

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February 28, 2013 5:35:01 PM

Hey i was looking at a gtx 670 for 1600x900 gaming on bf3, skyrim, far cry 3, and crysis at MAX settings and at a consistent above 60 fps. What card would be the best price-performance for that? Thanks

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a c 125 U Graphics card
February 28, 2013 5:54:50 PM

670 would be fine.
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a b U Graphics card
February 28, 2013 6:08:27 PM

You won't get Crysis 3 at max settings with above 60 FPS.

On 1920x1080 with very high details and 4x SMAA I got an average of 45 FPS using a GTX 670.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_J1_zPKa-AU - Video of the performance

It would suit you well, I think it's a great GPU. IF you're looking for performance and ONLY performance then a Radeon 7970 is a little bit faster at the same price, though it also has a higher TDP and if you get a reference design, then you won't hear anything over it's noise level.

Radeon 7970:

Pros:

384-bit
3 GB of GDDR5 - Better high resolution gaming
Very overclockable - Overvoltage
Great multi-monitor support

Cons:

TDP 250 watt
Gets really hot if it doesn't have proper cooling
Lacks technologies
Fairly long compared to GTX 670

GTX 670:

Pros:

Boost - Overclocks itself.
Adaptive vsync
Advanced PhysX
TDP 170 watt
Great 3D support (if your screen allows you to)
Short compared to Radeon 7970

Cons:

Limited overclocking - Can't overvoltage

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MIND that some Radeon 7970 has adapted boost.


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a b U Graphics card
February 28, 2013 7:46:44 PM


Are you going to be at 16x9 the rest of your life?

And +1 to the HD7970 (with the bundle!)



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a c 125 U Graphics card
February 28, 2013 9:29:54 PM

If he's got the money, sure a 7970 or 680 would be what to get.

But for some bang for the buck, a 7850, 7870, 660 Ti, or 670 are a lot more value and will play the game just fine (not at fully maxed out settings, but still high settings).
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