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Windows 7: Advice needed in buying components,7970 or GTX 680?


10 Jul 2013   #11

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Faladu View Post
I have a 7950 and ALL the cards mentioned will be fab for a gamer, even mine.

No bad choice, maybe poor PSU that can't handle it, about it.

hwcompare.com maybe help you decide, take them all head to head.

Welcome to top shelf video, it is mighty sweet.
Oh that PSU is more than enough. Sure it's a little old, but it's still a good unit.

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10 Jul 2013   #12

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

Alrighty then, here ya go.

Newegg.com - 7970 ghz edition
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11 Jul 2013   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

WOAH! Thanks for all the feedback guys!
I Bought the Club3d 7970 Ghz Royal Ace edition,it looked really nice and got it for exactly 380$,although the cooler seems like it should have a few more screws but the performance is top notch. Ran 3dMark 11 and 10K score even with my i3 2100 and 4GB ram,im sure with some upgrades,it will go higher:

Also bought Silverstone SST-ST85F-P 850W psu (yes i know its an overkill) but got it just for 50$ from a dear friend. Also got Sleeping dogs,far cry 3 and 2 other games and a MOH warfighter 20% discount coupon for free with the GPU

Now time for i5 3570K.
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11 Jul 2013   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Also i should mention,even though my previous Antec EA 500 had an 8 pin connector,it didnt fit on the gpu,some of the shapes of the pins were different.

Update:-
My friend bought GTX 760 Gigabyte edition and got 9K score with minimal OCing and as you can see i got 10K with my CPU bottle-necking the GPU and no OC at all,GTX 760 costs 350$ here with 1 year warranty and the 7970 i bought costs 380$ and has 2 year warranty plus the many games i mentioned,so 760 isnt even in the same league. As for GTX 770,its not available in my county yet and even if it was,im sure it would have been more then 400$ here which is out of my budget. 780 although available but costs more then 800$ i think so it was out too.
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11 Jul 2013   #15

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by shinigami8671 View Post
Also i should mention,even though my previous Antec EA 500 had an 8 pin connector,it didnt fit on the gpu,some of the shapes of the pins were different.
That's because it's for the CPU.
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21 Jul 2013   #16

Windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

its going to come down to things like cpu bottle necking, brand preference, and what the actual game engine runs best with for example here are 2 different benchmarks the first is for world of warcraft and the second is call of duty black ops 2
Benchmark Results: World Of Warcraft - AMD Radeon HD 7870 And 7850 Review: Pitcairn Gets Benchmarked
Medium-Detail Benchmark Results - Call Of Duty: Black Ops II Graphics Performance, Benchmarked

this is the same guy testing all these cards under different situations and its kinda funny to see one card beat out another one time and lose the next


i hope i didnt add to the confusion to much

and also alot of people believe seem to say that 4gb of ram is plenty for gaming unless you are multiboxxing . from my experiance with world of warcraft running ventrilo youtube and firefox i never hit the 4gb mark my self unless i multi box
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22 Jul 2013   #17

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1
 
 

OP, I would consider using a few folders on your desktop, instead of so many icons, it's a performance hit.

7970 though should be wonderful for a few years, I don't see them passing this tier for a while.
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22 Jul 2013   #18

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Faladu View Post
OP, I would consider using a few folders on your desktop, instead of so many icons, it's a performance hit.

7970 though should be wonderful for a few years, I don't see them passing this tier for a while.
It has been many years since I made this statement, I used to live by it. On old Win98 machines with little RAM and on board graphics I would agree, however scaling a few 32x32px images for modern hardware wont make a difference.
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15 Nov 2013   #19

Windows 8 Pro Media Centre Edition 64Bit, Windows 8 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

7970 is a better card but there is a bit of a myth running amd with nvidia or intel with ati is a a big NO NO ! amd and ati utilize their gpu's and cpu's together and same with intel and nvidia, and i assume running crossplatform as it would be foreign ?

thats my humble opinion but the 7970 is better with a higher memory module and has something like over a billion transistors
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15 Nov 2013   #20

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by vspeck23 View Post
7970 is a better card but there is a bit of a myth running amd with nvidia or intel with ati is a a big NO NO ! amd and ati utilize their gpu's and cpu's together and same with intel and nvidia, and i assume running crossplatform as it would be foreign ?

thats my humble opinion but the 7970 is better with a higher memory module and has something like over a billion transistors
Umm thanks(?) mate
You do know the thread is 6 months old? Bought the 7970 and been more then happy with it since
But still thanks for the input
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