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Subaru
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reply to Aranarth

Re: Video card to replace 4870?

I never had a nvida card before


FizzyMyNizzy

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By the way. I think you should get the one with 2 or more fans. 1. less noise. 2. These gpu(both company) have gpu boost aka like turbo boost.

I use Gigabyte GTX 670:
»www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a···14125423

and overclock it. =D


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yeah I rather have two fans anyways those cage fans suck mine on my XFX ran dry and stopped turning, I ended up fixing it myself taking off the sticker and using sewing machine oil on the fan bearing.


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The Gigabyte 7870 is a quiet card for something with 3 fans. As soon as a new motherboard comes in, I will have two crossfire.
»www.gigabyte.us/products/product···&dl=1#ov
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If the OP could look at $400

»www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a···14125413

GIGABYTE GV-R797OC-3GD Radeon HD 7970 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

Pity I prefer nVidia though.
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Krisnatharok
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reply to Subaru
said by Subaru:

yeah I rather have two fans anyways those cage fans suck mine on my XFX ran dry and stopped turning, I ended up fixing it myself taking off the sticker and using sewing machine oil on the fan bearing.

If you are in the market for a GTX 670, Tom's Hardware tested a bunch of them and this one came out on top:

»www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a···70OC-2GD

I personally went with a Sapphire Radeon 7970 3GB (the Vapor-X variant) this time around. In my mind, Nvidia provides more refined graphical prowess, but AMD offers raw power, and especially pulls away at resolutions above 1920x1080. Since I run 2560x1440 + a second monitor, it was an easy decision to make.
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said by Krisnatharok:

If you are in the market for a GTX 670, Tom's Hardware tested a bunch of them and this one came out on top:

It seems the 670 edges out the 7970 in 2/3 of tests. Add the nVidia would be better in movies etc and I'd be happy with that card. I am a nVidia fanboy though.


Krisnatharok
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said by norwegian:

said by Krisnatharok:

If you are in the market for a GTX 670, Tom's Hardware tested a bunch of them and this one came out on top:

It seems the 670 edges out the 7970 in 2/3 of tests. Add the nVidia would be better in movies etc and I'd be happy with that card. I am a nVidia fanboy though.

The latest beta drivers from both providers shakes things up quite a bit. Let's say the 670 is no competition for a 7970, with the 7970 blowing past 680s, especially at resolutions higher than 1080p.

»www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/ha···nce.html

There was a less-biased source of this comparison out there somewhere, but someone started a thread on this one. Frickin' Canucks man.
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A friend has 2 x 7970's in SLI with twin screens and suggests the improvement with the new gen cards as well with the new drivers has settled a lot of bugs and in his words 10 - 30 % improvement with one of his more favorite games having large improvements - something the link mentions, a few games see a lot more improvement than the "general over-all improvement".

Still won't deter me from nVidia, but the AMD/ATI offerings has always peaked higher and offered more in games than the nVidia options for the same price, so these results do not surprise me at all.
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reply to Krisnatharok
said by Krisnatharok:

There was a less-biased source of this comparison out there somewhere, but someone started a thread on this one. Frickin' Canucks man.

Although I find HWCanucks OK at times, their editorial stance on stuff is, uh, pro-corporate to say the least...

The main site admin was opposed to the CRTC decision that maintained wholesale Indie ISPs in Canada. His readership rightfully raked him over the coals for it, but, the bias was still there for all to see.
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said by Krisnatharok:

said by norwegian:

said by Krisnatharok:

If you are in the market for a GTX 670, Tom's Hardware tested a bunch of them and this one came out on top:

It seems the 670 edges out the 7970 in 2/3 of tests. Add the nVidia would be better in movies etc and I'd be happy with that card. I am a nVidia fanboy though.

The latest beta drivers from both providers shakes things up quite a bit. Let's say the 670 is no competition for a 7970, with the 7970 blowing past 680s, especially at resolutions higher than 1080p.

»www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/ha···nce.html

There was a less-biased source of this comparison out there somewhere, but someone started a thread on this one. Frickin' Canucks man.

Late reply but I won't be doing any multi monitor setups.
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Krisnatharok
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What are your updated options?


Subaru
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said by Krisnatharok:

What are your updated options?

In terms of what video card or display? if it's a display I play on a 40" screen.

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reply to FizzyMyNizzy
said by FizzyMyNizzy:

By the way. I think you should get the one with 2 or more fans. 1. less noise. 2. These gpu(both company) have gpu boost aka like turbo boost.

I use Gigabyte GTX 670:
»www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a···14125423

and overclock it. =D

$400 for a video card? Ouch.
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only because I need the power to run at 1920x1080 and need to get at least 4 years worth from it.

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said by Subaru:

only because I need the power to run at 1920x1080 and need to get at least 4 years worth from it.

I think everyone needs 1980 x 1080 or 1980 x 1200 these days. 4 years? Maybe, and maybe averaged out over 4 years it's not a bad investment. It always amazes me how expensive decent performance video cards are, and how much power a decent video card draws when doing it's job.
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