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Old June 10, 2012, 04:55 AM
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hello, want to buy a new graphic but difficult to choose ati 6000 or 7000 series. because im worry pcie 3.0 graphic will not working finely on mobo msi p67a-c45 thats pcie 2.0 only.

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kingston 4x4gb 1333mhz
msi p67a-c45
psu silent pro 600watt
2tb hdd western digital green sata3 7200rpm
led samsung 23'

before this i used asus gtx260. need advice. ty
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Old June 10, 2012, 06:29 AM
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pci-e 3.0 will work no problem on that board. (at 2.0 speeds but you would need like 2x GTX 690 to see any difference)
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Old June 10, 2012, 06:41 AM
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What is your budget?

All pcie 3.0 graphics cards work perfectly fine in a pcie 2.0 motherboard.
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Old June 10, 2012, 07:41 AM
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around $350-$450. i will get xfx7870 or 7950 soon. ty all. :)
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Old June 10, 2012, 01:55 PM
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With that budget I say GTX 670 and call it a day. If you have to go AMD(ATI) then I would go for the 7870.
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Old June 10, 2012, 07:27 PM
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Have to say the 670 is an awesome card.. No personal experience of the new AMD's but I changed from an AMD card last year as I was constantly getting glitches and problems with AA.

From reports of some people the drivers aren't getting any better either.

Your choice. a 670 is easy better than a 7950 and close to a 7970 and IMO the better driver support from Nvidia (along with cooler and lower power) make the 670 the better card.

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Old June 10, 2012, 07:49 PM
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got my Gigabyte GTX 670 Windforce for $395 not long ago. I think it is a great card.
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Old June 11, 2012, 04:54 PM
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heres what I would look at;

EVGA 02G-P4-2670-KR GeForce GTX 670 2GB $419.99 + free shipping

XFX Double D FX-787A-CDFC Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB $339.99 - $20 mir + $12 shipping + free game.
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Old June 19, 2012, 09:34 AM
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ty all. but, could I run gtx 670/ati 7970 on the silent pro m600w PSU in my sig rig or would I need to upgrade to a better PSU?
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Old June 19, 2012, 09:49 AM
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Check out SKYMTL's latest 670 review. The reference 670 with a OC'd 6-core CPU only pulls 325w from the wall at load. 7970 pulls 375w. Either way, your PSU should handle it no problem.

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