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Old August 15, 2012, 08:43 AM
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Back to the question at hand, we're talking about 25% price difference from the 7950 to the 670. I mean it's $100 for somewhat similar performance. You could get a very nice SSD for that price!

In fact, do that. If you don't already have one. Pick up a 128GB SSD for the difference and perk up your system a whole bunch.
I 2nd this
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LOL mine bitcoins to offset cost, great concept, takes a heck of alot of mining to get anywhere these days :P

Personally I hate Nvidia, so I will not vouch for them, driver wise as of late they have both had thier issues, games wise, depends on game will tell which is more powerfull. A stock 7950 vs stock 670 at the low to mid resolutions i.e up to 1920x1200 the 670 is the better card from performance in most games. High resolution i.e 2560x1440 and above(multi-monitor) the 7950 is easily as good if not better as it has more ram and such to work with.

At least the reading I have done says this, below said reso, tilts in favor of Nvidia Keplers, above said reso and multi-mon, easily tilts in AMD favor. But you are saving $100, the radeon is easily overclocked and gains a good chunk of performance from doing so, and adding an SSD to the mix and= the same price to a touch more, the Radeon will give more value/$ :)
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Old August 15, 2012, 02:13 PM
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Why not get a 7970?
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at 300 dollars for a 7950, you are getting better bang for the buck. 670 is considerably better, but still 100 bucks more. my 2cents...
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Old August 15, 2012, 05:32 PM
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For single card setup ATI drivers are not that bad, just don't expect to update to the lastest driver and expect it to work. It usually takes a few more updates for ati to iron out there problems.
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Old August 15, 2012, 07:51 PM
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For single card setup ATI drivers are not that bad, just don't expect to update to the lastest driver and expect it to work. It usually takes a few more updates for ati to iron out there problems.
Ya, see I don't get this. Driver updates ARE AMD ironing out their problems...

Truth is, drivers from both camps work admirably well. Especially if you're using a single card with a single display. I've never run into any problems, and anyone who says otherwise is just quoting problems from a decade ago when driver issues were acually real.
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Why not get a 7970?
7970 will easily beat a 670 at the higher resolutions and can be had at the same if not cheaper price.

An Asus DCII 7970 is $429 ($409 after MIR) thats $10 either more or less expensive than the 670 (both are on special at NCIX this week)

There are other options with larger MIR's or less known manufacturers with no MIR but just as cheap or cheaper.

At your res I would go either for what sky said (the updated bios 7950) or a 7970... 670 is slightly over-priced now.
(at launch the 670 was much better bang for buck than either of these but Nvidia seem to be making a mistake with their pricing now rather than AMD)
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You might consider throwing in a gtx 660 Ti into the mix, now that it's out.
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Ya, see I don't get this. Driver updates ARE AMD ironing out their problems...
Half of the time. LMK if all your "new ironed out" AMD drivers work out of the box.
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I am changing my mind on my previous decision. Given your resolution I would go for a 7950 (wait for an updated bios one if you can). At your resolution the added cost of a 670 wouldn't net you much gain. Hunt around for a good 7970 deal if you can.
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