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Trax416 August 14, 2012 09:50 PM

Keep getting mixed responses - $300 7950 or $400 GTX 670 for gaming at 2560 X 1440.
 
Keep getting mixed messages. So I came to the least biased place I know.

Which card should I pick up to game at 1440p? The MSI Twin Froz 7950 3GB or EVGA GTX 670 FTW 2GB.

BigPhatPaulie August 14, 2012 09:53 PM

670 its noticeably faster than the 7950 bar none

SugarJ August 14, 2012 10:01 PM

The stock 670 outperforms the stock 7950 by about 14%. I'd think you'd see a similar difference between the OC'd cards mentioned. http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum...review-11.html

Arinoth August 15, 2012 04:05 AM

I'd go with the 670, even at that resolution the extra video memory isn't going to make a large enough impact to offset the superior power the 670 has over the 7950

Bond007 August 15, 2012 05:28 AM

If u can handle the added cost I would go for the 670. If money is tight the the 7950 is a good alternative (at least until the 660 comes out).

WhippWhapp August 15, 2012 06:32 AM

Nvidia drivers>AMD

SKYMTL August 15, 2012 06:36 AM

Actually, for $100 more, I wouldn't get that GTX 670. Either get a stock GTX 670 or wait until the "new" HD 7950 is available which should net ~10% more performance for (supposedly) the same price. If that HD 7950 sticks to the current $309 price, it will be a killer deal.

Phill August 15, 2012 08:10 AM

Is there any point in posting after SKY? Well I will anyway...

I run 2560X1440 with a single Gigabyte GTX 670 Windforce and I gotta say I am still in need for a little more processing power. As far as the frame buffer the highest I have seen it used was ~1.6GB. My only advice to the OP would be to buy the most powerful card you can.

great_big_abyss August 15, 2012 08:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SKYMTL (Post 648615)
Actually, for $100 more, I wouldn't get that GTX 670. Either get a stock GTX 670 or wait until the "new" HD 7950 is available which should net ~10% more performance for (supposedly) the same price. If that HD 7950 sticks to the current $309 price, it will be a killer deal.

What? You're NOT biased towards Nvidia? WTH? After reading the comments section of the AMD Flash Article, I was fully expecting you to foist your Nvidia-bribed-views upon us [/sarcasm]

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.

Masteroderus August 15, 2012 08:39 AM

Go amd and mine bitcoins to offset cost!! :D


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