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Old August 14, 2012, 10:50 PM
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Default 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.
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Old August 14, 2012, 10:53 PM
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670 its noticeably faster than the 7950 bar none
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Old August 14, 2012, 11:01 PM
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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. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Review
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Old August 15, 2012, 05:05 AM
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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
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Old August 15, 2012, 06:28 AM
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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).
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Old August 15, 2012, 07:32 AM
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Old August 15, 2012, 07:36 AM
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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.
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Old August 15, 2012, 09:10 AM
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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.
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Old August 15, 2012, 09:35 AM
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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.
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