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sakage.shinga December 26, 2012 07:00 PM

Is it worth it to upgrade my HD6970 2GB?
Hi guys,

I currently have the option of shelling out $150 for a very slightly used GTX 670 2GB card. I currently own the Radeon HD 6970 2GB (Asus SKU), and I'm not entirely sure if it's pulling me back or not. What I've noticed is that during a lot of game cutscenes or certain panning shots in-game, the graphics will stutter ever so slightly but noticeably. I've noticed this in nearly all of my games (e.g. Shogun 2, Rage, Skyrim etc.). I can't be sure if perhaps my cpu is the culprit, or maybe my 6970 is having trouble pushing 1920x1200 (I'd have said it shouldn't have any trouble at all).

So, looking at my spec (i5-750, 8GB ram, and 6970 2GB card), do you think I'd get my money's worth if I were to switch over to nVidia 670 2GB? Or should I simply wait a few months and build an entirely new rig with an updated CPU?

At $150, it's right at the tipping point for me - not so much that I will flat out refuse, but still enough dough for me to demand noticeable improvement.

Thanks for reading!!!

great_big_abyss December 26, 2012 07:55 PM

150 for a used GTX 670? That's A steal of a deal. Do it

Coach December 26, 2012 08:01 PM

heck ya!

snagglepuss December 26, 2012 08:22 PM

you'd be crazy not to

sakage.shinga December 26, 2012 09:38 PM

Now I'm worried. $150 for a card that, even on sale, goes for $300...

Varroa January 17, 2013 09:50 AM

I know I am late to the game but my 6950 has zero issues playing Skyrim at the same res with all settings maxed so I think there is another issue with your setup.

great_big_abyss January 17, 2013 09:53 AM

Did you ever buy that card, and if you did, did it turn out okay?

bliz January 17, 2013 09:57 AM

I'd go nvidia,I know MANY people with AMD driver problems,i'm one of these^^and all my family too.(we were AMD before)

I'm not going to start a stupid debate about AMD and Nvidia but i'm gonna say that i only had one problem in my whole nvidia experience,it's the 304 nvidia drivers that were underclocking my card,and with AMD, the drivers crashed a lot.And i noticed weird things too,like stutter on some catalyst versions,but well it was when i had a 4850.

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