670 GTX Replacement

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce' started by Arachnetan, Oct 22, 2015.

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  1. Arachnetan

    Arachnetan New Member

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    I am currently thinking about replacing my GTX 670. From the financial point of view, a 970 seems reasonable. Question is: Is there a more than measurable effect in speed? If not, what card is your suggestion?

    Graphics card is run on an i5-3570K, 8gig RAM on Win 10 Pro. Would you recommend upgrading CPU, too?

    Thanks for your support
     
  2. Barry J

    Barry J Ancient Guru

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    670 to 970 huge upgrade I went from 660ti sli to 970 and it was awesome 970 to 980ti was even better
     
  3. Megabiv

    Megabiv Master Guru

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    970/980 (non ti) or 290X/390 should be good upgrades depending on your budget and games being played.
     
  4. xaudiox

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    GTX680 to 970 was huge here ;)
     

  5. CalculuS

    CalculuS Ancient Guru

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    Same here, GTX 970 is pretty cheap atm so if you want to stay green its a decent option.

    If you have a 1440p monitor i'd recommend the 290/390 or 290x/390x atm.
     
  6. LM2014

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    Hi!

    In your case I wait for new GPU Arctic Islands/Pascal
    Full DX12
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    Your CPU is fine no need to upgrade.

    In my case I´m going to wait and buy a new GPU ATI/AMD Arctic Islands.
     
  7. Arachnetan

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    Thank you very much for the input! I think, I will go with a single 970 and leave the rest of my system as it is. Just need to check the Power Supply but since the 670 needs a lot of energy (I remember some difficulties in finding a supply 3 years ago), it should be fine.
     
  8. CalculuS

    CalculuS Ancient Guru

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    You should be fine considering they both consume around 150-170W peak.

    That is if you have the PSU you used with the 670 still.
     
  9. Twiddles

    Twiddles Maha Guru

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    They consume the same and the 970 runs circles around the 670 :p I've got a GTX 670 in my "experimental rig" and it can't hold a candle to the 970 :D

    And about waiting for a new gen, it's useless. They even have to announce the next gen and there haven't been any "worthy" rumors that contain any useful info.

    CPU is fine, RAM could use an upgrade IF you can find some for cheap. PSU should be okay too. What model exactly?
     
  10. Vellinious

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    I'd probably hold out with the 670 for a few more months, and see what NVIDIA comes up with for Pascal. At this point, the 970 is going to be year old tech, and one generation down come Q1 2016.
     

  11. Undying

    Undying Ancient Guru

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    Just upgrade to a 970. Its a very big upgrade. Alot of new games to play with it...

    Dont wait something that's TBA 2016.
     
  12. Arachnetan

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    I just looked up my PSU. It is a 'Thermaltake Berlin 630W'

    Specifications can be found here:
    thermaltake.com/products-model.aspx?id=C_00001784

    I can´t post links so I hope, these information are sufficient.

    Output Specification
    AC INPUT Input Voltage: 100V-240V
    Input Current: 10A-5A
    Frequency: 50Hz-60Hz
    DC OUTPUT +5V +3.3V +12V -12V +5VSB
    Max Output Current 15A 24A 45A 0.3A 3.0A
    Max Output Power 130W 540W 3.6W 5W
    Continuous Power 630W


    Thanks again and sorry for the terrible data.
     
  13. Netherwind

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    No problem! Your 970 will run well on it.

    The 970 needs minimum 28 Amps on the 12V rail (yours deliver 45A).
     
  14. Arachnetan

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    Hey guys. Thank you for your help! I just got the MSI GTX 970 Gaming. 3DMark score went up from 6100 to 9400.

    @ Twiddles: Your idea was to upgrade the RAM. What exactly? More or faster one? Doubling my memory (DDR3 - 1333, CL9) is about 50€, replacing it with 16GB DDR3 - 1600 for about 100€.
     
  15. BedantP

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    Memory frequency does not affect performance adversely. I'd suggest buying DDR4 RAM when you have the 100 series motherboard, instead of sticking with DDR3, providing another jump in your scores.

    P.S. I'm waiting for Pascal or Arctic Islands, whichever comes first, till that, I'll be tweaking my OC.
     

  16. Undying

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    Thats a overall score, graphics score probably went alot higher so that a nice upgrade. Dont bother with ram upgrade, it does not make any difference ingame. I would focus on some GPU/CPU overcloking. Some cooler like (CM 212 Evo) and overclock that i5 as much as you can, it will push your card even further.
     
  17. dwiewolverine

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    stay GREEN stay cold

    GTX 970 is a best bank..GTX 980 is good shot..GTX 980Ti is hell demon gpu:thumbup:
     
  18. Arachnetan

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    You are right. Graphics Score went from 7200 to 12000 with the 970. Physics Score was at 6800 with both cards and went up to 7800, when overclocking the CPU by setting to multiplicator to 42.
     
  19. Twiddles

    Twiddles Maha Guru

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    Memory size always wins ;) If you purchase 1866 instead of 1600 it won't matter a single )@***$, but being able to keep 2 applications open at the same time does. For example: I can keep my VM open while playing GTA V :D So I can game AND have my VM complete a specific task.

    Nice upgrade BTW!

    EDIT: Be a bit creative with the numbers and compare the 670 VS the 970 :D
    http://www.3dmark.com/compare/fs/6281065/fs/5743471
     
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2015

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