7970 or 580 ? What do you reccommand for this rig (see rig spec)

Discussion in 'Videocards vs General Purpose - NVIDIA Ageia PhysX' started by heymzey, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. heymzey

    heymzey Active Member

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    What GPU should I buy to use with the rig below ? (I hesitate between the Nvidia's 580 and ATI's 7970)
    I'm not especially looking into a future-proof GPU, just the best bang/buck current card for current games.

    N.B: will play single screen only (no multi for me), and won't use 3D neither.


    CPU: i7 2700K
    Memory: 16 GB DDR3 1600 MHz (2x8GB)
    HD: 150Gb SDD
    PSU: some good branded 1000 or 1200W
    OS: Win7 64bit
    Mobo: P8Z68-V/GEN3
    GPU: ? ? ? ? ? ?


    I was just about to get the 7970 until I come here and see tons of ppl complaining of screen tears, flickering and bugs....
    Is the 7970 to be avoid ?
     
  2. aayman_farzand

    aayman_farzand Master Guru

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    Between those two cards, the best bang for the buck would be the 7970.

    But honestly just wait till the release of 7950 and see if you can crossfire though. Those might be slightly more expensive but will outperform a single 7970 by a wide margin.
     
  3. Pill Monster

    Pill Monster Banned

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    I'd say go with the 7970 but I'm not sure how prices are in your area.
     
  4. Icanium

    Icanium Maha Guru

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    Sounds like drivers issues which will be corrected by new drivers. Shouldn't let these issues change your mind as they will be eliminated as the drivers for the 7970 mature.
     

  5. thatguy91

    thatguy91 Ancient Guru

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    I'd say its drivers too for the HD7970/HD7950, but that shouldn't stop you from buying one. Its because it uses quite significantly different hardware to previous gens, the downside being the short term issues which you may be able to work around, the long term upside is there's probably quite a bit of potential left in terms of performance, something which the 580 won't have. Of course, you then have the superior energy efficiency of the HD7970 to consider.
     
  6. hallryu

    hallryu Don Altobello

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    7970 gets my vote, obviously.
     
  7. heymzey

    heymzey Active Member

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    wrong
     
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  8. crap daddy

    crap daddy Master Guru

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    Neither. If you buy now for single monitor a GTX570 will do the trick for far less money. That's best bang/buck. If you can get a 580 for 460-480$ then it's a better deal than a 550$ 7970. If not the 7970 is the way to go.
     
  9. heymzey

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    The reason I look for the 7970 over the 570 is that my next upgrade plan is to crossfire my 7970 (in lets say couple month/half year) instead of resell/buy new. But yea I could always get the 570 now and sell it on next upgrade... I think it's all the same... And I think you're right that 570 is best bang/buck right now.. but 7970 is pretty kickass and tempting ..
     
  10. Agent-A01

    Agent-A01 Ancient Guru

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    If you can get a 580 for really cheap like 450$~ go for it.
     

  11. heymzey

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    BTW, I know my english sounds like I'm a 15 yrs old kid..
    Thats because I'm a frenchy cannuck. Sorry bout that :p
     
  12. heymzey

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    Well all that GPU talking leads me to the next stage.... The PhysX dedicated gpu... Does it worth it ? Can it be any type of card ? AMD/Intel , what card you would reccommend to go with my single or crossfire 7970 ?
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  13. aayman_farzand

    aayman_farzand Master Guru

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    I got 2 580s for 340 each from a person in TPU, sweet deal for me. If you do get a 580 then you should look into doing the same.

    A lot of people are jumping ship for the 7970 and selling off their hardwares real cheap. Or if you want a 570 then buy my one lol.
     
  14. heymzey

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    That is something I had never even considered an option.. but that's smart.. a much lower seller/buyer ratio... win situation for us buyers.
    Thanks for that.
     
  15. ricardonuno1980

    ricardonuno1980 Banned

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    PhysX doesn't support 7970. You keep GTX 580 or buy more 1 GTX 580 to SLi. :)
     

  16. Veteran

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    Dont buy any,stick with what you have and wait for the new nvidia cards to come out,in 2-3 months which isnt long.Even if you dont like the new nvidia cards that come out the 580's are bound to drop in price so you could grab one then if you wanted,but buying now is unwise,its up to you.
     
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  18. aless83

    aless83 Master Guru

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    I got 2 GTX 560 1gb for 300€, no driver issue in any game and it really kicks ass. Got the Gigabyte OC version (not SOC) and they are really silent.
    Check them out! ;)
     
  19. rl66

    rl66 Maha Guru

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    580 or 670 if you do lot of thing, 7970 if you only game (but take care that where we live (moi aussi) ATI is more expensive than NVidia for the equivalent product)
     

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