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Best card Asus HD7970-DC2T-3GD5 or MSI GTX 760 TwinFrozr Gaming 2 GB


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I would go with the HD7970 which is faster than a stock GTX 760.

They are same price?

Instead, maybe wait for the new AMD cars, nvidia will also drop price..
 
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I would go with the HD7970 which is faster than a stock GTX 760.

They are same price?

Instead, maybe wait for the new AMD cars, nvidia will also drop price..

This....


OP suggest to wait for reviews of new AMD cards...

Nvidia is somehow and finally force to cut their prices...

you mentioned borderlands 2, maybe go with nvidia as this is one of the game has a hardware phsyx accelerated..

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_games_with_hardware-accelerated_PhysX_support
 
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I am very close of ordering the hd 7970 ist very cheap at caseking.de compared to denmark

I have heard physx can by done by cpu
 
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wait new amd Hawaii GPU :) the price of amd graphic will go down
 
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R9 280X releases in a few days. It's basically a 7970 and it will be less expensive. Wait it out. :)

Also, with Borderlands 2 there is a way to have PhysX on your CPU and it works okay. Definitely don't buy a card based on PhysX.
 
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R9 280X releases in a few days. It's basically a 7970 and it will be less expensive. Wait it out. :)

Also, with Borderlands 2 there is a way to have PhysX on your CPU and it works okay. Definitely don't buy a card based on PhysX.
are you saying dont buy green :p
 
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but 281€ for an Asus HD7970-DC2T-3GD5 as fare as i can se it's asuses top model of the normal hd 7970 would tha be possible with the new ones?

Asus aren't normally cheap
 
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oh by the way the Asus DC2t is a 3 slot card which restricts you (more or less) from crossfiring...
 
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are you saying dont buy green :p
No I am not. I'm saying don't base the decision off of PhysX... Which seems to be dying and will most likely be irrelevant soon if it isn't already. In this case the 7970 is the superior card.
 
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My motherboard http://dk.msi.com/product/mb/Z77A-G45-Thunderbolt.html

Space enough for cf (nanoxia deep silence 1 cabinet)

I highly doubt this... unless you put the 2nd card in the 3rd PCIE slot which runs x4 only, then you are fine with spacing..

according to this:

http://www.pcper.com/reviews/Mother...rd-Review/Features-Layout-and-Bundled-Accesso


I have this board

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/mainboards/display/asrock-fatal1ty-z77-professional_3.html#sect0

based from the your mobo and mine, they almost have same spacing between PCIE slot 1 and slot 2.

I have 2 vapor x 7950 cards which is more than 2 slot... (about 2.4 or 2.5) slot

and this is the outcome>

http://www.overclock.net/t/1342179/lightbox/post/20609074/id/1610919

so you decide...
 
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I highly doubt this... unless you put the 2nd card in the 3rd PCIE slot which runs x4 only, then you are fine with spacing..

according to this:

http://www.pcper.com/reviews/Mother...rd-Review/Features-Layout-and-Bundled-Accesso


I have this board

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/mainboards/display/asrock-fatal1ty-z77-professional_3.html#sect0

based from the your mobo and mine, they almost have same spacing between PCIE slot 1 and slot 2.

I have 2 vapor x 7950 cards which is more than 2 slot... (about 2.4 or 2.5) slot

and this is the outcome>

http://www.overclock.net/t/1342179/lightbox/post/20609074/id/1610919

so you decide...
You right my fault, it's just Asus comes with one of the best coolers, 3gb vram, atm low price compared to denmark and also better performance
 
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i know about that feeling... i was eyeing that asus card as well but due to 3 slot card, makes me turn my back of it cause i was thinking of xfiring at that time
 
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or actually you can buy a pcie3 riser to increase spacing ....if you decide to get asus card
 
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Wouldn't a second card (not now) just be on top of the last pci e 3.0 and stop at the last blue pci e where the first card would stop before the second blue pci x 3.0?

Would the card need more space that there is between the 2 and 3 blue pci e

Antother question is when do i need another hd 7970,gtx 760 ? 2 screens or higher res then 1920x/1080,1200? I personally just crank the graphics of a game all the way up to the max the card and cpu can handle smoothly
 
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spacing between is very important on aftermarket coolers....

if you get the 3 slot asus card and crossfire them, they will certainly fit but with no gap...

your 1st card will die sooner cause it cannot breathe at all!!

the 2nd and 3rd blue pci space is ideal for watercooling and also its ok for cards which exhaust at the back like the referrence coolers although it will make the top one hotter...


with regards to your question, if you stay at 1080p res, one 7970 is more than enough... if you go with 3 monitors and eyefinity them, then you might need to add 1 more... although crossfire and EF doesnt get along now unless AMD will fix that one....

on the other hand, if you upgrade your monitor to 1440p or 1600p, then you may add 1 more card so you can run games at ultra settings with highest res your monitor can display...
 
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daaam you caseking.de.

Gonna buy the msi because it supports physx out of the box, oc's very well http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GeForce_GTX_760_TF_Gaming/30.html (a gtx 680,770 that perfoms better stock, is much more expensive) i want to have the option of sli (nvidia better then amd) i bought a sli board when i upgraded, with a 3 slot asus hd 7970 i think cf would be difficult, very low noise
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GeForce_GTX_760_TF_Gaming/26.html, if i keep the games (not sell them) msi is cheapest
 
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No I am not. I'm saying don't base the decision off of PhysX... Which seems to be dying and will most likely be irrelevant soon if it isn't already. In this case the 7970 is the superior card.
daaam you caseking.de.

Gonna buy the msi because it supports physx out of the box, oc's very well http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GeForce_GTX_760_TF_Gaming/30.html (a gtx 680,770 that perfoms better stock, is much more expensive) i want to have the option of sli (nvidia better then amd) i bought a sli board when i upgraded, with a 3 slot asus hd 7970 i think cf would be difficult, very low noise
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GeForce_GTX_760_TF_Gaming/26.html, if i keep the games (not sell them) msi is cheapest

take note about erocker mentioned about physx.....

if i were you wait!!!

AMD releasing new card... NVidia is cutting their price down... so wait... be patience.

for helvede.... :D