New GPU-HD 7970

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the hd7970 is quite an old gpu from amd but i think you can run most of the latest games nearly on high but not sure for 60fps which depends on what resolution youre going for.
 
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It's a power hungry beast of a card. Excellent, but you didn't mention which vendor it came from though?
Reference?
PowerColor?
MSI?
Zotac?
Gigabyte?

I heard you get 3 or more free games with it, I dunno if that's true but when I got my HD 7870 back when it released I got 3 $80+ games to steam for free.

You can basically run any game with that card. Not a big fan of the blower design of the reference cooler because of the noise so I hope you chose an aftermarket vendor like PowerColor or MSI they always have excellent coolers, including Gigabyte with their Windforce edition cooler.

Also, I hope you're running Windows 10 to take advantage of Vulkan DX12 on the newer game releases.

Just to give you an idea, here's the aftermarket cooler set I was talking about:

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Cool GPU, i got HD 7870 2gb GHz Edition, for me it all the games maxed out at 1080p. Sometimes gotta disable anti aa, or some fancy effects to get 60FPS, but you dont have to sacrifice much with these cards. Not the leastest but they still pack a punch.
 
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I realize now while snooping around on the forum that i never came back to this thread!! Don't know how i could have missed it:eek:
But anyway i have the PowerColor 3GB version @CntrlAltDel
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Sorry for late replying to my own thread :D
Is AMD hardware good compared to nvidia?
 
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Is AMD hardware good compared to nvidia?

Well i don't have an nvidia card, but i must say i am not completely happy with my AMD card. The performance is there, my current card even tho its old it still runs all the new games at 1080p on at least High settings with no problems. But it randomly restarts when i play older games which run at 120+FPS especially CoD games, cause those run at like 1000FPS on my PC lol. The driver sometimes fails, which means i gotta restart my game, or sometimes it completely freezes and i gotta restart the PC. This also isn't my first AMD card, its more like my 5th AMD card, and i really am looking to buy an Nvidia card now. Waiting for new AMD cards to come out i think this year, so the price drops a little bit on nVidia GTX 1060's or 1070's cause those are my candidates.
I've been a hardcore AMD fan for decade, but i just had it with random sh*t from them and their partners lol Hope i don't have these issues when i switch to the Green team.

PS: My worst experience was a brand new AMD card from Sapphire a few years ago, i had it for maybe 3 months and it died while i was watching a youtube video. My screen simply went black and i couldnt do anything, after changing my PSU cause i thought that was the problem, i swapped out a CPU to see if that was the issue, cause i didn't think my brand new card would die like that. But it turned out i was wrong xD
 

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Well i don't have an nvidia card, but i must say i am not completely happy with my AMD card. The performance is there, my current card even tho its old it still runs all the new games at 1080p on at least High settings with no problems. But it randomly restarts when i play older games which run at 120+FPS especially CoD games, cause those run at like 1000FPS on my PC lol. The driver sometimes fails, which means i gotta restart my game, or sometimes it completely freezes and i gotta restart the PC. This also isn't my first AMD card, its more like my 5th AMD card, and i really am looking to buy an Nvidia card now. Waiting for new AMD cards to come out i think this year, so the price drops a little bit on nVidia GTX 1060's or 1070's cause those are my candidates.
I've been a hardcore AMD fan for decade, but i just had it with random sh*t from them and their partners lol Hope i don't have these issues when i switch to the Green team.

PS: My worst experience was a brand new AMD card from Sapphire a few years ago, i had it for maybe 3 months and it died while i was watching a youtube video. My screen simply went black and i couldnt do anything, after changing my PSU cause i thought that was the problem, i swapped out a CPU to see if that was the issue, cause i didn't think my brand new card would die like that. But it turned out i was wrong xD
hmmm i see. As far as nvidia goes, their support of drivers is good but its most of the time broken or does some crap and screws the pc. They keep pumping drivers out but useless as i remember the days where drivers improved performance and were specifically for that. Also, nvidia only care about newer cards and give importance in marketing than taking care of customers. Guess both have downsides.
 
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I realize now while snooping around on the forum that i never came back to this thread!! Don't know how i could have missed it:eek:
But anyway i have the PowerColor 3GB version @CntrlAltDel
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Sorry for late replying to my own thread :D
In my opinion @Hary I actually like AMD more. I've had both of them but i just have far less problems with AMD plus AMD has Freesync and IFinity support so yeah, for me it's AMD all the way! Plus you get more Bitcoin mining done with an AMD card :D
 

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In my opinion @Hary I actually like AMD more. I've had both of them but i just have far less problems with AMD plus AMD has Freesync and IFinity support so yeah, for me it's AMD all the way! Plus you get more Bitcoin mining done with an AMD card :D
hmmm. I would agree on some positive points from amd.i feel like nvidia are just greedy idiots sometimes. they don't care about thier customers and force them to move on to their new hardware. a good eg would be the "lie" which they told about giving dx12 support to fermi gpus through drivers.
 
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Still with Nvidia :D :D
Nvidia are cheeky. They do what's best for marketing than what's best for customers. For example they promised to DX12 support through drivers for the fermi series but no support and they ditched it even thought the architecture DOES support it. Nvidia are great in customer support BUT ONLY when you have their latest gpu every year.
 

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Nvidia are cheeky. They do what's best for marketing than what's best for customers. For example they promised to DX12 support through drivers for the fermi series but no support and they ditched it even thought the architecture DOES support it. Nvidia are great in customer support BUT ONLY when you have their latest gpu every year.
GTX 1050 ti ... WOWOWOWOWOWOW .. Still with Nvidia :cool::cool::cool: can't change my mind.... #Nvidia_fan :D
 
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