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Is the HD 7970 worth it in 2020?

Given how the minimum requirements for Call of Duty Warzone calls for a Radeon HD 7950, the HD 7970 (AKA R9-280X) is not going to be TOO much better.

** Just using the suggested minimum requirements for reference **

About $70 USD, it's okay.

Of course, it's significantly better than a GTX 750 that's for sure.

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I have a pretty weak pc with a gtx 750 and I wanted to upgrade it so I can play Call of Duty Warzone, I was looking for cheap used gpu's and the Asus HD 7970 Direct CU II caught my eye. Is it worth buying it?

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How much is it?

 

Also, what CPU do you have?

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, Crunchy Dragon said:

How much is it?

 

Also, what CPU do you have?

It's about 70 usd (I live in a country where prices are pretty high)

The cpu I have is i5 3470

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Just now, Bobbbb said:

It's about 70 usd (I live in a country where prices are pretty high)

The cpu I have is i5 3470

Is a GeForce GTX 780 out of the question?

 

If so, then the HD 7970 is probably a good choice.

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This video seems to come in handy for performance figures. Looks like it's a tiny bit better than a GTX 1050 TI, quite a nice upgrade from that GTX 750. It's pretty power hungry, though.

 


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2 minutes ago, Crunchy Dragon said:

Is a GeForce GTX 780 out of the question?

 

If so, then the HD 7970 is probably a good choice.

How does the gtx 780 compare to the hd 7970? I've found one for the same price and its pretty close to me.

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Given how the minimum requirements for Call of Duty Warzone calls for a Radeon HD 7950, the HD 7970 (AKA R9-280X) is not going to be TOO much better.

** Just using the suggested minimum requirements for reference **

About $70 USD, it's okay.

Of course, it's significantly better than a GTX 750 that's for sure.

 


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1 minute ago, Bobbbb said:

How does the gtx 780 compare to the hd 7970? I've found one for the same price and its pretty close to me.

 

Overall, GTX 780 is about 30% ~ 35% faster in games.

Radeon HD 7970 / 7970 GHz Edition / R9-280X is at the same level, or slight better, than the GTX 770.

GTX 780 is a step up from that.


Intel Z390 Rig ( *NEW* Primary )

Intel X99 Rig (Officially Decommissioned, Dead CPU returned to Intel)

  • i7-8086K -- i7-6800K
  • Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Master -- ASUS X99 Deluxe
  • Sapphire NITRO+ RX 5700 XT Special Edition -- 2x Sapphire NITRO R9-Fury in Crossfire
  • 32GB G.Skill TridentZ DDR4-3000 CL14 (16GB TridentZ RGB + 16GB Red/Black TridentZ)
  • SanDisk 480 GB SSD + 1TB Samsung 860 EVO (+ 1TB Crucial MX 500 SSD + 1TB Intel 660p NVMe)
  • EVGA SuperNOVA 850W P2 + Red/White CableMod Cables
  • Phanteks Enthoo Luxe Tempered Glass Edition
  • Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum + Corsair K70 (Red LED, anodized black, Cheery MX Browns)

Intel Z97 Rig (Secondary)

  • Intel i5-4690K 4.8 GHz
  • ASUS ROG Maximus VII Hero Z97
  • Sapphire Vapor-X HD 7950 EVGA GTX 1070 SC Black Edition ACX 3.0
  • 20 GB (8GB X 2 + 4GB X 1) Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 MHz
  • Corsair A50 air cooler  NZXT X61
  • Crucial MX500 1TB SSD + SanDisk Ultra II 240GB SSD + WD Caviar Black 1TB HDD + Kingston V300 120GB SSD [non-gimped version]
  • Antec New TruePower 550W EVGA G2 650W + White CableMod cables
  • Cooler Master HAF 912 White NZXT S340 Elite w/ white LED stips

AMD 990FX Rig (Decommissioned)

  • FX-8350 @ 4.8 / 4.9 GHz (given up on the 5.0 / 5.1 GHz attempt)
  • ASUS ROG Crosshair V Formula 990FX
  • 12 GB (4 GB X 3) G.Skill RipJawsX DDR3 @ 1866 MHz
  • Sapphire Vapor-X HD 7970 + Sapphire Dual-X HD 7970 in Crossfire  Sapphire NITRO R9-Fury in Crossfire *NONE*
  • Thermaltake Frio w/ Cooler Master JetFlo's in push-pull
  • Samsung 850 EVO 500GB SSD + Kingston V300 120GB SSD + WD Caviar Black 1TB HDD
  • Corsair TX850 (ver.1)
  • Cooler Master HAF 932

 

<> Electrical Engineer , B.Eng <>

<> Electronics & Computer Engineering Technologist (Diploma + Advanced Diploma) <>

<> Electronics Engineering Technician for the Canadian Department of National Defence <>

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