Re: Just bought a reference HD7970, did I make a mistake?
Ya know what,....you could always kick yourself when ever you buy a graphics card. They are all obsolete 6 months after purchase anyway. And, most of us think 10 times before investing in a card, and then we're always left with that nagging feeling that another choice might have been better.
No, I don't think you made a mistake, enjoy your card for as long as the current gaming software will allow.
I personally go with Nvidia cards, because occassionally I'll play a game like Metro 2033, or Mafia II, or run a benchmark, that utilizes PhysX, and I like having it. However, it isn't critical by any means.
I used AMD cards for years, but always seemed to have some issue with their driver sets, which is another reason I went to Nvidia.
Again these are just personal choices. The 7970 is a good card that should serve you well. My vid cards only have 1.5GB of Vram, but I run only a single 27" monitor, at 1920x1080, so there are no issues at all.
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