Sapphire Radeon HD7970 OC or GTX 770 2gb?

Max Guymer

Jun 27, 2014
I am looking to build a new gaming rig and I obviously need a graphics card, but I can't decide on a

Sapphire 7970 3gb Overclocked

or the MSI GeForce GTX 770 Twin Frozr Gaming Edition Graphics Card - 2GB
(scan link wont work for some reason) Price: £198

As you can see the prices are more or less the same, but I still can't decide between the two. (I have previously had a 7970, and I was not disappointed)
But I have heard the drivers for amd can be really messed up at times and quite dodgy (which I didn't experience myself, infact I had alot of driver issues with my current 760)

I'm asking here for opinions because my friends aren't much help (They called me a scrub lord upon mentioning about moving to amd)
The 770 is a newer (later release) GPU compared to the 7970.

GTX 770 = R9 280X = HD 7970 GHz, performance wise

And since the 7970 you are considering is not a GHz edition card, it loses out a slight bit to the 770.

Feature wise they are a lot more different. The 7970 is able to use Mantle API for titles like BF4, Dragon Age Inquisition. Also it has faster and higher quantity VRAM (3GB vs 2GB), giving it the lead when you crank up AA and HD texture mods.

The GTX 770 will be be able to use Nvidia exclusive features like hardware accelerated Physx, Gsync (with supported monitor), CUDA and Shadowplay.